28th Annual Southwest Challenge Series
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Rules for the 2018 Season

RULES for the 2018 Season - Points calculation

The 2018 Southwest Challenge Series links up the premier Duathlons and Triathlons in southern New Mexico and West Texas. Point standings are kept for each race based on finish by category with champions being crowned at the end of the season.

Anyone can participate. There is no extra cost for inclusion in the series. Entrance into any of the Southwest Challenge Series events will automatically make one eligible, and everyone is invited to enter all of these outstanding races.

Points will be accumulated from your best (8) eight finishes.  However, there is a minimum of 6 races required to be considered for year end awards.

Ten points will be awarded for each race completed, up to eight races; an additional 2.5 points awarded for each completed race over eight.

Top 10 division winners will also be awarded an additional 10 pts, runner's up 9 pts, etc. with exception of the Buffalo Springs Lake 70.3 Triathlon having a 1.25 multiplier award bonus, i.e. 10 points  x 1.25= 12.5 points.

The SWCS scoring formula is:

10pts (race completion) + 10pts (division winner) = 20pts awarded 

Your age for ALL series events is your December 31, 2016 age. Please assist our points keeper by entering the proper age group in each event. Points will be tabulated by computer and awards given to the top three finishers in each category.


Age Group Categories


19- Under

20- 24 years of age

25-29 years of age

30-34 years of age

35-39 years of age

40-44 years of age

45-49 years of age

50-54 years of age

55-59 years of age

60-64 years of age

65-69 years of age

70 and over


Athena (OVER 165 lbs)

Clydesdale (OVER 220 lbs)



39 and under

40 and over