Are recorded race times confirmed?
First and foremost, all recorded race distances and recorded race times are based on an honor system. Individuals & teams participating should be doing so because they want to finish these events and celebrate in their accomplishments and use them to launch into more challenging events or other events they have registered for.
Are there any awards for the fastest times recorded?
M2T acknowledges each age group winner for each event quarterly. (Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 & 140.6) M2T also will acknowledge annual overall point winners.
What if I want my time to qualify for quarterly awards?
Each participant that wants to qualify for quarterly overall “Time” awards, must prove their time by uploading a screen shot or picture of that recorded time from a timing/distance application.
When will my recorded distance & times be acknowledged as an official finish to be considered for awards?
Your event time will be recorded and registered for the quarter in which it was completed, not the date when you registered. For example if you register for an event in March and finish it in May-your time will compete with the times in the April-June Quarter.
When will my annual overall points be recorded?
Participants will be rewarded points based on the number of points completed within that annual time frame. (January 1-December 31). Completed points are counted when each event is completed and recorded, not the registration date of the event. If a participant does not complete the events they registered for within the annual cut off time, those points will count towards the next year’s annual points.
What if I don’t complete my event within 3 months?
Your event will still be considered a finish if you complete it after the 3- month period and you will still receive your finisher’s medal. Events completed after 3 months will not be considered for any quarterly awards.
Can I use my recorded distance & times for more than one event?
Each registered event must be completed in full. You cannot use distances or times from one event to accomplish or put towards another event.
Do I need to complete each discipline all at once?
You can do each distance all at once, or break it up into as many time frames as needed to complete the event or leg of an event.
How many events can I register for?
You can register and compete in as many events as you want. If you are trying to win the overall points award-we recommend doing many.
What if I cannot finish my race due to injury or other circumstances?
There are no refunds. You will be allowed to “hold” your registration until you are able to participate and complete your race. You may also transfer your registration to a friend or family member.
When will I receive my race goodie bag?
Participants will receive their race packet within 10 days after registering.
When will I receive my finisher’s medal?
Finisher Medals for all races will be mailed to each participant within 10 days of your recorded finishing time.
What are the typical triathlon distances?
• Ironman: 140.6 miles - 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run
• Half Ironman: 70.3 miles - 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
• Olympic Distance: 1500 meter (.93 mile) swim, 40k (24.8 mile) bike, 10k (6.2 mile) run
• Sprint Distance: usually about one half of an Olympic Distance race
• Super Sprint Distance: Usually about one-quarter of an Olympic Distance Race
Do you really think I can finish a triathlon?
Yes, I do. If you’re reading this, the chances are pretty good that you could finish a triathlon. You’re interested in fitness, in endurance and fitness. As long as you pick a triathlon that’s suited realistically to your abilities, you can finish.
What you really need, ultimately, is to want it bad enough. If you do, you will. [Note: see your doctor before attempting anything related to endurance training and racing.]
What triathlon distance is right for me?
In my view, it really hinges on your comfort in the water. You can probably ride or run (or walk) the distance in longer events. But don’t put yourself in the water for a longer distance than you can handle.
If you’re just starting out, you may want to consider a super sprint distance, with roughly a 375 meter swim (equal to about 13 lengths in a pool) in shallow water. A Sprint race doubles that to 750 meters, and an Olympic Distance race covers nearly a mile in the water. I mistakenly chose Olympic Distance, above my abilities, for my first race. The swim was too long, but the bike and run were fine.
How much will events cost?
Future events will cost $60.00/event.
What are the event points needed for those wanting to compete for the annual overall points awards?
• Super Sprint: 15 points
• Sprint: 25 points
• Olympic: 50 points, 70.3 75 points, 140.6 100 points