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How do I qualify for Duathlon Nationals?

How do I register for Duathlon Nationals?

Registration Cancellations: Refunds, Transfers, and Deferments

Can I compete in all three races?

Where do I find the event schedule?

Is this event draft-legal?

What does draft-legal mean?

How do I qualify for Team USA?

How do I book a hotel room at the USAT group rate?

What do I need to bring to packet pickup?

Can somebody else pick up my race packet?

How do I know if I am a member?

Where is the Rules Briefing?

When/Where do I get my timing chip?

What if my shirt does not fit?

What if I have questions about the course?

How do I download the new app?

What if a volunteer can't answer my question at the event?

What is the purpose of the USA Triathlon Information Table at the event?

Where do I park?

When can I check my bike out of transition?

I missed the Awards Ceremony. How do I receive my award?

What is there to do in Bend, Oregon?

How can I find/receive race information updates?

 

How do I qualify for Duathlon Nationals?

No qualification is necessary to compete in Duathlon Nationals. All are welcome to participate.

How do I register for Duathlon Nationals?

Click here for registration details. Registration is only available online. There are no paper registrations and no race day registration is available.

Registration Cancellations: Refunds, Transfers, and Deferments

USA Triathlon has a strict no refunds, transfers, and deferments policy for any reason for all events. This policy is agreed to at the time of registration and there are no exceptions. All athletes are encouraged to purchase registration insurance during the registration process. Registration insurance must be purchased at the time you register for the race and cannot be added afterwards. If you are unsure of your plans during the event time frame, we encourage you to wait to register. Please know that, historically, this event generally sells out in late May. Further registration details can be found on the registration page.

Can I compete in all three races?

Yes, athletes are permitted to compete in all three events: standard-distance, non-drafting sprint, and draft-legal sprint. There is no discount for registering in multiple events.

Where do I find the event schedule?

Click here to view the latest event schedule. The schedule is subject to change without notice.

Is this event draft-legal?

Yes, there is a draft-legal race at this event. The Draft-Legal Sprint Duathlon National Championship will be held on Sunday, June 18. If you do not wish to compete in the draft-legal race, there is also a non-drafting sprint race on Saturday, June 17. The standard-distance duathlon on June 17 is non-drafting.

What does draft-legal mean?

Draft-legal means that athletes draft off of each other on the bike portion of the event and ride in groups. Most triathlons in the United States do not allow drafting. However, an increasing number of races are beginning to have draft-legal races at their events. Athletes wishing to learn more about draft-legal racing should review the content on this page.

How do I qualify for Team USA?

Finishers of all races in Bend have the opportunity to qualify and represent Team USA at the ITU World Championships in their respective distance. Please review the information on this page for more details.

How do I book a hotel room at the USAT group rate?

Click here to book a hotel room through GameTime Travel. GTT contracts with many local hotels on behalf of USA Triathlon to get the best group rates.

What do I need to bring to packet pickup?

You will need to bring the following to registration:
  1. Government-issued photo ID (i.e. State license, passport, green card)
  2. Current USA Triathlon membership card. You must be able to prove your membership status with USA Triathlon. You can also pull up your card on your mobile device with the new USA Triathlon membership card phone app.

Can somebody else pick up my race packet?

No. The registered athlete must pick up their own race packet. For legal reasons, no other person may pick up another athlete's packet. If the registered athlete is a minor (age 17 or under on race day), the athlete's parent or legal guardian must pick up the race packet.

How do I know if I am a member?

If you are not sure if you are a current member with USA Triathlon please contact the national office at 719-955-2807 or at membership@usatriathlon.org and we will verify your membership status. If you are already registered for Duathlon Nationals, then you either input your existing member number during registration, you purchased a new annual membership ($50), or you purchased a one-day membership ($15).

Where is the Rules Briefing?

Click here to view information on the Rules Briefings. The race director and head official will be present to go over pertinent rules and answer any questions. There will also be an online webinar available closer to the event that will detail everything you need to know about the event.

When/Where do I get my timing chip?

All athletes will receive their timing chip band during packet pick-up in their race packet. Timing chips will be disposable. It’s the athlete’s responsibility to remember to bring and wear their timing chip band on race day.

What if my shirt does not fit?

If your shirt does not fit, bring it back on Saturday or Sunday to the info/volunteer check-in tent to potentially swap out your shirt for a different size. There will not be any exchanges during packet pick-up. You will be given the size you signed up for during the registration process while sizes are available. Sizes cannot be guaranteed since shirts are ordered well in advance of all athletes registering.

What if I have questions about the course?

Please click here to view course and venue maps. Any other questions can be emailed to the National Events Department or asked at the USA Triathlon information table near the expo at the event.

How do I download the new app?

Simply search "USA Triathlon National Events" in the Google Play or Apple App stores on Android or Apple devices. For more information on live tracking and app features, click here.

What if a volunteer can't answer my question at the event?

Please go to the USA Triathlon information table and they will find someone to answer the questions you have. The USA Triathlon information table will be located near the packet pick-up area.

What is the purpose of the USA Triathlon Information Table at the event?

The USA Triathlon information table is your resource if at any point you have a question. Course maps, race information and packet pick-up issues will be answered by a USA Triathlon staff member. During the first few hours of registration, please note that this table will prioritize all registration-specific questions above others to help keep registration flowing. As soon as staff members become available they will gladly assist you and field any questions you may have.

Where do I park?

Parking will be available on site at the event and at select off-site locations with shuttle service. More specifics will be posted soon.

When can I check my bike out of transition?

Transition opens for bike checkout when the final athlete has entered transition from the bike course and then left transition for the run course. You may not remove your bike or any belongings before this time. Please listen to the direction of the transition coordinators/volunteers and PA announcements for when transition will open. This protocol exists to ensure a fair and safe transition for all athletes and your cooperation is appreciated.

I missed the Awards Ceremony. How do I receive my award?

If you did not claim your award at the awards ceremony, you may email nationalevents@usatriathlon.org to request that your award be mailed to you. There is a $15 shipping and handling fee per shipment to send any awards. Once you request the award, we will email you the link to pay by credit card.  USA Triathlon will only keep awards for up to 60 days after the event.

Visit Bend

What is there to do in Bend, Oregon?

For a comprehensive listing of everything Bend has to offer, please see the Visit Bend website.

We also suggest checking out the following: Bend Ale Trail and Arts, Entertainment, and Culture in Bend.

To request a free Bend, Oregon visitors guide, please click here

How can I find/receive race information updates?

All necessary race information and event updates can be found on the Duathlon Nationals Homepage, as well as the following:

  • USA Triathlon Main Facebook page
  • Duathlon Nationals Facebook event page
  • Twitter: @usatriathlon and @USATlive
  • Instagram: @usatriathlon
  • Email: All registered participants will begin to receive informational event update emails starting in April 2017. If you are registered, these emails will be delivered to you automatically. Additionally, in the case of any critical event updates during race week or during the event, we may also email you those details.
  • Race Venue Information Table: located near the expo area at the event
  • Public Announcements: During the event, please listen to the announcer for any critical updates we need to broadcast.