CONGRATULATIONS 2024 BASE TEAM MEMBER - WELCOME TO THE TEAM
CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING SELECTED TO JOIN THE 2024 BASE PERFORMANCE TEAM
PLEASE READ EVERY WORD ALL THE WAY TO THE VERY BOTTOM BEFORE STARTING YOUR ORDER. AT THE VERY VERY BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE ARE 3 VIDEOS WHICH DESCRIBE 3 OF THE KIT ITEMS.
BRET HOOPPAW (THE MAYOR OF TRIATHLON) STATES IT BEST HERE:
Like any family, we have those that are loved, our crazy cousins, weird aunts and uncles, and maybe even the creepy 2nd cousin. But, at the end of the day, no one on the BASE team is ever alone. We are a team... we are a family...
Why this team: I have been asked a lot lately about why am I on a team, and what are the benefits? Why THIS team?? It’s not that hard. Team is what I do for a belief that we are stronger together, and achieve more.
So, Why THIS team? Team is not JUST an idea. It is a feeling. It’s acceptance on a level that those who choose not to understand, never will. Knowing that someone is not only there to pick you up, but actually understands where you are without explanation. I have teammates that I have only met through the ups and downs of the triathlon season... and yet, when together, there is no judgement, no expectation except that of passion, and excitement of the next event. I am not the fast guy... I do not only live for a race... I do not have the most expensive gear. What I have, is a family... I have a Team.
IF AFTER YOU READ THIS ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM, YOU HAVE SOME QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL MATT@BASEPERFORMANCE.COM AND HE WILL TRY TO ANSWER.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR 2024 IS OUR TEAM CAPTAINS. THESE AWESOME TEAM MEMBERS WILL BE ASSISTING IN THEIR REGIONS AND COORDINATING.
- DANNY FREEMAN
- JEANETTE RICHARDS
- JENNIFER GAHRINGER
- DANIEL BROUSSEAU
- LARRY SEIDMAN & DEVAN MURPHY - ADAPTIVE CAPTAINS
IN 2024, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ON ONE OF THE MANY DIFFERENT BASE TEAMS WE HAVE AVAILABLE. YOU ARE ABLE TO BE ON MORE THAN ONE. THE TEAMS WHICH WE HAVE OPEN FOR 2024 ARE:
- BASE TRIATHLON TEAM
- BASE RUNNING TEAM
- BASE CYCLE TEAM
- BASE ADAPTIVE TEAM
- BASE AMBASSADOR TEAM
TEAM FOCUSED EVENTS FOR 2024
- FEBRUARY 22 - 25 - FLORIDA CAMP WEEK #1
- MARCH 7 - 10 - FLORIDA CAMP WEEK #2
- MAY 19 - CHATTANOOGA 70.3
- JUNE 20 - 24 - US MASTERS SWIMMING NATIONALS - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
- AUGUST 18 - CLEVELAND ROCK N ROLL TRIATHLON - BASE TEAM MEMBER NATALIE MCMANAMON IS THE RACE DIRECTOR
- SEPTEMBER 14-15 - USA TRIATHLON NATIONALS, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
- SEPTEMBER 22 - TRI CITIES WASHINGTON 70.3 - TEAM CAPTAIN JEN GAHRINGER LIVES IN THIS CITY
- DECEMBER - CLASH DAYTONA
PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW CAREFULLY. PLEASE NOTE, IN ORDER TO SIMPLIFY THINGS, EACH PARTICULAR ITEM (SUCH AS A CYCLE TOP) WILL HAVE A UNIQUE GENDER, COLOR AND SIZE. PLEASE REVIEW THIS CAREFULLY AS IF YOU DO NOT SELECT A “STYLE” THEN THE SYSTEM WILL DEFAULT YOU TO A MALE WHITE & RED TEAM KIT. PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND MAKE SURE YOU DO THESE PROPERLY.
THE OPTIONS LIKE THE ABOVE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ALL PIECES.
