_ 2017 Mason Tri-umphant Triathlon/Duathlon and Kids Triathlon:
The City of Mason will host a family friendly race with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the construction the Mason Parks & Recreation Foundations vision for Common Ground, an inclusive playground to be located within the city limits. This event is a perfect fit for someone new to triathlons wanting to get their feet wet in their first event. The race has three categories of competition; youth, adult women & adult men. The women's triathlon and duathlon events begins at 7:30am and the men's events begin at 9am. Both events begin with a 400 meter pool swim or a 5k run, followed by a 20k bike through the scenic streets of Mason, closing with a 5k run in Pine Hill Lakes and Corwin M. Nixon Park. The youth triathlon events begin at 11am for youth 10 years and older and at 11:30am for youth ages 6–9.
For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon or duathlon we offer a relay division. Relay teams consist of three (3) members (1 swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner); each member will complete one segment of the race (2 members for duathlon teams). Each team member will exchange their timing chip bracelet at their assigned bike rack. There are NO age groups in this division.
Course Descriptions & Maps
Ladies will get things started on race day with the Women's Only Triathlon and Duathlon at 7:30am featuring a 400 meter pool swim or a 5k run, followed by a 2-lap 20k bike through the City of Mason and closing with a 5k run in Corwin M. Nixon Park. A Men's Triathlon and Duathlon featuring the same distances starts at 9:00am and the Kids Triathlon at 11:00am. WE DO OFFER MALE AND FEMALE RELAY TEAMS.
USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete's age on December 31 of the year of the event.
Kids Age Groups — 7 & under, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Age Group — 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Elite Open* — Amateur 15-39 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
Elite Master* — Amateur 40-49 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
Elite Grand Master* — Amateur 50+ years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
Clydesdale — Males racing weight groups in two age groups:
under 40 & 220+lbs
over 40 & 220+lbs
Athena — Females racing weights group, not age group — 150lbs+
Aquabike — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)
*The elite divisions are only for the sprint triathlon or duathlon participants. Those competing in these divisions are not eligible for age group awards.