Rules and Regulations 2017-04-08T23:28:26+00:00

Rules and Regulations

The New England Triathlon Tour is a collaboration of independent race directors from throughout the New England states. By participating in a New England Triathlon Tour event(s), a registered athlete may, at the conclusion of the season, be awarded a free entry to a participating event of his or her choosing held during the following year. The name “New England Triathlon Tour” is wholly owned by New England Endurance Events, LLC.

Application process: to be eligible for prizes, all racers must register for at least one race event and, in addition, register for the Tour. Registration for the Tour is free but must be completed by October 15, 2017. Registration may be completed on the Tour website (www.newenglandtriathlontour.com) or by mailing an entry request including name, date of birth, city and state of residence and email address. Mail your request to: New England Triathlon Tour, P.O. Box 490, South Orleans MA 02662.

Eligible for this competition: individuals who registered for an individual race entry and completed any one or combination of these 2017 events: King Pine Sprint Triathlon 6/3/17, Sebago Lake Sprint Triathlon 6/11/17, Hyannis 1 Sprint Triathlon 6/17/17, Pat Griskus Sprint Triathlon 7/5/17, Falmouth Sprint Triathlon 7/23/17, Hockomock Sprint Triathlon 7/23/17, Whaling City Sprint Triathlon 7/30/17, Rhode Island Sprint Triathlon 8/5/17, Cranberry Sprint Triathlon 8/19/17, Hyannis 2 Sprint Triathlon 9/9/17, Duxbury Beach Triathlon 9/16/17, Gut Check Triathlon 10/15/17. Note: all events are sprint distance triathlons. Other events which may be held on the same day or hosted by the same event company, such as a triathlon of a different distance, duathlon, splash and dash, or a running race are not eligible to be part of this competition or to win season-end prizes.

Prizes will be awarded in one of three ways:

1.  The top 10 competitors in each male and female age group, for each Tour event, will be scored in the following fashion: 10 points for first place among all athletes in that age group, nine points for second, and so forth through 10th place (one point). With each completed event, an athlete’s points total from that event will be added to his or her prior score, through completion of all 12 races. A registered athlete does not need to race in all events, or even more than one event, to be eligible for an award. At the conclusion of the season, the athlete with the highest score in each age group will be awarded  a free entry to the race of their choosing in the next calendar year (see award limits, below). In case of tie, prize will go to athlete who competed in the most Tour races; if still a tie, winner will be determined by blind drawing. The qualifying age groups are: under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Not included in the competition are athletes competing in elite categories, clydesdale or athena, beginner, relays, duathlon or other special categories. Athletes those categories may be eligible to earn other awards: see below.

2.  Any registered racer who competes in at least one New England Triathlon Tour event in each of the five U.S. states on the Tour calendar (currently ME, NH, MA, RI, CT) during the 2017 season will be awarded a free entry to the Tour event of their choice for the 2018 season (see award limits, below). This includes all age group athletes, clydesdale, athena, elite and special categories such as beginner, military, or challenged athlete. It does not include athletes competing in relay divisions or other race events held on the same day such as duathlons, running races, splash and dash, or triathlons of a different length than specified above.

3.  Any registered racer who competes in six (6) or more New England Triathlon Tour events during the 2017 season will be awarded a free entry to the Tour event of their choice next season (see award limits, below). This includes all age group athletes, clydesdale, athena, elite and special categories such as beginner, military, or challenged athlete. It does not include athletes competing in relay divisions or other race events held on the same day such as duathlons, running races, splash and dash, or triathlons of a different length than specified above.

The awarding of free entries will be made by simultaneous email notification to all winners after all participating races have opened their online registrations for 2018. All winners will be given the opportunity to obtain a unique code to use to register for the 2018 event of their choice. Note: only one free entry award per athlete per season. Cannot be applied to 2018 events for which the athlete has already registered.

Award limits: Some of the participating 2017 events will cap the number of awards they will issue for 2018 events to a limit of 7 free entries. In those cases, the awarding of free entries will be on a first-come-first-served basis following simultaneous announcement of winners. If your selected race is full you may choose another event. The Tour guarantees at least four of the 12 events will always be available for awards selection.

Liability: The New England Triathlon Tour is not the organizing or operational entity for these individual events, nor is it an operational partner, and assumes no responsibility for injury or damage to participants or spectators. All entrants participate in these events at their own risk. and agree to honor the terms and conditions to which they assented via the participant waiver prior to the event. Additionally, the New England Triathlon Tour is not responsible for errors and omissions in the calculation and publishing of finishing placement of participants but will make every effort to rectify any legitimate mistakes brought to its attention. New England Triathlon Tour will not be party to any or all disagreement(s) between participant and individual race entities regarding finishing placement that could influence final determination under these regulations.