RACE WITH YOUR ABILITY

The Tri for the Cure brings you a whole new racing experience, with smaller waves grouped by ability.  Set your race-day goals and choose your ability level when registering.  Racing with your ability level means a smoother swim start, easier pacing, and more open transition areas. Athletes must be at least 16 years old on August 1, 2017 to participate.

 
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BUDDY WAVE

Racing with your friends, regardless of your age or ability, is your goal.  Since your team's ability level and ages will vary, you will be timed, but you will not be eligible for ability or age group awards. The Buddy Wave starts after the ability level waves.

Survivor Wave

You are a cancer survivor and want to race with other survivors. We will honor you and your accomplishments with admission to the VIP/Survivor Tent and breakfast buffet on race day

Beginner Wave

This is your first triathlon, or not, but you still consider yourself a beginner, and you prefer additional support on race day. Within the Beginner Wave, you will be grouped with other beginners in your same age group - ages 19 and under, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 & above.

Intermediate Wave

You are more than a beginner but not quite a "competitive" racer. You consider yourself an athlete and your race time is important to you. Within the Intermediate Wave, you will be grouped with other intermediate-level racers in your same age group - ages 19 and under, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 & above.

Competitive Wave

You're ready to race against other women with a competitive spirit! Select the Competitive Wave during registration if they meet ANY of the following criteria:

You completed a past Tri for the Cure with a total elapsed time of 1:30:00 or less.  You placed in the top 20% of another triathlon

Within the Competitive Wave, you will be grouped with other competitive-level racers in your same age group - ages 19 and under, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 & above.

Elite Wave

You have finished top ten overall of the Tri or any other triathlon in the last 24 months and/or feel comfortable competing with athletes of this athletic ability. Within the Elite Wave, you will be grouped with other elite racers in your same age group - ages 19 and under, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 & above.

Relay Teams

If you do not want to participate in all three events, sign up with a relay team.  Your team will decide which person will participate in each event.  Only one team member may participate in each event – that is, there cannot be two swimmers in the water from the same team.  However a two-person team will have one member competing in two events.  Learn more about relay teams.