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Event Dates: April 27-28, 2018
Entry Fees:
Draft-Legal: $65
Olympic-Distance: $120
Mixed-Team Relay: $30
High School Non-Draft-Legal: $50

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Registration: Closed
Collegiate Registration Closes April 18 at 11:59 p.m. MT
High School Registration Closes April 20 at 11:59 p.m. MT
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Important Event Update:

On April 24, USA Triathlon announced that the course for all races will be shifted from a triathlon (swim-bike-run) to a duathlon (run-bike-run) to ensure athlete safety. Heavy rainfall in Tuscaloosa the past two weeks led to the Holt Dam spillway gates being opened by local officials to avoid flooding. Heightened volume in the Black Warrior River necessitated that the gates remain open through race weekend, resulting in overly strong currents that were deemed unsafe for swimming.

All course maps have been updated. The overall schedule remains the same except for a few minor changes to the wave start times for Olympic-distance men. All male Olympic-distance athletes should refer to the updated schedule to ensure they are at the start at the designated time. Please note that all races will now have a chip start.

Welcome to Collegiate Nationals!

USA Triathlon is excited to return to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the Collegiate Club and High School National Championships in 2018. USA Triathlon was last in Tuscaloosa for Collegiate Nationals in 2011, 2012, and 2017 as well as for Age Group Nationals in 2009 and 2010. High School Nationals (non-drafting) and the Collegiate Club Draft-Legal Championships will occur on Friday, April 27. The Collegiate Olympic-Distance and Mixed-Team Relay races will occur on Saturday, April 28. 

High School Nationals

The 2018 USA Triathlon High School National Championship will occur on Friday, April 27. Click here for more information.

Draft-Legal Rules

For athletes participating in the Draft-Legal National Championship on Friday, be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules, which have several differences from non-draft racing.

UPDATED: Click here to view the draft-legal triathlon rules and equipment requirements. Click here to learn more about draft-legal racing. 

Pre-Race Webinars

All athletes are encouraged to watch the pre-race webinars. These presentations, conducted by Race Director Brian D'Amico, will provide all the information you need for a successful race. Note: The original webinars do not reflect the switch to duathlon.

Collegiate Nationals Webinar (original)

High School Nationals Webinar (original)

All draft-legal and high school athletes will be required to attend the mandatory pre-race briefings on Thursday, April 26 as noted on the schedule. All draft-legal and high school course changes will be reviewed at the briefings.

All Olympic-distance and mixed-team relay athletes are encouraged to watch the new webinar below which briefly reviews the course changes for these events. All relay athletes are still required to attend the pre-race briefing on Friday, April 27 at 2:15 p.m.

Olympic-distance and Mixed-Team Relay Webinar (Only covers changes to courses)

Event Program

The 2018 Collegiate Club & High School Nationals event program is now available in a digital edition and can be viewed on desktop or mobile devices. The event program features select team biographies and key event information, including the schedule of events and course maps. Click here to view. 

Collegiate Club National Poll

New for 2018, USA Triathlon is polling registered collegiate clubs to provide monthly rankings. Standings are meant to reflect each team’s overall strength and its potential to reach the combined men’s and women’s national championship podium.

Click here to view current rankings.

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