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DNC 2021
 DNC 2021
May 22, 2021
Standard-Distance (Non-Drafting)
10k run, 40k bike, 5k run 
Sprint-Distance (Non-Drafting)
5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run

May 23, 2021
Sprint-Distance (Draft-Legal) 
5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run

Registration will close on May 19 at 11:59 p.m. MT
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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
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Back To Tuscaloosa!

USA Triathlon is heading to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as the host city for the 2021 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships. The city, a longtime host of USA Triathlon National Championship events and other premier triathlon competitions, will welcome the nation’s best run-bike-run athletes as they compete for national titles in three events. Tuscaloosa served as the host of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for triathlon, the 2009-10 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships and the 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2017-18 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships.

The bike and run courses will take athletes on the Tuscaloosa River Walk along the Black Warrior River, before traversing Jack Warner Parkway and returning to the amphitheater for the finish. Specific race distances and course information will be shared when available.

Race weekend will feature national championships in the non-drafting standard distance (approximately a 10-kilometer run, 40-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run), non-drafting sprint (approximately a 5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run) and draft-legal sprint (approximately a 5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run). Top age-group finishers in each race will earn the opportunity to represent USA Triathlon’s amateur Team USA at the ITU Duathlon World Championships, held as part of the ITU Multisport World Championships. For more information about qualifying for and representing Team USA, visit

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. Draft-legal rules and best practices can be found on this page

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