This week marked a milestone in the young life of Austin Triathlon Club. Our club has surpassed the 100 member threshold!
In the 5 months since our first happy hour, Austin Triathlon Club has grown to a thriving community of triathletes dedicated to a common purpose – working together to provide a fun, welcoming, and supportive home for triathletes of all abilities. Our passion is to support each other, whether you're training for your first triathlon or your fiftieth, whether you’re young or old, whether you’re big or small, whether you’re LGBT or straight, whether you train with this team or that team. We’re Austin, and we’re all in this together.
We launched Austin Triathlon Club because we love triathlon. We believe that triathletes have so much to offer each other and our communities. Whether you’re a mentor, a volunteer, a coach, a rookie, a retiree, a runner, a swimmer, or a biker, we can all pay it forward to those who share our love for health and fitness.
If you’re already a member of Austin Triathlon Club, THANK YOU. Thank you for volunteering, mentoring, sharing advice, leading workouts, and being such a fun group of folks. Thank you for taking a chance on us and coming together to create something special!
If you’re a supporting partner of Austin Triathlon Club, THANK YOU. Thank you for your support, especially in these early days of the club. We know that when we started this club, a lot of people didn’t really know what to expect. Thank you for believing in this club.
Finally, Austin Triathlon Club is all-volunteer and member-run, meaning that everyone has the opportunity to leave their fingerprints on the club. If you’re a triathlete in Austin, we hope that you will consider getting involved. We want Austin Triathlon Club not only to be a fun and welcoming place for all Austin area triathletes, but we want this club to serve as one of the very best community triathlon clubs in the country. With your help, we can make it happen!
Cheers to the next 5 months of Austin Triathlon Club. Now let's start race season!
Austin Triathlon Club promotes triathlon across the Austin area while fostering a sense of unity, fun and a healthy lifestyle. Our members include triathletes of all abilities, from beginners to experienced Ironman athletes. We are a welcoming and inclusive club, meaning that you can be a member of Austin Tri Club, and still be a part of another team or train with a personal coach. The Club is an all-volunteer, member-run community. For more information and to join, please check our our membership page.
Three months ago tonight, Austin Triathlon Club held its kickoff happy hour at the Ginger Man. Since that night, we have been working hard to build a community triathlon club that we hope will serve Austin for years to come. Thank you for getting involved in this all-volunteer effort, and thank you for supporting this club. Whether you're a member, a sponsor, or a facebook fan, we're excited to be working with you to serve the Austin community!
We have so much to be proud of and so much to be excited about. Here are few of the highlights from our first three months:
Thank you to everyone who has pitched in so far. The Club is not possible without your support, enthusiasm, and willingness to give back to the Austin tri community. We hope to see you at the next club happy hour on Saturday, February 24th, at Flour and Vine!
Austin Triathlon Club is a 100% volunteer, member-run club launched in October 2017. Austin Tri Club aims to improve the physical fitness and mental well-being of all members of the Austin community through the promotion and encouragement of the sport of triathlon. Click here to read more about our mission and values.
We are excited to launch the Austin Triathlon Club website today – and so glad that you found us!
Austin Triathlon Club was founded by a group of people who care about making triathlon – and sports and healthy lifestyles in general – accessible to everyone. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming community for people who already participate in triathlon or who are wondering what it is all about.
Right now our website has lots of information about the club mission, the leadership team, and resources for swimming, biking and running in the Austin area. In addition there is information about some of the activities that we are planning for the club, such as mentoring new triathletes and hosting an informal training camp at Big Bend during MLK weekend.
Our goal is to launch memberships by early November. While we intend to keep the club as open and accessible as possible, having a formal membership program will enable us to participate in races and other activities as as a team, and to build partnerships that bring the immense triathlon resources that Austin offers to the club.
Meanwhile, you can stay up-to-date on what is happening with the club by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or contacting us for more details. You can also join us for our launch happy hour.
We are looking forward to tri-ing with you!
- The Austin Triathlon Club Leadership Team
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