Come join the ultimate celebration of multisport

The second annual USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival will be held April 19-23, 2023 in Irving, Texas.

Showcasing the sport’s offering of multiple race formats, the Multisport National Championships Festival will include 10 National Championship events:

  • Standard Duathlon National Championships (10k run, 40k bike, 5k run) (non-drafting)
  • Draft-legal Sprint Duathlon National Championships (5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run)
  • Draft-legal Sprint Triathlon National Championships (750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run)
  • Aquathlon National Championships (2.5k run, 1000m swim, 2.5k run) or (1000m swim, 5k run) (non-drafting)*
  • Standard Aquabike National Championships (1500m swim, 40k bike) (non-drafting)
  • Age Group Draft-Legal Mixed Relay Triathlon National Championships (250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run)
  • Age Group Draft-Legal Mixed Relay Duathlon National Championships (1.2k run, 5k bike, 1.2k run) *new for 2023
  • Super Sprint Triathlon Time Trial National Championships (250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run) (non-drafting)
  • Super Sprint Duathlon Time Trial National Championships (1.2k run, 5k bike, 1.2k run) (non-drafting) *new for 2023
  • Super Sprint Individual Medley Triathlon (250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run; athletes will perform each discipline four times) (draft-legal) *new for 2023

The event also includes an open water swim competition (750m), 5k run/walk, 10k run and youth triathlon (100m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run; register now). No qualification is required, so athletes of all abilities are invited to race!

All races will be held at Irving’s Levy Event Plaza, which opened in 2020 in the city’s Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn as a dedicated outdoor hub for Irving community events. The race venue at Levy Event Plaza is a convenient 10-minute drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and is within the bustling Las Colinas area with beautiful lake-side trails and a plethora of dining, hotel and entertainment options, including the Toyota Music Factory.

*Aquathlon format depends on water temperature.

Are you a Multisport Master?

If you want to prove your mettle all weekend, you can earn the title of Multisport Master! Anyone who completes five or more races will earn the honor and a special belt buckle commemorating the feat. There are also discounts for those planning to do three, four or more events, 

Discounts for Multiple Event Registrations!

Are you planning to do three or more events in Irving? We've got discounts for you! Enter one of the following codes at checkout.

  • 5%: Sign up for three events using code MSFEST3event and save 5% on registration.
  • 10%: Sign up for between four and seven events using code MSFEST4event and save 10% on registration.
  • 20%: Sign up for eight or nine events using code MSFEST8event and save 20% on registration.
  • 25%: Sign up for 10 events using code MSFEST10event and save 25% on registration.

Registration

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Registration for USA Kids Tri Youth Triathlon 

Free USA Triathlon Annual Youth Membership AND Free Youth Triathlon Clinic from USA Triathlon Certified Coaches included with registration! 

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Please read all of the below information before registering. No qualification is required to participate in this event. All are welcome!

Important Registration Information

  • There is no transfer or deferment of entries from one year to the next
  • 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 be 15 years of age by Dec. 31, 2023 to compete in sprint-distance races and 17 years of age to compete Olympic/Standard-distance races, no exceptions.
  • Registration closes when the event is sold out or by Monday, April 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
  • Athletes in the Youth Triathlon MUST be 7 years of age by Dec. 31, 2023 to compete. No exceptions allowed. Register for the Youth Triathlon.

Transfers to a higher-priced race at the same event are acceptable, but will require paying the price difference. Transfers to lower-priced races at the same event are acceptable, but will not receive a refund. Email nationalevents@usatriathlon.org to request the transfer.

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

Qualification

No qualification is necessary for races at the Multisport National Championships Festival! All people and skill levels are welcome to participate.

Relay Team Registration

Relay teams must be two males and two females. Each person pays their own registration fee. One person on the team should be designated as the captain and be the first to register. Upon starting registration for the Mixed Relay registration type, there is an option at the top to join or create a team. The captain must click 'Create a Team,' type in the team name, click 'Create Team,' then proceed with registration.

The other three team members will start the Mixed Relay registration and click 'Join a Team,' then select the appropriate team and proceed with registration.

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.

VIP Access

Enhance your race weekend with VIP access to the USA Triathlon Foundation VIP area. Enjoy the convenience, hospitality and dedicated viewing areas offered to Foundation VIP guests and get a front-row seat at the finish line.

  • Single VIP Access for 1 individual - $150.00
  • Couple VIP Access for 2 individuals - $250.00
  • Family VIP Access for up to 5 individuals - $500.00

Register today for VIP Access.

