The run is a circuitous route begins at point C,continuing to point D, and then returning to point C. The route isapproximately 2.5 miles. We will have water and possiblyGatorade at the start/finish point for this segment. If a runner isnot continuing through the rest of the triathlon, he can returnwith the vehicles to Birch Creek.
This is a TEAM event. It will be scored similar to a track/x-country meet. One differenceis that teams will also receive points for uniforms and for getting every active scout out. And points are awarded based on team placement for 2-3 member squads, for individual time in eachsegment, and for placement for individuals completing the entire triathlon.
Youth who reachedthe age of 16 before February 2007 do not count towards a Varsity team’s score.
We willtrack and recognize such youth (as well as competing adults) separately.We will recognize the top three Varsity squads
(two to three competitors) overall, and thetop three individuals in each leg (for a total of 12 awards). The top Varsity team
will be awardedthe BUCKET. The Team takes the bucket (full of nutritious candy, or some such sweet) and isallowed to attach a piece of leather to the handle signed by each Varsity Scout and leader on thewinning Varsity team. The bucket is passed along to each Varsity tournament, leaving a legacyfor the local teams.The scoring is detailed on the two following pages.
Varsity teams consist of various squads. In this case, the squad size is limited to three individuals as no more thanthree can compete in the triathlon when doing it as a “relay” type event.
This refers to the top TEAM as opposed to stop SQUAD. The Team earns points in various ways, as detailed in thefollowing score sheets, including the wearing of a consistent uniform, the percentage of Varsity scouts participating,etc.