QT2 Age Grouper Details

Vision Statement

The QT2 Age Group Teams (Age Group Elite and Advanced) are intended to provide QT2 coached age group athletes with unmatched support, gear, and discounts in their training and racing, via the QT2 staff, and partners.  The team also provides a great social element that is fun and inspiring.

Age Group Teams Q&A

Can I wear my own custom race kit and still be on the team?

No.  All members of the age group teams must wear the official QT2 race kit.

I am planning to join one of the age group teams.  What do I get for gear from QT2?

  • QT2 Wattie Ink custom triathlon race kit.
  • QT2 racing hat or visor
  • QT2 podium shirt
  • QT2 water bottle
  • QT2 swim cap
  • QT2 tattoos

**Note, this is only the QT2 gear you that receive.  Other sponsor gear, discounts, and benefits are reviewed on the previous page.  

Why does the QT2 Advanced Team cost $295, and the Age Group Elite Team $275?

All of the QT2 teams are sponsored by QT2 as a marketing expense, to reduce the cost to the athlete, and help to advertise the QT2 brand. The level of discount (sponsorship) is based upon performance and the team for which an athlete has qualified.  We give our PROs and Age Group Elites the largest discount.  QT2 also gives its 1-1 athletes a 10% discount on team fees.  QT2 spends a significant amount of time and effort on its Age Group teams, each year.  These efforts include:

  • Payment of three salaries to help support the team…Social Media Director, Sponsorship & Marketing Director, and Team Manager.  We also contract a graphic designer to create web content, and apparel. These salaries are partially paid by our team membership fees, partially by sponsorships, and partially by QT2 as a marketing cost.
  • QT2 spends a significant amount of time each year negotiating contracts with its partners, and setting up a program for the following year.  Once the season begins, QT2 must deliver on every detail of each contract, including the reporting of results to our partners, promotion of partner specials, website updates, etc.  Many times, in return for offering our athletes benefits, the QT2 staff must leverage QT2 resources to benefit the partner.  Examples of this include sponsored key race breakfasts, with sponsor logos and signage, sponsor logo inclusion in designed print and web media, distribution of benefits/specials to athletes, etc.
  • Many partners require content to be written by QT2 staff, throughout the year, for inclusion in their media and/or chat sessions and webinars administered by QT2 staff.
  • All efforts by QT2 staff to maintain and promote team sponsors are to help provide YOU with support from them.

For the annual fee you receive:

  • Product from our sponsors and significant discounts on product (~20 partners).  This is dependent upon which team you qualify (based on performance).
  • Discounts on QT2 camps (15%) and QT2 custom apparel (10%), beyond what you receive as part of your team membership fee.
  • Attendance at the annual QT2 Holiday Banquet, for $15.  All food and drink included. 
  • Access to the QT2 prize bonus pool, ($11,000 in 2018).  Earnings are based on performance and attendance at QT2 events.
  • Representation by the QT2 Sponsorship Director and Team Manager, to interface with our partners and arrange custom support for you, when needed. QT2 maintains a basic minimum level of support, common to all athletes.  Above and beyond this, we try to accommodate athlete needs, as they arise. 
  • QT2 podium shirt, race kit, hat/visor, and other gear, valued at over $300
  • FREE access to key event pre-race breakfasts, post-race socials, and discounted holiday banquet tickets….food and drink included!