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NEW FOR 2013: CLUB CHALLENGE SERIES

With nearly 150 registered clubs in the Mid Atlantic region, we are working to find ways to make them more involved and serve as a resource for those looking to get involved in the sport. Our clubs range in size from 10 to more than 1,300 members. Each club has unique strengths, and all USAT clubs are great resources for those just beginning the sport of triathlon.

While we are about halfway through the 2013 racing season, USAT-MA is going to implement an informal club challenge to keep the momentum going through the fall. If there is enough interest, we will build on and expand the program for the 2014 season, with the help of the USAT-MA clubs.

For this informal club challenge, the scoring will be similar to the overall regional club championship event with an additional category to include points for volunteers. We have identified three races in our region to begin this challenge:

Date of race
Date roster due to USAT
Race with link to registration
Link to volunteer sign up
8/18/13  8/4/13 Luray Sprint Distance Click here
9/14/13  8/31/13 Savageman 30.0 Distance Click here
10/13/13  9/29/13 Waterman's Sprint Triathlon Click here

Each club’s leadership will need to submit a comprehensive roster of club members racing and a list of those volunteering TWO WEEKS prior to each event to Cory Churches at cchurches@usat-ma.org.

As an added incentive for participation, each race has agreed to accommodate space for club tents on a first come, first served basis. If you plan to bring a club tent, please email Cory Churches at cchurches@usat-ma.org as soon as possible to coordinate with the Race Directors. 

Points from each race will be added together for a cumulative total following Waterman’s Sprint Triathlon to determine the top three clubs in each division. The "award" for this first series is bragging rights and the honor of possessing the "bronzed shoes" for each division. The top club from each division will also help to determine selected races for the 2014 series

SCORING INFORMATION

Club Divisions: 
Club divisions will be determined by the self-reporting membership numbers through USA Triathlon. 
Division I: 130 or more members
Division II: 30-129 members
Division III: 2-29 members

Overall Individual Scoring:
Overall points are awarded to the top three male and female club finishers, 10, 9 and 8 points, respectively. Top three overall finishers will not be eligible to earn additional age group points. These points only apply to the racers in the regular age groups, not other divisions.

Age Group Individual Scoring:
Eligible individuals will be scored by age group and gender. The top five club finishers in each age group will receive 6-2 points with the first place finisher earning 6 points, the second place earning 5, and so on.

Club Participation Points:
Non-scoring age group participant finishers will earn 1/2 point for their respective clubs up to maximum 15 points for Division I, 10 points for Division II, and 5 points for Division III. These additional points are total points, not per age group. Points are awarded only to finishers of the designated race.

Distance Travel Points:
Travel points will be awarded and calculated from the domicile of the club to the location of the race. Points will be awarded as follows:
250 miles = 10 points
200-250 miles - 8 pts
150-200 miles = 6 pts
100-150 miles = 4 pts
50-100 miles = 2 pts
<50 miles = 0 pts


Volunteer Points

Additional points will be earned for club members who volunteer to support the event. Every 5 volunteers will earn each club an additional point. (eg 10 volunteers, 2 points). 

Any and all questions should be directed to Cory Churches at cchurches@usat-ma.org, club liaison with USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic.

 

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