Categories

SHORT COURSE 

Category (Men & Women)*

Age on the day of the first race

Senior

17+ years

Veteran 

40-49 years

Master 

50-59 years

Grand Master 60+ years

Junior

15-17 years

Minimee

11-14 years

Peewee

6-10 years

 

LONG COURSE 

Category (Men & Women)

Age on the day of the first race

Senior 

17+ years

Veteran 

40-49 years

Master 

50-59 years

Grand Master  60+ years

 

XL COURSE

Category (Men & Women)

Age on the day of the first race

Senior 

20+ years

Veteran 

40-49 years

Master 

50-59 years

Grand Master 60+ years

Minimum of 5

There must be a minimum of 5 runners for a category to be recognised, either by race or in the TSSL.  This includes every category scenario such as gender and juniors.  If there are not enough to form a category then that category will fall away.  For example if there are only 6 junior boys and 1 girl, there will only be one Junior category (mixed) and if the girl runs third in the junior race, she will be on podium.  In another example:  If there are only 3 grand master males, they will all fall into the Master Male category and place accordingly, likewise if there are only 2 grand master ladies, they would fall into the Master Ladies category.

Kids under 10

Kids under 10 run free.  We strongly advise that kids under 10 run with their parent/guardian.  Under six years of age we insist they do so.  

​A few important rules

  • Any runner found to be falsifying information to gain a competitive advantage (for example lying about age) will be disqualified.
  • Runners who are 17 years old will be entered into the JUNIOR category by default. However, they may choose to compete in the SENIOR category upon entering their first race by informing the organisers at registration.
  • Peewees, minimees and juniors under the age of 17 are NOT allowed to compete in the Senior category.
  • Veterans and masters will be entered into their specific age categories by default. However, they may choose to compete in the SENIOR category upon entering their first race by informing the organisers at registration. You will not be allowed to change your category after the race.
  • No-one will be allowed to change to a different category during the Series, i.e. after running one race in a specific category. If you start off in the SENIOR category, you have to finish the Series in the same category.
  • Age categories are determined by your age on the day of the first race that you run. If your birthday occurs during the Series you cannot choose to run one of the later races in an older category.
  • JUNIOR category entry is subject to the indemnity being signed by a parent or guardian. No junior under the age of 17 will be allowed to enter the long route.