The USA Triathlon Foundation VIP benefits the Foundation's mission to encourage youth participation, inspire para and adaptive athletes and ignite the dreams of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. To learn more about the Foundation and get involved, please visit usatriathlonfoundation.org.

VIP Tent Schedule

Schedule TBD

2023 Multisport National Championships Festival Schedule

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Open Water Swim Competition: 750m

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Super-Sprint Triathlon Time Trial: 250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run
Super-Sprint Duathlon Time Trial: 1.2k run, 5k bike, 1.2k run
Aquathlon: 2.5k run, 1000m swim, 2.5k run (or 1000m, 5k run)

Friday, April 21, 2023
5k Run (held in conjunction with duathlon)
Draft-Legal Sprint Duathlon: 5k run, 20k bike, 3.3k run (drafting allowed)
Draft-Legal Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run (drafting allowed)

Saturday, April 22, 2023
10K run (held in conjunction with duathlon)
Standard Duathlon: 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run
Standard Aquabike: 1500m swim, 40k bike

Sunday, April 23, 2023
Youth Triathlon: 100m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run
Age Group Triathlon Mixed Relay: 250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run (drafting allowed)
Age Group Duathlon Mixed Relay: 1.2k run 1, 5k bike, 1.2k run (drafting allowed)
Super Sprint Individual Medley Triathlon: 250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run four times each (drafting allowed)

Complete schedule and timetable

Event Information

The USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival will host the first 5k Run/Walk and 10k Run races for any and all!

The 5k Run/Walk will be held Friday, April 21 at 7:00 a.m. and the 10k Run will be held Saturday, April 22 at 6:55 a.m.

Note that these events will be held in conjunction with the Duathlon races on each of the respective mornings. Athletes may not register for two races that take place concurrently, specifically either the 5k run/walk or 10k run and Duathlon.

All races will take place at Levy Event Plaza, 501 E Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, Texas 75039.

Link to location in Google Maps

Learn more about USA Triathlon's anti-doping rules .

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. List prohibited and banned substances.

Each championship race will offer a Clydesdale and Athena division. Clydesdales (males 220 lbs or greater) and Athenas (165 lbs or greater) must indicate their desire to be recognized as such during the registration process for each race.

All Clydesdale and Athena athletes will be required to weigh-in each race morning to be eligible for awards. The scales will be located in transition area and a staff member will be present to record the athlete's weight. Athletes should only be wearing essential race gear for the weigh-in and cannot be holding other items like nutrition or water. 

Athletes MUST meet or exceed the minimum weight each morning or prior to your first race of the day. Athletes who fail to meet the minimum weight OR who fail to weigh-in will not be eligible for Clydesdale or Athena awards. 

The following award categories will be presented at the 2023 Multisport National Championships Festival, each category going three places deep, except for Mixed Relay (see relay section below).

  • Standard Duathlon and Standard Aquabike: Ages 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. through 85-89 or older.
  • Aquathlon, Draft-Legal Sprint Triathlon, Draft-Legal Sprint Duathlon, Super Sprint Time Trial: Ages 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. through 85-89 or older.
  • Clydesdale and Athena awards will be provided for each championship event: Clydesdales 39 and under, 40-59, 60+ and Athenas 39 and under, 40-54, 55+.
  • The Open Water Swim competition will offer awards to the top three in each male/female category: overall, 15-39, 40-59, 60+.
  • PC Open awards will go to the top three overall males and females in these races: Open Water Swim, Aquathlon, Standard Duathlon, Standard Aquabike, Olympic-Triathlon, Super Sprint Time Trial. The PC Open division is not available for the Mixed Relay, Draft-Legal Triathlon and Draft-Legal Duathlon.

For specific race entry and award eligibility requirements, please see the registration information above. Clydesdales and Athenas will race in their respective age group. But those who have identified as a Clydesdale or Athena during registration are ALSO eligible for separate Clydesdale and Athena awards.

Award categories are subject to change pending final event participation numbers.

Mixed Relay Awards

Awards will be distributed three places deep based on the cumulative total of the team's ages. 

  • 100 combined years and under
  • 101-130 combined years
  • 131-160 combined years
  • 161-190 combined years
  • 191-220 combined years
  • 221-250 combined years
  • 251-280 combined years
  • 281-310 combined years
  • 311+ combined years

For example, a team consisting of people aged 60, 62, 59, and 62 would have 243 total combined years and be eligible for the 221-250 age division. A team consisting of four people each aged 25 years or younger would be eligible for 100 years and under division.

