Triathlon 2020

*Due to COVID 19 Virus, the triathlon event has been canceled.

*The Alabama Senior Olympics does not host its own triathlon race.*

For Alabama Senior Olympics (ASO), we use four triathlons that are being held around the state. An athlete that finishes any of the four triathlons will qualify for the 2021 NSGA. After all four races have been completed, times will be compared with other athletes that have registered with the ASO and the top three in each division will be awarded an ASO medal. Athletes may also qualify for the 2021 Nationals by completing any triathlon during 2020 and reporting their race directly to Nationals by filing a "Limited Event" form.

*Packet/Bag pickup*

We are attempting to have a table at the different race locations for athletes to pick up their packet/bag. Athletes do not need these to participate in the race. The bags will contain athlete's t-shirt and items donated by sponsors. If there is no Alabama Senior Olympics registration table at the event, the athletes bag will be mailed to them. Each athlete will receive one bag.

*To qualify for the Alabama Senior Olympics, participants must register with the Alabama Senior Olympics and with the host of the triathlon in which the athlete will participate.*



Below is a list of the Alabama Senior Olympics qualifying triathlons:




Swimming: 400M Freestyle (open water), Cycling: 20K, Road Race: 5K  

Entry regulations:

1. Athletes must provide their own bicycles, helmets, running and swim gear, and energy supplements.

2. All equipment must meet USA Triathlon standards.


Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for each age division within each gender once all races have been completed and times are compared.

NSGA Qualifying Requirements:

See "2021 Qualifications" tab for adjusted guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. All athletes completing a triathlon at a 2020 NSGA qualifying games will qualify for the 2021 National Senior Games.

2. Athletes who reside in a state that does not offer a triathlon event may qualify for triathlon by meeting the “limited” event qualifying criteria in Rule D.

3. Athletes who reside in a state that does offer the triathlon and does not participate in that state qualifier event can qualify by meeting the “limited” event qualifying criteria in Rule D.

4. Triathlon competitions used for qualifying purposes must adhere to expected standards for the conduct of that sport. All three triathlon elements must be held consecutively on the same day with no scheduled rest periods.

5. Each element must be at least as long as the triathlon event at Nationals (400-Meter Swim, 20K Cycling, 5K Road Race).

Wet Suit Guidelines:  Per the guidelines we will have a USA Triathlon Official onsite who will measure the water temperature two hours prior to the start of the race. At that time we will announce to the athletes whether the event will be wet suit legal or not. Wet suits are legal if the temperature is 78 degrees and below.

Link to NSGA Rule Book:

NSGA 2021 Rule Book