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Triathlon

 

SWIM

BIKE

RUN

Short

 

 

 

Kilometer

0.4 - 1

8 - 30

1.6 - 6.3

Mile

0.2 - 0.6

5 - 18.6

1 - 3.9

Intermediate

 

 

 

Kilometer

1.1 -2

30.1 - 50

6.4 - 12.8

Mile

0.7 - 1.2

18.7 - 31

4 - 8

Long

 

 

 

Kilometer

2.1 - 3.1

50.1 - 99.9

12.9 - 29.9

Mile

1.3 - 1.9

31.1 - 62

8 - 18.6

Ultra

 

 

 

Kilometer

3.2+

100+

30+

Mile

2+

62.1+

18.7+

Triathlon - Distances are categorized by using the category in which two of the distances fall. If all three are in separate categories the distance is categorized by the bike.

Note: Triathlons can be swim, bike, run in any order


Duathlon

 

RUN

BIKE

RUN

Short

 

 

 

Kilometer

1.6 - 6.3

8 - 30

1.6 - 6.3

Mile

1 - 3.9

5 - 18.6

1 - 3.9

Intermediate

 

 

 

Kilometer

6.4 - 12.8

30.1 - 50

6.4 - 12.8

Mile

4 - 8

18.7 - 31

4 - 8

Long

 

 

 

Kilometer

12.9 - 29.9

50.1 - 99.9

12.9 - 29.9

Mile

8.1 - 18.6

31.1 - 62

8.1 - 18.6

Ultra

 

 

 

Kilometer

30+

100+

30+

Mile

18.67+

62.1+

18.7+

Duathlon - Distance is categorized by the bike and longest run. If distances are is separate categories, the distance is categorized by the bike


Aquathlon

 

RUN

SWIM

RUN

Short

 

 

 

Kilometer

1.6 - 6.3

0.4 - 1

1.6 - 6.3

Mile

1 - 3.9

0.2 - 0.6

1 - 3.9

Intermediate

 

 

 

Kilometer

6.4 - 12.8

1.1 - 2

6.4 - 12.8

Mile

4 - 8

0.7 - 1.2

4 - 8

Long

 

 

 

Kilometer

12.9 - 29.9

2.1 - 3.1

12.9 - 29.9

Mile

8 - 18.6

1.3 - 1.9

8 - 18.6

Ultra

 

 

 

Kilometer

30+

3.2+

30+

Mile

18.67+

2+

18.7+

Aquathlon: Distances are categorized by using the category in which two of the distances fall. If all three are in separate categories the distance is categorized by the bike.

Note: If the aquathlon is just a swim/run then the event is categorized by the longest run.


Aquabike

 

SWIM

BIKE

Short

 

 

Kilometer

0.4 - 1

8 - 30

Mile

0.2 - 0.6

5 - 18.6

Intermediate

 

 

Kilometer

1.1 - 2

30.1 - 50

Mile

0.7 - 1.2

18.7 - 31

Long

 

 

Kilometer

2.1 - 3.1

50.1 - 99.9

Mile

1.3 - 1.9

31.1 - 62

Ultra

 

 

Kilometer

3.2+

100+

Mile

2+

62.1+

Aquabike: The distance will always be categorized by the bike distance.


Winter Triathlon

 

RUN

BIKE

Cross Country Ski

Short

 

 

 

Kilometer

1.6 - 6.3

8 - 30

3 - 5

Mile

1 - 3.9

5 - 18.6

1.9 - 3.1

Intermediate

 

 

 

Kilometer

6.4 - 12.8

30.1 - 50

7.5 - 12.5

Mile

4 - 8

18.7 - 31

4.7 - 7.8

Long

 

 

 

Kilometer

12.9 - 29.9

50.1 - 99.9

20 - 30

Mile

8 - 18.6

31.1 - 62

12.4 - 18.6

Ultra

 

 

 

Kilometer

30+

100+

30.1+

Mile

18.7+

62.1+

18.7+

Winter Triathlon: Distances are categorized by using the category in which two of the distances fall. If all three are in separate categories the distance is categorized by the bike.


Youth Triathlon

Race Age

SWIM

BIKE

RUN

Best Practices

Youth 7-8

50 - 100 meters

2 - 3 K

1 K

Pool swim and closed roads

Youth 9-10

100 meters

3 - 5 K

1 K

Pool swim and closed roads

Youth 11-12

200 meters

5 - 7 K

1.5 - 2 K

Closed roads

Youth 13 - 15

200 - 375 meters

8 - 10 K

2 - 2.5 K

Closed roads


Youth Duathlon

Race Age

Run

BIKE

RUN

Best Practices

Youth 7-8

1 K

2-3 K

500 meters

Closed roads

Youth 9-10

1.5 K

3-5 K

750 meters

Closed roads

Youth 11-12

2 K

5 - 7 K

1 K

Closed roads

Youth 13 - 15

2 - 3 K

8 - 10 K

1 - 1.5 K

Closed roads


Youth Aquathlon

Race Age

SWIM

RUN

Best Practices

Youth 7-8

50 - 100 meters

1 K

Pool swim and closed roads

Youth 9-10

100 meters

1.5 K

Pool swim and closed roads

Youth 11-12

200 meters

2 K

Closed roads

Youth 13 - 15

200 - 375 meters

2 - 3 K

Closed roads

Youth Aquabike

Race Age

SWIM

BIKE

Best Practices

Youth 7-8

50 - 100 meters

2 - 3 K

Pool swim and closed roads

Youth 9-10

100 meters

3 - 5 K

Pool swim and closed roads

Youth 11-12

200 meters

5 - 7 K

Closed roads

Youth 13 - 15

200 - 375 meters

8 - 10 K

Closed roads


Youth Winter Triathlon

Race Age

RUN

BIKE

Cross Country Ski

Best Practices

Youth 7-8

1 K

2 K

.1 - .5 K

Short loop with flat terrain for the ski portion.

Youth 9-10

1 K

3 K

.1 - .5 K

Short loop with flat terrain for the ski portion.

Youth 11-12

2 K

5 - 7 K

1 K

Short loops with minor variation in terrain but no steep hills for the ski portion.

Youth 13 - 15

2 - 3 K

8 - 10 K

2 - 3 K

Short loops with minor variation in terrain but no steep hills for the ski portion.

0.5 mile approximates 800 meters
500 meters approximates 0.31mi
1 mile approximates 1.6km

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