The Zoom Triathlon & Duathlon Series’ Champion will be the athlete, in each category, who earns the most points in three race series. Top finishes in each series race will earn you points as follows:
- First - 3 pts
- Second - 2 pts
- Third - 1 pt
- Participation in the event - 1 pt
In the event of a tie, the winner of the last race in the series is crowned Champion. Athletes competing for the series championship cannot mix and match triathlon and duathlon points; points earned in the triathlon can only be used toward a championship in triathlon categories and points earned in the duathlon can only be used toward a championship in duathlon categories.
Athletes must complete in categories according to their racing age as determined by USA Triathlon.
Athletes may not compete in more than one category. For example, the overall race series winner may not also claim a championship her or his age group. Athena and Clydesdale champions may not collect a championship in their age group as well.
Zoom Triathlon & Duathlon Series Team Championship Scoring
Each athlete on your team must finish the entire race to qualify for team points.!
This team championship is a “winner take all” competition where the lowest score wins. Only one team will be crowned the Zoom Triathlon & Duathlon Series Team Champion and the team points earned in each of the three races in the seris will be added together to determine the winner. Remember the lowest team score wins the championship.
Zoom Triathlon & Duathlon Series Team Champion will take home a trophy inscribed with your team name. The team will be featured on the Zoom Multisport Racing webpage and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your team is the best in the region.
At the end of the triathlon and duathlon all athletes (from the triathlon and the duathlon) will be combined into one race based on time. This means that the fastest triathlete or duathlete overall will be first, the second fastest triathlete or duathlete overall will be second, and so on. These places will determine the points for the team competition ONLY.
Yes, this means the 2-mile run is being equated to the 1000yd swim; plan your team accordingly. We compared world record times for long course and open water swimming to world record times in track and field and in the road race, and we reviewed the times of elite and average triathletes and duathletes at various races over multiple distances to determine that a 2-mile run and 1000yrd swim are comparable on our course in our race series.
Scoring in the team race will include 2 parts:
(1) The 5 lowest individual places will be the foundation of the team score; these places will be added together to make up the first part o the team score. Individuals will be scored according to the following criteria:
- Male age 12-39 (race place is not divided and remains the same)
- Male age 40-59 & Clydesdales age 0-99 (race place is divided by 2)
- Male age 60+ (race place is divided by 3)
- Female age 12-39 (race place is divided by 2)
- Female age 40-59 & Athena age 0-99 (race place is divided by 3)
- Female age 60+ (race place is divided by 4)
- If a team does not have 5 racers complete the race, all races that complete the race will be scored and any remaining slots will be filled with the place of the last finisher on the scoring sheet.
(2) Teams will have 5 points deducted from their overall team score for any additional racers (up to 10 additional racers for a maximum deduction of 50 points) who complete the race and 1 point deducted from their score for any remaining athletes who completed the race (no limit)
Sample Scoring Sheet
Click here to download a sample team scoring sheet from a fictional race. Download Here.
What You Can Win!
Overall Male & Female Winner of:
Zoom Beginner 12.2 Triathlon
Zoom Intermediate 21.6 Triathlon
Zoom Intermediate 23.0 Duathlon
Zoom 1/3 Iron Triathlon
To be determined by number of entries:
Zoom 1/3 Iron Aquabike
Zoom 1.1 Mile Swim
Zoom 2.0 Run/Walk
Age group awards will not be given.
Door Prizes for Everyone!
We are giving away a variety of door prizes.
Everyone who races is eligible to win, but you must be present to win.
Athletes can claim their prize at the awards stand with a photo ID.
Stay tuned for a sample of what you can win from our many Sponsors....
Race Day Checklist
Race Day Checklist
Preparing a packing list for your triathlon/duathlon is one of the most important things you can do before race day. Some key items to include are: USAT license, photo ID, race outfit, swim goggles, swim cap, towel, bike, helmet, sunglasses, bike shoes, water bottles, nutrition (gels, bars, etc.), and running shoes. You may also want to bring: money, wetsuit, sox, and change of clothes. http://triathlon.racechecklist.com/ is a great interactive resource that allows you to create and print your own packing list.
Race Day Services
On Race Day You Can Expect....
Complimentary soft tissue treatment, kinesiology taping & stretching
Stop by their tent and get ready for the big event!
Complimentary Bike Checks on Race Day Morning
Make sure your gear is all clear!
Hammer Nutrition, including HEED & Hammer Gels, will be offered at our aid stations.
Get the fuel you need to help you succeed!
Jeffrey Jakucyk will on course taking your photos.
Smile for the camera & show us how much fun you are having in your swim, bike, or run!
The Carroll High School Cross Country Team will provide volunteers for our races.
Look for the bright orange vests to guide you, cheer you, or help you do your best!
Emergency & Contingency Plans
Races are rain or shine unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race management in consultation with local safety officials. Every effort will be made to conduct the race; if the race is cancelled there will be no refunds. This position is consistent with USAT recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of triathlon. Each athlete must accept any such risk for their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies. In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. The following procedure will be followed:
- The race director in consultation with local safety officials will make the final decision to delay, adjust or cancel the race.
- The decision will be posted on the website and communicated at the race venue via the PA announcing system.
- In the event of unsafe swim conditions the event will be changed to a duathlon.
In the case of an emergency please dial 911. Safety personnel will be on site to attend to any emergencies before, during and after the race. Lifeguards will be monitoring the swim course and volunteers in conjunction with park ranger and other safety personnel will be monitoring the bike and run course. Volunteers will be instructed to contact 911 in the case of an emergency.