Event Date: August 13, 2016

Entry Fee: $175

Location: Omaha, NE

Venue: Carter Lake, Levi Carter Park

Distance: 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run 

Registration Closes on Aug. 8 at 11:59 p.m. MT

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USAT Age Group Nationals

Water temperature as of Aug. 13 @ 6 a.m.: 84 degrees F. Due to the nature of the Age Group National Championships, if the water temperature exceeds 78 degrees on race day, no athletes will be permitted to wear wetsuits.

Pre-Race Webinar

Be sure to watch the pre-race webinar for everything you need to know to have a successful race.

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Omaha is a national sports hub. The city hosts the College World Series annually since 1950, and will host the USA Swimming Olympic Trials for the third time in the summer of 2016. Omaha has also hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and most recently at the international level, the 2015 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix Final Round.

Omaha is the heart of the country. You feel it the minute you arrive, and it stays with you long after you leave. The city is filled with surprising features, including the world’s largest indoor desert and the country’s largest indoor rainforest. Omaha is the only place where you can walk on “Bob,” a one-of-a-kind pedestrian bridge with a larger-than-life personality. The Nebraska/Iowa border runs right through Bob so you can actually stand in two states at the same time — it’s called “Bobbing” — trust us, it’s a thing.

TD Ameritrade parkOmaha offers a groundbreaking cultural scene, Smithsonian affiliated museums and a lively entertainment district filled with local restaurants, quirky boutiques, street musicians and great pubs. And any city worth its foodie reputation has a specialty, and Omaha’s lucky enough to have two. Best known for its legendary mouth-watering steaks, Omaha is also home to the Reuben sandwich — yep, it was invented here. Many have duplicated it, but you should always travel for the original.

Omaha is the center of the country making travel easy, and the airport is conveniently located close to Omaha’s vibrant downtown. Consistently ranked as a top value destination, Omaha is definitely worth the trip.

Learn more about things to do during your trip to Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, right across the river!

Top 10 Reasons to Race 2016 Age Group Nationals

10. This year’s race features a new venue in Omaha’s Levi Carter Park after a three-year stint in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Plus, the Olympic-Distance Nationals run course will turn around in TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series, and you may even appear on the stadium’s video board!

9. Speaking of the College World Series, you’ll be competing in a national sports hub that often hosts top athletes in other sports, including U.S. Olympic swimmers who will have earned a trip to Rio 2016 at the Olympic Trials in Omaha.

8. You’ll swim in two states! The races may start and end in Nebraska, but with the park right along the state line, your swim will take you into Iowa before you head to T1.

omaha bridge7. Want your fans to track you back home? New this year, two friends or family members can receive text messages when you cross timing mats for updates on your race status in real time. Plus, we’ll have a live stream with all the action from Omaha.

6. Offers from USA Triathlon partners means one of the best goodie bags in the country. You’ll get a 2XU shirt and BOCO hat, plus access to an awesome expo with Normatec recovery stations and much more.

5. Want to hear from one of the best elite athletes in triathlon? IRONMAN World Champion Leanda Cave will be making a special appearance during the weekend as the official Olympic-Distance Nationals race starter, plus she’ll be giving an athlete talk after the rules briefing and handing out finisher medals.

4. Something for everyone: Olympic-Distance National Championships, Sprint Nationals (including the all-new beginner wave), as well as a pre-race 5k/1-mile run on Friday. Compete in one or more races over the weekend for an added challenge.

3. Red carpets aren’t just for award shows. You’ll have a red carpet experience as you run to the finish line on race day.

2. Earn a spot to represent the U.S. at a world championship event. Top finishers in both Olympic-Distance and Sprint Nationals will have an opportunity to compete on USA Triathlon’s Team USA in 2017 when the ITU Age-Group Triathlon World Championships head to Rotterdam, Netherlands.

1. Bragging rights! You will be part of the most competitive field in sprint and Olympic-distance triathlon, with top athletes from all 50 states competing for a national title, a spot on Team USA and of course, a PR.

Event Qualification Emails

Registration is now open. To register, you must use the unique link provided to you once you have received the "You've Qualified" email. Your unique link will be sent in a separate email from Active.com within one to two business days of receiving the "You've Qualified" email. If you believe you have qualified, but did not receive the email, please first read the qualification details. Please note: race directors have 15 days to submit results after their event occurs. If you have qualified, you will not receive the qualification email until a few days after they submit results. Please wait to inquire about your qualification status until at least 15 days after your triathlon occurs. 

Team USA Qualification

Team USA

The 2016 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship in Omaha, Nebraska will qualify athletes for the 2017 Olympic/Standard Triathlon World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The top 18 in each age group, rolling down to 25th place after applying the age-up rule, will qualify for the World Championship. The top 20 athletes per age group in the USA Triathlon annual rankings as of 12/31 will qualify for the world championship. The top 2 are offered a spot rolling down to 20th. Athletes must be present at the awards ceremony to accept their slot. Failure to accept your slot at the ceremony will result in a forfeiture of your slot.

Note: All spots offered via the rankings system are subject to spots being available on the roster

Team USA Age-Up Rule
At 2016 Nationals, athletes will race in their appropriate age groups based on their age as of Dec. 31, 2016. Awards will be issued based on those results. If an athlete "ages up" into another age group in 2017, a separate set of results will be issued accounting for those athletes who aged up and Team USA slots will be awarded based on these results. So their finish time will be compared to those athletes in the older age group. For example, if John Doe is going to be 49 years old by Dec. 31, 2016, he will age-up up into the 50-54 age group for the 2017 World Championships since he will be 50 years old by Dec. 31, 2017. Thus, for Team USA qualifying purposes, his time at the qualification event will be compared to the men currently in the 50-54 age group. We will post the age-up results at the awards ceremony.

Who can qualify for Team USA?

All athletes eligible to represent the United States must:

Be a U.S. citizen OR

Be a U.S. national – someone who has resided in the U.S. for three consecutive years and has not competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year.
Team USA eligible athletes must not have competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year. Athletes who choose to be recognized as nationals who have competed for their country of citizenship in the last year may get dispensation by obtaining a letter from the National Federation of their home country allowing competition as a USA athlete.

For more information visit the Team USA website.