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TCSD is proud to support Medals4Mettle.  We will be collecting medals and cash donations at various events throughout the year.
 
From Coach Craig Zelent:
 
I wanted to let you know that I have volunteered to be the San Diego Chapter Coordinator for Medals4Mettle, a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon, half marathon and triathlon finishers' medals.  Our network of volunteers then awards these medals attached to a Medals4Mettle (M4M) ribbon to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own just to continue to live their life.  It is in honor of this mettle and courage in bravely facing these challenges that they are awarded a medal.  
 
I have been affiliated with M4M for 10+ years, but just to the extent of collecting finishers' medals.  I have decided to take a leadership role going forward.  This entails a few basic responsibilities:
 
  1. Collect finisher medals that meet our criteria:  Marathon, half marathon and any distance triathlon.
  2. Raise funds.  We incur a cost of $2.50 per Medals4Mettle ribbon.
  3. Process the medals.  Clean and polish the medals, then attach the Medals4Mettle ribbon.
  4. Award the medals to our very worthy recipients.
 
How can you help?
 
  1. Gather up your qualified finisher medals and give them to me.  If you want to go the extra mile, then fill out the attached Legacy Card for each medal (not required). 
  2. Make a tax deductible donation to Medals4Mettle and designate your funds to go to the San Diego Chapter.  M4M has 501c3 tax deductible status (Tax ID # is 35-2260007).
  3. Donate your time - we will need help to process the medals as well as award the medals.
 
Here is the link to donate by credit card or PayPal.
 
VERY IMPORTANT:  Please make certain to designate the "San Diego Chapter" in the Notes field like this in yellow highlighter:
 
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If you would prefer to mail a check, then please make it payable to Medals4Mettle (and write San Diego Chapter in memo field) and mail to 450 East 96th Street, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46240.  
 
If you have questions, please let me know.  Thank you!
 
 
Craig Zelent
IRONMAN U Certified Coach
USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach
TCSD Ironman & Ironman 70.3 Coach
Cell 760-214-0055
Check out my blog:  http://tricraigz.wordpress.com/

TCSD is raising money for an updated timing system.  Check out the AMAZING prize packages.  Drawing is at the Club Meeting on 2/6/22. See calendar for more details.

GRAND PRIZE: CANYON Bike (credit) * XTERRA wetsuit * RUDY PROJECT helmet *
RUDY PROJECT sunglasses * ZOOT TCSD kit * BLAST RADIUS coffee * UCAN
nutritional products * FUNCTIONSMART gift certificate * MOMENT gift certificate * TCSD
t-shirt * TCSD hat * ZYM hydration * BALLAST POINT gift card * ROBERT'S AUTO free
oil change
 

SECOND PRIZE: HYPERICE legacy pack (includes Normatec 2.0 leg system, backpack
and Hypervold 2 Pro) * XTERRA wetsuit * RUDY PROJECT helmet * RUDY PROJECT
sunglasses * ZOOT TCSD kit * BLAST RADIUS coffee * UCAN nutritional products *
FUNCTIONSMART gift certificate * MOMENT gift certificate * TCSD t-shirt * TCSD hat *
ZYM hydration * BALLAST POINT gift card * ROBERT'S AUTO free oil change
 

THIRD PRIZE: XTERRA 12’6” Paddle Board * XTERRA wetsuit * RUDY PROJECT
helmet * RUDY PROJECT sunglasses * ZOOT TCSD kit * BLAST RADIUS coffee *
UCAN nutritional products * FUNCTIONSMART gift certificate * MOMENT gift certificate *
TCSD t-shirt * TCSD hat * ZYM hydration * BALLAST POINT gift card * ROBERT'S AUTO
free oil change
 

FOURTH PRIZE: SPINERGY wheels set * * XTERRA wetsuit * RUDY PROJECT helmet
* RUDY PROJECT sunglasses * ZOOT TCSD kit * BLAST RADIUS coffee * UCAN
nutritional products * FUNCTIONSMART gift certificate * MOMENT gift certificate * TCSD
t-shirt * TCSD hat * ZYM hydration * BALLAST POINT gift card * ROBERT'S AUTO free
oil change
 