Awards will be three deep per category for teams comprised of two males and two females ONLY.

Each combined age category will also award the top Clydesdale and Athena team assuming that each athlete has met the weigh-in criteria (220+ lbs for males and 165+ lbs for females).

More details on the mixed relay and worlds qualification can be found lower on this page.

Multisport Master

Do you have what it takes to finish 5 or more races at the Multisport National Championships Festival? Are you a true master of swimming, biking and running? Don’t miss your chance to be crowned a Multisport Master! As part of the first ever Multisport National Championships Festival, athletes who finish five or more races will earn the title of Multisport Master. This proves you truly are a master of multisport. Newly crowned masters will receive a special belt buckle for their accomplishment at the final awards ceremony on Sunday, April 23. The only requirement is finishing five or more races.

Awards Ceremonies and Team USA Qualification

For the first time, USA Triathlon is hosting a one-of-a-kind Awards Ceremony and Celebration Lounge each night of the event Thursday-Sunday. Friday and Saturday night will be hosted at the Texas Lottery Plaza located at 340 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039, with live music, race highlights on a jumbo inflatable screen, Mamma Tried Irving bar cart, jumbo lawn games and more. Thursday and Sunday’s ceremonies will take place at the Levy Event Plaza Awards Stage and include jumbo lawn games, music, race highlights on a jumbo inflatable screen, and more. All ceremonies are open to public and the local community is encouraged to join and participate.

The awards ceremonies will take place each evening for the days respective races. Information on awards ceremonies will be announced soon. 

The Team USA Lounge presented by KT Tape will be at Levy Event Plaza and is for athletes that qualify for the 2023 World Championships at the Multisport Festival. The lounge will be open Thursday-Sunday. Please note that spot claiming MUST be done in the lounge while in Irving. If you do not claim your spot while in Irving, your spot will roll down to the next athlete. If travel plans do not allow for this, you can send a surrogate to claim your spot for you.

Lounge Hours at Levy Event Plaza:

  • Thursday, April 28: 2pm-6pm
  • Friday, April 29: 2pm-6pm 
  • Saturday, April 30: 2pm-6pm
  • Sunday, May 1: 2pm-8pm

Please note: The hours were determined to give athletes an opportunity to visit the lounge and claim their spot at any point throughout the weekend. The lounge will also be open to coincide with the awards ceremonies each day, so athletes can claim their spot after receiving their award. For Friday and Saturday, when the awards are at the Texas Lottery Plaza, Team USA will be present ONLY for spot claiming. Athletes can still visit the lounge the following day to interact with the different vendors and receive their gift. 

Due to the nature of the Multisport National Championships Festival's 10 total races, all athletes will be assigned one bib number regardless of the number of races registered for (excluding mixed relay - see below). Whether you are registered for one race or seven, each athlete will receive just one bib number and accompanying race identification materials (bike post number, helmet numbers, tattoos, wristband, and swim cap).

Additionally, each athlete will also have an assigned spot in transition area based on their bib number. Athletes are required to rack at their assigned bib number (which is assigned by age group) and may not rack their bike at any other location. The wristband provided at packet pickup will have the same bib number printed on it. Wearing your assigned wristband is required to enter and exit transition area - no exceptions. Athletes must remove their bike from transition area at the conclusion of each race. Bikes MAY NOT be left in transition area during a race for which an athlete is not racing. 

Note that athletes who are racing the mixed relay will receive a separate set of numbers to be used only for the relay. Relay numbers will consist of the team's bib number and a letter corresponding to the athlete's order on their team. For instance, team number one will have numbers 1A, 1B, 1C, and 1D and team twenty will have numbers 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20D. Each team will need to determine their order prior to retrieving their packet. Each relay team also must be fully present to retrieve their packets and timing chips. Further details on this will be provided closer to the event.

Be sure to keep your race identification materials in good condition over the weekend of racing! Athletes registered by Friday, March 4 will receive a custom race bib at packet pickup with their last name and home state flag as noted during registration. Athletes who register March 5 or later will be assigned a non-customized race bib.

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The 2023 Multisport National Championship Festival will serve as USA Triathlon's Club Championship for 2023. 

Scoring will follow standard cross-country scoring, in which the lowest point total among qualifying teams will be the winner.

