May 30, 2020
Standard-Distance (Non-Drafting)
8.45k run, 39k bike, 4.5k run 
Entry Fee Starting At: $120
Sprint-Distance (Non-Drafting)
5k run, 18.2k bike, 2.85k run
Entry Fee Starting At: $95

May 31, 2020
Sprint-Distance (Draft-Legal) 
5k run, 18k bike, 2.85k run
Entry Fee Starting At: $110

Location: Tuscaloosa, A.L.
Registration will close May 27 at 11:59 p.m. MT.


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The One & Only Tuscaloosa

USA Triathlon is heading back to Tuscaloosa, AL for the 2020 Duathlon National Championships!

USA Triathlon is pleased to offer three races in Tuscaloosa. On Saturday, May 30, the Non-Drafting Sprint and Standard National Championships will take place and on Sunday, May 31, Draft-Legal Sprint National Championships will be awarded.Details on Team USA qualification for all races can be found here. Whether you are looking for the opportunity to become a national champion or simply participate in the most competitive duathlon in the U.S., this race is for you.

Located on the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa is the fifth-largest city in Alabama and the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education for West Alabama. Tuscaloosa is home to a vast array of remarkable sights that are known only inside its bounds. With hundreds of restaurants, activities, museums, and parks, it has managed to become one of Alabama's most progressive cities. Home of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa has been named one of America's "100 Best Communities for Young People", one of the '50 Best College Towns", and offers a refreshing atmosphere, historic features, and bustling nightlife. 

As in past years, you can race in all three championship events. No qualification is required to participate in any of the three events. 

Draft-Legal Rules

For athletes participating in the Draft-Legal National Championship, be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules, which have several differences from non-draft racing. Click here to view the draft-legal duathlon rules and equipment requirements. Click here to learn more about draft-legal racing.

*Please note that aerobars are not permitted in the draft-legal race

Team USA Qualification

Team USA

Athletes will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2021 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival through the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships.

Athletes may race in all 3 events in Tuscaloosa. Both the Non-Drafting and Draft-Legal Sprint-Distance events in Tuscaloosa will qualify for the 2021 Draft-Legal Sprint World Championship.

TEAM USA SLOT-CLAIMING PROCESS: All athletes must claim their spot at the respective awards ceremony. Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of your spot. Athletes that qualify in both the sprint and standard distance events only need to claim their spot once.

Click here to learn more about Team USA qualification.