The Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon Olympic Distance race has been selected as the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Regional Club Championship race for 2010. This selection is part of a two-year Regional North-South Club championship initiative. USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Council selected the historic cities of Philadelphia to host the 2010 event (June 25-27) and Richmond (Rocketts Landing Triathlon) to host the 2011 event. Following are some of the details of the program:
Beginning in 2010, USAT-MA will introduce a new balanced scoring system based upon club size so that like-sized clubs will compete against each other (i.e., big clubs versus big clubs; small clubs versus small clubs). Clubs will now participate in predetermined Divisions based upon club size, with individuals still scored based on Age Group placement. This will bring the Mid-Atlantic scoring system more in line with the USAT National system and help ensure a full and fair competition for big and small clubs alike. Official scoring will be posted on the PHLYTRI website shortly.
Cash awards totaling $5,000 will be distributed to winning clubs, with $2,500 going to the Large Club Division, and $2,500 going to the Small Club Division. In each Division, the Club Champion winning team will receive $1,250. The remaining purse will be awarded as follows: $750 for the 2nd place club, and $500 for 3rd place.
In past years, the PHLYTRI has had its own Club Championship Programs. Race organizers will still offer expo booth space, post-race celebration tents and help getting your tailgate stuff down the hill in exchange for volunteer commitments, but the USAT-MA Regional Club Championship will replace the PHLYTRI Club Challenge Competition. For more Club program information, please click here.
Registration is now open for the PHLYTRI. In order to participate in USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Club Championship, please include your tri club designation as part of the registration process. All clubs must be registered with USAT, so if your club is currently not registered, please click here for more information. The Olympic Distance race is expected to close before the end of the year, so spread the word to your tri club teammates and register now! For more information, visit www.phillytri.com .