Participation and Performance Based Scoring

  1. Each individual athlete will be scored in their respective age group
    • 1st place = 1 point, 2nd place = 2 points, 3rd place = 3 points, etc.
    • EVERY athlete in the club counts. All points are added up for each club – this will provide total sum for all club athletes.
    • Divide the total score by the total number of athletes participating per club to receive the club’s final score/average
  2. For example, if athlete A earns 1st place in their age group, athlete B earns 6th place in their age group, athlete C earns 1st place in their age group, athlete D earns 20th place in their age group and athlete E earns 10th place in their age group. - The clubs score would be calculated by:
    • 1 + 6 + 1 + 20 + 10 =38/5 athletes = 7.6 points
  3. Tie Breakers: In the case of the tie, each of the tied teams will take their best 3 scoring athletes and average their scores. The team with the lowest average score will be awarded the higher place.

Additional Details

  1. We will not be separating males and females. Each club member will be scored together. Since athletes are awarded points based on the place earned in their respective age group and gender, this gives all clubs an opportunity to win, regardless if they are an all-female club, an all-male club or mixed-gender club
  2. Club divisions will not be created or tiered for the club competition. We could shift this in year two or beyond, but a club will be able to go up against all other clubs, not be placed in a division based on how many total club members they have. Even the largest clubs may only bring a few members to Nationals – and tiered divisions would compound issues with attendance.
  3. This scoring system will be used at USA Triathlon Club Nationals and USA Triathlon State Championships. This scoring system will also be used as a template for other race directors to use if they are wanting to implement a club competition. However, since many of our race directors already have other successful scoring systems, we will not be implementing this at all USAT sanctioned races, RDs still may be creative in their club scoring (i.e., adding in points for volunteering, club spirit, etc.).
  4. Since Multisport Festival does include numerous races, each club member can participate in as many races as they would like. Each race they participate in will count as one individual in the participant number (for example if Athlete A participates in four races they would count as four participants)
  5. There will be a minimum participation requirement at Club Nationals. Since Club Nationals are being hosted at USA Triathlon Multisport National Championship Festival, athletes have the ability to race in more than one race that weekend. The minimum number of scores required to be part of the club competition will be 10 scores, and 3 minimum athletes (for the first year of Nationals, subject to change). For example, a club could bring 10 athletes and each athletes completes one race for a total of 10 scores or a club could bring three athletes and athlete 1 could do 3 races, athletes 2 could do 3 races and athlete 3 could do 4 races.

Awards for Nationals

  1. 1st – 3rd Overall Club Scores (Lowest Scores Win)
  2. 1st – 3rd Overall Club Participation (Highest Participation Number Wins)
  3. 1st – 3rd Clubs with the greatest percentage of Multisport Master Award Winners
  4. Club Spirit Award (1st Place)
  5. Greatest Growth in Club Participation from Year 1 to Year 2

Awards for State Championships (these awards will be given out at each of the 50 state championships)

  • 1st – 3rd Overall Club Scores (Lowest Scores Win)
  • 1st Overall Club Participation (Highest Participation Number Wins)
  • Greatest Growth in Club Participation from Year 1 to Year 2
  • Gatorade Endurance formula is the Official Sports Beverage of USA Triathlon and will once again be available on the course for all athletes.

    Gatorade Endurance will be available at the finish line for athletes.

    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. Download the app today!

    App FAQs

    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.

    I've already registered. How do I view an existing registration?

    Go to register.usatriathlon.org and login with the email you registered with. Go to 'My Account' to view all USA Triathlon-owned events you're registered for. If you haven't logged in to our new registration platform before, this may require you to use the password reset function.

    If your email has changed since you originally registered for the event and you can't access the site, email nationalevents@usatriathlon.org to change your email. For security reasons, we will need to know your old email and another piece of identifying information, like a birthdate, to change this for you.

    How do I update my registration information? (Waivers, emergency contacts, shirt size, etc.)

    Log in to register.usatriathlon.org to check your registration status and ensure all your information is up to date, including emergency contact information, waiver signatures and t-shirt sizes:

    1. Use the email you originally registered with to log in.
    2. Go to ‘My Account’ and scroll down to the order. Click ‘Change Order’ under the settings icon.
    3. On the next page, click ‘Change Information,’ then ‘Edit,’ and go through the Attendee Questions to update.
    4. Click ‘Update Information’ at the bottom of the screen, and finally, click ‘Pay $0.00’ to finish (there will not be a charge unless you make a donation or add on the FinisherPix photo package). 

    Registration Cancellations: Refunds, Transfers, and Deferments

    USA Triathlon has a strict no refunds, transfers, and deferments policy for all events. This policy is agreed to at the time of registration and there are no exceptions, except for transfers within the same event.

    If you are unsure of your plans during the event time frame, we encourage you to wait to register. Further registration details are posted in the registration section above. 

