ESCAPE TRIATHLON SERIES PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE PROGRAM 2018
THE ROAD TO THE 2019 ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ TRIATHLON
The 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will host a total 12 men and 12 women professional triathletes on the railing (starting line) of the San Francisco Belle. The 2018 Escape Triathlon Series will serve as a qualifying series for professional triathlete entry into the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Our recently added qualifying international triathlons, the Beijing International Triathlon & the AJ Bell London Triathlon, will provide an opportunity for professional athletes to gain double points.
PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN
The 2018 Escape Series races will award $20,000 per event - $10,000 per gender (except for the Beijing International Triathlon and the AJ Bell London Triathlon)
- 1st Place - $5,000
- 2nd Place - $2,000
- 3rd Place - $1,250
- 4th Place - $1,000
- 5th Place - $500
- 6th Place - $250
The 2018 AJ Bell London Triathlon will award $40,000 - $20,000 per gender
- 1st Place - $10,000
- 2nd Place - $4,000
- 3rd Place - $2,500
- 4th Place - $2,000
- 5th Place - $1,000
- 6th Place - $500
The 2018 Beijing International Triathlon (BIT) will award $100,000 - $50,000 per gender and travel support**
- 1st Place - $20,000
- 2nd Place - $10,000
- 3rd Place - $8,000
- 4th Place - $6,000
- 5th Place - $4,000
- 6th Place - $2,000
2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will award $80,000 - $40,000 per gender
- 1st Place - $20,000
- 2nd Place - $10,000
- 3rd Place - $5,000
- 4th Place - $2,500
- 5th Place - $1,500
- 6th Place - $1,000
ESCAPE TRIATHLON SERIES 2018 EVENT DATES + SIGN UP TIMELINE
Professional athlete registration for the 2018 Escape Triathlon Series will open on Monday, January 15th,2018. Please note that the Escape Triathlon Series reserves the right to CLOSE professional athlete sign ups prior to the published registration deadline in the event that the allocated professional slots are filled ahead of the deadline*.
- Philadelphia Escape: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 Pro Registration Closes: Thursday, April 5th, 2018
- London Tri Escape Sunday, August 5th, 2018 Pro Registration Closes: Thursday, July 5th, 2018
- Beijing International Triathlon: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 Pro Registration Closes: Thursday, July 24th, 2018
- Surf City Escape: Sunday, April 28th, 2019
Pro Registration Closes: Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
*Race Director for each Escape Series stop will retain three (3) professional athlete “Wild Card” invitations per gender to allocate and distribute at their own discretion outside of the outlined deadlines.
Twelve (12) athletes per gender will qualify for the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon through the accumulation of points from the Escape Triathlon Series races. The Beijing International Triathlon & the AJ Bell London Triathlon will provide an opportunity for professional athletes to earn double points.
Points will be awarded based on an athlete’s official finish position at each Escape Triathlon Series race.
For U.S. Escape Series Triathlons, the point breakdown will be as follows:
- 1st Place 20 Points
- 2nd Place 11 Points
- 3rd Place 10 Points
- 4th Place 9 Points
- 5th Place 8 Points
- 6th Place 7 Points
- 7th Place 6 Points
- 8th Place 5 Points
- 9th Place 4 Points
- 10th Place 3 Points
- 11th Place 2 Points
- 12th Place 1 Point
For the Beijing International Triathlon & the AJ Bell London Triathlon the point breakdown will be as follows:
- 1st Place 40 Points
- 2nd Place 22 Points
- 3rd Place 20 Points
- 4th Place 18 Points
- 5th Place 16 Points
- 6th Place 14 Points
- 7th Place 12 Points
- 8th Place 10 Points
- 9th Place 8 Points
- 10th Place 6 Points
- 11th Place 4 Points
- 12th Place 2 Points
A leaderboard will run continuously on the Official Escape Triathlon Series website allowing professional triathletes to track their points and progress.
At the conclusion of the final Escape Triathlon Series race, IMG will notify the top twelve (12) athletes, in both genders, of their invitation to compete in the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Timing of these notifications is subject to change.
Of the 24 professional slots available to the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, IMG will retain 10, five (5) per gender, for “Wild Card” invitations.
Professional Athletes interested in competing in the Escape Series 2018 races will need to contact us at email@example.com to express interest. Athletes should include: a list of the races you would like to compete in, a scanned copy of your professional license/status card and your mailing address.
We will confirm professional athletes on a first come, first serve basis. Race slots are limited. Confirmed professional athletes who receive an entry will have media obligations attached to their participation.
**The Beijing International Triathlon will offer all confirmed athletes a complimentary hotel room by the race course September 18th to September 24th. IMG will provide visa letters, as requested.
In order for the hotel to be confirmed and booked, professional athletes must send through a copy of your booked Beijing flight and approved visa on passport.