FIFTH PRIZE: SPINERGY wheels set * * XTERRA wetsuit * RUDY PROJECT helmet *
RUDY PROJECT sunglasses * ZOOT TCSD kit * BLAST RADIUS coffee * UCAN
nutritional products * FUNCTIONSMART gift certificate * MOMENT gift certificate * TCSD
t-shirt * TCSD hat * ZYM hydration * BALLAST POINT gift card * ROBERT'S AUTO free
oil change
 

SIXTH PRIZE: XTERRA 12’6” Paddle Board * XTERRA wetsuit * RUDY PROJECT
helmet * RUDY PROJECT sunglasses * ZOOT TCSD kit * BLAST RADIUS coffee *
UCAN nutritional products * FUNCTIONSMART gift certificate * MOMENT gift certificate *
TCSD t-shirt * TCSD hat * ZYM hydration * BALLAST POINT gift card * ROBERT'S AUTO
free oil change
 

SEVENTH PRIZE: HYPERICE Go Pack includes Hypervolt Go, Vyper Go and
Hypersphere Mini * XTERRA wetsuit * RUDY PROJECT helmet * RUDY PROJECT
sunglasses * ZOOT TCSD kit * BLAST RADIUS coffee * UCAN nutritional products *
FUNCTIONSMART gift certificate * FITSTOP gift certificate * TCSD t-shirt * TCSD hat *
ZYM hydration * BALLAST POINT gift card * ROBERT'S AUTO free oil change
 

EIGHTH PRIZE: HYPERICE back heat and vibration wrap * XTERRA wetsuit * RUDY
PROJECT helmet * RUDY PROJECT sunglasses * ZOOT TCSD kit * BLAST RADIUS
coffee * UCAN nutritional products * FUNCTIONSMART gift certificate * FITSTOP gift
certificate * TCSD t-shirt * TCSD hat * ZYM hydration * BALLAST POINT gift card *
ROBERT'S AUTO free oil change

It's been a long road to get here, but we're pleased to welcome you to the new home of the Triathlon Club of San Diego!!!

 

The plan at the outset was to design a website that becomes the core of TCSD.  A "go to" to connect, engage and find information for workouts, training, calendars, coaching, other members, discounts, etc.  It had to be intuitive to navigate and user-friendly.

With the launch of our new TCSD website, we have included what we think are the most popular features of our old website with a new look and feel:

  • A robust member "dashboard"  which includes features only available to logged in members
  • An easy way to find sponsor and race discounts (and to post tri equipment for sale)
  • Searchable member database (you choose what you want other members to see)
  • Enhanced ecommerce site (selling TCSD buffs but looking for a volunteer to manage our e-store!)
  • Enhanced calendar with TCSD workouts and races, socials, volunteer opportunities and "meet-ups", a way for members to invite other members to their own workouts
  • New training section, with links to useful tools and information, especially for newbies

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Before we (the TCSD Board) pat ourselves on the back, we realize there is still work to be done.  This is just the beginning framework; there is much more to be added in the weeks and months ahead. As resources allow, we will roll out new features.  If you have any suggestions, please email us at info@triclubsandiego.org.

 

And as you may expect, there are probably a few bugs we missed.  If you find anything like links that don't work or misspellings , please send an email to info@triclubsandiego.org with the details of what you encountered, a copy of the URL that you were on when you encountered the bug, and what computer/operating system/browser you are using.

In case you are wondering what has happened to the content on our old website, rest assured the data will be migrated to the new site in due time. We just had to prioritize things that members would need right away, like the calendar and discounts.

 

Thanks to everyone who has helped in the development of our new website!   A special thanks goes out to Paul Hekimian of the LA Tri Club and his web developer, Chris Lohman for working with us patiently and professionally to build this new website.

 

Thanks to everyone for your continued support of TCSD.  

GO TRI CLUB!

Board of Directors

Triathlon Club of San Diego 

AJ, Mark, Melissa, Tracy, James and Marc