Tri the Parks Triathlon Race Series Scoring Rules
Eligibility: Individuals must complete three of the triathlons, duathlons or aquabike races to be considered in series standings respectively and eligible for series awards.
Category Declaration: Category declared for the first race will be the category assignment for the entire series. No category changes during the series. For series scoring purposes, USAT Age Group designation applies. For example your age group is determined by your age as of December 31st of the event calendar year. Categories available for series awards are:
•Male and Female Overall (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
•Male and Female Masters (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
•Male and Female Age Groups (1st, 2nd, 3rd) 14-Under, 15-19, 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, 85-89, 90+
•Clydesdale (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Athena (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
•Masters Clydesdale (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Masters Athena (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
•Teams Male, Female, Mixed (1st Place)
Series Wetsuit Rule: All Tri the Parks Triathlon Race Series races are USAT sanctioned events. Therefore, all USAT rules apply. Competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is below 78 degrees. If the water temperature is between 78 - 84 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits, but will not be eligible for awards.
Scoring: Competitors' scores will be compiled throughout the season providing an end of season ranking within each of the specified categories. We compared several different systems for computing the standings and decided to use the base time method which we determined to be the most accurate and fair system for establishing standings within a race series.
How does it work? For each race, the fastest overall non-pro male time and the fastest overall non-pro female time are used as the base times. All competitor's finish times are divided into the respective (male or female) base time providing a numerical value to be totaled at the end of the season. After completion of the last race of the series, the results from each race will be totaled. If a competitor participated in more than three triathlon events, the lowest numbers from the total will be discarded. If a competitor participated in more than three duathlon events, the lowest number from the total will be discarded. The standings are determined by ranking scores from the most number of points to the least number of points.
Team results are calculated in the same manner for male teams and female teams. Mixed teams results are divided into the average of the overall male and female winning times per race.
Winners will be announced at the end of the season to receive a distinctive award for the series championship at the end of season banquet.
Good luck to all competitors!