Youth and Junior Elite National Championships

The Youth Elite and Junior Elite races will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3.

Entry fee: $69

Athletes may not register as both a Youth Elite and a Youth (13-15).  If an athlete registers as a Youth (13-15) and later qualifies for the Youth Elite division, USA Triathlon will transfer the registration upon the athlete’s request, provided spots remain available in the Youth Elite race. Junior Elite athletes must be between the ages of 16-19.

The Youth Elite race field will be limited to 75 males and 75 females.

The Junior Elite race field will also be limited to 75 males and 75 females.

How to Qualify

Information on the USA Triathlon's Junior Elite programming can be found on this page. Please review the 2019 Junior Elite Series Guide for further qualification and registration information.


Register Now 

Please read all of the below information before registering.

Important Registration Information:

  • 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.

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

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.


This event requires qualification and is draft-legal. Youth Elites must be between the ages of 13-15. Junior Elites must be between the ages of 16-19. Click here for more information on Draft-Legal rules. For more information on racing as a youth or junior elite, please contact Steve Kelley.

Have Your Plans Changed?

We understand that sometimes plans change or injuries occur that keep you from racing. Because of the limited number of spots available in the Youth Elite & Junior Elite fields, when an athlete withdraws from the race, we do our best to fill the spot through Wild Card requests. The sooner you notify USAT of your intent to withdraw from the competition, the better chance another athlete will have of taking your place. If you are not planning to race in Ohio, please notify Steve Kelley, USAT Athlete Development Coordinator, as soon as possible.

Swim Course Familiarization

The Youth and Junior Elite swim course familiarization will take place on Friday, Aug. 2 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. All teams will only be permitted to swim during their scheduled times (to be posted close to event date).

  • The 375 meter “Youth Elite” course will be set. Athletes must stay in that area of the lake. Instruct your athlete to now swim past this course.
  • Athletes and coaches report to the staging area (stay off the docks and pontoon) at least 5 minutes before the start of your assigned swim course familiarization time.
  • Any non-athletes on the pontoon must wear a life jacket per park rules. No entry otherwise.
  • USAT Official will confirm with the Lifeguards that the swim course is open.
  • The first 15 minutes will be for course familiarization - no diving from the pontoon.
  • USAT Official will notify coaches on the pontoon when they can begin “dive” practice.
  • The final 10 minutes will be reserved for practicing dive starts from the pontoon.
  • USAT Official will sound a horn or whistle at the end of each session at which time all athletes in the session must exit the water via the swim exit ramp.
  • USAT Official will call the next group up from staging onto the pontoon to start their session.
  • This swim course familiarization is for registered Youth Elite/Junior Elite and Mixed Relay athletes only. Absolutely no Youth Age Group athletes are allowed in the water during this course familiarization. A Youth Age Group swim is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. 

Elite Bike Course Familiarization

We will host an Elite Bike Course Familiarization on Friday, Aug. 2. This is only open to elite athletes only and will be managed by USA Triathlon staff, West Chester Police Department, and Steve Kelley. This familiarization is only open to athletes and there shall be no coaches, parents, or age group athletes participating. Teams will be assigned one of two scheduled times (either 9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.)


  • Athletes must have all their necessary and require bike gear to participate.
  • Familiarization will initiate from the Bike Out area (there will be approximately 150 athletes per time and will be determined by club and Steve Kelley) and must report at least 5 minutes prior to their assigned bike course familiarization time.
  • Athletes will only be permitted to complete one lap on the course.
  • Roads will be a soft closure and will be a police led escort. In the outer lanes there will be vehicular traffic, so it will be important to stay close within the group.
  • There will be the following vehicles on course: police pilot car, police sag car, police roaming car, USA Triathlon staff on scooter. As athletes approach an intersection, additional police officers will close the intersection until the group passes.
  • It is imperative and required that all athletes MUST maintain riding in one lane in which the pilot and sag police cars are in. Athletes are not to pass the escort vehicles at any time.
  • The course will not be coned. 

Women's Collegiate Triathlon Presentations

USA Triathlon will provide a presentation covering important information for prospective student-athletes, parents, and coaches. An explanation of the collegiate NCAA varsity sport structure and the opportunities that exist among NCAA women's triathlon programs will be included.

Attendees will have the option to attend the presentation at either of the following times:

  • Friday, Aug. 2, 1:45-2:10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 3, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

The presentations will occur at Lakota East High School Auditorium/Theatre.