    How do I know if I am a member?

    If you are not sure if you are a current member with USA Triathlon, you can check your status by logging in atmember.usatriathlon.org. If you are unable to login, please contact the national office at 719-955-2807 or by email at membership@usatriathlon.org and we will verify your membership status. If you are currently registered for Age Group Nationals, you are an annual member because annual membership is a requirement to complete registration. If you successfully registered, then you either input your existing member number or purchased a new annual membership before you checked out.

    Note: Deferred athletes will need to have a valid membership at the time of the event. If you membership expired since you originally registered, you will be required to renew it prior to the event at member.usatriathlon.org. Athletes with expired memberships will not be permitted to race.

    What do I need to bring to packet pickup?

    You will only need to bring your government-issued photo ID (i.e. State license, passport, green card). You do not need to bring your USAT card as we have already verified your membership during the registration process.

    Can somebody else pick up my race packet?

    No. The registered athlete must pick up their own race packet. For legal reasons, no other person may pick up another athlete's packet. If the registered athlete is a minor (age 17 or under on race day), the athlete's parent or legal guardian must pick up the race packet.

    When/Where do I get my timing chip?

    All athletes must pick up their timing chip separately during packet pickup. Timing chips are NOT disposable. Chips must be returned after the race at the finish line. You will receive ONE CHIP regardless of how many races you are participating in. There is a $95 fee for lost chips.

    Athletes participating in the mixed relay will receive a separate chip at the mixed relay check-in on race day starting at 1 p.m. Each relay athlete will receive their own chip.

    What if my shirt does not fit?

    If your shirt does not fit, bring it back on Saturday or Sunday to the info/volunteer check-in tent to potentially swap out your shirt for a different size. There will not be any exchanges during packet pick-up. You will be given the size you signed up for during the registration process while sizes are available. Sizes cannot be guaranteed since shirts are ordered well in advance of all athletes registering. If you need to change your shirt size before event week, please see the directions above on changing your registration information at register.usatriathlon.org.

    How can I find/receive race information updates?

    All necessary race information and event updates can be found on this webpage as well as the following:

    • USA Triathlon Main Facebook page
    • USA Triathlon Events App (enable push notifications)
    • Twitter: @usatriathlon and @USATlive
    • Instagram: @usatriathlon
    • Email: All registered participants will begin to receive informational event update emails . If you are registered, these emails will be delivered to you automatically. Additionally, in the case of any critical event updates during race week or during the event, we may also email you those details.
    • Race Venue Information Table: located near the expo area at the event
    • Public Announcements: During the event, please listen to the announcer for any critical updates we need to broadcast.

    Where do I find the event schedule?

     The detailed schedule has not been released, but the race schedule is posted above the event information section on this page.

    Where is the Rules Briefing?

    Details on the rules briefing will be announced closer to the event.

    What does draft-legal mean?

    Draft-legal means that athletes draft off of each other on the bike portion of the event and ride in groups. Most triathlons in the United States do not allow drafting. However, an increasing number of races are beginning to have draft-legal races at their events. Athletes wishing to learn more about draft-legal racing should review the content on this page.

    How do I qualify for Team USA?

    Finishers of most National Championships have the opportunity to qualify and represent Team USA at the World Triathlon (ITU) Championships in their respective distance. Review the Team USA qualification information.

    How do I book a hotel room at the USAT group rate?

    Book at USA Triathlon's group hotel rates! Booking through the official USA Triathlon housing block directly supports this event.

    Hotel changes and issues?

    If you booked a reservation through the USA Triathlon site via Hotel Planner, please contact Hotel Planner directly for any changes or issues at housingteam@hotelplanner.com.

    What if a volunteer can't answer my question at the event?

    Please go to the USA Triathlon information table and they will find someone to answer the questions you have. The USA Triathlon information table will be located near the packet pick-up area.

    What is the purpose of the USA Triathlon Information Table at the event?

    The USA Triathlon information table is your resource if at any point you have a question. Course maps, race information and packet pick-up issues will be answered by a USA Triathlon staff member. During the first few hours of registration, please note that this table will prioritize all registration-specific questions above others to help keep registration flowing. As soon as staff members become available they will gladly assist you and field any questions you may have.

    I missed the Awards Ceremony. How do I receive my award?

