Event Dates: August 3-4, 2019
Entry Fees:
Youth Age Group: $59
Youth & Junior Elites: $69
Mixed Relay: $35 (per athlete)

Location: West Chester, Ohio
7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester, OH 45069
Registration Closes on July 31 at 11:59 p.m. MT
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YJNC 2018Calling All Youth & Junior Triathletes!

USA Triathlon is headed back to West Chester, Ohio for the eighth consecutive year! The 2019 Youth & Junior National Championships will take place on Aug. 3-4, 2019 at Voice of America Park. Youth athletes of all experience levels are invited to participate in this fun and iconic event. No qualification is required for the Youth Age Group race on Sunday, Aug. 4.

West Chester first hosted rising youth and junior triathlon stars in 2012 and is a prime location for the National Championship event, with more than 20 of the 38 active High Performance Teams within a day's drive of the venue. Youth & Junior Nationals is scheduled for Aug. 3-4, 2019, and tentatively scheduled for the first weekend in August from 2020-21. The event has sold out for the last five years, with nearly 1000 athletes ages 7-19 competing for national titles annually. The two-day event is contained within Voice of America Park and supported through a strong partnership with the Butler County Visitors Bureau and other community organizations. Click here to read more on this continued partnership in West Chester, Ohio.  

Age Groups and Distances

All athletes must be between the ages of 7-19 as of December 31, 2019.

USA Triathlon anticipates over 1000 youth and junior competitors in attendance, including athletes from Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. In addition, National Championship titles will be awarded to the top youth club (non-drafting events).

Saturday, August 3

Youth Elite National Championship (draft-legal)
13-15-year-olds: 375m swim, 10k bike, 2.5K run 

Junior Elite National Championship (draft-legal) 
16-19-year-olds: 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run

Sunday, August 4

Youth National Championship (non-drafting)
7-10-year-olds: 100m swim, 5k bike, and 1k run
11-15-year-olds: 200m swim, 10k bike, 2k run
(No qualification required)

Mixed Relay (draft-legal)
Athletes must be 13 to 19 years old as of December 31, 2019 to compete with a team.

Meet 4-Time Olympian Hunter Kemper!

Four-time Olympian Hunter Kemper will be on-site at Youth Nationals as a guest announcer, and wants to meet you! Hunter will be at the expo on Friday, August 2 signing autographs and handing out awards at the awards ceremonies. Don't miss out on this chance to meet him!

Pre-Event Webinar

The Youth and Junior Nationals pre-event webinar is now available on YouTube. Click here watch the webinar to learn the latest on event details, rules and more information to make race day a breeze.

Draft-Legal Rules

For athletes participating in the Youth and Junior Elite (Draft-Legal) National Championships on Saturday, be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules, which have several differences from non-draft racing. Click here to view the draft-legal triathlon rules and equipment requirements.

Current Water Temperature

As of July 12, current water temperature in the Voice of America Park is 83 degrees Fahrenheit.