Not at all! We welcome all athletes and athletes of all abilities. Our focus is on long distance athletes who want to train for marathons, half marathons, ironman and half ironman, who are also busy adults that do this to push themselves (and have fun at the same time!). But we welcome those that want to race shorter, or longer events. Most of our athletes will not be true beginners (those learning how to swim or learning to ride a bike). If you’ve done sprint tris and want to complete an Ironman, this is for you. If you’ve done 5ks and you would like to run a marathon, this is for you. You’re a 5x IM athlete that wants to get faster, yes, this is for you. You’ve run marathons but a BQ has eluded you, yes, this is for you.