SE Junior Talent ID Race Series Structure
The Southeast Junior Race Series consists of seven independently produced sprint distance triathlons held between the months of May and August. All races are located in the Southeast Region of USA Triathlon which includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina and the panhandle of Florida. The series consists of the highest quality events located throughout the region to maximize the opportunity for participation. You will find the best competition among junior athletes in the Southeast at these events.
Each event offers junior aged competitors a souvenier collectable custom Junior Race Series water bottle in different colors or a custom designed USA Triathlon Southeast Region Junior Race Series bag tag. Don't miss out on this exciting series!
2014 Series Events
5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run.
4/26/14 F1 Challenge Draft Legal Triathlon, West Point Lake, GA,
~350 yd swim, ~6 mi bike, 1.5 mi run - exact distances TBD.
BONUS POINT EVENT - all participants in the F1 Challenge Triathlon will receive 50 points towards their series point score regardless of finish position.
4/27/14 Spring Fling Sprint Triathlon, West Point Lake, GA,
600 yd swim, 15 mi bike, 3.1 mi run.
750 m swim, 11 mi bike, 3.1 mi run.
5/17/14 Memphis in May Sprint, Tunica, MS,
400 m swim, 12 mi bike, 3 mi run.
5/31/14 Blalock Lakes Tri the Parks Sprint, Newnan, GA
600 m swim, 14.7 mi bike, 3.1 mi run.
JUNE or JULY race TBD.
400 yd swim, 13 mi bike, 3 mi run.
400 yd swim, 12.4 mi bike, 3.1 mi run.
Former Races on the Series:
750 m swim, 15 mi bike, 3.1 mi run.
0.33 mi swim, 17 mi bike, 3.1 mi run.
600 yd swim, 16.2 mi bike, 3 mi run.
0.33 mi swim, 12.4 mi bike, 3.1 mi run.
The Southeast Junior Talent ID Race Series is open to all junior age athletes age 13-15 and 16-19. However, minimum racing age is at the sole discretion of the race director. Series events are independently operated and entry is not guaranteed. Event directors have the right to limit the number of participants in their event. It is in the athlete’s best interest to register in advance for ALL races in which they plan to participate. The series consists of the highest-quality events in the region and many of them sell out early.
Points will be awarded at each event as outlined below (except for the F1 Challenge Triathlon where ALL athletes will receive 50 points). Athlete’s top 5 scores will be tallied to determine an overall series winner. Awards will be given for the top three overall male and female in each age category 13-15 and 16-19. In the event of a tie between two or more athletes, each head-to-head match-up will be reviewed and the winner of the greater number of said match-ups will be recognized as the winner. Ties will only be broken for the top three overall places in the series. Athletes must compete in a minimum of two events on the series to be eligible for overall series awards. Overall series winners will be announced following the series final race.
Point scoring system:
1 place = 100 points
2 place = 80 points
3 place = 60 points
4 place = 50 points
5 place = 40 points
6 place = 30 points
7th – 10th place = 20 points
All other finishers = 10 points
In the event a series race is cancelled no points will be awarded for that race. If a race is rescheduled on the same weekend (i.e. moved from Saturday to Sunday) points will be awarded. If a race is changed from a triathlon to a duathlon (run/bike or run/bike/run) points will be awarded. If a race is changed to a run only format points will not be awarded. Cancellation and course changes are at the sole discretion of the event director.
Any questions regarding the Southeast Junior Talent ID Race Series should be directed to Kathleen Johnston, USAT-SE RADC, KS_Johnston@hotmail.com or 615-293-3119.