Age groups are separated in 5-year increments. Your race age is based on your age on December 31st of this year. This is done so that you race at the same age for the entire season.
Individual Age Groups Men and Women
19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
The minimum age to participate in this event is 12 years old.
The open wave will be the first to start. Participants are encouraged to enter this wave if they expect to be in the top 50 finishers. Participants in the open wave will not be eligible for age group awards or USAT rankings. The open division exists so that the age group waves are more friendly, and so that participants who are interested in competing head to head, regardless of age, may do so.
You can also select to compete in the Athena/Clydesdale, separated according to body weight instead of age group. The categories are Athena (Female 165 + lbs) or Clydesdale (Male 220 + lbs). Athena/Clydesdale is an option for registration and not required.