EACH YEAR SOME OF YOU REACH OUT AND ASK WHY ONE HAS TO “PAY” TO BE ON THE TEAM. WELL, IT’S NOT THAT YOU HAVE TO “PAY” WE JUST CAN’T GIVE ALL OF THIS AWAY FOR FREE. WE PUT THESE ITEMS IN THE BASE BOXES TOGETHER AT COST AND TRY TO ENSURE OUR TEAM MEMBERS HAVE WHAT THEY NEED TO BEGIN REPRESENTING BASE AT THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE. JUST LIKE ALL OTHER BUSINESSES OUR COSTS HAVE INCREASED. THEREFORE THE COST OF THE BASE BOX HAS INCREASED SLIGHTLY.
NOW YOU ARE READY TO PLACE YOUR ORDER. IF YOU ARE ORDERING THE TRIATHLON BOX, THE CYCLING BOX, OR THE RUN BOX, FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS. IF YOU ARE WANTING TO BE SOLELY AN AMBASSADOR, SCROLL DOWN. IF YOU ARE PART OF THE ADAPTIVE TEAM, EMAIL MATT@BASEPERFORMANCE.COM
IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED YOU PLACE YOUR BASE BOX ORDER ON YOUR COMPUTER. YOU CAN HAVE THIS SCREEN EITHER OPEN ON YOUR PHONE WHILE YOU ORDER FROM YOUR COMPUTER. OR YOU CAN HAVE 2 SCREENS. DO NOT TRY TO PLACE YOUR BASE BOX ORDER FROM YOUR PHONE OR A TABLET, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT
USE THE BACK ARROW LIKE IN THE IMAGE BELOW AFTER YOU PLACE AN ITEM IN YOUR CART.
- STEP 1
- CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN DIRECTLY TO THE STORE - YOU CAN ONLY ACCESS THE STORE VIA THAT EXACT LINK
- STEP 2
- THE FIRST ICON SAYS START HERE - PLEASE SELECT WHICH YEAR YOU WILL BE ON THE TEAM FOR 2024. EXAMPLE - IF 2024 IS THE FIRST TIME YOU WILL EVER BE ON THE TEAM, SELECT YEAR 1. IF 2023 WAS YOUR 3RD YEAR ON THE TEAM, THEN SELECT YEAR 4. PLEASE ONLY DO THIS ONE TIME, DO NOT ADD THIS ITEM TO FUTURE ORDERS
- STEP 3
- SELECT YOUR TECHNICAL T SHIRT - THERE ARE 3 VERSIONS - CREW NECK FOR MALE, V NECK OR TANK TOP FOR FEMALE. THESE SHIRTS ARE A SUBLIMATED POLYESTER MATERIAL - THESE ARE THE SAME SHIRTS AS THE BLACK TEAM SHIRTS FROM 2023 - SAME FACTORY.
