Event Address: Levi Carter Park, 1108 Carter Blvd., Omaha, NE 68110

Quick Links:

Event Program

Pre-Race Webinar

Awards Ceremony

Awards

Bag Check and Security

Bike Check-In

Bike Check-In Procedure for Athletes Doing Both Races

Bike Course Note

Bike Rentals - RentQR

Bike Support

Carter Lake Swimming

Course Nutrition

Draft-Legal Clinic

Drug Testing

Lodging

Medical Support

Packet Pickup, Race Expo, and Wristband Colors

Parking, Traffic, and Road Closures

Participant List

Post-Race Food and Concessions

Rules Briefing

Running Trails

Staff Vehicles

Shuttles

Spectators

Sportsmanship

Swim and Water Temperature

Timing Chips

Town Hall Meeting

Volunteers Needed!

 

Event Program

The 2017 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships event program is now available in a digital edition (best viewed on desktop), Android and iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch app. The event program features key event information, including the schedule of events, maps, frequently asked questions and more. Click here to view the program.

Pre-Race Webinar

All athletes are encouraged to watch the pre-race webinar. Recorded by Race Director Brian D'Amico, this presentation will detail everything you need to know for a successful race. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Awards Ceremony

The Olympic-distance awards ceremony will take place from on Saturday, August 12 from 5:15-6:45 p.m. at the CenturyLink Convention Center, Junior Ballroom. Parking is available in Lot B for $8 per car. Lot D is also open for overflow parking. Parking is also available in the garage for $12 per car. The parking map is available below under "parking."

Awards

Olympic-Distance
Category  Place
17-19 (M/F) 1-10
20-24 (M/F) 1-10
25-29 (M/F) 1-10
30-34 (M/F) 1-10
35-39 (M/F) 1-10
40-44 (M/F) 1-10
45-49 (M/F) 1-10
50-54 (M/F) 1-10
55-59 (M/F) 1-10
60-64 (M/F) 1-10
65-69 (M/F) 1-10
70-74 (M/F) 1-10
75-79 (M/F) 1-10
80-84 (M/F) 1-10
85-89 (M/F) 1-10
 
 
Sprint
Category  Place
15-19 (M/F) 1-5
20-24 (M/F) 1-5
25-29 (M/F) 1-5
30-34 (M/F) 1-5
35-39 (M/F) 1-5
40-44 (M/F) 1-5
45-49 (M/F) 1-5
50-54 (M/F) 1-5
55-59 (M/F) 1-5
60-64 (M/F) 1-5
65-69 (M/F) 1-5
70-74 (M/F) 1-5
75-79 (M/F) 1-5
80-84 (M/F) 1-5
85-89 (M/F) 1-5
 
Club-Division
Club Division  Place
Division I: >250 Members
1-3
Division II: 130-249 Members 1-3
Division III: 89-129 Members 1-3
Division IV: 30-88 Members 1-3
Division V: 2-29 Members 1-3
 

Club participation will be recognized at the 2017 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships.  Encourage all club members to attend the event and race in their qualified Olympic race and/or the sprint distance race. There will be a designated area by transition for all clubs to set up their tents and club areas.

All USA Triathlon registered clubs are eligible. Be sure to select your club from the drop down list during registration as athletes will not be permitted to add in their club designation once they have completed the registration process. If you do not see your cub in the drop down list, please contact clubs@usatriathlon.org

For more information on scoring, please click here.

For specific race entry and award eligibility requirements, please see the Sprint or Olympic-Distance registration pages.

Bag Check and Security

Athletes should expect an increased security presence at the 2017 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. The city of Omaha and USA Triathlon have instituted the following security measures for the safety of all participants and spectators:

  • Each participant will receive a clear plastic bag at packet pick-up to store their gear on race day and during the swim warm up on Friday, August 11th. The clear plastic security bags are 18x24 inches, and athletes will be permitted to check the bags at the bag check tent near transition. Transition bags or AGNC race bags (distributed at packet pick-up) will need to fit inside the clear plastic bags provided for bag check.
  • No bags of any kind will be allowed in transition while the races are underway. However, athletes will be permitted to carry gear into transition on race morning (between 5:30-7:30 a.m.), but the gear will need to fit within the clear plastic bag provided by USAT. Note: any bags left in transition may delay the start of the race.
  • Bag checks will be in place at the expo entrance, swim start area, and at the finish line bleachers.
  • Do not leave bags or backpacks unattended at the venue or on the course. Unattended bags will be confiscated and potentially destroyed, and may also delay the race schedule.
Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of the athletes and spectators.
 
