• Abe

    Team Z’ers don’t take themselves too seriously, that’s what makes this team fun.

    - Abe
  • austin

    I’m proud to say that I’ve gone from overweight to fit to Boston qualifier thanks to this team.

    - Austin
  • bill

    I’m proud to tell people I’m a Team Z’er.

    - Bill
  • bob

    Team Z has become my second family!

    - Bob
  • chris

    Team Z helped me compete on the world stage.

    - Chris
  • doug

    The energy on this team makes it hard NOT to participate.

    - Doug
  • elizabeth

    In 15 years of racing I’ve never seen anything like Team Z.

    - Elizabeth
  • jodi

    I joined the team to prepare for a sprint triathlon, and two years later, I’m training alongside Kona qualifiers.  That’s pretty cool!

    - Jodi
  • misha_o

    I’ve never seen people make so much noise for the final finishers.

    - Misha
  • naa

    Anybody can succeed with this much help!

    - Naa Oboshie
  • patty

    Two years ago this started as a bucket list thing, now I’m signed up for Ironman.

    - Patty
  • ray

    200 pounds later and I’m fit and having fun!

    - Ray
  • siri

    With so many workout opportunities and friends to meet up with, it’s hard to hang on to your excuses.

    - Siri
  • donna

    Team Z has a place for everyone.

    - Donna
  • mark

    As one of Team Z’s swim coaches, helping Zers improve in the pool and learn to get excited about open water swimming has been extremely satisfying.

    - Mark
  • slide-3

    I’ve met some of my best friends through Team Z.

    - Holly
  • chrisL

    Team Z and the sport of triathlon literally helped save my life.

    - Chris
  • lisa_folb

    Supporting teammates is as much a part of Team Z as training and racing

    - Lisa and Keri
  • zoe

    Team Z cookouts smell really good.

    - Zoe
  • sonal

    The coaches took the fear out of swimming almost from day one, I never thought I’d look forward to swim practices!

    - Sonal

I'm still one of the last people to finish a race, but that's not the point. I am a triathlete.

-- Ken Wagner, , Modest rocket scientist, P90X survivor

Team Z really helped to put the spark back into my training.

-- Chris Hague, , Aspiring professional triathlete, Manager at Bonzai sports

The Z family and has given me the knowledge, support, and structure that I was looking for.

-- Valerie Dix, , Split Personality Disorder: Department of Treasury, Ironman, Team Z mentor, prolific smiler

I've become something I never would have believed I could become: an athlete!

-- Mark Mullen, , Writer, dog whisperer, bike addict

Regardless of your experience, speed, motivation, and goals there is a place for you on Team Z.

-- Kathy Hsu, , Attorney, proud dog owner



Team Z is an adult triathlon training program in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland that offers programs for people of all experience and fitness levels. We are  a supportive community of athletes ranging in age and ability level, unbounded by individual goals, training for Sprint to Ironman distance, finish line chasers to world championship qualifiers. We are a social organization with a major triathlon problem… whether you are a beginner triathlete or an experienced iron distance racer… Team Z welcomes you!

Upcoming Info Sessions

  • Monday, Apr 21 - 6:30 PM
    Arlington Oaks Recreation Room (Arlington)
  • Wedensday, Apr 23 - 6:30 PM
    Silver Spring Civic Center
  • Thursday, April 24 - 6:30 PM
    Claude Moore Recreation Center (Sterling)
  • Monday, May 12 - 6:30 PM
    Metropolitan Luxury Apartments (Bethesda)
  • Tuesday, May 13 - 6:30 PM
    The Bike Lane (Reston Town Center)

More Sessions | Directions

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Favorite Memories

Team Z Blog

USA Triathlon Press Release – Paratriathlon effort to include Team Z

By: ed

Hey folks.  This has been in the works for some time.  And the details are not hammered out, and we do not have any participants yet.  However – we are soo looking forward to this.  The Given Limb foundation provided a $65,000 grant to USA Paratriathlon to engage wounded warriors at Walter Reed, and to get them involved in our sport.

You can read more in the press release Read More >>

Team Z Voted Top 25 USA Triathlon Club by USA Triathlon

By: Team Z

After only 7 years – we crack the list of the top 25 clubs in the country.  We could not be more proud of our members – we appreciate the effort you continue to invest in order to make our club as special as it is!

Press Release – Team Z Voted Best Triathlon Club of 2012 by Competitor Magazine

By: Team Z


Dan Cruz, Manager of Public Relations, Competitor Group dcruz@competitorgroup.com

Competitor Magazine Announces Annual “Best of” Winners

The annual reader survey published in the January issue of Competitor recognizes the top stores, events and products for athletes