- STEP 4
- SELECT YOUR HEADWARE - MULTIPLE VERSIONS - PICK ONE
- TRUCKER - THIS IS A 6 PANEL TRUCKER IN BOTH COLORS
- VISOR - THIS IS A VISOR IN BOTH COLORS
- FLAT BILL - THIS IS A LARGE FLAT BILL IN THE COLORFUL PRINT
- VERY THIN RUN HAT - THIS IS IN SOLID BLACK AND IS SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU RECEIVE AT RACES
- LEISURE BAMBOO - THIS IS A NEW HAT WITH A MORE LEISURE LOOK THAT IS CLEAN AND SIMPLE, BUT VERY COMFORTABLE
- STEP 5
- SELECT YOUR TEAM SOCKS MULTIPLE VERSIONS - PICK ONE
- BAMBU WERX BAMBOO SOCKS
- STEP 6
- SELECT YOUR 2024 BUNDLE WHICH INCLUDES:
- 12 BASE HYDRO SINGLE SERVE - 3 PER FLAVOR
- 10 BASE BARS - 2 PER FLAVOR
- 6 BASE WAFFLES - 3 PER FLAVOR
- 6 BASE GREENS SINGLE SERVE - 2 PER FLAVOR
- 1 BASE WATER BOTTLE
- STEP 7
- SELECT YOUR KIT
- IF YOU WANT A TRIATHLON BASE BOX, YOU CAN PICK EITHER AN AERO ONE PIECE WITH SLEEVES (OR SLEEVELESS) OR YOU CAN SELECT A 2 PIECE WHICH IS A TRI TOP OR RACERBACK TOP, AND TRI SHORTS
- IF YOU WANT A CYCLING BASE BOX, YOU CAN CHOOSE A CYCLE TOP AND CYCLE SHORTS - IF YOU WANT TO GO WITH BIBS, YOUR TOTAL WILL END UP BEING $60 MORE
- IF YOU WANT A RUNNING BASE BOX, YOU CAN CHOOSE (1) RUN TOP OF YOUR CHOICE
- MAKE SURE YOU SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PRODUCT PAGE AND VIEW PAGE 2 IN ORDER TO SEE ALL THE PIECES
YOUR GRAND TOTAL FOR THE TRIATHLON BOX AND THE CYCLING BOX SHOULD EQUAL $469. ENTER THIS CODE AT CHECKOUT AND YOUR NEW TOTAL WILL EQUAL $269: 2024TEAM (I am sorry but we had a massive cost increase from 2023 till now) -
- YOUR GRAND TOTAL FOR THE RUN BOX SHOULD EQUAL $249. ENTER THIS CODE AT CHECKOUT AND YOUR NEW TOTAL WILL EQUAL $179: 2024RUN
- IF YOU WANT TO BE AN AWESOME AMBASSADOR FOR BASE, THAT IS RAD. YOU WILL JUST NEED TO SELECT WHICH YEAR YOU ARE ON THE TEAM, SELECT YOUR T SHIRT, AND THE NUTRITION BUNDLE. YOUR TOTAL SHOULD EQUAL $129. 2024AMBASSADOR THE AMBASSADOR TEAM IS SET UP FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO REMAIN ON THE TEAM, BUT PERHAPS HAVE PULLED BACK ON THEIR RACING SCHEDULE. STILL WANT TO TAKE PART IN THE FUN, STAY ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE, AND KINDA HANG OUT. OTHER TEAMS CHARGE A FLAT FEE OF AROUND $100. OURS WILL COME WITH A SHIRT AND PRODUCT.
- ADAPTIVE TEAM MEMBERS - PLACE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR CART
- START HERE
- ADAPTIVE TEAM SHIRT
- NUTRITION BUNDLE
- SUBTOTAL SHOULD BE: $159
- ENTER THIS AT CHECKOUT: 2024ADAPTIVE - NEW TOTAL SHOULD BE $69 PLUS SHIPPING
- 2024TEAM - ENTER THAT CODE FOR THE TRIATHLON BOX AND THE CYCLE BOX- CODE WILL NOT WORK UNLESS YOUR SUBTOTAL BEFORE TAX AND BEFORE SHIPPING IS $469 OR MORE - $200 DISCOUNT WILL APPLY AT THE END
- 2024RUN - ENTER THAT CODE FOR THE RUN BOX - CODE WILL NOT WORK UNLESS YOUR SUBTOTAL BEFORE TAX IS $249 OR MORE - $70 DISCOUNT WILL APPLY AT THE END
- 2024AMBASSADOR - ENTER THAT CODE FOR THE RUN BOX - CODE WILL NOT WORK UNLESS YOUR SUBTOTAL BEFORE TAX IS $109 OR MORE - $20 DISCOUNT WILL APPLY AT THE END
- 2024ADAPTIVE - ENTER THAT CODE FOR THE ADAPTIVE TEAM BOX ONLY. IT WILL ONLY WORK IF YOUR SUBTOTAL BEFORE SHIPPING IS $159 OR HIGHER - $90 DISCOUNT WILL APPLY AT THE END.
