Since it’s inception in 2015, the Grand Traverse Triple Crown has rapidly developed into a preeminent multi-sport, multi-season endurance challenge.
With it’s legacy firmly planted as North America’s toughest point-to-point ski race, the GT Triple Crown defines a new generation of mountain sports competition. This singular test of three pinnacle disciplines, Ski-Run-Bike, will challenge both individual perseverance, while also requiring concerted team strategizing in the first race stage, the ski to Aspen.
– October Early Registration –
Priority registration will be offered to 50 athletes who consign themselves as Individual Triple Crown contenders during the month of October.
Pre-register as an INDIVIDUAL competitor by the end of October, and you will secure your 2018 Ski Team entry ahead of General Registration opening, in addition to being pre-registered for both Summer events.
– Team Competition –
In order to form a team, each athlete will need to secure individual entry into their segment of the series. Once assured you have a Ski result to link with, Summer teammates may register individually, citing the registration confirmation number of the Winter team they are partnering with.
Triple Crown Teams may be composed of either 2 or 3 separate athletes, in a few different scenarios.
Team Composition Scenarios:
Teammate’s who accomplish the Winter race together, may choose to continue competing as teammates in the Triple Crown Team competition – each athlete racing one stage of the Summer events.
Alternatively, Winter teammates may each elect to assign their mutual Ski time to other Summer athletes, thereby creating 2 separate Triple Crown Teams in competition with one another.
Another acceptable scenario… is where one Ski teammate may wish to continue competing in the Individual Triple Crown competition, while the Ski teammate might desire to join with different athletes in the Team competition.
– FAQ –
Must I register in October to compete in the 2018 Triple Crown?
No, but entry into the Ski race can be challenging as General Registration sells out rapidly on December 1st. Any athlete who receives a qualified finish time in the Ski race is an eligible Triple Crown Contender. If you gain entry into the Ski race through General Registration, you may opt to further enter into the Summer Events by registering in the Dual Sport division anytime leading up to the summer races.
Do both Ski teammates have to enter themselves into the Triple Crown to receive priority entry into the Winter event?
No. As long as one teammate commits to competing in the Triple Crown, that team will receive a reserved spot into the 2018 Ski race.
The same refund policies apply to each of the individual events. Should you have to drop out of one or more race, you may submit a request for a percent refund based on the date of your refund request submission.
Winter Refund Schedule:
December 1st to January 31st – 75% Refund of Team Ski Registration
February 1st to February 28th – 50% Refund of Team Ski Registration
March 1st to March 18th – 25% Refund of Team Ski Registration
Summer Refund Schedule:
December 1st to May 31st – 75% Refund of Individual Registration
June 1st to July 31st – 50% Refund of Individual Registration
August 1st to September 1st – 25% Refund of Individual Registration
Registration deferment is not accepted.