We are a team of endurance sports enthusiasts. A team with an inclusive multisport club-type atmosphere comprised of triathletes and duathletes; pool and open water swimmers; road cyclists and mountain bikers; cyclocross racers; road and trail runners; ultramarathoners; adventure racers; cross-country skiers; and so on. We welcome all endurance athletes young and not-so-young, speedy and slow-but-getting-there, heavily experienced and complete newbie, superfit and work-in-progress. We are here for anyone who finds beauty in self-propelled motion, excitement in speed, freedom in pursuing goals and pushing boundaries, and happiness in sharing all of these things with like-minded people in both competitive and social settings.
The Club was established by the coaches of Endurance Multisport, LLC, an endurance sports coaching company. We are based in Eastern Pennsylvania with chapters in the Lehigh Valley, Reading, Lancaster/Harrisburg/York, Montgomery County, and West Chester areas. This club was a long-held vision made into a success by a group of our hardworking friends and fellow athletes that volunteered their efforts. It’s important to note that you do NOT need to be one of our coached Endurance Multisport athletes to join the Endurance Multisport Club.
Endurance Multisport Club came to exist because even though there are a vast number of triathletes and other endurance athletes in this region, up until now no one has been able to “herd all the cats”. This is due to several reasons: the normally solitary nature of training; the geography of each area, which is made up of many different suburbs and small towns as opposed to a single metro area; and the lack of sufficient time-intensive drive to create a larger club, despite some well-intentioned attempts.
We have decided to pool our collective experience and knowledge and combine this with Endurance Multisport’s business foundation to form this Club. With the generous help of everyone involved in this project, we will accomplish OUR MISSION:
To serve as the premier multisport team of Eastern Pennsylvania, devoted to fostering the growth of triathlon and other endurance sports; enhancing the multisport lifestyle by providing an enjoyable forum for athletes to interact in training, competition, and social environments; improving the athlete and his or her athletic experiences through team solidarity and coaching opportunities; and supporting our national as well as neighborhood business partners, races, and other events, strengthening our local communities in the process.
In short, we’re here because you’re here. And because we’ve heard (and said ourselves) many, many times, “Hey, wouldn’t it be great if there were an organized [insert name of your favorite endurance sport] club around here?”
The Lehigh Valley region of PA has a very large population of triathletes and other endurance athletes. Due to its proximity to both Philadelphia and New York City, it has become the home of many people who commute to the major metropolitan areas yet choose to live in an area with a rural feel. Easy access to prime routes for cycling; trails, tracks, and paths for running; open water swimming spots; and a multitude of aquatic clubs all exist within the area. A short drive takes you to the Pocono mountains for adventure and challenging terrain, or to the beaches and bays for additional open water swimming opportunities. Add to this a world-class velodrome (Valley Preferred Cycling Center), high schools with national-caliber swim programs (Emmaus, Parkland), and a global media publisher (Rodale, Inc.) of fitness- and health-oriented books and magazines (e.g., Bicycling, Runner’s World, Running Times, Men’s Health, Women’s Health), and it’s easy to see why the Lehigh Valley has become a center of active culture.
With all of the farmland in the area that is speckled with mountain ranges, there seems to be a type of terrain to satisfy every athlete (no matter what your favorite endurance sport is). From the flats in southern Lancaster county to the rolling hills near Mt. Gretna and Lebanon and the great climbs found along the northern part of Dauphin County, it’s clear that this area has a lot to offer. There are long, well-paved country roads for flat fast time trials and long swooping roads that offer challenges in ascending, spectacular views on top, and swift descents. There are also technical trails that are well kept and ready to push you to your limits and rail-to-trails for days when you need to take it easy but want a great view. What other reasons are needed to train in this amazing area with a group of supportive friends and training partners that will help and challenge you?!?
Questions? Please contact your local club director and you'll get a reply ASAP!