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Important Registration Information
  • There is no qualification required for this event.
  • There is no transfer or deferment of entries from one year to the next
  • There are no refunds
  • Athletes MUST be annual USA Triathlon members to race
  • Registration closes when the event sells out or by July 31 at 11:59 p.m. MT.
The Youth National Championship is a non-drafting race for athletes ages 7-15.

Entry fee: $59

Athletes must be entered into the age group that corresponds with their age as of December 31, 2019.

All athletes competing in the Youth National Championship must be current USAT members.
All athletes eligible for awards at USAT National Championships must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or 
  • A U.S. national – someone who has resided in the USA for three consecutive years.

Any athlete who qualifies and registers to race as a Youth Elite is not allowed to race in the Youth National Championship. Athletes may not race in both races. 

Participant List

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

Event Cancellation/Modification Policy

In the event of extreme weather, natural disaster, community disaster or other unforeseen emergencies, our action steps will be as follows:
  1. 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.
  2. USAT may, based on the conditions of the course, shorten the distances or cancel the event altogether.
  3. 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. 

Youth Rules

Click here for the USA Triathlon Youth National Championships competitive rules.

Rules briefing (optional): Saturday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. at Lakota East High School Auditorium/Theater.

Parents and athletes please note:
  • No aero bars of any kind will be allowed, including clip on, or forward facing handlebars will be allowed.
  • No disc wheels will be allowed
  • No aero style helmets or helmets with a tail extending to the rear will be allowed.
  • No unauthorized assistance of any kind, including pacing, during competition will be allowed.

Race officials will be observing the bike course from various points and recording race numbers of athletes who violate any of the cycling conduct rules.

While on the bike course:

  • Helmet must be worn and securely fastened at all times on the bike
  • Shoes must be worn at all times on the bike
  • Ride on the right side of the lane
  • Ride no closer than two bike lengths distance behind a leading cyclist
  • Pass on the left of the slower cyclist
  • Ride in a straight line without swerving, veering, or blocking the forward progress of other cyclists.

Time Penalties (specific to riding closer than two bike lengths):

  • If your race number is recorded twice on the bike for riding closer than two bike lengths distance behind a leading cyclist, you will receive a 1:00 minute time penalty.
  • If your race number is recorded three times you will receive a 2:00 minute time penalty.
  • If your race number is recorded four times you will be Disqualified.

Please note that all other penalties follow those outlined in the Youth Supplemental Rules.

Youth Paratriathlon National Championships

USA Triathlon will offer a youth paratriathlon race for ages 7-15. All paratriathlon athletes will race against one another in one wave for National Championship titles. All athletes will race under the PC Open rules, not the "USAT Rule Modifications of Paratriathlon." This is a non-drafting race without qualification standards. The race distances will be 200m swim, 10k bike, and a 2k run. 

Youth Age Group Swim Course Familiarization

Saturday, Aug. 3: 1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Youth Age Group athletes will once again be offered a swim course familiarization following the Elite races on Saturday, Aug. 4. The 7-10 year old athletes will be able to warm up from 1:45 – 2:30 p.m., and the 11-15 year old athletes will be allowed to warm up from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. The water will be cleared of all athletes by 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. for each age group, so please allow adequate time for the familiarization when planning your arrival time. Each athlete will be required to wear their swim cap that was provided to them at packet pick up.

swim familiarization