2019 Race Information
750 Meter Swim / 13.25 Mile Bike / 5K Run
Saturday, October 5, 2019
3:30 PM – 6 PM
Location : Charlotte Running Company
146 Mooresville Commons Way, Suite I
Mooresville, North Carolina 28117
Sunday, October 6
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM
Location: Trump National Charlotte
120 Trump Square
Mooresville, North Carolina 28117
NOTE: Photo ID is required for packet pick-up. Everyone must pick up their own race packet.
USA Triathlon requires that all USAT annual members must show their USAT membership card at packet pick-up.
Any USAT annual member who does not present his/her valid membership card at packet pick-up, will be required to pay the USAT one-day fee of $12.
Race Day Schedule
- 6:00 AM – Transition Area Open
- 6:00 AM – Race Day Registration Opens
- 7:00 AM – Race Day Registration Closes
- 7:25 AM – DL NCAA Women’s Collegiate Start
- 7:35 AM – Non-draft Collegiate M/W Start
- 7:40 AM – Age Group Race Start
- 11:00 AM – Projected Awards Ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time)
- Relays can be 2-person (one person does 2 legs, and one person does 1 leg) or 3-person teams (each person does 1 leg of the event).
- EACH Relay member MUST pick up his/her own packet.
- EACH Member MUST have their photo ID and USAT card (if applicable) to pick up their packet.
- If a member is a minor (17 or under), then a parent/guardian must show an ID to get their packet.
- If a member turns 18 by the end of 2014 they are considered an Adult per USAT, thus they must pick up their own packet.
- If you need to replace a relay member you can e-mail us using the Contact Us button with the changes.
- If it is the week of the event and you need to make a change to a relay member then you can make this change at packet pick up.
- At packet pick up you will be given a sheet of paper that explains how the relays will work (chip hand off, tagging spot, etc.).
- If you are an individual that wishes to switch to a relay team, then you can e-mail us, using the Contact Us button, the following information: Team Name, Team Member Names, Team Member Shirt sizes. You will need to pay the difference to convert to a relay, which you can pay at packet pick up (cash or check only). If it is the week of the event, then you can make these changes at packet pick up.
Below is a brief description of each race category:
- Age Group – Participants competing in their age group.
- Aqua Bike
- Clydesdale – Category for male participants who are over 220 lbs.
- Master Clydesdale – Category for male participants who are over 220 lbs. and are 40 or over.
- Athena – Category for women over 165 lbs.
- Novice – Category for beginner participants. Participants competing as a Novice have usually done less than 3 events.
- Master Novice – Same as Novice but these participants are beginners who are 40 or over.
- Mixed Relay – Mix of male and female team members.
- Collegiate Waves – Participants who are members of a collegiate tri team.
NOTE: You may fit into one or more of the above categories, so whichever category you choose to compete in is completely your choice. Choose the category that you feel you would have the most fun competing in.
Top 3 M/F Open (Elite)
Top 3 M/F Masters Open (Elite 40+)
Top 3 Age Groups (M/F):15 & Under,
Top 3 Clydesdales (Men 39 and Under, 220+ lbs)
Top 3 Master Clydesdales(Men 40+ and 220lbs+)
Top 3 Athenas (Women 165lbs+)
Top 3 Novice (M/F)
Top 3 Master Novice (Beginners 40+) (M/F)
Top 3 Relay Teams
- $60.00 December 1 – December 31
- $40.00 for Collegians Representing College
- $65.00 January 1 – January 31
- $70.00 February 1 – June 30
- $75.00 July 1 – August 31
- $80.00 September 1 – September 29 (close of online registration)
- $85.00 at Packet Pick Up Saturday and Race Morning
- $90.00 December 1 – December 31
- $100.00 January 1 – January 31
- $110.00 February 1 – June 30
- $120 July 1 – August 31
- $130 September 1 – September 29 (close of online registration)
- $140.00 at Packet Pick Up Saturday and Race Morning
There is a $12.00 fee for each non-USAT registrant.
This pricing is based upon Date. Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier.
On-site registration is available for this event during normal packet pick up hours.
The awards ceremony will begin around 1pm. Remember this event is a time trial start which means the order people cross the finish line is not necessarily the order they placed. So it’s important we have almost all the participants in before we begin the ceremony, especially considering race day registrations who begin at the end.
Awards will be given to:
Top 3 in each of the following categories:
- Top 3 Age Groups (M/F):15 & Under, 16-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69, 70-74,75-79,80-84, 85+
- Top 3 Clydesdales (Men 39 and Under, 220+ lbs)
- Top 3 Master Clydesdales(Men 40+ and 220lbs+)
- Top 3 Athenas (Women 165lbs+)
- Top 3 Assisted Athletes (M/F)
- Top 3 Novice (M/F)
- Top 3 Master Novice (Beginners 40+) (M/F)
- Top 3 Relay Teams (Mixed)
- Aquabike Division/Awards
REFUND POLICY: 50% of your entry fee will be refunded until August 25, 2016. No refunds will be issued for any reason after August 25, 2016. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another person, event, or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, you must complete the refund request form below.
WEATHER POLICY: In the event of inclement the following procedures will be followed:
The event will be postponed until 9:45AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If inclement weather does not pass by 9:45AM , the event will be changed to a duathlon format.
Every effort will be made to have this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.
NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this weather policy.
ALL USAT members must show proof of a current membership at packet pick up. If you have recently renewed a membership, then you MUST print out a temporary card or receipt of payment (that shows length of the membership period) to show at packet pick up. We will not take your word for it that your membership is current; you must SHOW us. Failure to do so will result in having to pay the one-day fee of $12.
You can go to the USAT WEBSITE where you can renew your membership or print out a temporary card. You can also renew your membership at packet pick up if that’s easier for you.
If I entered my USAT information when I registered, then why do I need to show my card at packet pick up? USAT rules state that all USAT members must show a valid membership card at packet pick up and failure to do so will result in having to pay the 1-day fee. Our events are sanction by USAT, therefore, we must follow these rules. Our website is not connected to USAT’s website, so the information that you enter when you register could be incorrect. We must physically document the current expiration date of your membership when you pick up your packet as this is the only way we can confirm 100% that your membership is in fact current.
USAT’s “Age Up” Policy:
An athlete’s age for any USAT sanctioned race will be his/her age as of Dec. 31, 2016. The age he/she is on 12/31 will determine his/her racing age group. If an athlete is due to “age-up” into the next group, it will happen at the beginning of the year, not after the athlete’s birthday. This action aligns regular U.S. age group racing with the method used by USA Triathlon for its National Rankings Program and its new Grand Prix Series.
Example: John Smith is 39 and will turn 40 on November 20, 2016.
John will be considered 40 for all 2016 races – and will race in the 40-44 age group at all 2016 races.
Sally Jones is 29 and will turn 30 on July 3, 2016.
Sally will be considered 30 for all 2016 races – and will race in the 30-34 age group at all 2016 races.