Age Group Elite

Athletes finishing in the top 15 of their division at a qualifying race will receive an invitation to compete in the 2014 Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship. Athletes will register to compete in the Championship in the same division in which they qualified, regardless of their finish time at the qualifying race.

Qualifying athletes will be contacted after the qualifying event via email with information on how to register for the 5150 US Championship race. Information on registering for the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship will also be available on the 5150 Triathlon Series website.

If an athlete qualifies for the 5150 US Championship in more than one division by competing at more than one qualifying event, he/she may select their preferred division for the 5150 US Championship.

If an individual athlete qualifies for the 5150 US Championship pays for their entry in the 5150 US Championship and later qualifies for a free entry, a refund of $75.00 will be issued to the athlete upon request and verification. If a relay team pays for their entry into the Championship race and the same relay team later qualifies for a free entry, each relay member will be issued a refund of $45 upon request and verification.

Age Group Elite Qualifying

Male and female triathletes who can furnish proof of a sub 2:15 and 2:30, respectively, finish time in an Olympic distance triathlon within 12 months of the qualifying race can race Age Group Elite at a 5150 qualifying event (except for the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship.)  Proof of finish time, via a link to race results, must be furnished to the 5150 qualifying event of the athlete’s choice prior to the race to be classified as an Age Group Elite athlete.

In order to race as an Age Group Elite athlete at the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship, an athlete must place in the top 15 of the Age Group Elite division at one of the qualifying events listed in the sidebar at right:

Qualifying for the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship as an Age Group Elite
A sub 2:15 or 2:30 finish in the Age Group, Clydesdale, Athena or ParaTriathlete division at a qualifying race does not qualify an athlete to race in the Age Group Elite division at the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship event.  Age Group Elite athletes at the US Championship must have finished in the top 15 of the Age Group Elite division at a qualifying race as listed below.