Event Type: National
Event Date: June 25, 2016
Entry Fees: Standard: $120; Sprint: $95
Standard Distance: 10k run – 40k bike – 5k run
Sprint Distance (non-drafting):
5k run - 20k bike – 2.5k run
Location: Bend, Oregon
Host Hotel: Riverhouse on the Deschutes
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Travel Guide: Click Here
Registration is Closed
Event Program: Check out the 2016 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships program for key event information, including the schedule of events, maps, frequently asked questions and more — available as a digital edition (best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer), for Android and iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch.
USA Triathlon is pleased to call Bend, Oregon home of the 2016 Duathlon National Championships. Sprint and Standard races will occur on June 25.
USA Triathlon will offer two race distances for the event — a standard distance and a sprint distance (non-drafting). Whether you are looking for the opportunity to compete to be a national champion or simply participate in the most competitive duathlon in the U.S., this race is for you. The City of Bend boasts the nickname of “the outdoor playground of the West” for its endless options of trail running, cycling, hiking and more. With Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade Mountain Range nearby, the cosmopolitan mountain town has become an international mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and people in search of healthy, active vacation destinations.
Team USA Qualification
All of the standard slots will be allocated at the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships in Bend on June 25, 2016. The ITU World Championships in the standard/Olympic-distance will NOT be draft-legal.
The 2016 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships in Bend, Oregon will qualify athletes for the 2017 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon World Championship in Penticton, Canada. At the Duathlon National Championships, the top 18 in each age group, rolling down to 25th place after applying the age-up rule, will qualify for the World Championships.
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.
The top 20 athletes per age group in the USA Triathlon annual rankings as of 12/31 will qualify for the standard-distance world championship. The top 2 are offered a spot rolling down to 20th.
Note: All spots offered via the rankings system are subject to spots being available on the roster
The sprint-distance race is non-drafting, but will still qualify athletes for Team USA and the Draft-Legal World Championship in 2017.