The South Carolina Triathlon Series (SCTS) is a collection of the region's best triathlons spanning the beautiful state of South Carolina. Racing From the Mountains to the Sea, the SCTS offers a variety of course types, distances and difficulties, perfect for every level of triathlete. First timers, middle of the packers and elite athletes alike will find pleasure from racing the SCTS circuit. Professional service that comes with a smile is our way of doing things here in South Carolina.
Full details of the 2020 South Carolina Triathlon Series may be found by navigating your way through this page. Here you will find series rules, current standings, award categories, and more. We look forward to having you compete in our wonderful state.
Click HERE for a list view of all the SCTS Events
6/29/2020: July Challenge open for registration
SCTS July 2020 Challenge
4/30/2020: Tri the Swamp Rabbit and Clemson Triathlon cancelled
Furman and Clemson Universities have informed us that no summer events will be permitted due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, we have no choice but to cancel these events for 2020. All those currently registered were sent an email with other information.
3/16/2020: Events Cancelled
Due to CDC guidelines the 2020 Tri the Midlands Sprint Triathlon and the Lake Murray Triathlon has been cancelled. Emails have been sent out to all that are currently registered. We will be deferring all registered athletes into the 2021 event and will let everyone know how to claim entry into that event when we open registration for the 2021 season. We are devastated to have to make this decision and hope you understand the rationale behind it. For more information on the CDC guidelines for mass gathering events click HERE.
As of now, all other races remain on schedule. Of course the situation is constantly changing and if the CDC or other government agencies extends their guidelines for a longer time, then we will alter as needed.
3/12/2020: Parris Island Triathlon cancelled. Emails with this same information went out as well. We ask for your patience regarding the situation. If you could give us some time before emailing with questions, we would greatly appreciate it. We know it will take days, possibly even weeks, before we can fully discuss all options with the local organizers on The Parris Island Marine Depot. Once decisions have been made, we will communicate that with you as soon as possible.
2020: First time triathletes - please see the information at the bottom of this page to obtain your free entry.
Prior Years Standings
2019 SCTS Series Standings
2018 Open Male/Masters Open Male
2018 Open Female/Masters Open Female
2018 Male Age Groups
2018 Female Age Groups
2018 Clydesdale/Master Clydesdale
2018 Aquabike Male/Female
2017 Open Male/Masters Open Male
2017 Open Female/Masters Open Female
2017 Male Age Groups
2017 Female Age Groups
2017 Clydesdale/Master Clydesdale
2017 Aquabike Male/Female
SCTS Course Record Spreadsheet
SCTS Course Record Spreadsheet (As of 11/30/2018)
Click HERE to see the SCTS Series Rules & Category Definitions
Event weights will be roughly based on criteria established by USA Triathlon for the purpose of administering their national rankings system. For the SCTS events will be weighted based on distance and size of event. The event weight index will be used to calculate scores for all participants (See Scoring below).
SPECIAL WEIGHT ADDITIONS
Based on these criteria, the 2020 Race Weights will be as follows:
Event Scoring Details
How the Series is Scored:
**2020 UPDATE ON SERIES AWARDS:
July 2020 - We will likely modify the awards for the 2020 season. More details will be posted once we are able to hold races in 2020.
Open Division Prizes
1st Place Open Male & Female - Free entry into any 2020 SCTS events
2nd Place Open Male & Female - Free entry into any six (6) 2020 SCTS events (excluding half distance events)
3rd Place Open Male & Female - Free entry into any five (5) 2020 SCTS events (excluding half distance events)
4th Place Open Male & Female - Free entry into any three (3) 2020 SCTS events (excluding half distance events)
5th Place Open Male & Female - Free entry into any two (2) 2020 SCTS events (excluding half distance events)
1st Place Masters Open Male & Female - Free entry into any three (3) 2020 SCTS events (excluding half distance events)
2nd Place Masters Open Male & Female - Free entry into any two (2) 2020 SCTS events (excluding half distance events)
3rd Place Masters Open Male & Female - Free entry into any one (1) 2020 SCTS event (excluding half distance events)
Top 5 Open (M & F)
Top 3 Masters Open (M & F)
Top 3 Age Group (M & F) 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, 80-84, 85+
Top 3 Clydesdale
Top 3 Master Clydesdale
Top 3 Athena
Top 3 Aquabike (M & F)
**2020 UPDATE ON SERIES QUALIFICATIONS:
4/30/2020- We will likely modify the number of races required to qualify for the 2020 season. More details will be posted once we are able to hold races in 2020.
Qualifier Rewards for 2020:
Any athlete who participates in a minimum of four (4) 2020 SCTS events will qualify for SCTS qualifier rewards. The tiered qualifier system will work as follows:
Any athlete who participates in a minimum of 4 SCTS events will receive a custom pair of SCTS socks/sleeves or similar and a SCTS t-shirt. This is also the minimum number of events needed to qualify for series awards.
Any athlete who participates in 6 SCTS events will receive a custom pair of SCTS socks/sleeves, a SCTS t-shirt, and a SCTS jacket/vest/pullover.
NOTE: Athletes must at least complete the swim portion of each event in order to have that event count toward the minimum number of events needed to qualify for these rewards.
NOTE: Participants may only compete for series awards in one single category.
NOTE: As stated above in the Qualification Rules, events raced as a Novice (or other non-scored categories like relay, aquathlon, duathlon etc) will not count toward the number of events for the Qualifier Rewards.
NOTE: All qualifier rewards and series awards MUST BE collected at the 2020 SCTS Awards Banquet. Awards and rewards not collected at the banquet will be gathered and dropped off at popular locations (Greenville or Columbia tentatively). All others outside of those drop off locations may be shipped directly to your home address; however there will be a charge to ship these items.
2020 SCTS Athlete Celebration Banquet
Where: EdVenture Children's Museum - Canal Room
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201 (map)
When: Saturday, October 10th from 6 - 9 PM
Who: Anyone who has raced in at least one SCTS event in 2020 (Friends and family are also invited to attend)
How: Register for the 2020 SCTS Athlete Celebration Banquet Reservations HERE
2020 Tentative Menu:
Shrimp & Grits
Tea, Lemonade, Water
Beer & Wine
*this is subject to change*
Are you thinking about joining the triathlon world?
First time triathletes who race their first triathlon with us in the South Carolina Series can do so for free. Simply email email@example.com to receive your single use entry code for one free event entry fee. Offer applies to those who have never participated in any triathlon event and is good for one free entry into any sprint, sprinternational or international distance event which is part of the South Carolina Triathlon Series.
PLEASE NOTE WE CAN NOT ISSUE REFUNDS OR GIVE FUTURE CREDITS FOR FIRST TIMERS WHO DID NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER.
ALSO NOTE THIS OFFER IS VALID FOR FIRST TIME TRIATHLETES ONLY. IF YOU HAVE RACED A TRIATHLON PREVIOUSLY IN OR OUTSIDE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TRIATHLON SERIES YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED A FIRST TIME TRIATHLETE.