Due to the number of race deferral requests and cancellations that occur in the weeks prior to a race we have adopted the following policy that is in accordance with USAT Policy. This policy has been created in fairness to all the athletes so that equal opportunity exists for registering for all DRC Sports events. There are no race deferrals on race day for any DRC Sports event, even if a registered athlete is a "no show" and a slot is available. This policy has been implemented in fairness to all other athletes who registered for the event to ensure that events start on time, for safety considerations and event management. There are no person-to-person transfers. 

In the event that a race is cancelled or re-scheduled for any reason, refunds will not be issued. The Race Director will make every effort to re-schedule a race within a reasonable time and notify athletes of the change, however, there is no guarantee that a cancelled event will be re-scheduled. The Race Director may offer, at no cost to the athlete, the option of deferring the cancelled entry to another race, usually within one calendar year.

Refunds will NOT be issued after a registration has taken place, but race deferrals can occur. A race deferral is defined as deferring an athlete's registration to next year’s race for any reason (injury, unexpected calendar conflict, etc.) There is no compensation for the monetary value of an entry. The request to defer out of a race must be made 14 days or more prior to that scheduled event date. No deferrals will be allowed underneath this deadline. The fee for a race deferral is $15 and must be made online before the 14 day window for deferral expires. Deferral is valued at the price paid when registered. Any additional change in entry fee at time of application of the deferment will be due. Race deferrals are only allowed once per person, per season.

To defer your registration to the following year:

  • Access the email with your registration confirmation
  • Click on “Manage Registration”
  • From the menu, click "Defer Registration"
  • Pay the $15 Deferral Fee
  • Confirm your Deferral

Considerable effort goes into producing an event such as a triathlon and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration. Deferring two weeks out from an event can be managed, but under the two week limit a deferral causes considerable issues both monetarily and organizationally as packets have been prepared with sized t-shirts, chip numbers have been requested based on the athlete's entry, and perhaps a race has been closed in which a deferral would bar another athlete from entering the event.

Thank you very much for your understanding of this policy and thank you also for your participation in DRC Sports events

Beginning in 2013, wetsuits may not exceed five millimeters in thickness.
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All DRC Sports Triathlon Series will follow the wetsuit guidelines set forth by USA Triathlon. Those guidelines state:

  • USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
  • USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
  • If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.
  • If the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower everyone will receive series scoring points.
  • If the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees and you elect to wear a wetsuit, you will officially receive "0" points for that event. The event will count towards the minimum number of required events to become eligible for awards.
  • If the water temperature is 84 degrees or higher, no one may wear wetsuits and everyone will receive series scoring points.

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Illegal Fat TireUSAT does not govern “Fat Tire” type bikes and leaves it up to the Race Director to determine what is legal at each event. All Fat Tire bikes must meet all USAT biking rules in addition to those set by DRC Sports. The DRC Sports determination and reasons are explained below (Click image for a larger picture) The image displayed is an example of an unacceptable to be considered for the Fat Tire Category:

In order for a bike to be considered fat tire it has to have "knobby" or heavily grooved tires. If the tire is a "slick" or "Road Type" tire, then it is not considered a Fat tire. This classification was created for those who could not afford to buy a road or tri type racing bike. It was created for Mountain Bikes and Beach Cruisers, who could simply not compete with the lighter and faster bikes and allowed them a category with a level playing field for other athletes who had similar equipment.

Fat Tire bikes must have a tire with Knobs over the entire tread.

Hybrids of today are much closer to a conventional "Tri" bike, than they are a Mountain bike. Handlebar drops and slick tires create a bike with a very low weight and rolling resistance. Therefore, it is determined that these bikes do not qualify for "Fat Tire" division and should be used in the Age Group classification.


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