Outer Banks Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned Event. During on site registration, if you do not have your card you will be required to purchase the $12 (per day) fee to cover the USAT insurance.
USAT (USA Triathlon) offers an adult ($45) and youth ($15) annual membership. This 12 month membership eliminates the requirement to purchase one-day memberships for any USA Triathlon sanctioned event and comes with exclusive sponsor discounts from USA Triathlon Partners. If you would like to become a member, please click here: http://www.usatriathlon.org/membership-services/join-or-renew.aspx.