AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series


AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series



Congratulations to everyone who participated in one of our North Carolina Triathlon Series races in 2016.

Series Awards:

Within the next couple of days, we will be announcing the 2016 NCTS award winners - here in this location as well in on our Facebook page. Awards will then be mailed out to all award winners.


Qualifier Merchandise:

NCTS qualifier merchandise will be mailed out within the next couple of weeks. We will post a picture of the merchandise soon.


2017 Calendar:

We will post our 2017 race calendar and open up registration for all 2017 races on November 1st.


The AAA North Carolina Triathlon series is the premier series in North Carolina.

With 24 Events, it is the nations largest and oldest statewide triathlon series.

From Asheville in the heart of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains to the beautiful beaches of southeastern North Carolina we boast

  • 3 Halfs
  • 6 Internationals
  • 15 Sprints
  • Over 10,000 participants in 2015.

Started in 1999, the NCTS is comprised of such iconic long-standing races like the Azalea Triathlon in Wilmington, The White Lake Half, the Wilmington YMCA Sprint, The Triangle Triathlon in Raleigh, and the Tri Latta Triathlon in Charlotte, and has continued to add competitive, quality races though it's existance.

We have moved the following races to new dates

  • White Lake Fall festival is now 1 week earlier.
  • Pinehurst International has moved to May 21st from its October 2nd date.
  • Carolina Beach Double Sprint is now 5 weeks later on June 25th.
  • Arlington Place International and Sprint are now both on October 1st.

Experience a North Carolina Triathlon Series event in 2016. 

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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

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)

Minimum Age

Sprint 0.90 0.91 10
Olympic/International 0.93 0.94 14
Half 0.95 0.96 16


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

2016 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
Pinehurst International 0.93
Kerr Lake International 0.93
Tri Latta Sprint 0.91
Enka @ Biltmore Lake Sprint 0.90
Carolina Beach Double 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
White Lake Fall Half 0.95
White Lake Fall International 0.93
White Lake Fall Sprint 0.90
Wilmington YMCA Sprint 0.91
Cane Creek Sprint 0.90
Arlington Place International 0.93
Arlington Place Sprint 0.90


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 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, 70+
Clydesdales (Men, 220 Lbs & Over)
Masters Clydesdales (Men, 220 Lbs & Over, 40 years of age & older)
Athenas (Women, 165 Lbs. & Over)

2016 Series Qualifier Package

In 2016 we will be bringing the Series Qualifying package back for athletes who register for 5 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 2016.

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. 

Click here to see if you qualified for the 2016 Series Package

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 24 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 24 events attracting over 10,000 registrations.

2016 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 2016.