Q. GET ME IN THERE COACH, WHEN DO MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN?
A. December 1st through to December 29th. The applications will be reviewed as we receive them, and the successful members notified via email and social media on January 5th 2018.
Q. WILL YOU ACCEPT EVERYONE WHO APPLIES?
A. No. The Cupcake Cartel will be exclusive. This is not a high volume "revenue generating'" team. We have our values and have stated the culture we want to build and aim to attract people who share these values.
Q. I HAVE MY OWN COACH/SPONSORS/TRIATHLON CLUB. WILL THIS BE AN ISSUE?
A. No. We are not a coaching service, triathlon or motorcycle club, yet. We STRONGLY encourage our athletes to maintain any other networks and sponsors which they currently have unless these are incriminating, in which case "No, we don't have money to cover your bail".
Q. WILL YOU PROVIDE A COACHING SERVICE?
A. Currently we are focussing our efforts on creating the best possible team. We plan on rolling out a coaching service and hosting an Australian and American camp in 2018.
Q. WILL I HAVE TO RACE IN THE TEAM KIT?
A. When you see the Cupcake Cartel team kit, you will WANT to race in it! We have sought the best designer and material and trust that it will compliment your current diet fad. Whilst there is no rule that you must race in the team kit, we encourage all team members to represent the kit proudly!
Q. DO I HAVE TO BUY THE RACE KIT RIGHT AWAY?
A. No. We understand everyones financial circumstances vary. We have negotiated extremely good deals on custom designed team kits. Team race kit, cycle kit and other custom team apparel is only available to team members. You will be able to purchase this quarterly throughout the year.
Q. DO I HAVE TO BE FAST TO BE ON THE CUPCAKE CARTEL?
A. No. Although our dog sitter charges by the hour so your efficiency to get around the course will be appreciated.
Q. I DON'T ACTIVELY RACE. CAN I JOIN AS A "SUPPORTER"?
A. Yes. If you simply want to be part of the team, saddle up the horse* and jump on. Several of our biggest supporters and friends don't race, but they support us and engage in online content and banter regularly. You will still be entitled to all 'racing' athletes benefits. We will roll out a line of casual apparel so you feel part of the team. Cheering at a race in a one piece sleeved tri suit will gain unwanted attention *(note: we don't offer stables for horses)
Q. WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO BE PART OF THE TEAM?
A. The annual fee covers the ongoing support from Alise and Cal as well at the infrastructural costs incurred with setting up and running a team. We use the membership fee to cover the cost of the initial welcome pack. The fee is in line and in most cases, lower than most all teams we have inquired with. We have spent a significant amount of time negotiating contracts with our partners and the responsibility lies with us to ensure these are fulfilled. It is our role to ensure we leverage ourselves and the Cartel to offer exceptional value to our partners. We have negotiated excellent deals with all our sponsors and suppliers and believe we will exceed your expectations and experience for 2018.
Q. WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE OF USA OR AUSTRALIA?
A. We will provide shipping details to team members upon application approval. There will likely be an added cost for shipping outside of these two countries, however, we will do our absolute best to find the most effective and economical method.