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AGE GROUP QUALIFYING

1.0 AGE GROUP QUALIFICATION SYSTEM

THECHAMPIONSHIP half-distance age-group qualification system is based on place getting, as opposed to the accrual of points. This simplified system provides all races with a fair and equitable share of THECHAMPIONSHIP qualification slots and provides athletes with a clear and concise understanding of the process. The allocation of qualification slots to the top six age group finishers from CHALLENGEFAMILY events is designed to ensure that THECHAMPIONSHIP is purely focused on achievement and elite age group performance, cementing the events’ status at the pinnacle of long distance triathlon.

 

2.0 AGE GROUP QUALIFICATION PERIOD

Qualification for THECHAMPIONSHIP Samorin 2017 will commence at CHALLENGEFUERTEVENTURA on April 23, 2016 and concludes at CHALLENGESALOU on May 28, 2017. All slot allocation outlined in section 3.0 Slot Allocation is at events, which fall within the qualification period.

 

3.0 AGE GROUP SLOT ALLOCATION

The allocation of age group slots for THECHAMPIONSHIP Samorin 2017 is outlined as follows:

 

3.1 Challenge Family Age Group Athlete Slots (Individuals)

  • One slot for each of the top six (6) finishers in each male and female age group at CHALLENGEFAMILY full distance and half distance races.
  • CHALLENGEFUERTEVENTURA, CHALLENGETAIWAN (Full & Half) and CHALLENGERIMINI will feature twice in the THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017 qualification period. The 2016 calendar year editions of the above races will have one slot for each of the top three (3) male and female age group finishers in each age group category. The 2017 calendar editions of the above races will also one slot for each of the top three (3) male and female age group finishers in each age group category.
  • Slots will not roll down in each category.
  • Qualifiers will have a fixed period with which to confirm their spot after the qualifying race, as advised in the qualifying letter sent to the qualifier from CHALLENGE.

 

3.2 Relay Team (Age Group) Athlete Slots

  • One slot for each of the top three (3) finishers of the mixed relay team at all CHALLENGEFAMILY full and half distance events (where relays are conducted).
  • One slot for each of the top three (3) finishers of the all-male relay team at all CHALLENGEFAMILY full and half distance events (where relays are conducted).
  • One slot for each of the top three (3) finishers of the all-female relay team at all CHALLENGEFAMILY full and half distance events (where relays are conducted).
  • CHALLENGEFUERTEVENTURA, CHALLENGETAIWAN (Full) and CHALLENGETAIWAN (Half) will feature twice in the THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017 qualification period. Both editions of the race will feature three (3) qualifying spots per team category.
  • Slots will not roll down in each category.
  • Team structure at THECHAMPIONSHIP must comprise a minimum of two (2) members of the qualifying team racing at THECHAMPIONSHIP.
  • Team qualifiers will have a fixed period with which to confirm their spot after the qualifying race, as advised in the qualifying letter sent to the qualifier from CHALLENGE

 

3.3 Corporate World Cup (Age Group) Team Qualifying Slots

  • One slot for each of the top ten (10) finishers of the Corporate World Cup teams event
  • Slots will not roll down in each category.
  • Team structure at THECHAMPIONSHIP must comprise a minimum of two (2) members of the qualifying team racing at THECHAMPIONSHIP.
  • Team qualifiers will have a fixed period with which to confirm their spot after the qualifying race, as advised in the qualifying letter sent to the qualifier from CHALLENGE

 

3.4 Regional Championships

  • For any regional championship events announced and conducted during the qualification period these regional championship events will carry the same qualification slots as CHALLENGESAMORIN 2016 (double all other Challenge Family events).

 

3.5 New Events in the Qualification Period

For all new CHALLENGEFAMILY events announced and conducted in the qualification period for THECHAMPIONSHIP 2017, each new Event will carry the following qualifying slots.

  • One slot for each of the top six (6) finishers in each male and female age group at CHALLENGEFAMILY full distance and half distance races.
  • One slot for each of the top three (3) finishers of the mixed relay team at all CHALLENGEFAMILY full and half distance events (where relays are conducted).
  • One slot for each of the top three (3) finishers of the all-male relay team at all CHALLENGEFAMILY full and half distance events (where relays are conducted).
  • One slot for each of the top three (3) finishers of the all-female relay team at all CHALLENGEFAMILY full and half distance events (where relays are conducted).
  • Slots will not roll down in each category.

 

3.6 Slot Allocation Table

The table in ‘Schedule A’ outlines the allocation of age group qualifying slots at the CHALLENGEFAMILY events during the Qualification Period. This table does not include Loyalty Slots.

 

4.0 QUALIFIER ENTRY SYSTEM

  • Upon qualifying for THECHAMPIONSHIP at any one of the qualifier events, the qualifying athlete will receive a registration code (via email) from CHALLENGEFAMILY. This code will allow the athlete to complete the on-line registration form for THECHAMPIONSHIP at the event website. Qualification for THECHAMPIONSHIP is only finalized upon completion of the on-line registration form and full payment of the event registration fee.
  • The qualifying athlete will have a fixed period of time to register for THECHAMPIONSHIP (and pay the event registration fee) following the receipt of the registration code. Failure to register within the time period outlined in the qualifying letter will waive the qualification.
  • CHALLENGEFAMILY may offer discretionary special invitations to athletes to participate in THECHAMPIONSHIP. These discretionary special invitations may be age-group athletes, professional athletes, media personalities, sponsors or any special invitation as CHALLENGEFAMILY wishes to issue.