What is the National Challenge Competition?
The National Challenge Competition (NCC) is designed to get triathletes excited about off-season training at the club level. Tri Clubs across the country go head-to-head to see who can log the most training miles during the competition.
The NCC will feature three sessions, each one month in duration, from December to February. Clubs will record their training miles and submit them on NCC site for automatic calculation and ranking.
All sessions will include swim, bike, and run, but one sport will be highlighted for each session. The winning club for each session is determined by the greatest number of miles logged during that session for that month's discipline. There are also prizes for the first club to reach the benchmark mileage for each session, and Overall Combined Mileage for a club at the end of the three months.
In December the focus is swimming, in January it is cycling and in February it is running. Individual awards will be handed out throughout the competition. Overall mileage will be awarded by gender at the conclusion of the NCC. Prizes and awards will be announced near the end of the competition.
Click here to register. NEED TO USE YOUR USAT LOGIN AND PASSWORD. Your username and password from previous NCC challenges will not work. Log your miles in this website http://ncc.usatriathlon.org/
Participating clubs must appoint one person to be the registrar and liaison to USAT. (Lori Soriano, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Not only is it a great way to fuel your competitive fire throughout the winter, but it is also a chance to "race" against the rest of the country in the comfort of your own facilities.
A Note On Safety:
Coaches, club administrators and athletes need to be sure that participants are training properly for their age and ability. We do not want an athlete to over train by participating in the competition. It’s the coaches, club administrators and athlete’s responsibility to know the ability levels of the participants and place them in the appropriate training regimen. Youth athletes (7-17 years of age) are eligible to compete as long as they are USA Triathlon members. Coaches, parents and club administrators need to be sure that youth athletes are training properly for their age and ability. We do not want a youth athlete to over train by participating in the competition. It’s the coaches, club administrators and parents' responsibility to know the ability levels of the athlete and place them in the appropriate training regimen.
CLUB CHALLENGE STATISTICS
Competition over (March 3, 2017)