Elite Athletes in the 5150 Series
Athletes finishing in the top 15 of their division at a qualifying race will receive an invitation to compete in the 2014 Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship. Athletes will register to compete in the Championship in the same division in which they qualified, regardless of their finish time at the qualifying race.
Qualifying athletes will be contacted after the qualifying event via email with information on how to register for the 5150 US Championship race. Information on registering for the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship will also be available on the 5150 Triathlon Series website.
If an athlete qualifies for the 5150 US Championship in more than one division by competing at more than one qualifying event, he/she may select their preferred division for the 5150 US Championship.
If an individual athlete qualifies for the 5150 US Championship pays for their entry in the 5150 US Championship and later qualifies for a free entry, a refund of $75.00 will be issued to the athlete upon request and verification. If a relay team pays for their entry into the Championship race and the same relay team later qualifies for a free entry, each relay member will be issued a refund of $45 upon request and verification.
AGE GROUP ELITE QUALIFYING
Male and female triathletes who can furnish proof of a sub 2:15 and 2:30, respectively, finish time in an Olympic distance triathlon within 12 months of the qualifying race can race Age Group Elite at a 5150 qualifying event (except for the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship.) Proof of finish time, via a link to race results, must be furnished to the 5150 qualifying event of the athlete’s choice prior to the race to be classified as an Age Group Elite athlete.
In order to race as an Age Group Elite athlete at the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship, an athlete must place in the top 15 of the Age Group Elite division at one of the qualifying events listed below:
NEW ORLEANS TRIATHLON MARCH 30, 2014
ST. ANTHONY’S TRIATHLON APRIL 27, 2014
COLUMBIA TRIATHLON MAY 18, 2014
MEMPHIS IN MAY MAY 18, 2014
5150 CORAL COAST JUNE 1, 2014
5150 MONT TREMBLANT JUNE 8, 2014
5150 KLAGENFURT JUNE 14, 2014
CENTURY TUNA 5150 PHILIPPINES JUNE 29, 2014
BOULDER PEAK TRIATHLON JULY 13, 2014
5150 KANSAS JULY 20, 2014
5150 ZURICH JULY 26, 2014
GIANT EAGLE TRIATHLON JULY 26, 2014
5150 MARSEILLE JULY 27, 2014
5150 BELA BELA AUGUST 23, 2014
HY-VEE 5150 U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 30-31ST, 2014
5150 GALVESTON SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
SAFEGUARD 5150 PHILIPPINES SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
NOOSA TRIATHLON NOVEMBER 2, 2014
EKURHULENI 5150 AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP NOVEMBER 2, 2014
Qualifying for the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship as an Age Group Elite
A sub 2:15 or 2:30 finish in the Age Group, Clydesdale, Athena or ParaTriathlete division at a qualifying race does not qualify an athlete to race in the Age Group Elite division at the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship event. Age Group Elite athletes at the US Championship must have finished in the top 15 of the Age Group Elite division at a qualifying race as listed below.
New Orleans Triathlon 3/30/2014
St. Anthony’s Triathlon 4/27/2014
Columbia Triathlon 5/18/2014
Memphis in May 5/18/2014
Boulder Peak Triathlon 7/13/2014
Giant Eagle Triathlon 7/26/2014
5150 Galveston 9/21/2014