WELCOME to the 2nd Annual KT3 Racing High School Triathlon Series! We’ve expanded the Series in 2018 from two states to five — Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, providing high school students the opportunity to accumulate more Series points, win great prizes…including School Bragging Rights!
Who Can Race?
Any student who is entering their Freshman year in high school, and has not yet graduated as a Senior. Students do not need to be a member of a high school triathlon club/team to participate in any Series event. All Students can participate as individual athletes.
Races in the 2018 Series
All races in the Series are Sprint distances, non-drafting, and USA Triathlon’s Competitive Rules are enforced. Register for 1, 2, or all 5 races in the Series, accumulate individual Series points, and receive great prizes! NOTE: To register for the Series at the preferred Series entry fee, you must use the Registration Links provided throughout this page.
For specific race information, please click that event’s link below…
- RACE 1 ~ May 6th
Westfields, Chantilly VA >> Swim 250 yards – Bike 12 miles – Run 3.1 miles
- RACE 2 ~ Junerd
Rock Hall Sprint, Rock Hall MD >> Swim 750 yards – Bike 15 miles – Run 3.1 miles
- RACE 3 ~ June 24th
Escape Philadelphia Triathlon, Philadelphia PA >> Swim 800 meters – Bike 15.7 miles – Run 3.1 miles
- RACE 4 ~ July 22nd
New Jersey State Triathlon, West Windsor NJ >> Swim 500 meters – Bike 11.5 miles – Run 3.1 miles
- RACE 5 ~ August 5th
Atlantic City Triathlon, Atlantic City NJ >> Swim .25 miles – Bike 10 miles – Run 3.1 miles
- RACE 6 ~ September 9th
Diamondman, Bear DE >> Swim .25 miles – Bike 10 miles – Run 3.1 miles
SWIM REQUIREMENT – Most of these races are open water swims and therefore, BEFORE REGISTERING your child, you must be confident they are able to swim comfortably the required race distance. Open water swims can include lakes, oceans, rivers, and bays.
KT3 High School Triathlon Series Entry Fees
Race entry fees can get expensive for large triathlons such as those in the Series, and KT3 Racing has received a generous sponsorship from Philadelphia Insurance Companies to subsidize the entry fee for any high school student who wants to participate and registers. With this sponsorship, we are able to extend a $60 entry fee per participant for each event.
USA Triathlon Membership
Participants must be Annual Youth Members of USA Triathlon ($10), which can be purchased/renewed during the registration process. Each event has a cut-off date for Vanity BIBs (where a message or name can be printed on the participant’s run bib), and is approximately 45 days from race date. Be sure to register early so you
don’t miss the cut-off date!
If your student is already registered for one of these races and wants to enter the Series
Follow these steps: 1) Register them for the High School Series through our registration system HERE; 2) Send a copy of the registration receipt to the specific race management company for a refund of your original race entry fee. It’s that simple!
Race Course Maps, Hotels & Specific Event Information
Please refer to each event’s website for specific race weekend logistic information by clicking the specific event above.
Course Familiarization, Athlete Meeting & Meet the Race Director!
We want your athletes, family, friends, fans, and coaches to have an awesome experience at each of these events and together with the race management companies, we will help you navigate through race weekend so you don’t miss a thing!
Our KT3 Racing Crew will provide course familiarization previews on Friday of each event, to ensure everyone is comfortable with what to expect on race day, while providing your family and fans with suggestions on the best locations to see your participant throughout the race. A modified packet pickup schedule will be provided to coaches and all registered participants for each event.
Important Registration Information
There is NO TRANSFER OF DEFERMENT of race entries. There are NO REFUNDS for any reason once you register for the Series. Athletes MUST be Annual Youth Members of USA Triathlon.
You will have the option to purchase Registration Cancellation Insurance via imAthlete’s Registration Protector Insurance at registration checkout.
Series athletes will be scored by gender. Finishers at each race will earn points based on the weighted point system below, which is in accordance with USA Triathlon’s scoring system. Finishers at the 41st place and below receive 1 point. Athletes who do not finish will not earn points.
Overall Club/Team Scoring
The top five (5) female and top five (5) male finishers from each club/team will earn their respective points from each event in which they participate, to determine the top Overall Club/Team Series Champion.
Through a generous sponsorship from Philadelphia Insurance Companies, we have developed and produced custom awards for each event in the Series, including overall Champion Male and Champion Female awards. The Overall Series Club Champion Award is sponsored by three of the largest Triathlon Clubs in the Tri-State area — Bucks County Triathlon Club, the Williamstown Badgers and the Philadelphia Triathlon Club. Thank you to all our terrific sponsors who are supporting these kids!
Individual Series Events
The Top 5 Females and Top 5 Males in each event will be awarded a KT3 Racing High School Series Custom Medal, including a FREE pair of cool racing sunglasses compliments of XX2i Optics.
Overall Female & Male Series Champion Awards
At the end of the Series, the Top Overall Female and Male will receive a Custom Series Champion Trophy, a Custom Series Champion Jacket, a Bike Helmet compliments of Rudy Project North America, a One-Year Membership compliments of Training Peaks, and serious SCHOOL BRAGGING RIGHTS!
Overall High School Club/Team Champion Award
The Top Overall Series Club/Team Champion will receive a Custom Series Trophy for their School’s trophy case and serious SCHOOL BRAGGING RIGHTS!
Individual and Club/Team Series Champions will be announced and receive their awards at the final race of the season – Atlantic City Triathlon on August 5, 2017.
Participant List & Series Standings
The Participant List will be updated every Monday through the final Series event.
You can view the individual race results from each event by clicking the specific race below. The link will take you directly to the Event’s results page. Any questions about results should be sent to the specific race management company.
High School Clubs/Teams
High School Clubs/Teams are encouraged to bring their tents for race day. Once you register your club/team, more information will be sent to your team manager.
Keeping up to Date
LIKE our KT3 Racing High School Triathlon Series Facebook page HERE to keep up to date on all things Series related, post videos of your Club/Team training, ask questions, etc. Our social media channels will be updated frequently so check them often!
We’re here to help! You can email us HERE.
Check Out More 2017 Triathlon Events HERE!