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Age Group Competition
Several inquiries are made regarding participants who want to start a triathlon in a different age group wave then the one they are assigned to. Athletes are required to participate in their assigned category, whether that be age group, Clydesdale, Athena, or Fat Tire categories. Athletes participating in weight categories should be weighed beforehand to verify eligibility. The rules for competing in age groups are below.
3.2 Age Group Competition.
a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete's age on December 31 of the year of the event.
b. Weight Class Division. In events where a weight class division is different, the minimum weight shall be 220 pounds for men and 165 pounds for women, monitored by the event organizer. The weight class age categories for men and women shall be 39 years of age and under and 40 years of age and over. Participants are not eligible to complete in a weight class division and in an age group division at the same event.