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Access to Discovery World and Art MuseumAddress | Awards | Bike Check-In and Out | Bike Course Riding | Bike Rentals and Service | Challenge Team Division | Course CompletionCovid-19 PrecautionsCourse Nutrition |  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access WorkshopDrug Testing | Events App | Event-Day Communications | MedicalOpen Water Swim Competition | Packet Pickup & Race Expo | Parking | Participant List | Pre-Race WebinarResearch Project | Rules Briefing & UpdatesSportsmanship | Swim & Water Temperature | Timing Chips | Volunteer | Weather

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VIP Hospitality 

Support your athlete while supporting the USA Triathlon Foundation. Enjoy the convenience, hospitality and dedicated viewing areas offered to VIP guests throughout race day — food and beverages, $150 in gifts, and special VIP access. Get a front-row seat at the finish in Milwaukee with the USA Triathlon Foundation!

Click here to purchase your VIP Hospitality Package. Packages may also be purchased during the event registration process

Proceeds from your purchase support the USA Triathlon Foundation.

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NOTE: Benefits subject to change pending local coronavirus restrictions.

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Access to Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum - No Access Without A Ticket

USA Triathlon would like to thank Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum for graciously supporting the Age Group National Championships once again. As our event significantly impacts their operations, we kindly ask that if you wish to enter either facility, you purchase a ticket. Neither Discovery World or the Milwaukee Art Museum will admit any person without a ticket to their facilities. There are no public restrooms available for non-ticket holders to either museum. Athletes will need to utilize the portable restrooms located throughout the venue. Click to learn more about each museum and purchase tickets: Discovery World and Milwaukee Art Museum. Check out what these world-class attractions have to offer!


The address for the 2021 Toyota Age Group National Championships is 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Transition area is located directly outside of Discovery World. There is no parking at the venue and drop-offs are highly discouraged. Athletes and spectators are encouraged to walk, run or ride to the venue while following all traffic laws.



Awards will be held in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee - 333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203. Per recent guidance from the Milwaukee Health Department surrounding the Delta variant, masks will be required for all persons attending the awards ceremonies and KT Tape Team USA Lounge at the Hyatt Regency.

Awards for the Open Water Swim competition will occur near the swim start on Friday, Aug. 6 soon after the completion of the competition. Saturday evening, Aug. 7, will start with a presentation by the USA Triathlon Age Group Committee at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Olympic-distance awards ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Aug. 8, will feature the Sprint distance awards ceremony at 1 p.m.

Olympic-Distance Qualification Sprint Qualification
Category Place Category Place
Overall (M/F)  1-3  Overall (M/F)  1-3 
85-89 (M/F) 1-10 85-89 (M/F) 1-10
80-84 (M/F) 1-10 80-84 (M/F) 1-10
75-79 (M/F) 1-10 75-79 (M/F) 1-10
70-74 (M/F) 1-10 70-74 (M/F) 1-10
65-69 (M/F) 1-10 65-69 (M/F) 1-10
60-65 (M/F) 1-10 60-65 (M/F) 1-10
55-59 (M/F) 1-10 55-59 (M/F) 1-10
50-54 (M/F) 1-10 50-54 (M/F) 1-10
45-49 (M/F) 1-10 45-49 (M/F) 1-10
40-44 (M/F) 1-10 40-44 (M/F) 1-10
35-39 (M/F) 1-10 35-39 (M/F) 1-10
30-34 (M/F) 1-10 30-34 (M/F) 1-10
25-29 (M/F) 1-10 25-29 (M/F) 1-10
20-24 (M/F) 1-10 20-24 (M/F) 1-10
17-19 (M/F) 1-10 17-19 (M/F) 1-10
Open Water Swim AND Time to Tri Open Wave Awards (Olympic and Sprint)
 Category  Place
 Overall (M/F)  1-3
 60+ (M/F)  1-3
 40-59 (M/F)  1-3
15-39 (M/F)   1-3

For specific race entry and award eligibility requirements, please see the registration page. 

All-American Recognition

The USA Triathlon National Rankings are one of the great benefits you receive as a USA Triathlon annual member. Rankings allow you to see how you stack up against friends, family, co-workers and others in your age group across the country. This year, we will also be awarding All-American status for National Championships. For Age Group Nationals, the top 10% of athletes per age group will earn this recognition in the Olympic and sprint national championship races. Upon completion of the event, an electronic certificate will be sent to each athlete honoring their accomplishment. In addition, a complete list of all member rankings is posted right here.

Bike Check-In and Out

Bike check-in for the Olympic-Distance National Championships will be from 10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6. Sprint National Championships athletes will check in bikes Saturday, Aug. 7 from 2:50 - 4:45 p.m. These times are mandatory for all athletes.

