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Body Marking | Course CompletionCourse Nutrition | Drug Testing | Event Photos | PC Open ClinicPost-Race Food | Sportsmanship | Team Tents | Timing Chips | Volunteer


Body Marking

Youth age group athletes will receive two sets of temporary tattoos corresponding to their bib number. The tattoos should be places on the outside of each arm (on the bicep). This is different from past years and replaces manual body marking. Elite athletes will receive four sets of tattoos for each arm and leg as in past years. 

Tattoos are included in the race packet along with application directions. 

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.”

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

Event Photos - FinisherPix

Get your personal race photos with Finisher Pix! Finisher Pix is the official photographer at Youth and Junior Nationals. Your personal race photos will be available at Make sure your bib number is facing front at all times and don't forget to smile when you cross the finish line. Have a great race!  

Physically Challenged (PC) Free Clinic and Course Talk

Meet other PC Open athletes and the USAT PC Open Coaches on Friday, July 29. The clinic will preview the transition area, swim course, run course, and to see a small part of the bike course. Athletes will learn more about Paratriathlon.

  • Date: Friday, July 29, 8-11 a.m.
  • Location:  VOA Park, West Chester OH 45069. (Find us in the gazebo overlooking the lake behind the main building.)
  • Time: Check in starts at 7:45 a.m. (eastern time). Clinic will start at 8 a.m. (eastern time). Clinic will end by 11:00 a.m.
  • Who: Any athlete who will be racing in the PC Open wave on Sunday. (This race wave is for athletes with physical or visual impairments.)
  • Cost: Free, but athletes must be registered. Please note that there is an admission charge to enter the park ($8 per day or $15 per year). 

What to Bring:

  • Water to drink
  • Wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Bikes are not needed. Good shoes or a day-chair for moving around the area will be great.
  • Be wearing your swimsuit or tri-suit and bring goggles (we will swim on the swim course from 9:30-10:00 a.m.)
  • Towel
  • Parents are welcome! If you will be racing with a guide, invite them to come as well.
  • All your questions and curiosity about para triathlon!
  • FYI – We usually do a group dinner (buy your own) on Friday evening. Stay tuned for information!
  • Questions: send to Coach Chris Palmquist at

Registration coming soon!

Post-Race Food and Concessions

All athletes will be able to receive post-race snacks at the post-race food tent near the finish line. This year, post-race food items will include bagels, bananas, pretzels, clementines, and other items.

Concessions will also be available for purchase for all parents, spectators, and athletes. Food trucks in attendance will be posted closer to the event.

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.

Team Tent Regulations

In collaboration with the West Chester Police Department, MetroParks, Incident Management Team, and Butler County Visitors Bureau, the following procedures should be followed, similar to 2019. The following solutions to these prior safety concerns have not been taken lightly to ensure safety for all involved with the event. All entities appreciate your advance cooperation in adhering to the following:

  • Team tents may only be placed in the designated team area on the team tent map.
  • Setup Times:
    • Tuesday - Thursday: Cox Road Gate will be open for entry & departure. Liberty Way gate and Butler Warren gate will be closed. Trailers may be left in the team tent area but please ensure they are placed so space can be maximized by others. No vehicles shall be left if in team tent area.
    • Friday: Cox Road Gate will be closed all day. Butler-Warren Gate will be open all day. All traffic will enter and depart through the Butler-Warren Gate.
      • Drop Off Exception: The Liberty Way Gate will be opened from 6 a.m.-8 a.m. Friday for vehicles to enter only for the purpose of dropping off only. Once a vehicle has dropped off their equipment, they will proceed through the park to the Athletic Complex for parking. All traffic will exit through the Butler-Warren Gate. No traffic, vehicular, bicycle, or pedestrian will be allowed to exit through the Liberty Way gate.
    • Saturday-Sunday: Cox Road gate will be closed all day. Liberty Way gate will be closed all day for vehicular traffic.
  • Team tents need to be lowered on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • Absolutely no stopping, loading, or unloading will be permitted on Liberty Way (just north of the venue/lake). Anyone who stops or parks their vehicle on or alongside Liberty Way will receive a citation and their vehicle may be towed and impounded.
  • Those leaving trailers in the team tent area may not leave their vehicles there. Trailers may be hitched and removed upon the conclusion of the event – upon removal, there is no stopping, loading, or unloading along Liberty Way.
  • Teams tents must be set back at least five (5) feet from the edge of the course to allow enough space for athletes and staff to move freely.
  • All individuals and teams should remain clear of the boat ramp on the north side of the lake at all times so that marine rescue units can both operate safely and maintain their focus on athletes in the water.
  • Teams may not rope off team area in a way that prevents pedestrian passage to any part of the course, passageway, expo or recovery zone.
  • Teams may not alter the landscape or vegetation in any way.
  • Teams may not move any tables or toilets belonging to the park or the race organizers.
  • Teams must be considerate of the park and other teams when setting up their team areas to ensure space usage is not abused.

USA Triathlon reserves the right to relocate or remove tents from teams that do not abide by the above rules. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Timing Chips

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 last (or only) 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

112 54th St. SW Suite 106
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

For the youth age group event, chips will be pre-stuffed into individual race packets. For youth and junior elite races and the mixed team relay, chips will be distributed upon check-in to transition area for each race.

VIP Parking

VIP Parking passes are now sold out. 


Volunteer Now

Volunteer for This Event

Volunteers are critical to a safe a successful event! If you, a friend, a family member, or your organization can spare time to volunteer at one or multiple shifts, your time is greatly appreciated. There are flexible shifts available with numerous opportunities to participate, including supporting course aid stations, registration, finish line and more. All volunteers will be provided with a meal and shirt for their time.