- 24TEAM30 - ENTER THAT CODE FOR YORU SECOND ORDER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL GEAR AT 30% OFF - IF YOU ARE ORDERING ADDITIONAL GEAR AS ORDER #2 - DO NOT SELECT THE WHICH YEAR START HERE ICON
WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH THE ORDERING PROCESS ITEM TO ITEM, SOMETIMES THE WEBSITE FREEZES. I RECOMMEND USING THE BACK ARROW OF YOUR WEB BROWSER INSTEAD OF THE "CONTINUE SHOPPING" ICON.
HERE ARE SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
- Q: IF I AM A NON USA RESIDENT AND MY SUBTOTALS DO NOT MATCH UP PERFECTLY WITH WHAT IS STATED ON THIS INSTRUCTION PAGE, HOW DO I CONFIRM I AM BEING CHARGED CORRECTLY?
- A: RECENTLY SHOPIFY HAS BEEN CONVERTING TO YOUR LOCAL CURRENCY. WHEN YOU GET TO THE END, FIND THE SUBTOTAL AMOUNT AND THEN GOOD THE CURRENCY EXCHANGE AND IT SHOULD EQUAL OUT TO WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE.
- Q: WHY IS THERE NOT FREE SHIPPING ON THESE ITEMS?
- A: WE ARE CONTINUING TO EXPERIENCE INCREDIBLE RISING COSTS FROM OUR SUPPLIERS. WE HAVE STILL NOT YET RAISED OUR PRICES ON NUTRITION, AND WE ONLY INCREASED OUR PRICES ON KITS BY 4%. WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP ITEMS AS ECONOMICAL AS POSSIBLE, SO WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ADD IN FREE SHIPPING THIS YEAR.
- Q: WHAT IF I DON'T LIVE IN THE USA
- A: IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE USA, WE WILL WORK WITH YOU ON YOUR SHIPPING. ENTER THIS ADDRESS AS YOUR SHIP TO ADDRESS, (1725 LEE ROAD, ORLANDO, FL 32779) AND THEN ENTER YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS IN THE NOTES SECTION. WHEN IT COMES TIME TO SHIP, WE WILL REACH OUT WITH HOW MUCH THE COST DIFFERENCE IS, USUALLY $30 - $40 USD.
- Q: DO YOU HAVE SIZE CHARTS?
- A: YES - A SIZE CHART IS INCLUDED WITHIN EACH ITEM ON THE WEBSITE
- Q: CAN I ORDER ADDITIONAL ITEMS ON TOP OF THE BASE BOX ITEMS?
- A: Should you wish to order additional items, you will need to create a second order. You will be eligible to receive a 30% off discount on team gear (additional kits, hats, t shirts, etc). The firm deadline to place this order is NOVEMBER 5th, 2023. Enter this code at checkout: 24team30 – Please note that the discount has reduced from previous years because of increased costs across the board. Please do not order additional nutrition combined with your clothing order. - IF YOU ARE ORDERING ADDITIONAL GEAR AS ORDER #2 - DO NOT SELECT THE WHICH YEAR START HERE ICON
Q: Why do I have to pay so much to join the team? Why is it not free?
A: Well, we are a team. As you can see, you receive over $400 worth of product and items. We already have over 1,000 team members and growing. By purchasing a BASE Box, you - like everyone else - have a vested interest in the team. Which is what helps make it special. If this were a free team, and we had 5000 free team members, we would just be another Facebook group that is not truly connected.
Q: What if I meant to order an XL item, and I accidentally ordered an XS. What can be done about this.
A: Do not do this. Double check, TRIPLE CHECK YOUR ORDER before hitting submit. We do not have the ability to correct mistakes such as this in February after you receive your order. I will tell you this happens about 30-40 times every year.
Q: When does my team discount apply for BASE Products from the website?
A: After all of the team orders are in the store and updated, we will then go in and start to get everyone changed over. Mid-December we will send an email out to the 2nd year (30%) 3rd year (35%) and 4th year (40%) ETC.
