We are the Cal Poly Triathlon Team, one of the largest clubs on campus composed of swimmers, bikers, and runners across every experience level. Our primary goal as a club is to make the expensive sport of triathlon accessible and affordable for every athlete. From a complete beginner in all three sports, to high school swimmers and cross country runners, to experienced elite triathletes, our team provides a community for everyone to enjoy and grow in the sport.
This year, our usual conference season has been reduced from the pandemic, but we still have the opportunity to race at the national level. Given our team’s recent top 5 overall ranking at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals this past September, we are excited to send our top 16 most devoted athletes to Lake Lanier, Georgia to defend our title this April. Our athletes have invested substantial amounts of time and money into training for triathlon, so our goal with this fundraiser is to help subsidize the costs of competing at a national championship in an already expensive sport.
Most of our athletes have already invested hundreds to thousands of dollars into the variety of equipment it takes to be a multi-sport athlete: wetsuit, goggles, bicycle, helmet, running shoes, racing kit, etc. Every bit of fundraising we can do helps make this sport and the National Championship more affordable and accessible for our athletes who have devoted so much to this team already.