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What is the entry fee for the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship?
  1. Individual Entry Fee for Athletes Placing in Top 5 of their Division at a Qualifying Race: $0.00 USD

  2. Individual Entry Fee for Athletes in Places 6-15 of their Division at a Qualifying Race: $99.00 USD

  3. Relay Entry Fee for Athletes Placing in Top 5 of their Division at a Qualifying Race: $0.00 USD

  4. Relay Entry Fee (per athlete) for Athletes in Places 6-15 of their Division at a Qualifying Race: $60.00 USD

How many Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship slots are available at each qualifying race?

The top 15 in the following divisions will be offered a slot at the championship race:

Age Group Elite
Age Group (find the list)
Paratriathlete
Athena (both age divisions)
Clydesdale (both age divisions)
Relay (all three relay divisions)

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What are the Paratriathlete classifications?

Paratriathletes are eligible to participate in the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship by qualifying at a 5150 qualifying event. For more information click here.

What is a Clydesdale?

For the Championship race, Clydesdale is define as men over 220 lbs. The Hy-vee 5150 Championship recognizes 2 age subsdivisions (Clydesdale 15-39, Clydesdale 40 and over). Please note that the Clydesdale division may not be available at every event. For more information on qualifying as an Clydesdale, click here. ///

What is an Athena?

For the Championship race, Athena is define as women over 165 lbs. The Hy-vee 5150 Championship recognizes 2 age subsdivisions (Athena 15-39, Athena 40 and over). Please note that the Athena division may not be available at every event. or more information on qualifying as an Athena, click here.

What is Age Group Elite?

This category is for athletes that are consistently finishing in the top of their Age Group. In order to qualify as an Age Group Elite athlete, you must provide a results link from an International distance, USAT-sanctioned event within the past year. For men, results must show a sub 2 hour and 15 minute finish, and for women, a sub 2 hour and 30 minute finish. If you would like to be placed within this category, email  immediately to have your registration details changed, and be sure to include your results link! This category must be selected prior to the start of the event. Categories cannot be changed once the event begins.

How do I qualify for the Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship?

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.

Who do I contact regarding race photos for the HUSC?§

FinisherPix is proud to be selected as the Official Photo Service of the .

Finisher Pix will have several photographers working at the swim exit, on the bike course, on the run course, and of course, at the finish line!  In addition, FinisherPix will have photographers positioned after the finish line where you can have a photo taken after you receive your medal.

So what you need to do?

  1. Register your e-mail address at www.finisherpix.com to be notified as soon as photos are online.
  2. Please be sure you have your number visible on the FRONT of your bike helmet so we can identify your cycling photos.
  3. Please be sure to keep your bib number visible on the FRONT of your body during the run & at the finish line so we can identify your photos.
  4. Smile & celebrate when you cross the finish line!  Don’t worry about touching your watch, the timing company will ensure as accurate record of your achievement.

Visit www.finisherpix.com to view, order, and share your photos from the event!

Are disc wheels allowed?

Yes, however, race organizers reserve the right to restrict use depending on race day weather conditions.

Where can I find course maps?

Swim/Bike/Run course maps are available under the Athlete tab. §

What are the cut off times?
  • Swim:  1 hour from start of last wave
  • Bike:  3:30 from start of last wave
  • Run:  5:30 from start of last wave
What categories are offered?
  • Professional – contact
  • Age Group Elite
  • Age Group
  • Clydesdale (39 and under, 40 and over)
  • Athena (39 and under, 40 and over)
  • Physically Challenged
  • Relay (2 or 3 person teams allowed)
Do all team members have to be present at Athlete Check-In?

It is easiest when all relay team members show up together to pick up their race materials. Without exception, all relay team members must check-in individually or they will not be able to participate. No one other than the registered participant may pick up race materials (including relay team members). This is for the safety and legal accountability for every single participant.

What is the fee to switch relay team members?

Any switch will result in a $25.00 charge.

What if my team members can’t compete due to unforeseen circumstances and I am the only one on my team?

If only one athlete remains on the team due to unforeseen circumstances or injury, that athlete can participate as an individual, but will not be refunded the difference in entry fee.

How do I switch out of or into an existing relay?

Only the team captain (i.e. the person that completed the registration) can request a switch by e-mailing .  All requests must be received no later than 3 weeks prior to race day.

Are Relay Teams allowed to participate?

Yes. Teams can be made up of 2 or 3 members of all male, all female, or co-ed participants.

What is the age group breakdown?

Standard 5 year age groups. 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, … 75+

What age group will I race in on race day?

All participants will race based on their age as of 12-31-0.

Are there age requirements?

Yes, all participants must be 15 years of age as of 12-31-0 per USA Triathlon rules.

Note: All athletes under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when they arrive to Athlete Check-In to pick up their race materials.

Is there a waiting list for the event?

No, we do not offer a waiting list.

What is the refund/withdrawal policy?

There are NO refunds for the event. Withdrawal requests must be received in writing via e-mail to . Transfers or deferrals are NOT permitted.

When does online registration open?

Online registration for opens .