- Q: WHAT IS THE FINAL CUTOFF DATE TO ORDER THE BASE BOX?
- A: The absolute drop cutoff date is WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5th AT MIDNIGHT. We will be placing one large order with all of our suppliers on November 6th. We will place a second team order on March 1st and open the team store for round 2, so please do not delay.
Q: Who are some of the BASE Partners and how do we access the partner discounts?
A: BASE has a ton of partners such as Quintana Roo, Hyperice, IRWIN Wheels, Zealios, Ceramic Speed, XLAB, Pro Compression, and Garmin. In November, we will provide you with one document which has all of the partner codes and info on how they work and how the discount works.
Q: Where can I access Logos or Images to add to Facebook or logos for blog, website, or kits?
A: All of our logos are posted on the BASE website under the link Logos and Images Page
Q: When are the two BASE Camps?
- FEBRUARY 22-25 and MARCH 7-10 - CLERMONT FLORIDA: more of a social camp. $149 / athlete. (covers pool rental fees and team dinners Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Registration will open November 2nd.
- Q: How will the BASE Team Leaders be communicating with us?
- A: Most of our communication is passed along through the Team Facebook page. About 1 or 2 times each month we will send email newsletters to the team via our Marketing software. Please make sure you can receive Promo Emails from email@example.com This is why using a valid email address to place your order is so essential.
- Q: What do I do if after I order my BASE Box Items I need to make an adjustment to size?
- A: First, this is very, very hard on us, so PLEASE take your time during your order and try to get it correct. If you must change something, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and tell us what needs to be changed up. There is a very high chance it will not go perfect since we are dealing with so many orders at one time, but we will try.
Q: What if I want to return items from the BASE Box after I receive the box?
A: We are sorry, but there are NO returns. These items are all at cost and 100% custom. We do not have the ability to take returns on BASE box items.
RETURN / EXCHANGE POLICY
THERE ARE NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES ON THE BASE BOXES. THESE ARE ALL CUSTOM ITEMS. EACH YEAR WE SET UP AN EXCHANGE PAGE VIA FACEBOOK SO IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH IT OUT, YOU CAN. BUT WE DO NOT ORDER HUNDREDS OF EXTRA CUSTOM PIECES PER SIZE IN THE EVENT OF A MISTAKE. SORRY, BUT THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE. IN RARE INSTANCES AS A LAST RESORT, WE CAN PROBABLY SWITCH SOMETHING OUT, BUT THAT IS NOT A GUARANTEE. PLEASE TRIPLE CHECK THE ORDER YOU PLACE.
AS A BASE TEAM MEMBER YOU AGREE TO:
- Assist for a minimum of 1 day at either an expo or race day. We understand that you may be racing and we want to see you succeed. Your help is imperative to the success of the season, plus we think you’re great and want to spend time with you.
- You must race in 2024 BASE Triathlon KIT or a Running Shirt in 2 of your races.
- Be active on social media and help promote the team and BASE products in a positive way. You are achieving pure greatness everyday, so let’s see it.
- Share products with your friends and family so they can experience the BASE 2024 team spirit.
- VERY IMPORTANT DEADLINE: You must register and have all of your information in and uploaded prior to NOVEMBER 5th, 2023. Please do not delay. THIS IS A HARD STOP DEADLINE. I WILL NOT EXTEND IT THIS YEAR LIKE I HAVE EVERY OTHER YEAR, WHICH THEN DELAYS EVERYONE.
Once BASE receives all of the kits, BASE will send you (1) very large care package which will include all of your items in one shipment. You will receive your pieces all in one shipment. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING PRIOR TO YOUR WELCOME KIT. We will begin shipping BASE Boxes in January, possibly sooner.
ORDERING PRODUCT IN THE FUTURE
As a team member, you are granted large discounts when ordering BASE products, nutrition and kits. 1st year team members will receive 25% off of their orders, and it will increase by 5% each year. These long term team members have stuck by my side and believed in me this long. It’s the least I can do. Hopefully everyone becomes an 10th year.
