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We fully support gravel triathlon and other gravel multisport disciplines, and we look forward to being a part of its continued growth.

Rocky Harris, USA Triathlon CEO



The innovative new eight-race series offers endurance sports enthusiasts a new way to experience swim, bike, run multisport racing at gravel events in each region of the United States.


Paired with the first USA Triathlon Gravel National Championships to be held June 3 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the 2022 USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series offers endurance sports enthusiasts a new way to experience swim, bike, run multisport racing at gravel events in each region of the United States. 




The USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series spans the multisport season from May through October and features events across the U.S., with races in New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, Colorado, Idaho and California. Race series participants will receive special USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series stickers and awards, as well as recognition on and USA Triathlon’s social channels. Qualification is not required to participate in the USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series or the inaugural USA Triathlon Gravel National Championships.




Gravel riding is an increasingly popular form of cycling that combines elements of road- and mountain-biking, and consisting mostly of riding over unpaved, non-technical roads. Unlike traditional triathlons where participants race their bikes on paved roads or highways, and unlike off-road triathlons where racers ride mountain bikes on technical, single-track mountain bike trails, gravel triathlons take place on unpaved, dirt roads such as Forest Service roads or canal paths that are non-technical. With fewer vehicles on these dirt and rural roads, gravel riding can offer a safer alternative to road cycling. Because of the varied terrain, riders can use a bike designed specifically for gravel riding, but mountain bikes and road bikes are often used for gravel riding, too




The Gravel Triathlon Series features a variety of different race distances and formats. These include Sprint & Olympic distance gravel triathlons, gravel aquabike, gravel duathlon, gravel paddle tri, relay categories and more!




As gravel triathlon and gravel duathlon (run-bike-run) are new disciplines under the multisport umbrella, USA Triathlon has created a new set of rules specifically for gravel events. To view the Gravel Multisport Rules and Recommendations, click here. These rules and recommendations were established through a working group of race directors and other community stakeholders and was led by Mark Turner, USA Triathlon Commissioner of Officials.




May 15, 2022 – Jersey Gravel Triathlon – Hewitt, NJ
June 18, 2022 – The Theoi – Donnelly, ID
July 23, 2022 – Ugly Dog Gravel Tri – Chelsea, MI
July 31, 2022 – Stagecoach Gravel Triathlon – Steamboat Springs, CO
September 10, 2022 – The Gravel X Triathlon – Folsom, CA
September 25, 2022 – The Dirty Mitten – Middleville, MI
September 25, 2022 – XTERRA Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, CA
October 23, 2022 – Brick House Triathlon - Navasota, TX

2022 Off-Road & Gravel National Championships

USA Triathlon Gravel and Off-Road Championships

The first-ever Gravel National Championships will be held June 3 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, joining the rapidly growing trend of gravel-related events springing up around the country. Gravel and mountain-biking haven, Fayetteville, will also host the Off-Road National Championships on June 4.

Both events will be held in conjunction with the Ozark Valley Triathlon. To learn more about the events, visit the Ozark Valley Triathlon event website. To learn more about Fayetteville, visit Experience Fayetteville