Becoming a member

The Golden Gate Triathlon Club (GGTC) is the oldest and largest triathlon club in the San Francisco Bay Area. GGTC welcomes all athletes regardless of ability, experience level, and skill level. Our club includes beginners who have never done a multisport event to pro athletes who race for a living, and everything in between.

In short, we are a group of fun loving, hard training, socializing multisport athletes --- come join us!

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Membership Dues

Membership dues are only $150 / year (full calendar year from the day you sign up). We also offer multi-year membership for those people who would like to make a longer term commitment to GGTC. Please note that membership dues are non-refundable and non-transferable.

We are a not-for-profit, so your dues go directly towards making your GGTC experience more valuable through social events, discounted coaching services, and group training rates. Check out our membership benefits below.

Benefits included with GGTC Membership:

Professionally-Coached Workouts:

We offer three professionally-coached workouts each week for our members, including track run, strength training, and pool swim. So there is no need to pay more to get faster!

Race Discounts:

We work with regional race directors to secure discounts for a variety different races/distances. Discounts range from $15 to $50 per race. It only takes a few select races to cover the cost of your GGTC membership!

Sponsor Discounts:

GGTC is honored to have an elite group of gear and service sponsors, including Roka, A Runner’s Mind, Rudy Project, xx2i, Fitted by Pedro, Normatec and many more, with discounts ranging from 10-30% off or more.

Coached Training Programs:

Our Olympic, Long Distance, and Women Tri Together training programs offer our members access to some of the best triathlon coaches in the Bay Area. Our coaches are here to ensure that you get the most out of your triathlon experience.

Team Workouts and Clinics:

We offer several options for member and Ambassador Team-led workout on weekdays and weekends, including open water swim, and bike rides and runs off all distances. Clinic topics include bike skills workshops, and swimming and running form clinics with coaches. Check out our calendar for workout and event announcements. Note that workouts led by a coach may have a per-session discounted charge, which helps defray the cost of the coach’s fees.

Member Meetings:

We hold member meetings on a regular basis, featuring special guest speakers such as pro athletes and fitness and gear experts to speak on topics that are of interest to our members. Meetings are also a great way to stay connected to other club members outside of regular workout sessions.

Weekly Newsletters:

The Communications Director publishes a great weekly newsletter highlighting club news, race results and member articles.

Social Events:

A big part of GGTC is the social aspect. We have a lot of fun events going on all year round!

 Training Weekend:

Our annual Training Camp - which is a bit like summer camp for grown-ups - takes place every spring. It’s a fully supported weekend, including our GGTC coaches, SAG vehicles, a full exploration of the routes, and of course, a party! We work hard and play hard, too!

Be Part Of a Community:

Camaraderie is one of the key benefits of your membership. From finding new training partners and making new friends, to cheering on teammates at that big race, you’ll find that GGTC fosters a truly supportive atmosphere in which you can achieve your fitness goals. Supporting our fellow members and wearing our team uniform is an immense source of pride for us!

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How to Join

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Golden Gate Triathlon Club is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization.

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