Olympic-Distance Registration 

To register, you must use the unique link provided to you once you have received 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. 

Please read all of the below information before registering.

Important Registration Information

  • Entry Fee: $185
  • There is no transfer or deferment of entries from one year to the next; you must re-qualify each year
  • There are no refunds
  • Athletes MUST be annual USA Triathlon members to race
  • Athletes MUST qualify for this event — Qualification Details
  • Athletes MUST be 17 years of age by Dec. 31, 2019 to compete, no exceptions
  • Registration closes when the event is sold out or by Wednesday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

*USA Triathlon reserves the right to modify race maximum numbers*

To be eligible for awards you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a U.S. national - someone who has resided in the U.S. for three years.

Open Water Swim Competition - NEW EVENT!

USA Triathlon is pleased to announce a new event taking place on Friday, August 9 at 11:00am at Edgewater Park Beach. A 750m Open Water Swim Competition will allow athletes to gain access to a competitive race either as a tune up for Saturday and Sunday races or for those not racing to be involved in the overall event weekend. The timed competition will see athletes receiving a swim cap and t-shirt, along with awards for top placing athletes. Registration is $45 - click here!

2020 AGNC - Use 2019 to Qualify for 2020!

Age Group Nationals will be headed back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2020-2021! With this venue change, also comes a change in the qualification criteria. Beginning in 2020, Sprint-distance will require qualification, similar to Olympic-distance. More information on next year can be found at www.usatriathlon.org/agnc2020.

To provide additional qualification opportunities with this change, USA Triathlon has created the following exemptions to 2020 qualification:

  1. Anybody who is registered for 2019 AGNC in Cleveland will have the chance to register on site in Cleveland for 2020 and all qualification requirements will be waived for both Olympic and Sprint. This 2020 registration opportunity with no qualification restrictions will only be available at the expo in Cleveland, Aug. 8-11. This will also be the lowest entry price for 2020, $175 for Olympic and $90 for Sprint. You must show your 2019 race wristband at the Visit Milwaukee table to register for 2020 AGNC. (Credit cards only, no cash or checks accepted). Again, this opportunity is only available at the expo - Online registration will not be available for 2020 until Monday, Aug. 12.
  2. All participants in the Sprint-distance race at 2019 AGNC in Cleveland will automatically qualify for the 2020 Sprint National Championships in Milwaukee. This special, one-time qualification opportunity will not apply in future years.

Please note that even though both Olympic and Sprint will require qualification starting in 2020, open waves for each distance will be available in Milwaukee. The open waves are not eligible for national championship awards or Team USA Qualification, but they will have the opportunity to qualify for 2021 AGNC National Championship divisions.

Sprint-distance is still open to all for 2019, so please register today! We look forward to seeing you in Cleveland and Milwaukee!

Participant List

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

Eligible Age Groups and Awards

Participants have the opportunity to qualify for the 2020 ITU Triathlon World Championships through the 2019 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. It is the policy of USA Triathlon to provide awards only for those age groups which qualify for this level of competition. For Standard-Distance, age groups will begin with 17-19 and continue in 5-year increments through 85-89. The minimum ages to compete are based on the ITU Competition Rules (appendix A, page 75). 

  • For the 2019 USAT Olympic-Distance National Championship, athletes must be 17 by December 31st, 2019.
  • For the 2020 ITU Olympic-Distance World Championship, athletes must be 18 by December 31st, 2020.

If you are wishing to compete at this event, but do not meet the minimum age requirement, we encourage you to participate in one of our youth events. For a chart of recommended distances for youth multisport athletes, please click here.

Event Cancellation and Modification Policy

In the event of extreme weather, natural disaster, community disaster or other unforeseen emergencies, our action steps will be as follows:
  • USA Triathlon, in concert with local officials, will make the final decision based on safety of the athletes, spectators, vendors, volunteers and others affiliated with the event. 
  • USA Triathlon may, based on the conditions of the course, shorten the distances or cancel the event altogether.  
  • Because costs of the event have already been paid out to cover various levels of production expenses, there will be NO REFUNDS, transferred entry fees or future complimentary entry fees.

Athenas and Clydesdales

Since ITU does not support a division for Athena and Clydesdale at its Sprint and Olympic-Distance World Championships, USA Triathlon will not be supporting an Athena and Clydesdale division moving forward at the Age Group National Championships. If the athlete’s intent is to qualify for either the Sprint or Olympic-Distance World Championships, they will need to compete in the wave corresponding with their age group at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. Again, since the Age Group National Championships will no longer support the Clydesdale and Athena division, all athletes will need to meet qualification in the athlete’s respective age group at a sanctioned event when qualifying.