    If you did not claim your award at the awards ceremony, you may email 

    Course maps will be released shortly. Any other questions can be emailed to the 

    Bikes must be checked into transition area on race morning. Bikes may not be left overnight. To check your bike in, you must place your bike number on your bike and have your corresponding wristband on your arm. Transition area volunteers will verify that your numbers match as you enter transition area. Once your bike is checked-in, aside from racing, you cannot remove it until transition area opens. TA will open when the entire bike course has cleared of athletes.   

    When can I check my bike out of transition?

    Transition opens for bike checkout when the final athlete has entered transition from the bike course and then left transition for the run course. You may not remove your bike or any belongings before this time. Please listen to the direction of the transition coordinators/volunteers and PA announcements for when transition will open. This protocol exists to ensure a fair and safe transition for all athletes and your cooperation is appreciated. 

     

    Mixed Relay is the most exciting and spectator-friendly format of triathlon where a team composed of four people with each completing an entire super sprint triathlon. In mixed relay, each team member will do a 250m swim, 5k bike (draft-legal), and 1.2k run. As each person finishes, they tag the next person to start the swim and complete their leg of the race. The fourth and final team member will complete their swim-bike-run and anchor their team through the finish for the final time. To align with World Triathlon, teams with two males and two females will be in the order of male - female - male - female.

    The 2023 Multisport National Championships Festival will feature two mixed relays:

    • Triathlon: 250m swim, 5k bike (draft-legal) and 1.2k run
    • Duathlon: 1.2k run, 5k bike (draft-legal) and 1.2k run

    Athletes can enter and compete with whomever they like for the Mixed Relay in Irving. That will allow you to be flexible and race with anyone you wish to compete with in the event. For example, that will allow family members to form a team, club members, friends, and others who have always wanted to compete with someone on a relay - for the right to be the nation’s best in this new event.  Each athlete in the relay will complete a super sprint distance in succession with a physical hand off occurring between each competing athlete in an area designated for this.

    Please note that the ONLY teams that can qualify for World Championships are those comprised of two males and two females.

    Team Roster Cut-Off

    The cut off date to change members or order of your team is Sunday, April 23. No changes will be accepted after this time.

    Participant Order

    The order of teams with 2 males and 2 females will be 1: male, 2: female, 3: male, 4: female.

    Team Check-In and Bib Numbers

    All team members must be present to check-in and receive their race packet and timing chips starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Packets and relay timing chips will NOT be distributed before this time.

    All team members must be present to receive their race numbers and timing chips. A mixed relay check-in table will be located near transition area. Each athlete on the team will receive their own chip and the chip must be returned upon finishing the race. This chip will be DIFFERENT than the one chip assigned for all other races at the Multisport Festival.

    Each team will receive a separate set of bib numbers, separate from the numbers assigned for other races athletes may be participating at the Festival. Relay numbers will consist of the team's bib number and a letter corresponding to the athlete's order on their team. For instance, team number one will have numbers 1A, 1B, 1C, and 1D and team twenty will have numbers 20A, 20B, 20C, and 20D. Each team will need to determine their order prior to retrieving their packet.

    National Championship Awards

    Awards for combined ages of the four person teams will be:

    • 100 combined years and under
    • 101-130 combined years
    • 131-160 combined years
    • 161-190 combined years
    • 191-220 combined years
    • 221-250 combined years
    • 251-280 combined years
    • 281-310 combined years
    • 311+ combined years

    For example, a team consisting of people aged 60, 62, 59, and 62 would have 243 total combined years and be eligible for the 221-250 age division. A team consisting of four people each aged 25 years or younger would be eligible for 100 years and under division.

    Awards will be three deep per category for teams comprised of two males and two females ONLY.

    Each combined age category will also award the top Clydesdale and Athena team assuming that each athlete has met the weigh-in criteria (220+ lbs for males and 165+ lbs for females).

    World Championships Qualification

    For the purpose of worlds qualification, those teams that are comprised of athletes in ten-year increments – 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and the one age group that is a five year age span – 15-19 – and include two males and two females, will be one of the ten teams we can field for worlds based on finishing place and time. USAT will take all the four person teams that have all athletes in the same ten-year age span and position them in finish time order. Only these teams with four athletes (two male and two female) in the same ten-year age span will automatically qualify for worlds. 

    All other athletes who are not part of teams that fall within the same ten-year age span will serve as the pool from which USAT will form additional relays. USAT will review athlete finish times as part of this assessment.  So, athletes who might be competing in a team of mixed ages – i.e.  a 40-year-old, a 50-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 39-year-old will be placed in a pool and positioned on a team by USAT staff.  These teams will be formed after the teams that have all four athletes in the same ten-year age span are confirmed. Once we hit ten teams in a ten-year age span, athletes not placed on a team will be considered alternates until slots open up for these athletes to be entered onto a team. This will happen through the date of worlds registration closing in 2023 (Hamburg Germany – date TBD). 