*Security measures are subject to change.*

Bike Check-In and Out

Bike check-in for the Olympic-Distance National Championships will be from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11. Sprint National Championships athletes will check in bikes Saturday, Aug. 12 from 3:15-5:30 p.m. These times are mandatory for all athletes.

Transition will reopen at 5 a.m. race morning and close at 6:55 a.m. for all athletes on both days. Olympic-distance athletes will be able to check bikes out on Saturday at approximately 12:10 p.m. Sprint National Championships athletes can check out bikes at approximately 11 a.m. There is no bike check-in on race morning.

Note: No bags will be allowed in transition. The security of bags and personal items is the responsibility of the athletes, not USA Triathlon. There will be a secure bag-check tent, so please check your bag at the tent or leave it in your car or hotel. Athletes must have their wristband on to check-in and check-out your bike.

Bike Check-In Procedure for Athletes Doing Both Races - New for 2017!

Bike check-out on Saturday, Aug. 12 is mandatory for all Olympic-distance athletes at 12:10 p.m. (approx.). For athletes also competing in Sprint distance on Sunday, Aug. 13, we have made the process easier for you. At the back side of transition, closest to the grass parking lot, there will be a row of racks with no numbers. When bike check-out starts at approximately 12:10 p.m., athletes have one of two options:

  1. Remove your bike and gear from your Olympic-distance rack position and re-rack in the last row (open racking), closest to the parking lot, leaving only your bike. Your gear must go with you. Once this is complete, you may choose to do one of the following: 
    • A.) Return on Saturday when sprint distance check-in takes place from 3:15 – 5:30pm and re-rack your bike in the rack position that has your sprint-distance number OR
    • B.) Arrive on Sunday morning when transition is open to re-rack your bike in the rack position that has your sprint-distance number
  2. Remove your bike and gear from your Olympic-distance rack position and exit transition. You may then re-enter transition during sprint distance check in taking place from 3:15pm – 5:30pm and re-rack your bike in the rack position that has your sprint-distance number.

Please keep in mind the following notes if you are racing both Olympic-distance and Sprint races:

  • You will have a different race number for each race. You must change out your Olympic-distance number for your sprint distance number on your helmet, bike, bib, wristband, and tattoos.
  • So that race staff may identify your bike if needed, please ensure your bike still has a number on it if you place it on the racks without numbers (can be either Olympic or Sprint number)
  • All numbers are unique to each athlete; there are no duplicates.
  • The racks without numbers are located inside of transition area and will remain secured as with the rest of transition area.
  • Additionally, please ensure you wear the appropriate swim cap for the appropriate day of racing.

Bike Course Note

The bike course will be center line coned up until the intersection of N 16th St. / John J. Pershing. After this point, there WILL NOT be center line cones due to the narrow width of the road. It is imperative that you stay to the far right, on the correct side of the road, and avoid crossing the center yellow line. Click here to view course maps.

Bike Rentals - RentQR

RentQR - Don't Pack It. Rent It!

RentQR is a service of the friendly folks at Quintana Roo bikes in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They ensure you get one of the best bikes, have the bike set up to your specifications and ready to go on race-day.

Renting a QR Bike for USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals is Simple:

  1. Choose the event and bike you would like to rent for.
  2. Add the bike to your cart and checkout; your card will be charged for the full amount.
  3. A friendly QR representative will email you to confirm your reservation and walk through sizing and logistics.
  4. During the expo, visit the RentQR tent at USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals, have your accessories put on and receive a full fit. 
  5. After the race, you will have the opportunity to return the bike the day of the race or the day after the race.
  6. Goodbye bike transportation hassles!

Bike Rental- Rental fee includes all transport charges, set-up at event, and pre-event bike-fit consultation. All bikes will come equipped with two standard water bottle cages and an ISM Adamo Road saddle.

