What is TEAM ZOOT?
TEAM ZOOT is about Ohana. Formed in 2008, the team is comprised of everyone from beginner triathletes to seasoned Kona qualifiers. Zooters are a friendly bunch who train and race hard but also enjoy the journey. If you’re the kind of athlete who thanks volunteers on race day, smiles and even laughs when the going gets tough, then you have what it takes to be a part of the team.
2023 Store Questions
I was on the team in 2022, do I need to buy a new kit? Yes, to be on Team Zoot in 2023 you must order at least one team package, tri racesuit, or tri top/tri bottom combination.
Store opens October 1 and closes October 16th.
When is the 2023 Team Zoot gear I ordered going to be shipped? March 2023
Do I need to race in the team kit? If you are racing a triathlon, you must race in the 2023 Team Zoot kit. If you are doing any other kind of race, Team Zoot gear is recommended but not required.
My husband/wife is also on the team. Can we combine our Team Zoot 2023 kit orders? No. You must submit separate orders for all
members even if you live in the same house. Don’t worry, shipping is free.
I decided I wanted also to order a running shirt after I submitted my team kit package order; now what? Go ahead and place your additional order, we’ll do our best to combine them.
What are the Team Zoot partner discounts? An email will be sent after the team roster is determined with Team Zoot discount codes. These codes are confidential and for your personal use only. Any abuse will result in disqualification from the team.
Can I share my Team Zoot discounts with my
family/friends? No. We work with partners to get you very
generous discounts. Please do not share discount codes or request them on social media.
Who should I contact if I have questions about the team? Please contact your team captain Team Zoot Captains Link
How do I find out about local
meet-ups/events/etc? Join your team's Facebook page. Also keep an eye out for emails from your captains.
What happens if you decide to order more gear after the store closes on 10/18? You will need to wait for another Team Zoot store to open. Dates are not set, but expected to be Spring 2023.
What if the 2023 Team Zoot gear I ordered doesn’t fit? You can exchange during the exchange
period only. Exchanges cannot be made after the specified date.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applications open for 2023 TEAM ZOOT on September 1st. Link to application will be on TEAMZOOT.COM and ZOOTSPORTS.COM
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I MADE THE TEAM?
We will notify you through email on October 1, 2022 if you have been accepted.
CAN I APPLY IF I DON'T LIVE IN THE U.S.A.?
The application above is for USA residents only. TEAM ZOOT Europe applications will open this week (Click Here).
At this we do not have a TEAM ZOOT in other countries.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO JOIN TEAM ZOOT AND WHAT IS INCLUDED?
There are no membership fees to join Team Zoot. As a member of the team you are required to race in team gear which will be available for preorder on October 1, 2022. You must purchase either a 1 or 2 piece race kit package which is unique to team Zoot. All items on the team store will be available at a heavy discount for the team. You can purchase as much or as little additional custom items from the team store at that time.
TEAM ZOOTERS also enjoy the following benefits:
-Custom TEAM ZOOT only cycling, swim and running gear at a deep discount
-A standing year long discount on every item Zoot offers from our website. Save on the latest releases and already discounted items in our sale section.
-Team-only discounts with our sponsor partners. You are not required to train/race with affiliated sponsor gear/nutrition, but we have the best partners in the industry and you will want to use their products.
-TEAM ZOOT gatherings in your region and at races, social rides, happy hours, features on our website & partner brand promotions throughout the year
- A chance to win Ironman perks that include free race entries and VIP passes.
- Team racking and priority registration at Ironman events
WHAT DOES ZOOT EXPECT FROM YOU AS A ZOOTER?
-Introduce the sport of triathlon to at least one new person. You can bring a friend or family member who has never watched a race to a triathlon. You can encourage someone to toe the line at a sprint triathlon. You can teach an intro to tri swim or transition clinic. The possibilities are endless when you love the sport of triathlon and want to share it with others.
-Plan to race at least 1 triathlon throughout the 2023 season
-Race exclusively in the TEAM ZOOT KIT (we do have exceptions for local events where you want to race in your local tri club kit).
-We don’t require an Instagram or Facebook account but if you have one and really like a particular item we offer, share it! Follow Zoot Sports on social media and tag #teamzoot
-Encourage and be respectful of other athletes
-THANK the volunteers!
-MOST IMPORTANTLY, SMILE AND HAVE FUN!
WHY DOES ZOOT HAVE A BRAND TEAM?
Our #1 goal is to create a community around triathlon. We want to connect seasoned veterans and beginners. Our priority is to create a support system for athletes of all levels. We also rely on our team to help us improve apparel design by often reaching out for feedback. By being part of the team, you are also part of Zoot and we value your feedback.
WHAT KIND OF ATHLETE IS ZOOT LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for triathletes who enjoy the journey and are passionate about triathlon. Whether you race a sub 10 hour Ironman or you are looking to complete your first Sprint Distance tri, it’s showing up and exuding a positive attitude that counts.
DO I NEED TO BE FAST OR PODIUM TO BE ON THE TEAM?
No, you do not need to be speedy fast or place on the podium in races. It is more important to us at Zoot that you love the sport of triathlon and want to share your passion for the sport with others. TEAM ZOOTERS encourage others on and off the course!
HOW BIG IS TEAM ZOOT?
TEAM ZOOT has 10 different regions across the USA with a captain in each region. The captain’s job in the region is to bring members together to train, race, share information, and have fun together! Each region will have approximately 200-300 members. We believe having larger numbers will create a stronger community on and off the race course.
WHO ARE THE ZOOT PARTNERS FOR 2023?
Check out our partners tab for information on current team partners.
CAN I BE ON ANOTHER BRAND'S TRIATHLON TEAM?
We ask if you want to represent Zoot, to only represent Zoot. We love competing against other branded teams!
CAN I BE ON A LOCAL TRIATHLON TEAM/CLUB?
Yes, we encourage you to be involved in your local community. We ask that when you race outside of your tri club events, that you wear your TEAM ZOOT kit.