Official Rules - International and Classic Distance Events
**Important Update on Relay Changes** Please note that for each change / addition that is made to a relay team there will be a $25 charge that will be paid at the time of the change. Please email us at email@example.com to receive a link to make the relay change.
- All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other athletes or other events.
- Number Plates and Race Numbers MUST be visible at all times in order for riders to be scored.
- Racers must wear the assigned timing chip in order to be scored.
- Helmets must be worn at all times during the biking portion of the race.
- All athletes are expected to conduct themselves in a sportsman-like way. MESP reserves the right to refuse future race entry and to disqualify anyone who conducts himself or herself in a way unbecoming of an athlete. Fighting, foul language, cheating and other un-sportsmanlike practices will not be tolerated.
- The timing director and the USAT official will resolve all timing problems. If an official is not present, the timing director will have the final decision on all protests with the consultation of the race director if necessary.
- Timing problems and protests must be presented within the posted 15-minute protest period. Problems and protests presented after the 15-minute protest period may not be addressed in time for the award ceremony.
- Riders starting in the wrong wave will be disqualified.
- Results will be posted online the day of the event.
- If you are unable to compete, we do offer a Right to Purchase for the following year's event. The Right to Purchase does not transfer your registration fee towards the next year but does allow you to preregister for the event. To take advantage of this, please click here to visit the MESP website to complete the form.
- USAT rules are enforced. USA Triathlon officials will handle protests, and their rulings are final.
- Non-USAT members must pay a one-day license fee of $12 per person per event for ages 14 and up.
- Age Group: Determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in July of 2014, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2014 season.