Become a Member

Posted on January 15, 2015

Become a Member

Membership Application and Waiver Hardcopy
Online Membership Form Application
 

  • Please sign the waiver
  • Membership Fee : $40 (paid by January 31, 2016) or $45 (after Feb. 1, 2016)

Membership Benefits include:

  • Pink Ladies technical shirt
  • TPL membership card
  • Invitations to professional workshops/clinics, group paddles, workouts, runs, swims, rides and bricks and more!
  • Discounts from our sponsors
  • Invitations to club social events and our summer & end of the season celebrations
  • Most importantly a season of friendship, fitness and of the motivation to move forward while giving back!
  • We believe in motivating those who choose to race or just meet new athletic and health goals.

Membership runs from Jan. 1, 2016- Dec. 31, 2016


FAQs

Those burning triathlon questions…answered honestly!

I have never done a triathlon. Can I still join your club?

Absolutely! … we would love to have you. Of the 100+members we had this year, most have never done a triathlon. We are women of all different ages and athletic abilities. What defines us is our love to move, motivate each other, to try new things all while giving back and making a difference in our local community together.  We are triathletes, runners, paddlers, walkers, yogis, cheerleaders, bikers, swimmers, boot-campers, Pilates lovers, surfers, and more. We love newbies and should you decide to try a triathlon, we will provide you the resources you need to succeed! We have lots of members who have no intention of doing a triathlon until we tell them about doing one in a relay – then they are bitten by the bug! Come see for yourself! We will be your support and motivation.

I am slow, will I hold everyone back?

Not at all. What makes our club unique is that we have women of all ages (18-60) and abilities. We offer group runs, rides and swims with each member working at her own pace and comfort level. We will place you in the right group for our bike rides so you feel comfortable and safe.

Can’t swim… hate the channel!

We understand that swimming, especially open water swimming causes a lot of anxiety. So if you plan on doing a triathlon you must know how to swim. The doggy paddle doesn’t count. We will have group swims in pools, channel, ocean, etc. We will point you in the right directions with stroke mechanics and swim drills. We recommend participating in several open water swims before the triathlon.

I only have a beach cruiser or mountain bike. Is that okay?

Yes. That is okay, especially if you are brand new and aren’t even sure if you like triathlons. It is important to make sure you are comfortable on the open road and riding 12-15 miles in distance before you buy a road bike. Many of our members started with hybrids and by midsummer realized they could go much faster with a road bike. We know bikes are expensive so just give it a whirl on what you have at first. One thing for sure.. if you are going to buy a “road bike” go to a bike shop such as BikeCycles, TrySports or TwoWheeler Dealer. They are the experts!

I will not, can not, absolutely hate to run! Can I still join?

No problem! You can be part of a relay team. We will find you a runner. Or if you just want to be motivated to live a healthier life we can offer that too. We do yoga, cross-training, spin and paddleboard clinics too.

I don’t live in Wilmington, NC…can I still join?

Of course, of course, of course! We have members from Carolina Beach, Surf City and Jacksonville – and one even in Arizona. We would never turn anyone away.

What is a transition? Do I need to change in front of everyone?

A transition is the “pit stop” between the swim and the bike ( T1) and the bike and the run (T2). You transition from swim gear to bike gear and bike gear to run gear.

So..what does that mean? Do I have to get changed in front of everyone?

Nope. Negative on the nudity. It is pretty much one suit for the entire race. Sure, you can swim in a bathing suit and pull on shorts for the bike and then a bra and tank for the run. A tri suit is a better option (but not mandatory). In shorter races there is not much to change, but in longer distances there will be a tent to change.

Do I need to raise money for a charity?

Individually members do not need to fund raise, but we will hold a few events throughout the year to raise money and encourage our members to attend. As a 501c3 non-profit and with the help of you and our sponsors we have given away $35,000 to local charities since 2012!

Am I crazy for doing this?

Sometimes you might think that, BUT it it is wonderful experience. Exercise has been shown to improve both physical and mental health. Yes, triathlon training takes time and energy and dedication but calling yourself a triathlete is priceless.

I have heard that triathlon training is really intense. That my social life will come to a screeching halt.

Whoa Nelly…. just the opposite. Just check out our pictures on this website and on Facebook. Plenty of social events for this club. We love to celebrate and enjoy a drink or two!

Okay, I am convinced. What do I do?

Just click on “Join us” and fill-in the online application and submit your membership fee via Paypal! It’s that easy. It is best to sign up early so you can take advantage of our early clinics/seminars, get your gear (tshirt, bike shorts etc) and get to know the other ladies. You will get our team tech shirt and an invitation to all club events, rides, runs, swims, etc. You will also get discounts at many of the local area stores and companies. We are also on Facebook and keep updated information there too. We will be sending out monthly email newsletters.

I am pretty advanced as a triathlete ( 1/2 Iron Man/Iron Man)…should I still join?

Yes of course. We have a great group of fighting machines in our club who would love the company.