FOR A CLUB WITH A GROWING HISTORY
Gulf Winds Triathletes, formerly known as “The Gulf Winds Triathlon Club” and informally called the "Tri Club,”
was officially formed in 1998. Its roots, though, trace back to several other triathlon clubs that have come and
gone in Tallahassee since the late 1980s. In 1999, the club became part of the Gulf Winds Track Club. Both clubs
are governed by a separate Board of Directors, elected by each club’s members. Gulf Winds Track Club operates as
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and, as part of the Track Club, the Tri Club does too. Members of the Tri Club
are also members of the Gulf Winds Track Club.
As of October 2016, the Tri Club is over 250 members and growing. Our members’ ages range from 6 to 82, with
both of those members actively competing in triathlons. Each year, our club members participate in over 30
triathlons which include local, regional, national and even international.
Like many triathlon clubs, some of us were swimmers first, some cyclists, some runners. We pride ourselves on
creating a welcoming, encouraging environment where everyone can learn something from everyone else. We
encourage leading a healthy lifestyle and are open to anyone who has interest.
We have USA Triathlon All-American elite-level members (including a few who are fast enough to turn pro if they
wanted), fast age-groupers, middle-of-the-pack finishers, tail-end champions, and what-the-heck-did-I-sign-up-for
first-timers who keep coming back for more.
The Tri club meets the third Monday of every month (except December) at Momo’s Pizza, 1410 Market Street,
Tallahassee, Florida. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. It is usually over before
8:00 p.m. Most meetings feature speakers dispersing wisdom and experiences on triathlon-related topics and
attendance typically is upwards of 50 people.
The sponsorship you provide will help the Club to put on a race, USAT Club Membership & Insurance, Club
Uniforms, Club snacks and drinks at local races, Club clinics, Grand Prix Awards, Year End Party & Celebration and
With your support, we can keep this wonderful club growing and sharing a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle with more
and more of the community and region. At the same time, we can spread the word of your company throughout
our club and contacts.