AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series

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AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series



Friday 10/2/2015 : Pinehurst International Cancelled
Based on the newest weather information for the Pinehurst area, we have been forced to make the decision to cancel this event.  The latest forecast calls for more rain than originally predicted and a greater chance of flooding, not only in Pinehurst but throughout most of the state of NC. 

We cannot risk the safety of our athletes, our staff or our volunteers, by asking them to travel through these high risk conditions.  Further, all local emergency resources in the Pinehurst area must be available and prepared to respond to weather related emergencies.  As you all know, our events depend on their services (police, EMS, water safety) and it would not be fair of us to tax these resources further by moving forward with our event.

We are very sorry to disappoint you with this news.  Please know that we are equally disappointed and made this decision with the utmost consideration for your safety and the well being of all parties involved in the planning and execution of the Pinehurst International.

We have already looked into the option of postponing this event by one week.  However, many of the local resources needed are simply not available next weekend.  And of course, in two weeks, we will be in Wilmington for PPD Beach2Battleship 2015. 

Although our policy states that in the event of a weather related cancellation, no refunds or deferrals will be granted, we would like to offer each of our 2015 pre-registered Pinehurst International participants an entry into the 2016 event.  To take advantage of this offer, you don't need to do a thing - we will automatically move your entry into next year's event and you will find your name on the participant list when registration opens later this year.

Again, we are very sorry to have to make this tough call.  We thank you for your understanding and wish each of you a safe weekend.

Thank you for being a part of the 2015 AAA North Carolina Triathlon Series.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2016.


Series Rules

USA Triathlon Santioning

  • All AAA North Carolina Triathlon Series events are USA Triathlon sanctioned. 

Qualification Rules

  • Click HERE to learn about series qualification rules.

USAT Age Up Rule

  • Click HERE to learn about the USAT age up rule.

USAT Wetsuit Rules

  • Click HERE to learn about the AAA North Carolina Triathlon Series Wetsuit usage policy.

Series Weights, Categories and Divisions

Event weights for 2015 will be roughly based on criteria established by USA Triathlon for the purposes of administering their national ranking system.

For the AAA North Carolina Triathlon Series, events will be weighted according to distance and size.

The event weight index will be used to calculate scores for all participants and the weight index will be multiplied by the individuals raw score (see "scoring").

Event Weight Classification Table
Event DistanceDistance Factor

Depth of Field Factor

(500+ registrations in 2013)

Sprint 0.90 0.91
Olympic/International 0.93 0.94
Half 0.95 0.96


Based on the above formula the event weights for the 2014 North Carolina Triathlon Series events will be as follows:

2015 North Carolina Triathlon Series Event Weights
EventEvent Weight
Azalea Sprint 0.91
Granite Falls Sprint 0.90
White Lake Spring Half 0.95
White Lake Spring International 0.93
White Lake Spring Sprint 0.90
Arlington Place International 0.93
Arlington Place Sprint 0.90
Carolina Beach Double Sprint 0.90
Over the Mountain International 0.93
Kerr Lake International 0.93
Tri Latta Sprint 0.91
Enka @ Biltmore Lake Sprint 0.90
Triangle Sprint 0.91
Mission Man Sprint 0.90
UNC Wellness Sprint 0.90
Lake Logan Half 0.96
Lake Logan International 0.93
Lake Logan Sprint 0.90
Lake Lure Sprint 0.90
Lake Norman YMCA Sprint 0.91
White Lake Fall Half 0.95
White Lake Fall International 0.93
White Lake Fall Sprint 0.90
Cane Creek Sprint 0.90
Wilmington YMCA Sprint 0.91
Pinehurst International 0.93


Individual Race Categories:

Click HERE for a description of all the race categories that are available for individuals in North Carolina Triathlon Series events.

Series Scoring and Current Standings

Year to Date Series Standings

Past Standings:


How the Series is Scored

Only the 5 HIGHEST scores are counted. We added a column in the standings that is called Count. That number is the number of scored events that person has competed in. You must compete in at least 5 events to qualify for series awards. Also, remember events competed in as Novice or Relay are NOT scored or counted towards series scoring or prizes. For complete details on series scoring click the link above.


Series Awards

Distinctive Awards:

Custom awards TBD will be presented to the TOP 5 individuals in the following event divisions at the North Carolina Triathlon Series Awards banquet at the end of the year based on the final series standings.
As stated earlier, individuals must compete in a minimum of 5 scored events to be eligible for awards (novices & relays are not scored).


Open (M & W)
Masters Open (M & W)
Age Groups (M & W)
15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69,75-79,80-84,85 and over
Clydesdales (Men, 220 Lbs & Over)
Masters Clydesdales (Men, 220 Lbs & Over, 40 years of age & older)
Athenas (Women, 165 Lbs. & Over)

2015 Series Qualifier Package

In 2015 we will be bringing the Series Qualifying package back for athletes who register for FIVE AAA Car Care NCTS races.

Last year the qualifier package made it well worth registering for 5 races. We look forward to offering you another great incentive package in 2015.

Make sure you have liked us on Facebook and signed up for AAA NCTS Emails so you will be the first to know the package details.

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Past Event Results

Click here to view event results that are no longer on the event calendar.

About the AAA NCTS

The AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series is the largest and longest running triathlon series in the U.S.

Totaling 26 events, the AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series is comprised of early season pool swim sprint distance events, traditional sprint distance events, international distance events, and two half iron distance events.

AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series events are staged from the heart of the of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains, to the beautiful beaches of southeastern North Carolina, from the metropolises of Charlotte and Raleigh to wide-open out of the way places like White Lake.

Over 8,000 different people race in the AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series with the 26 events attracting over 14,000 registrations.

2015 will be an exciting year, and these changes are designed to keep the AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series vibrant and progressive.

Experience an AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series event in 2015.