Cal Triathlon Club
Cal Tri wants to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated to our Crowdfunding Campaign so far! We have had an overwhelming amount of support far beyond what we expected! Since we have hit our stretch goal of $7,500, the team has decided to announce a NEW SUPER STRETCH GOAL of $10,000! Thank you to all of our donors, it has been truly inspirational to see the massive support system behind Cal Tri.
Hello and welcome from UC Berkeley’s California Triathlon Club (Cal Tri). We are one of the largest sports clubs at UC Berkeley, and among the top 3 largest triathlon teams in the nation!
Since 1989, Cal Tri has grown to over 150 members, including National Champions and Olympic hopefuls as well as first ever swimmers, cyclists, and runners trying out the sport. Here at Cal Tri we bring out the best in every athlete by promoting healthy living through community and team family.
We are a student-run club that receives no financial support from the school, meaning that all of our activities are funded by members' dues and fundraising efforts. That’s why we need your help! We are a committed group of hard working students who need the funds for loaner gear, invaluable training camps, subsidies for nationals travel to events, and for many other camps and races throughout the year. Can you make a gift today?
Triathlon can be an expensive sport, but we aim to bring the multi-sport lifestyle to anyone who is interested, regardless of their financial ability to pay for dues or training equipment. Therefore, donations of either money or equipment help spread and support triathlon on our team and in the Berkeley Community.
The money raised through Crowdfunding will help student athletes travel, compete, and train with the Cal Triathlon Team. Our coach’s motto is "with consistent hard work over time success is achievable." This is the refrain our team uses when we train and race, and will be our motto for Crowdfunding as well.
With 150+ athletes and a plan for growth, Cal Tri is helping more and more UC Berkeley students explore the benefits of consistent hard work over time. The athletes on Cal Tri make lifelong friends, gain a network of current students, graduate students, and alumni, and get to train with a family with a common interest in healthy living.
If you are interested in helping us take triathlon to a higher level of athleticism and sportsmanship, please support us. Cal Triathlon intends to continue to be at the forefront of the collegiate club sports scene and take the sport of Triathlon to new levels - but we need help. Triathlon is no longer a fringe sport for endurance athletes - it is an official Olympic event (the most watched live Olympic event!), and participation is exploding at all levels of the sport. USA Triathlon estimates that 1,280,000 athletes participated in at least one triathlon last year, and USAT membership has grown from 19,000 members to 150,000+ members in the last ten years. 72% of triathletes are between the ages of 16 and 45, and 50% of triathletes spend more that $4000 per year on equipment, sports nutrition, and coaching. Collegiate triathlon has become a key point of entry for new triathletes, who then often remain involved in the sport for decades.
Your support of our student-run, student-funded team is crucial. Please help us help our community.
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