ABOUT THE 2016 MIDEAST REGION TALENT ID SERIES
The Mideast Region Talent ID Series is designed to foster development of young athletes age 13 – 19. The series consists of seven independently produced triathlons. Each event meets a set of criteria ensuring the race is optimized for those new to the sport as well as those who wish to compete against the best in the region. The top 10 finishers at each event will earn points toward a season end tally. The top 3 athletes in each division at the end of the series (totaling 12 athletes) will be rewarded with triathlon merchandise from series sponsors and an invitation to regional skills camp in 2017 (details to follow). The main purpose of this series is to encourage participation for young athletes, foster excitement in the Mideast Region, and ultimately develop competitors into the Olympic pipeline.
|Event 1||April 24, 2016||Carmel, IN||Carmel Sprint Triathlon||Website Link|
|Event 2||May 29, 2016||Geneva, IL||MMTT Youth & Elite Triathlon||Website Link|
|Event 3*†||June 11, 2016||Indianapolis, IN||Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon #1||Website Link|
|Event 4*||June 12, 2016||Grand Rapids, MI||Grand Rapids Triathlon||Website Link|
|Event 5||July 9 – 10, 2016||Waynesville, OH||Caesar Creek State Park Triathlon||Website Link|
|Event 6*†||July 16, 2016||Indianapolis, IN||Indianapolis Sprint Triathlon #2||Website Link|
|Event 7||July 24, 2016||Wauconda, IL||Wauconda Triathlon||Website Link|
*Sprint Distance only. Youth will still be scored separately, but will race the sprint distance.
† Please note that the race is advertised as having a minimum age requirement of 14.
The Mideast Region Talent ID Series is open to all athletes between the race age of 13 and 19. The “Youth” division consists of those with a race age of 13 – 15. The “Junior” division consists of those with a race age of 16 – 19. “Race age” is the athlete’s age on December 31st, 2016. Series events are independently operated and entry is not guaranteed. Event directors have the right to limit the number of participants in their event. It is in the athlete’s best interest to register in advance for ALL races in which they plan to participate.
Download 2016 Mideast Region Talent ID Series Rules and Points System flyer for entire Series description including Scoring, Championship race details, and Cancellations or Alterations policy.
Any questions regarding the Mideast Region Talent ID Race Series should be directed to Mike Groaning (firstname.lastname@example.org).