    All athletes wishing to be part of worlds will need to indicate interest in being considered a member of a relay team. Priority will go to those who form relays in the same year age spans.  Second priority will be all those who compete in the MR who are competing with team members who are not in the same ten-year age span categories.  Finish times will drive the decisions for the latter.  Overall relay times and place will dictate team spots for those competing with athletes in the same ten-year age span. 

    If we get to the final few relays and have a mix and match of athletes we need to fill the teams for worlds, we will lean on the results of the Multisport Festival draft-legal sprint triathlon to fill these voids. Athletes will be selected based on fastest times in ten-year increments.  For example, Jenny Tobin is 31 years old. She finished first in her age group.  Cindy Sloker is 36 and finished first in her age group.  Jenny finished in 1:05.41.  Cindy finished in 1:06.21.  If we had one women’s slot to fill for one team that was for 30-39, Jenny would get that final slot.  These assessments would be done for all open relays until such time we have either filled ten team in a ten-year age span OR we run out of athletes to consider for the open relay positions.   

    Indicating Interest

    If you are interested in competing on a mixed relay team and are seeking some other members of your team, look no further than on the registration platform for the event. 

    If you don't have a team, click Join Team and search for 'Looking for a Team.' Then below, where you see the question - ‘Are you looking for other team members?’, click yes if so, and we will randomly assign you to a team where other registrants also clicked the same.

    With the new year, challenge yourself to set a new goal: become the 2023 age-group Multisport Athlete of the Year!

    Race in at least 3 of the 4 following multisport disciplines over the course of 2023: Aquabike, Aquathlon, Duathlon and Cross (Off-Road) Triathlon. The top overall male and top overall female athlete racing in a minimum of six events, with two events per discipline with the highest combined rankings will be honored as the 2023 Multisport Athlete of the Year. The award will also include two Honorable Mentions per gender.

    You can get a jump on completing your multisport races by doing several of them at the Multisport National Championships Festival. Start planning your racing season and attempt to become the first USAT Multisport Athlete of the Year.

    Note: This award is based on finishes over the course of the year, not just at the Festival. The award will be determined and announced in 2024.

    The race expo and packet pickup for all events will occur at the race venue. More information, including starting date, to be announced.

    What do I need to bring to packet pickup?

    You will only need to bring your government-issued photo ID (i.e. State license, passport, green card). You do not need to bring your USAT card as we have already verified your membership during the registration process.

    Can somebody else pick up my race packet?

    No. The registered athlete must pick up their own race packet. For legal reasons, no other person may pick up another athlete's packet. If the registered athlete is a minor (age 17 or under on race day), the athlete's parent or legal guardian must pick up the race packet.

    When/Where do I get my timing chip?

    All athletes must pick up their timing chip separately during packet pickup. Timing chips are NOT disposable. Chips must be returned after the race at the finish line. You will receive ONE CHIP regardless of how many races you are participating in. There is a $95 fee for lost chips.

    Athletes participating in the mixed relay will receive a separate chip at the mixed relay check-in on race day starting at 1 p.m. Each relay athlete will receive their own chip.

    Parking will be available for a fee in nearby garages. More information to come soon.

    Results from past Multisport National Championship Festival races will be available shortly.

    Upon finishing athletes can expect to receive the following at the post-race food tent: bananas, oranges, cookies, bagels, peanut butter cups, and chips. Gatorade will also be distributed at the finish line. 

    Registration for the Multisport National Championships Festival is only available online. Register Now.

    I've already registered. How do I view an existing registration?

    Go to register.usatriathlon.org and login with the email you registered with. Go to 'My Account' to view all USA Triathlon-owned events you're registered for. If you haven't logged in to our new registration platform before, this may require you to use the password reset function.

    If your email has changed since you originally registered for the event and you can't access the site, email nationalevents@usatriathlon.org to change your email. For security reasons, we will need to know your old email and another piece of identifying information, like a birthdate, to change this for you.

    How do I update my registration information? (Waivers, emergency contacts, shirt size, etc.)

    Log in to register.usatriathlon.org to check your registration status and ensure all your information is up to date, including emergency contact information, waiver signatures and t-shirt sizes:

    1. Use the email you originally registered with to log in.
    2. Go to ‘My Account’ and scroll down to the order. Click ‘Change Order’ under the settings icon.
    3. On the next page, click ‘Change Information,’ then ‘Edit,’ and go through the Attendee Questions to update.
    4. Click ‘Update Information’ at the bottom of the screen, and finally, click ‘Pay $0.00’ to finish (there will not be a charge unless you make a donation or add on the FinisherPix photo package). 

