As a team captain, when you register you select which Division you will compete in. Three of the divisions (Competitive/Recreational/ Whatcom County) have sub-divisions based on gender. Currently, there is not a separate division for teams that have less than eight racers. If a team chooses to race with three to seven racers, they pick the division they wish to compete in and must comply with the rules of that division. While we do enforce compliance based on reports, we also rely on The Honor System and ask Team Captains to make sure their entire team is in compliance with the chosen division.
Note: Each team may only register for one division. However, prior to registration closing on Wednesday, team captains can edit their division as needed. After registration is closed, team captains can contact us.
These sub divisions will be:
*Open—(0-3 Women per team or 0-3 legs assigned to female racers)
*Mixed—(4+ Women per team or 4+ legs assigned to female racers)
*Women–(All female team)
What is the Difference between Competitive and Recreational Divisions?
Two main factors – estimated team time and equipment. Fastest teams in competitive generally finish in 6 – 7 hours while fastest recreational teams usually finish in 7 – 8 hours. You can look up past team times on the results page to get an idea.
In regards to equipment; your boat often denotes what division you must register in. Check out details on the canoe and kayak legs of the race guide.
For bike legs, aero bars ARE NOT allowed on either leg in the Recreational Division and Time Trails Bikes, Triathlon Bikes and Disc Wheels are prohibited in all Recreational Divisions of the Road Bike Leg.
If you have any of the above and you are in a Recreational Division, you will be moved to the Competitive Division on race day so Captains, please check with your racers to make sure their equipment is in compliance with you division.
To get finish times, add the elapsed times below to the 7:30 start time for the race.