TEAM FACEBOOK PAGE
- Q: When will I be added to the BASE Team Private Facebook page?
- A: We will add you to the page as soon as you complete your team BASE Box order. Go to Facebook, and in the search bar up at the top, search for …. BASE PERFORMANCE TEAM. Submit a request to join. Answer the 3 questions that are on there. We will then approve you. You MUST answer the questions as we will not know it is you (We get spammed with about 100 princes of Zimbabwe wanting to join the team every day, so we delete everyone who does not answer the questions) Please do not message Matt or Lauralee and ask them to add you to the team page. We try to streamline everything, and the easiest way is by doing the above. It will occur quickly. The sooner you do this, the faster we can add you.
We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support and wish we could take everyone. Unfortunately we were not able to select everyone, but know there are a LOT of you and we will do our best to respond to your questions in a timely manner. Our goal throughout the year is to provide you with opportunities to cultivate friendships, to support each other through racing, to make the sport inclusive for athletes of all levels, to make our communities a better place, and most importantly have fun while doing it. The year will start with the BASE Camp in Clermont, Florida February 22ND -26th. It is not required to attend events, but if you can make some or all of them, you will have an amazing time. What we have learned from past years is this, we promise you will get out of the BASE Team what you put into it. For those who were on the team in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, 2020 and 2021, and came to events, team dinners, helped at expos, or passed out salt on the IRONMAN courses, they had an amazing time. Let’s make 2024 a phenomenal year filled with fast racing, fun camps, and kick ass experiences.
This is a General Release, dated as of October 15th, by the person below to BASE PERFORMANCE LLC. In consideration of my becoming associated with and/or my association with BASE PERFORMANCE LLC. I hereby release, hold harmless and indemnify BASE PERFORMANCE LLC. from any and all claims and rights which I have or may have, directly or indirectly, against BASE PERFORMANCE LLC. as a, direct or indirect, result of the association with them.
My acceptance and purchase of the team dues is intended to bind me to the foregoing. BASE Performance is nutrition for athletes of all abilities striving to accomplish their goals, live healthy lives and achieve greatness. We here at BASE promote an inclusive community that allows everyone, from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete to thrive in a supportive environment with access to amazing nutritional products.
BASE transcends far from just being a nutritional company. We have worked hard to cultivate a collaborative community that fosters relationships among athletes of all ages and abilities. The heart of the BASE family is its authenticity and unwavering support of our race team members, ambassadors and the race community. That being said, BASE Performance does not tolerate misconduct, including cheating, bullying whether on the internet or in person of any form. Accusations of misconduct and misrepresentation are taken seriously here at BASE. Integrity, honesty, and the dedication to competing with dignity and grace are core values to which all BASE Performance athletes must adhere. As an inclusive nutritional company and team, BASE Performance does not tolerate or condone misconduct in the form of hateful vitriol on social media platforms. Athletes that choose to conduct themselves in such a manner will no longer be a part of the BASE family.
As we continue to grow and expand, we look forward to our continued commitment to cultivating an inclusive and supportive community for athletes of all ages and abilities.
BASE Performance would like to thank our customers, race members, team members, family, partners, and the race community for your ongoing support.
Thank you so much for everything!
Matt, Lauralee, and the entire BASE Performance Crew
Last of all, but not least of all. If you haven't heard, about 100 of us team members went on a cruise together to the Western Carribbean aboard Carnival with our own private section of the boat. It was amazing. We are starting to organize our next team cruise which will be in the summer of 2025. So if you are part of the team, you will hear all the details over the coming months. I guarantee you it will be the most amazing trip you ever take. It is NOT what you think when you are wondering about being on a cruise with 100 other Triathletes. I think we spoke Triathlon for maybe 5 minutes, but it was nice to be there with like minded friends who we already had a connection with.