Categories include male and female broken into 5 year age groups, with your age being determined by how old you turn in 2017. So if you happen to be 34 years old on race day, but turn 35 years later on in 2016, you will race in the 35-39 year age category.
From USA Triathlon:
Eligible Age Groups and Awards
Participants have the opportunity to qualify for the 2018 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship through the 2017 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championship. It is the policy of USA Triathlon to provide awards only for those age groups which qualify for this level of competition. Age groups will begin with 17-19 and continue in 5-year increments through 80-84. The minimum ages to compete are based on the ITU Competition Rules (appendix A, page 75).
- For the 2017 USAT Winter Triathlon National Championship, athletes must be 17 by December 31st, 2017.
- For the 2018 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship, athletes must be 18 by December 31st, 2018.
Please note that this event may have additional categories other than what is listed here. USA Triathlon will only provide National Championship awards for the listed age groups. If you are wishing to compete at this event, but do not meet the minimum age requirement, we encourage you to participate in one of our youth events.
Note: this event may allow athletes under 17 to participate. In coordination with ITU rules, they will not be eligible for USA Triathlon National Championship awards.
Relay participants will be recognized as their own category, and are not eligible for National Champion awards. 2 person and 3 person teams will compete against one another and will be recognized separately during the award ceremony. The relay race will begin at the same time as the individual race.
Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, as well as the top 3 finishers in every 5 year age group (15-19; 20-24; 25-29; etc).
$70 for individual until October 1st; $80 October 2nd to December 1st; $90 December 2nd to January 1st; $100 January 2nd to January 27th.
$120 for relay until November 1st; $140 November 2nd to December 1st; $160 December 2nd to January 1st; $180 January 2nd through January 27th (reminder that relay teams are not included in National Championship awards).
*USAT license is required. Single day licenses are available for $15. Note that each relay team member needs an annual or single day license.
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