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National Challenge Competition Returns
As days become shorter, the weather gets colder, bikes become one with trainers, relationships with treadmills are rekindled, and suddenly it is not quite so appealing to jump in the pool and knock out those laps.
As dedicated as triathletes are, even the winter days can deter many from training and competing. And USAT will stop at nothing to foster that competitive edge year-round.
This is why the National Challenge Competition is back with a vengeance for the third year and will kick off on December 1.
What is the National Challenge Competition?
The National Challenge Competition (NCC) is designed to get triathletes excited about off-season training at the club level. Tri Clubs across the country go head-to-head to see who can log the most training miles during the competition.
The NCC will feature three sessions, each one month in duration, from December to February. Clubs will record their training miles and submit them on NCC site for automatic calculation and ranking.
All sessions will include swim, bike, and run, but one sport will be highlighted for each session. The winning club for each session is determined by the greatest number of miles logged during that session for that month's discipline. There are also prizes for the first club to reach the benchmark mileage for each session, and Overall Combined Mileage for a club at the end of the three months.
In December the focus is swimming, in January it is cycling and in February it is running. Individual awards will be handed out throughout the competition. Overall mileage will be awarded by gender at the conclusion of the NCC. Prizes and awards will be announced near the end of the competition.
Click here to register.
Participating clubs must appoint one person to be the registrar and liaison to USAT. If you do not belong to a club, or if your club is not taking part in the NCC this year, and you are a USA Triathlon member, you may compete in the individual category.
Not only is it a great way to fuel your competitive fire throughout the winter, but it is also a chance to "race" against the rest of the country in the comfort of your own facilities.
Sign up today! Click here for official rules and procedures.