ABOUT COTC

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.

Henry Ford

There’s nothing like a group of people who share your goals and aspirations to keep you motivated and on the path for success. The Central Ohio Triathlon Club is full of amazing people who just happen to also be endurance athletes.  Whether you are working on your first couch-to-5K training plan or have completed 20 Ironman triathons, you’ll find club members that are ready to share the journey with you.  And at only $45/year, we think it won’t take long before you’ll be convinced that you should join COTC.

 

Group Triathlon Training

Every week club members have the opportunity to train with other triathletes from all over Central Ohio.  Depending on the season you’ll find us swimming in wonderful Alum Creek Reservoir, cycling Ohio’s beautiful rolling rural roadways, or running with one of the many amazing running clubs in and around Columbus, Ohio.  In addition to the official group triathlon training opportunities, club members often organize groups on their own to better fit their schedule and needs.

 

We’re a Social Club at Heart

Whether it’s a chess club or triathlon club, being part of a social group that you can share the experience with is the best way to stay motivated and meet the goals you set for yourself.  We know you work hard and long to achieve your fitness goals and we want to celebrate your successes with you whenever we can.  Don’t be surprised when we drag you out after a long group ride for a post workout protein supplement (hamburger).  And don’t hesitate to chat up a new face at one of our social meet ups.  We’re all friends first and competitors second.

 

Amazing Club Partners

We are very fortunate to have a community of amazing retailers and race organizers in Central Ohio that care very much about the athletes that make triathlon such a rewarding sport to be a part of.  Whether it’s discounts on gear and races or providing instructors for one of our many clinics, our partners do a lot to support our club and we greatly appreciate them for it.  So please support them as well.  Our local race organizers can always use volunteers to help keep their races going and with the discounts you get as a COTC member consider buying local the next time you need a pair of shoes or fitness watch.  A little bit of support goes a long way for these small businesses.

 

You Should Join COTC

In the end it’s all about what you need to succeed. Will a supportive, friendly group of fellow triathletes help you meet your goals?  You should join COTC!   How about opportunities to make new life long friends?  You should join COTC!  How about awesome discounts for local races and gear?  You should join COTC!  Maybe you just want to help grow the sport that you love and support our mission of bringing the joy of triathlon to as many people as possible.  If so, then you should join COTC!

At only $45/year, what are you waiting for?

COTC EXECUTIVE BOARD

Mike Burns

Mike Burns

President

Kathy Parker-Jones

Kathy Parker-Jones

Vice President & Education Co-Chair

John McCoy

John McCoy

Treasurer & New Members Co-Chair

Sean Costello

Sean Costello

Secretary & Social Committee Chair

Chris Hicks

Chris Hicks

Cycling Chair

David Martin

David Martin

Communication Chair

John Hedges

John Hedges

Sponsorship & Partner Chair

Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly

Ohio 70.3 Training Weekend Chair

Rick Strater

Rick Strater

Education Co-Chair

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