Additional slots for Olympic-distance and Sprint will open during the week of June 28! Limited slots remain open for the Time to Tri Open Waves and Open Water Swim Competition. Please see lower on this page for details. 

To register for Sprint or Olympic qualification events, you must use the unique code provided to you once you have received the "You've Qualified" email. If you believe you have qualified, but did not receive the email, please first read the qualification details. Please note: race directors have 15 days to submit results after their event occurs. If you have qualified, you will not receive the qualification email until a few days after they submit results. Please wait to inquire about your qualification status until at least 15 days after your triathlon occurs. 

Please read all of the below information before registering.

Entry Fees

  • Olympic-distance Qualification: $249 (Additional slots available)
  • Sprint-distance Qualification: $169 (Additional slots available)
  • Time to Tri Open Olympic: $220
  • Time to Tri Open Sprint: $140
  • Open Water Swim Competition: $45

Important Registration Information

  • There is no transfer or deferment of entries from one year to the next; you must re-qualify each year
  • There are no refunds
  • Athletes MUST be annual USA Triathlon members to race. There are no one-day memberships sold for this event.
  • Athletes MUST qualify for this event — Qualification Details
  • Athletes MUST be 15 years of age by Dec. 31, 2021 to compete in Sprint-Distance and 17 years of age to compete in Olympic-Distance, no exceptions.
  • Registration closes when the event is sold out or by Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
  • NOTE: Due to the number of deferrals from 2020 and mass gathering restrictions, this event will likely sell out much earlier than in past years.

Transfers from an open wave to Olympic or Sprint qualification races, Sprint to Olympic, or Olympic to Sprint are permitted if slots are available AND qualification criteria has been met. Transfers to a higher-priced race will require paying the price difference. Transfers to lower-priced races will not receive a refund. Email to request the transfer.

*USA Triathlon reserves the right to modify race maximum numbers*

To be eligible for awards you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a U.S. national - someone who has resided in the U.S. for three years. 

Participant Lists

Click here to view the latest participant lists. Lists are updated periodically. If you just registered, you will not appear immediately.

Registration Waitlist Information - If Needed

USA Triathlon encourages athletes to race, qualify, and register early in the calendar year to secure a spot. All athletes who joined the original waitlists will be offered a slot on June 23. Slots for newly qualified athletes will open on June 28.

Due to capacity limitations, there is a total capacity of approx. 3,200 athletes per day. If the event again sells out at the increased capacity, athletes will be offered a chance to register for the event based on the time and date they joined the waitlist. USA Triathlon will contact waitlisted athletes via email with registration information should slots open up. Athletes will have 48 hours to register upon receiving the email. Unclaimed slots will be forfeited and offered to the next person on the waitlist.

USA Triathlon cannot predict when you may be invited to register for the event. Due to the high volume of emails we're receiving, we are unable to respond to inquiries about waitlist status. 

The Time to Tri Open Waves (non-championship) and the Open Water Swim will not have a waitlist. 

Time to Tri Open Waves - No Qualification Required - Limited Spots Remain

The Time to Tri Open waves are available in each the Olympic-distance and Sprint races. No qualification is required to compete in the open waves. However, athletes participating in the Time to Tri Open waves are NOT eligible for National Championship awards or Team USA Qualification. Time to Tri Open wave athletes will receive the exact same shirt, goody bag, and other items as athletes racing in qualification-based divisions. Open wave athletes also have the opportunity to qualify for 2021 Age Group Nationals via Qualification Path #3 of the Qualification Criteria.

In addition, Sunday's Sprint race will have a new category of PC Open. The below registration link requires a password to enter. Please email for the password.

With a cap at 150 spots in the Olympic-Distance and 150 spots in the Sprint, be sure to reserve your spot now! 

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Open Water Swim Competition

USA Triathlon is pleased to announce a new event taking place on Friday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. at Discovery World. 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 150 males and 150 females, be sure to sign up now! Entry fee: $45. 

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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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Eligible Age Groups and Awards

Participants have the opportunity to qualify for the 2022 World Triathlon (ITU) Championships through the 2021 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. It is the policy of USA Triathlon to provide awards only for those age groups which qualify for this level of competition. For Standard-Distance (Olympic), age groups will begin with 17-19 and continue in 5-year increments through 85-89. For Sprint, age groups will begin with 15-19 and continue in 5-year increments through 85-89 The minimum ages to compete are based on the World Triathlon Competition Rules (appendix A, page 75). 

  • For the 2021 USAT Olympic-Distance National Championship, athletes must be 17 by December 31st, 2021.
  • For the 2021 USAT Sprint National Championship, athletes must be 15 by December 31st, 2021.
  • For the 2022 World Triathlon Standard-Distance Championship, athletes must be 18 by December 31st, 2022.
  • For the 2022 World Triathlon Sprint Championship, athletes must be 16 by December 31st, 2022.

If you are wishing to compete at this event, but do not meet the minimum age requirement, we encourage you to participate in one of our youth events. For a chart of recommended distances for youth multisport athletes, please click here.

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.
  • USAT 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.