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.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Application open each year the first week of October and close 2 weeks later.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I MADE THE TEAM?
We will notify you through email in the beginning of October 2023 if you have been accepted or have not been accepted.
CAN I APPLY IF I DON'T LIVE IN THE EU?
The application above is for EU residents only. For US applications please click here.
At this point 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 in October of 2023. You must purchase either a 1 or 2 piece race kit, or race gear which is unique to team Zoot. If you are an existing member and cannot race for various reasons next year, purchasing any item of the store also secures your membership.
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.
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 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
-Race clean and follow the rules of the race
-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 EUROPE has 13 different regions across the EU 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! We believe having larger numbers will create a stronger community on and off the race course.
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, that you wear your TEAM ZOOT EUROPE kit.
TEAM STORE QUESTIONS
When is the 2024 Team Zoot gear I ordered going to be shipped?
Do I need to race in the team kit?
If you are racing a triathlon, you must race in the 2024 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 2024 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 happens if you decide to order more gear after the store closes?
Extra inventory will be available on zootsports.eu after the exchange period ends.
What if the 2024 Team Zoot gear I ordered doesn’t fit?
You can exchange during the exchange period only. Exchanges cannot be made after the specified date.
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 myfamily/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 in my region?
Please contact your team captain Team Zoot Captains Link
How do I find out about local meet-ups/events/etc?
Join your team's WhatsApp Group. Also keep an eye out for emails from your captains.