No Perfect People Allowed

November 07, 2018 13 Comments

No Perfect People Allowed

Everyone Asks...  So what is it about BASE???
Bret Hooppaw states it best here:
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 living. I have spent over 4 decades developing people to appreciate the benefits OF team. Watching success coming from a simple, but effective 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.
BASE is successful because of it's team. It's team of athletes. It's team of volunteers. It's team of pros. Each and every one of them carries the mantra of Athlete First. This mantra has been instilled from top down. We wanted to make sure that since the beginning (2014) all athletes out on course would feel the BASE Love. No matter what team. No matter what kit. No matter how fast or how slow. All athletes out on that run course will always receive VIP treatment from BASE. We are all equal when we are out there racing.
We hope to see you out on that course soon
The BASE team is a family first. None of us are perfect. Most of us are back of the packers. Most of us will never take an award home. All of us are just happy to be out there on the course. 
But why the BASE?
From the very first time BASE ever stood on the side of a run course with Tic Tac Containers filled with BASE - IM CDA 2014
To being all alone at Ironman Wisconsin with nothing but a cardboard box in 2014
To helping athletes during IM  Couer d'Flame in 2015
We will sit on the side of the course with you until help arrives
And on the side of the course in freezing rain and hail IMAZ 2015
We will be there for you during the 106 degree day in Chattanooga 2016
At Ironman Maryland in 2016, the floods rolled in. We put on our galloshes, and we stood out there all day for the athletes. Even when the water was knee high.
Or, when a hurricane comes in to North Carolina in 2016 and wipes out 50 miles of the bike course, many first time Ironman Athletes were at risk of not going the full 140.6 miles. So, BASE brought in 100 trainers and stuck around after the race so these athletes could finish their run and then hop back on their bikes to ride the full 112 miles.
We brought the fun during the heat of Ironman Boulder 2018
We will be out there for you in the freezing cold of Ironman Louisville 2018
And we will continue to be by the athletes side in the pouring down rain this past weekend at Ironman Florida. Ironman was short on Aid Station volunteers, so at 7:00 PM when a thousand athletes were still on course and all of the Aid Station Volunteers left, the BASE team took over an aid station, served gatorade, and made sure the athletes were taken care of.
So are you still asking yourself why the BASE Team??  The BASE Team is always there for you. No matter what.  Every Single Ironman in the US since June of 2014. And in 2019, all of Canada is getting added to the list.
Rain can't stop us from stepping up and being there for the athletes
Hail  can't stop us from stepping up and being there for the athletes
Extreme heat  can't stop us from stepping up and being there for the athletes
We are there for the athletes. Every Single Time you set out for the run course.
We make it fun. We make it entertaining. And we always have you're back.
Last but not least. We are everywhere. Team members are spread out from coast to coast.




13 Responses

Ange
Ange

November 08, 2018

So stoked to be a part of such a awesome team! Finally a full Baser 👍

Chelsey Hensel
Chelsey Hensel

November 08, 2018

I started seeing BASE at IMLP 2017 when I raced it, always a joyful bunch on the course! Honestly you guys make me want to be in the tent on the side lines encouraging others; opposed to racing. You make volunteering look good. Keep up the great work and always continue to put people first.

Shawna Wiggins
Shawna Wiggins

November 08, 2018

Reading this actually made me tear up a little. I am so excited, honored and grateful to have this opportunity to be a part of such an incredible Team !

I love watching and hearing the journeys people claim, and If i can be a light in the darkness or a smile in that moment if and when someone needs it, im all over it.

I cannot wait to represent BASE Performance and embody what this brand stands for.

I will be the chic on the course dancing and singing until I cross the finish line and I will be your biggest cheerleader running with you on the sidelines.

Together we will give this world good energy !!!!

Evelyn Anderson
Evelyn Anderson

November 08, 2018

I’ve had 17 major surgeries and I am not an athlete BUT I know what it’s like to be there for others and to help, encourage, and assist those who want to reach the stars. I want to be that person. It didn’t take long to see that Base Performance was a family first and I need family. God brings about amazing things, especially when you least expect or understand it, and so I am so excited to be a part of the 2019 team and look forward to meeting all my new “family members”! (Let’s be honest: I’m gonna get me one of those T/Rex costumes so I can chase you down the road. Lol!) many blessings!!

Karen
Karen

November 08, 2018

Go BASE team!! Amazing write up only possible due to such an amazing group of people! Love of the sport, and true understanding of the power of triathlon shows in the support of this team for all athletes! Helping people cross the finish line with one salt, and one favorite jam over the load speaker, at a time!

Sarah Kluender
Sarah Kluender

November 08, 2018

Getting great gear is one thing, but you had me at together we achieve more!!!
Can’t wait Base TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) 2019!!

Karin Berens
Karin Berens

November 08, 2018

Wonderful job! Feeling the greatness already. Great people and great friends to meet!

Lauren
Lauren

November 08, 2018

Love this! Funny enough we were all CDA 2015, IMAz 14-present, Madison, and florida. I am so excited to join this team!!

Tammy maleckas
Tammy maleckas

November 08, 2018

Sniff sniff. Yep-you just filled my eyes with liquid!

Ashley Hernandez
Ashley Hernandez

November 08, 2018

Love this post! I’m so excited to be part of this team…looking forward to 2019!

Stacy Windrow
Stacy Windrow

November 08, 2018

BASE saved my race at IMCHOO 2016 when the heat was unbearable. I’m excited to be part of the 2019 Team, meeting team members, attending camp, and volunteering at races!

Susan Dekeyser
Susan Dekeyser

November 07, 2018

Wow, I feel it! I feel the love and passion. Hands down, the best triathlon team and instant family! Looking forward to 2019, meeting new members and reuniting with past. Power on!

Carey Cribbs
Carey Cribbs

November 07, 2018

Matt stayed with me on a long bike ride during a Tri camp when everyone else had dropped this 64 year old grandma. Proud to be part of his team.

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