  • PRsix Ultegra Di2 Race: $499
  • PRsix Ultegra Race: $449
  • PRfive Ultegra Di2 Race: $469
  • PRfive Ultegra Race: $419

For more information about RentQR, please visit RentQR.com or send an email to RentQR@americanbicyclegroup.com.

Greenstreet Cycles

Bike Support - Greenstreet Cycles

USA Triathlon is thrilled to partner with Greenstreet Cycles, the Official Bike Support Partner of 2017 Age Group Nationals. Greenstreet will provide on-course support during the event as well as pre-race support at packet pick-up and in transition area on race morning.

Greenstreet Cycles will have a full-service shop setup near transition area at Levi-Carter Park from Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13. Athletes are encouraged to take care of major bike issues before race day at their on-site shop. For any maintenance issues that need attention in the days leading up to the race until Wednesday, August 9th, athletes should visit Greenstreet's local Omaha shop. Between Thursday, August 10 and Sunday, August 13, bike service will be available to Age Group Nationals participants only at Greenstreet's transition area shop. For further information on Greenstreet Cycles, services they can provide, and pricing, please click here. Please note: Greenstreet will charge nominal fees for bike maintenance on site. Athletes may also purchase retail bike parts and triathlon gear at either their Omaha store or their transition area shop.

Carter Lake Swimming

There will be no swimming in Carter Lake from Monday, August 7 through Sunday, August 13 outside of the permitted swim warm up and race times.

Course Nutrition

  Gatorade Endurance formula is the Official Sports Beverage of USA Triathlon and will once again be available on the course for all athletes Gatorade Endurance energy chews will also be provided at aid stations.

Draft-Legal Clinic Presented by Craig Hanken

Interested in learning more about the exciting discipline of Draft-Legal racing? USA Triathlon's Draft-Legal Technical Specialist Craig Hanken will provide detailed information on draft-legal education, rules, and tips for your next draft-legal race. This clinic will occur at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 11 at the CenturyLink Convention Center, Junior Ballroom.

Please note: There is no draft-legal race this year in Omaha. More information on Draft-Legal World Qualifiers can be found here.

Drug Testing

In accordance with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regulations, athletes may be drug tested at this event. Should drug testing occur, there are strict protocols that must be followed and will be coordinated by the on-site USADA representative as well as a USA Triathlon staff member. For information on USADA, please click here. For a list prohibited and banned substances, click here.

Event-Day Communications

In the event of an emergency or the need of USA Triathlon to communicate important information on event-day, please stay tuned to USA Triathlon's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter (@usatriathlon and @USATlive), the USA Triathlon National Events App, your email, and venue PA announcements. If you are near your car or a radio, you are also advised to tune in to the Event Information Channel: 1670 AM.

Lodging

GameTime Travel and USA Triathlon have contracted with local hotels for group rates. Individual reservations can be made at the host hotel or nearby hotels by clicking here. The host hotel is the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St, Omaha, Nebraska 68102.

Medical Support

NE Med

USA Triathlon thanks Nebraska Medicine for their generous support at Age Group Nationals. Athletes will find many Nebraska Medicine staff and volunteers on course and and the finish line during the events. For a great video on the services they will provide, please click here.

Packet Pickup, Race Expo, and Wristband Colors

Packet pickup and the race expo will be located near transition area at Levi Carter Park. All bikes must be checked in the day prior to your race.

  • Thursday, August 10: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday, August 11: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 12:
    • Race Expo: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Sprint Packet Pickup: 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 13:
    • Race Expo: 7:30 a.m. - Noon

Click here to view the current event schedule.

Wristband Colors: (Must be wearing to enter transition area)

Athletes must wear wristband(s) provided in race packet during the entire duration of the event. Athletes must have their wristband on to check-in and check-out their bike.

  • Olympic-Distance: Blue
  • Sprint: Red
  • VIP: Gold

Parking, Traffic, and Road Closures

Click here for more information.

Participant List

Click here to view the current participant list. This is updated each Monday before the event.

