What is Heart and Soles?
Heart & Soles is a Valentine’s Day themed 5k, 10k, and kids run. Every year, Cal Poly Triathlon partners with United Way of SLO County to help support local nonprofits in our community. On race day, there will be an expo with food, games and contests for the participants, in addition to booths set up by our sponsors. Grab a friend, your best Valentine’s costume, and join us for a beautiful race day!
Who is United Way?
United Way is an international organization engaged in over 1,800 communities in more than 40 different countries. They help to coordinate volunteer efforts with local organizations to raise money and bring up communities. United Way brings together people from all walks of life to improve local education, financial stability, and health.
Who is the Cal Poly Triathlon Team?
Back in 1988, the Cal Poly Triathlon Team was born! Starting out with only 6 enthusiastic members, barely $100 dollars in the team account, and a goal to race Wildflower Triathlon, the team grew within the next year to 65 members. Little did the 6 founding members of Cal Poly Triathlon Team know their modest club would become the largest club sport on campus. In about 28 years, the team has grown to 172 members and the 7th ranked collegiate triathlon team nationally and is expecting to be top five in the nation this year. The team has 15 officers, 11 student coaches each specializing in a different leg of triathlon, a professional head coach, and two race committees.
Everything the team has built over the last 28 years has been to allow students of Cal Poly to experience triathlons in a friendly, affordable team environment. The team’s dynamic is centered around inclusion, allowing everyone from first time triathletes to nationally ranked individuals to enjoy being a part of our team.