Thanks for visiting!

This project is now in update mode. Check back regularly to see how things are progressing.

Send the Triathlon Club at UC Irvine to Nationals

Raised toward our $8,000 Goal
8 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 29, at 11:55 PM PDT
Project Owners

Send the Triathlon Club at UC Irvine to Nationals

     Help send the Triathlon Club to the Collegiate Club Triathlon National Championships hosted at Lake Lanier in Georgia this April; where our student-athletes will go toe-to-toe against the top collegiate athletes from across the nation. We are aiming to raise $8,000 to support travel expenses for a chance to bring home the Championship title to UC Irvine. 

     The Triathlon Club at UC Irvine is composed of undergraduate, graduate and professional students who swim, bike and run to compete in the exciting sport of Triathlon. Our club aims to provide a team environment to an individual-based sport and make the sport of triathlon more accessible and affordable for every student-athlete. Members often join our team with a background in just a single discipline and must train and purchase gear for two additional sports to be ready to race.

     The last two years have been tough for our team - social distancing ultimately eliminated safe opportunities for group training, the lack of competitions led to a rise in athlete burnout, and several became seriously ill from COVID; however, we persevered. Our athletes have embraced this great sport, bonding and working through hardship to become even stronger. This year, our usual conference season has been reduced due to the pandemic, but we still have the opportunity to race at the national level. Given our team’s current placing of 6 athletes in the top 20 of the West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference, we are excited to send our most devoted athletes to the National Championships in Lake Lanier, Georgia this April. Our athletes have invested substantial amounts of time and money into training for a triathlon, so our goal with this fundraiser is to subsidize the costs of competing at a national championship in an already expensive sport.

     In order to get to Nationals all the way across the country, we need flights, bike transport, and a hotel. The pandemic has driven travel costs up, and we want to reduce the price barrier for our athletes so that both new and experienced members can get the opportunity to experience elite racing. Our dedicated student-athletes have been preparing to compete all year while balancing schoolwork, jobs, and other commitments on top of the 7-12 training sessions every week, but we can't get all the way there without your help! Please support the Triathlon Club at UC Irvine so our triathletes can show the nation what we're made of in true Anteater Spirit. Zot Zot!

     We truly appreciate any donations to our club--every dollar will greatly help us get to Georgia. We are so excited to get our team to Nationals and can't wait to share our progression with you all! 

Check out our Instagram here to see more of our club members and get race updates!


Choose a giving level


Triathlon Supporter

A gift of $10 will cover the energy gels and race nutrition needed for one athlete during the race. Thank you!


Triathlon Fan

A gift of $20 will cover transportation costs to and from SNA airport for one athlete. Thank you!


Triathlon Superfan

A gift of $50 can cover rental car costs for one athlete while in Georgia. Thank you!


Triathlon Associate Sponsor

A gift of $100 will cover the race registration costs for one athlete at Nationals. Thank you!


Triathlon Primary Sponsor

A gift of $150 will cover all the housing costs for one athlete at Nationals. Thank you!


Triathlon Platinum Sponsor

A gift of $250 will cover the transport costs for one athlete’s bike to Nationals. Thank you!


Triathlon Gold Sponsor

A gift of $500 will cover one round trip plane ticket for one athlete to Nationals. Thank you!

Our Crowdfunding Groups