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HITS Athlete of the Year Awards

HITS Triathlon Series looks forward to meeting national and international triathletes during the 2013 season as well as welcoming new athletes to the sport. To celebrate all HITS triathletes, qualifying restrictions have been waived for the HITS Championship in Palm Springs, California December 7-8, 2013.

Focused on the desires of triathlon veterans as well as first timers, each distance of every HITS Triathlon Series event will offer opportunities to qualify for HITS Triathlon Series Athlete of the Year Awards, which will be awarded at the HITS Championship in Palm Springs. To qualify for a HITS Triathlon Series Athlete of the Year Award, an athlete must earn points in their specific gender and age group as follows:

Categories:

One Year Age Groups* (M/F) Example: F40, M43, F27, M32.

Top three overall will be awarded
1st Place = 20 points
2nd Place = 15 points
3rd Place = 12 points

Top three in each age group will be awarded:
1st Place = 9 points
2nd Place = 8 points
3rd Place = 7 points
All finishers = 1 point

*All age groups will be five-year groupings as of December 31 of the current year.

Points will be calculated after each event during the 2013 schedule and posted online the week following the conclusion of the race.

HITS Triathlon Series will follow USAT five-year age-group breakouts for annual sanctioned rankings as of Dec. 31st.

Clydesdale/Athena Athletes:
All distances within the HITS Triathlon Series are open to Athletes wishing to compete in the Clydesdale/Athena Category. There will be four categories with the same start and cutoff times:

  • Clydesdale (Men 220lbs+): 39 and under, 40 and above
  • Athena (Women 165lbs+): 39 and under, 40 and above

Physically Challenged Athletes:
All distances within the HITS Triathlon Series are open to Physically Challenged Athletes. Category will be co-ed and scored the same with the same start and cutoff times. Awards for winner of each of each age breakdown.