Transition will reopen at 4:55 a.m. race morning and close at 6:55 a.m. for all athletes on both days. Olympic-distance athletes will be able to check bikes out on Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. Sprint National Championships athletes can check out bikes on Sunday at approximately 10:35 a.m. There is no bike check-in on race morning.

Note: No bags will be allowed in transition. The security of bags and personal items is the responsibility of the athletes, not USA Triathlon. There will be a secure bag-check tent, so please check your bag at the tent or leave it in your car or hotel. Athletes must have their wristband on to check-in and check-out your bike.

Bike Check-In Procedure for Athletes Doing Both Races

Bike check-out on Saturday, Aug. 7 is mandatory for all Olympic-distance athletes at 12:00 p.m. (approx.). For athletes also competing in Sprint distance on Sunday, Aug. 8, we have made the process easier for you. In transition, there will be a row of racks with no numbers. When bike check-out starts at approximately 12:00 p.m., athletes have one of two options:

  1. Remove your bike and gear from your Olympic-distance rack position and re-rack, leaving only your bike. Your gear must go with you. Once this is complete, you may choose to do one of the following: 
    • A.) Return on Saturday when sprint distance check-in takes place from 2:50 - 4:45 p.m. and re-rack your bike in the rack position that has your sprint-distance number OR
    • B.) Arrive on Sunday morning when transition is open to re-rack your bike in the rack position that has your sprint-distance number
  2. Remove your bike and gear from your Olympic-distance rack position and exit transition. You may then re-enter transition during sprint distance check in taking place from 4-6:30 p.m. and re-rack your bike in the rack position that has your sprint-distance number.

Please keep in mind the following notes if you are racing both Olympic-distance and Sprint races:

  • You will have a different race number for each race. You must change out your Olympic-distance number for your sprint distance number on your helmet, bike, bib, wristband, and tattoos.
  • So that race staff may identify your bike if needed, please ensure your bike still has a number on it if you place it on the racks without numbers (can be either Olympic or Sprint number)
  • All numbers are unique to each athlete; there are no duplicates.
  • The racks without numbers are located inside of transition area and will remain secured as with the rest of transition area.
  • Additionally, please ensure you wear the appropriate swim cap for the appropriate day of racing.

Bike Course - NO Riding on the Hoan Bridge/794 Outside of Race Days

For your safety, riding on the Hoan Bridge and I-794 is illegal and strictly prohibited. DO NOT attempt to ride on the Hoan Bridge or 794 which are south of the race venue outside of race days. The road will not be closed before race day and will only be closed during permitted race times. Lincoln Memorial Dr., the Hoan Bridge and 794 will be completely closed to vehicular traffic during racing. People found riding outside of designated times may be ticketed by the police.

There is not a course preview planned. Riding on any other city streets, including Lincoln Memorial Dr., is at your own risk and all cyclists are required to follow traffic laws.

Click here to view the course maps. 

Bike Rentals and Service

We are excited to announce that Playtri will be the Official Triathlon Store for the 2021 Toyota Age Group National Championships. They will offer a full service bike shop on site as well bike and wheel rentals.  Book your rental or service here or stop by the Playtri Expo booth to make sure your bike is race ready.

Challenged Team Division

USA Triathlon is excited to partner with myTEAM TRIUMPH to offer a Challenged Team division to be apart of the Time to Tri Open Wave! 


myTEAM TRIUMPH is an assisted athlete organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with different abilities through the teamwork approach of endurance athletics. Each team is comprised of a “Captain”, the athletes who are differently abled and an “Angel”, an able bodied guide. Together, they train and race to enjoy the thrill of the finish line and the power of impactful relationships!  


Be sure to cheer on these athletes as part of the final wave of the sprint distance race on Sunday.

Course Completion Rule: USA Triathlon National Event Policy for Completion of Entire Course: Rule 3.4a Entire Course

The USA Triathlon policy governing decisions on the question of the completion of the entire course of any National Event shall be: “Athletes must complete the entire course as prescribed, including all segments in the correct segment order as prescribed by race management. Any failure to so complete the entire course shall be deemed to constitute an unfair time advantage, regardless of overall timing data for the individual athlete, and shall result in disqualification.”

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

USA Triathlon will take the necessary and appropriate safety precautions to mitigate the transmission of covid-19. A final list of changes and precautions will be released closer to the event. Any precautions will be based on the latest CDC recommendations and government restrictions.

Course Nutrition

  Gatorade Endurance formula is the Official Sports Beverage of USA Triathlon and will once again be available on the course for all athletes.
 Sport In Science Science in Sport will provide on-course energy gels and energy bars at aid stations. Science in Sport’s isotonic gels provide fast, easily digestible energy! Both caffeinated and non-caffeinated will be available. Science in Sport will also offer their energy bars on course that pack 26g of carbohydrates into each bar!

