SCTS 8 Week Challenge

Mon March 30 - Sun May 31 Columbia, SC 29208 US
If you typically compete in a triathlon category for SCTS points

Individual Entry - 8 Week Challenge TRIATHLON

If you typically compete in aquabike category for SCTS points

Individual Entry - 8 Week Challenge AQUABIKE


We are experiencing unique times.  So, we are looking for unique ways to keep our South Carolina Triathlon Series athletes active, motivated, and most importantly, connected.  With the loss of three events on the 2020 calendar, we want to give you a chance to earn series points from home.  Doing something like this for a triathlon is simply impossible with lack of access to pools or other areas to swim for everyone, but we can still find a way to reward you for your time spent cycling and running.  To do just that, we have created the South Carolina Triathlon Series 8 Week Challenge.  

Please NOTE this activity will be tracked through the South Carolina Triathlon Series Club on Strava.  You will need to have a Strava account to participate and log your miles and time.  You can sign up for the SCTS Strava Club HERE

This will count towards the final SCTS qualifications for 2020. Please remember - you will want to sign up in the same category as you would a normal on site race to receive credit towards your final series standings. To compete and count towards SCTS qualifications, you will need to do some combination of cycling and running (aquabikes are the exception). 

The SCTS 8 Week Challenge will be your place to share, track and compare your total training time cycling and running during the months of April and May.  All registered athletes will receive a "race" t-shirt in the mail and series points for a minimum level of participation (details below).  We will also send out awards in the following categories:

  • Most Overall TIME Trained (Top 1 - Male and Female)
  • Most Overall Cycling TIME Trained (Top 1 - Male and Female)
  • Most Overall Running TIME Trained (Top 1 - Male and Female)

While we realize nothing about this is ideal, or exactly how we expected to start our 2020 Triathlon season, we are also amazed at the dedication of our athletes to the sport and to fitness and we want to make sure your training efforts are recognized and rewarded.  And, we will be perfectly honest, with no revenue coming in for us, we need something to help keep us afloat.  Before you register we want you to understand 100% of any profits made from this event will be going directly to us in an effort to weather this financial storm through the paying of salaries to our employees and the other bills we are still paying.  If you are opposed to this idea we completely understand and ask you not to register.  

Scoring - SC Triathlon Series

Series Scoring for this event will be very simple.  Every athlete who does a minimum combined total of 24 hours of training during the 8 weeks will receive a South Carolina Triathlon Series score of 5000.  

Please register under the proper category so your points will be assigned to you in the proper category for the remainder of the race season (Open, Age Group, Clydesdale, Athena, etc).

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1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC US 29208

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