Post-Race Food and Concessions

All athletes will receive a free post-race meal in the post-race food tent near the expo. Athletes must show their wristband to receive a meal. Post-race catering is provided by Attitude on Food. Each day, the meal will be chicken salad on whole grain ciabatta or portabella pesto with sprouts. Coleslaw and fresh fruit salad will also be served. The post-race meal is only for athletes, not spectators.

Food Trucks - Concessions

Several area food trucks will also be on site. Athletes and spectators will have the option to purchase food from the following vendors:

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Rules Briefing

The rules briefing for both Olympic and Sprint-distance athletes will occur at on Friday, August 11 at 2 p.m. at the CenturyLink Convention Center, Junior Ballroom. This is optional, but will advise athletes on all pertinent rules and allow for questions to the head official. Athletes who require parking can part in Lot B for $8 per car. Lot D will be open as well if needed for overflow parking. If you are interested to learn more about draft-legal racing, there will be a draft-legal clinic presented at 3 p.m., immediately after the rules briefing.

Running Trails

Looking for trails to get some training runs in while you are in Omaha? Check out the recreation websites for Omaha and Council Bluffs.

Belleview Dodge OmahaStaff Vehicles

USA Triathlon thanks Baxter Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Bellevue, NE for being the Official Supplier of Staff Vehicles.

Shuttles

Click here for more shuttle information.

Spectators - Best Places to View the Race

Spectators attending Age Group Nationals should consider the following spots as great places to view the race:

  1. Finish line chute and bleachers
  2. Bike-in/out chute
  3. Edge of water between swim dock and exit
  4. Swim-in/out chute

Sportsmanship

USA Triathlon Sportsmanship Creed

As competitive athletes and members of the triathlon community, you know there is no better feeling than succeeding in your endeavors in sport. As a competitor at USA Triathlon events, you have a responsibility to demonstrate the highest standards of sportsmanship per the USA Triathlon Rulebook (Article III, Sections 3.3 and 3.4, Line b.), and as such, should always show respect for the sport, your fellow athletes, race staff, officials, volunteers and spectators. Each individual athlete shares this responsibility, which includes refraining from the use of improper language and conduct detrimental to the community at large. This rule will be strictly enforced and disrespectful language or conduct will not be tolerated.

For more information on USA Triathlon rules and sportsmanship, please reference the USAT Competitive Rules.  

Swim and Water Temperature

USA Triathlon expects hot air temperatures with high humidity on race weekend. Ample fluids will be provided at the venue and on course. Please be prepared for the heat and stay hydrated as you train for your race. We anticipate a non-wetsuit swim with water temperatures in the upper 70s or low 80s. For further advice on racing in the heat, please read this article.

The current water temperature at Carter Lake is 80.6 degrees F as of 5:30 a.m. 8/11.

According to Article IV, Rule 4.4, the wetsuit rule is stated as follows: 

“Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.” 

Due to the nature of the Age Group National Championships, no athletes will be permitted to wear a wetsuit if the water temperature exceeds 78 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Latex alergies: If you have a latex allergy, please let USAT staff know and you will be provided with a non-latex swim cap.

Special Swim Accommodations: There will be a “Special Needs” table set up just past the swim exit point. Permitted items include: Eyeglasses, insulin pumps, and inhalers. All other items wishing to be placed at this location will require a letter from a physician and will need to be review by race staff and race officials.

Timing Chips - Disposable

Timing chips are disposable and will be included in your race packet at check-in. Simply dispose of your timing chip at the end of your race; there is no need to turn it in. Timing chips must be worn around an ankle and under your wetsuit leg if the race is wetsuit legal. Do not place on top of your wetsuit. We highly encourage chip placement on your left ankle to avoid interference with your bike chainring. Click here for a visual diagram on fastening your chip.

Town Hall Meeting

The 2017 USA Triathlon Town Hall Meeting will take place on August 12 at 4:15 p.m. in the CenturyLink Center Junior ballroom. This is directly before the Olympic-Distance awards ceremony. All athletes are encouraged to attend and voice their opinion on the current state of triathlon in America. USA Triathlon's CEO, President, and Age Group Committee Chair will be in attendance to address questions. The first 100 attendees will receive a free drink ticket.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are critical to the success of our events. Interested in volunteering at the Age Group National Championships? All volunteers will receive a shirt, food, and snacks as a thank you for time spent. Click below to register today!

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