Drug Testing

USA Triathlon takes clean sport and anti-doping very seriously. In accordance with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regulations, athletes may be drug tested at this event. Should drug testing occur, there are strict protocols that must be followed and will be coordinated by the on-site USADA representative as well as a USA Triathlon staff member. For information on USADA, please click here. For a list prohibited and banned substances, click here.

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Events App

All athletes, spectators, family, and friends are encouraged to download the USA Triathlon Events App. Users can follow the progress of athletes as they race through each of USA Triathlon’s Owned National Championships. Click here to download today.

Click here for app FAQs.

Event-Day Communications

In the event of an emergency or the need of USA Triathlon to communicate important information on event-day, please stay tuned to USA Triathlon's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter (@usatriathlon and @USATlive), your email, the USA Triathlon Events App, and venue PA announcements.  

Official Medical Provider – Advocate Aurora Health

USA Triathlon is proud to partner with Advocate Aurora Health as the Official Medical Provider of the Toyota Age Group National Championships.Advocate Aurora will be providing medical support at the finish line as well as on-course during racing.                                                                       

Open Water Swim Competition

A 750m Open Water Swim Competition will allow athletes to gain access to a competitive race either as a tune up for Saturday and Sunday races or for those not racing to be involved in the overall event weekend. The timed competition will see athletes receiving a swim cap and t-shirt, along with awards for top placing athletes. With spots for only 300 total people, be sure to sign up now! Registration is $45 - click here!

Packet Pickup & Race Expo

The race expo and packet pickup for all events will occur at the race venue on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 2-6 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Late packet pickup for Sprint distance only will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7. There is no race day packet pickup except for the Open Water Swim Competition on Friday. The expo will also be open on race days, some vendors as early as 6:30 a.m.


There will be no on-site parking at this event, though there are some garages and lots nearby. Note that most hotels are within walking distance of the venue. Athletes are encouraged to walk, run or ride to the venue while following all traffic laws.  For Parking map click here

Participant List

Click here to view the latest participant list. Lists are updated periodically - if you registered recently, you may not be listed immediately.

Pre-Race Webinar


Research Project: The Effect of Triathlon Training on Resting Heart Rates with Aging

You're invited to participate in a study by Bill Gaertner on how triathlon affects resting heart rates! Learn how fit your heart and lungs are, as well as contribute to the advancement of sports medicine as it applies to triathletes. This study consists of answering a few short questions and utilizing a small hand-held pulse oximeter. Click here to learn more.

Rules Briefing and Updates  




USA Triathlon Sportsmanship Creed

As competitive athletes and members of the triathlon community, you know there is no better feeling than succeeding in your endeavors in sport. As a competitor at USA Triathlon events, you have a responsibility to demonstrate the highest standards of sportsmanship per the USA Triathlon Rulebook (Article III, Sections 3.3 and 3.4, Line b.), and as such, should always show respect for the sport, your fellow athletes, race staff, officials, volunteers and spectators. Each individual athlete shares this responsibility, which includes refraining from the use of improper language and conduct detrimental to the community at large. This rule will be strictly enforced and disrespectful language or conduct will not be tolerated.

For more information on USA Triathlon rules and sportsmanship, please reference the USAT Competitive Rules.   

Swim and Water Temperature 

Check the water temperature here!

According to Article IV, Rule 4.4, the wetsuit rule is stated as follows: 

“Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.” 

Due to the nature of the Age Group National Championships, no athletes will be permitted to wear a wetsuit if the water temperature exceeds 78 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Latex allergies: If you have a latex allergy, please let USAT staff know and you will be provided with a non-latex swim cap. 

Timing Chip

Timing chips must be returned after the event - they are NOT disposable. If you are participating in multiple races, you will receive a separate chip for each race. Your chip must be returned at the completion of your race at the finish line. If you forget to return your chip, you can return it by mail. Lost chips result in a $95 replacement fee. Mail lost chips to:

Sportstats USA

88 54th St. SW Suite 106
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

An old address was previously posted here. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Volunteers Needed!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for USA Triathlon.  We hope that you are able to find a volunteer position that works for you.  There are flexible shifts available with numerous opportunities to participate, including supporting course aid stations, registration, finish line and more. 

USA Triathlon events could not be executed without the support of our volunteers, so thank you in advance for the part you will play in helping our athletes chase their goals/dreams and achieve competitive excellence. If you have any questions or run in to any issues when registering as a volunteer, please reach out to

We are looking forward to meeting and working with you!

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For the Weekend of Age Group Nationals
Sunrise Time Sunset Time
5:50 AM 8:02 PM
Avg. High Temp Avg. Low Temp
75 F 66 F
Water Temp  
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