COVID-19 Update: Age Group Draft-Legal & Women's Collegiate Nationals

    Draft-Legal Nationals

    The 2020 USA Triathlon Age Group Draft-Legal National Championships, initially scheduled to take place Nov. 14 in Tempe, Arizona, have been rescheduled to April 2021 — as a World Qualifier rather than a National Championship — due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Age Group Draft-Legal Nationals were set to be held as part of ASU’s Sun Devil Draft-Legal Classic, in conjunction with the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships. Due to continued limits on mass gatherings in the Tempe and Phoenix areas, ASU and USA Triathlon determined that the age group event can no longer take place in 2020.

    The 2020 Age Group Draft-Legal Nationals would have qualified top finishers for the 2021 ITU Age Group Sprint Triathlon World Championships, slated for next October in Bermuda. The rescheduled World Qualifier event will take place April 9, 2021, in Tempe, in conjunction with the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships. While no longer considered a National Championship, the Age Group Draft-Legal World Qualifier will qualify top finishers in each age group to represent Team USA at the 2021 ITU Age Group Sprint Triathlon Worlds.

    Separately, a 2021 Age Group Draft-Legal National Championships will be held next fall, with the date and location to be determined. That event will qualify top finishers for the 2022 ITU Age Group Sprint Triathlon World Championships in Abu Dhabi.

    Women's Collegiate Nationals

      USA Triathlon and the College Triathlon Coaches Association (CTCA) Board of Directors announced that the fall 2020 varsity women’s collegiate triathlon season has been canceled due to ongoing precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

      USA Triathlon and the CTCA are exploring the potential feasibility of hosting a varsity women’s collegiate triathlon season in the spring of 2021, and additional details will be communicated at a later date.

      The season was initially scheduled to include three regional qualifiers — Sept. 5 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; Sept. 26 in Branson, Missouri; and Oct. 17 in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia — and the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships on Nov. 14 in Tempe, Arizona.

      All four events have been canceled in order to limit cross-state travel and ensure a fair playing field for all athletes and teams. Several NCAA athletic conferences have announced the cancellation or postponement of their fall athletic seasons or set limits on student-athlete travel, making it impossible for many teams to be able to participate in the regional qualifier and national championship events.

      Age Group Draft-Legal Important Registration Information

      • There is no qualification required to participate in this event.
      • Registration is not yet open. The event is still set to happen as planned.

      Women's Collegiate Nationals Important Registration Information

      • Registration for the 2020 USAT Women’s Collegiate National Triathlon Championships is password protected. Contact for more information.

      All athletes must have an annual USA Triathlon membership. For more information on purchasing an annual membership, click here. USA Triathlon annual memberships can also be purchased or renewed during the event registration process.

      Age Group Draft-Legal Refunds, Transfers, and Deferments

      The 2020 Sun Devil Draft Legal Classic has a strict no refunds, transfers, and deferments policy for any reason for all events.

      Women's Collegiate Nationals Refunds, Transfers, and Deferments

      Two weeks before an event date teams/student-athletes are eligible to receive a 100% refund. One week before an event date teams/student-athletes are eligible for a 50% refund. The week of an event date teams/student-athletes are not eligible to receive a refund.

      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.