Becoming a member
The Golden Gate Triathlon Club is the oldest and largest triathlon club in the San Francisco Bay Area and the 9th largest in the United States, with nearly 600 active members. 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 are only $125 / 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 Golden Gate Triathlon Club. 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:
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!
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.
The Buddy Program is designed to support new members and help them integrate into the fabric of our club. It’s intended for members of all ages and abilities, whether you are completely new to triathlon or have been involved in the sport for many years.
If you choose to join the Buddy Program, you will be paired with a current GGTC member, who you can call on for support and advice. You’ll also be placed into a Facebook group, where you will be able to meet other new members, arrange workouts and discuss all things triathlon. Membership of the Buddy Program is completely optional.
To sign-up for the Buddy Program, fill out this questionnaire.
Coached Training Programs:
Our Olympic/Sprint, Half-Ironman, and Women for Tri 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.
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.
The Communications Director publishes a great weekly newsletter highlighting club news, race results and member articles.
A big part of Golden Gate Triathlon Club is the social aspect. We have a lot of fun events going on all year round! We post all of our events on the club calendar and on Facebook.
Wildflower Training Weekend:
Our annual Training Camp is held at Lake San Antonio – the site of the epic Wildflower Experience. 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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