    Registration Cancellations: Refunds, Transfers, and Deferments

    USA Triathlon has a strict no refunds, transfers, and deferments policy for all events. This policy is agreed to at the time of registration and there are no exceptions, except for transfers within the same event. We are not making transfers to other events.

    If you are unsure of your plans during the event time frame, we encourage you to wait to register.

    At this USA Triathlon National Championship, rules violations will be enforced on-course. In other words, all penalties will be notified and served while the athlete is competing. Additionally, all athletes are required to complete all prescribed courses in their entirety.

    More details on how rules will be enforced.

    Race Rule Management Wetsuit Cut Off (If water temp. is below this mark, wetsuits will be allowed)
    Super Sprint Time Trial National Championship USA Triathlon Rules 78 Degrees F
    Open Water Swim USA Triathlon Rules 78 Degrees F
    Draft Legal Triathlon National Championship World Triathlon Rules 71.6 Degrees F
    Aquathlon National Championship World Triathlon Rules 71.6 Degrees F
    Standard Distance Duathlon National Championship USA Triathlon Rules N/A
    Mixed Relay National Championship World Triathlon Rules 71.6 Degrees F
    Olympic Distance Triathlon USA Triathlon Rules 78 Degrees F
    Standard Distance Aquabike National Championship USA Triathlon Rules 78 Degrees F
    Draft Legal Duathlon National Championship World Triathlon Rules N/A

    The Aquathlon race format (swim/run vs. run/swim/run) for the 2023 Multisport National Championships Festival will be based on the following criteria: If the water temperature is below 71.6°F the Aquathlon’s format will change to a swim-run event with wetsuits being optional, unless the water temperature is at or below 60.62°F, then wetsuits will be mandatory for all age groups.  If the water temperature is 71.6°F or greater and less than 76.28° the format will remain a run-swim-run event and wetsuits will be optional for all age groups. If the water temperature is 76.28°F or greater the format will remain a run-swim-run event and wetsuits will be forbidden for all age groups.

    USA Triathlon Rules Amendment and procedure

    Determination of the Aquathlon race format and procedure for timing for measuring water temperature to determine wetsuit use and Aquathlon race format

    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.

    Up for a challenge? This draft-legal non-qualification race will test your stamina and endurance. One person will compete on the same course as the Mixed Relay Triathlon with one minor twist: athletes will cover the distance themselves! Each athlete will complete four swim, bike and run legs before finally crossing the finish line. Swim, bike, run x4!

    New for 2023, the Super Sprint Individual Medley takes place Sunday, April 23, alongside the Age Group Triathlon Mixed Relay.

    All national championship races at the 2023 Multisport National Championships Festival are 2024 World Qualifiers for Team USA except for mixed relay duathlon and super sprint duathlon.

    All athletes will receive one bib number regardless of the number of races one is competing in (except Mixed Relay). As each athlete will have one number, athletes will rack at the same spot in transition area for each race they are competing in (except Mixed Relay). Bibs have been assigned by age group, thus athletes will be racked with their respective age group for each race. 

    For the mixed relay, there will be a separate set of racks numbed by team and bib number. Each team will have a number and each participant will be assigned A, B, C, or D. For instance, racks will have the numbers 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, or 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, etc.

    For athletes who wish to bring both their road bikes and triathlon bikes, we will offer a separate set of 'bike parking' racks in transition area to store bikes between races.

    Bikes are NOT permitted to be stored overnight and must be removed from your rack spot after the completion of each race. USA Triathlon is not responsible for bikes left overnight.

    Timing chips must be returned after the event - they are NOT disposable. Regardless of the number of races you are participating in, you will receive one chip. Your chip must be returned at the completion of your final race at the finish line. Please keep your chip until the completion of your final race. 

    Athletes participating in the Mixed Relay will receive a separate chip from the other races. Each four-person team must be present to check-in and receive their timing chips on race day. Each team member will receive their own chip. This chip must be returned 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

    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.

    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 nationalevents@usatriathlon.org.

    A non-championship Youth Triathlon will be held Sunday, April 23. Kids aged 7-15 (as of Dec. 31, 2023) can compete in a 100m swim, 5k bike and 1.2k run. No qualification required!

    Register for the Youth Triathlon now.