AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series


AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series




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2018 event calendar now posted!

2018 Merchandising Program

Because it's the 20th anniversary of the NCTS, Set Up Events is incorporating a merchandise/swag program into our 2018 plans. Every race in the NCTS will offer some form of additional swag during the packet pick-up process.

Set Up plans to role out this swag program in a step-by-step process beginning with the Azalea Triathlon and moving chronologically right through the year. Every couple of weeks beginning in the next week, we will announce and display the additional swag items for the races.

This will allow athletes to see exactly what will be offered long before they make the decision to register.


2017 Series Swag

Here is the most current list of those who have registered/completed in at least 5 NCTS races.  As mistakes can happen, please look over the list and make sure that your correct number of races is showing.  If you see a mistake, please email me at  We don't want anyone to miss out on their Set Up Events Elite Jersey!!



The AAA North Carolina Triathlon Series is celebrating it's 20th anniversary in 2018, and has been recognized as the premier statewide triathlon series in the U.S.

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
  • 12 Sprints

    Started in 1999, the NCTS is comprised of such iconic long-standing races like the Azalea Sprint in Wilmington, the White Lake Half, the Wrightsville Beach YMCA Sprint, the Triangle Sprint in Raleigh, the Tri Latta Sprint in Charlotte, and the Pinehurst International, all six races a part of the NCTS since its inception in 1999.

Experience a North Carolina Triathlon Series event in 2018. 

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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


Event Weight Classification Table

Event DistanceDistance Factor

Depth of Field Factor

(400+ registrations in 2018)

Minimum Age

Sprint 0.90 0.91 10
International 0.95 0.96 14
Half  0.99 1.00 16


Based on the above formula the event weights for the 2018 North Carolina Triathlon Series events will be as follows:

2018 North Carolina Triathlon Series Event Weights
EventEvent Weight
Azalea Sprint 0.91
Cape Fear 16 @ RiverLights 0.90
White Lake Spring Half 0.99
White Lake Spring International 0.95
White Lake Spring Sprint 0.90
Lake James International 0.95
Lake Norman State Park Sprint 0.90
Pinehurst International 0.96
Tri Latta Sprint 0.91
Carolina Beach Double Sprint 0.90
Triangle Sprint 0.91
Buckner Mission Man Sprint 0.90
Lake Logan Half 1.00
Lake Logan International 0.95
Lake Logan Sprint 0.90
Lake Lure Sprint 0.90
White Lake Fall Half 0.99
White Lake Fall International 0.95
White Lake Fall Sprint 0.90
Wrightsville Beach YMCA Sprint 0.91
Sandling Beach International 0.95

 ** These races are tentative pending race site approval.

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).


Advanced (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, 70-74,75-79,80+
Clydesdales (Men, 220 Lbs & Over)
Masters Clydesdales (Men, 220 Lbs & Over, 40 years of age & older)
Athenas (Women, 165 Lbs. & Over)
Aquabike (M & W)

2018 Series Qualifier Package

We will be announcing shortly the qualifier package for 2018.

As has been the policy in the past, people who participate in 5 NCTS events in 2018 will automatically receive the qualifier package.

In 2016, qualifiers received customized transition bags. In 2017, qualifiers received custom cycling jerseys.

We will have something equally exciting for 2018 qualifiers.


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. 


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 longest running triathlon series in the U.S. - celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018.

Totaling 21 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 three 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 each year. 

2018 will be an exciting year as we plan to really enhance everyone's event experience. Look for some unbelievable swag at NCTS events in 2018.

Experience an AAA Car Care North Carolina Triathlon Series event in 2018.