Winter Triathlon National Championships

Minneapolis, Minnesota

March 17, 2019 9:30 a.m. (ET)


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USA Triathlon is excited to join the Loppet Winter Triathlon for the 2019 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships! The event will take place on Sunday, March 17 at Theodore Wirth Regional Park, just west of Downtown Minneapolis. Don't miss your chance to compete in triathlon's most unique form!

Formerly called the King Boreas Winter Triathlon, The Loppet Winter Triathlon moves west of the Mississippi for 2019. Just minutes from downtown, this expansive urban park with man-made snow and The Trailhead, a brand new adventure center, guarantees a full winter triathlon experience. New name, new location, same heart!

To help alleviate slushy snow conditions with the later date, the order of events has been reversed from previous years to have the ski leg happen first in this ski - bike - run event. The course will utilize the Theodore Wirth trail system, which includes both natural and manmade (via snowmaking) ski trails. Athletes can expect snow and groomed trails, regardless of weather in the lead-up to and on race weekend. 

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Entry Fee: $90 until Dec. 15. $105: Dec. 16 - Jan. 31. $120: Feb. 1 - March 14.

Distance: 6k Ski, 18k Bike, 5k Run

 

Eligible Age Groups and Awards

Participants have the opportunity to qualify for the 2020 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship through the 2019 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championship. It is the policy of USA Triathlon to provide awards only for those age groups which qualify for this level of competition. Age groups will begin with 17-19 and continue in 5-year increments through 80-84. The minimum ages to compete are based on the ITU Competition Rules (appendix A, page 75). 

  • For the 2019 USAT Winter Triathlon National Championship, athletes must be 17 by December 31st, 2019.
  • For the 2020 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship, athletes must be 18 by December 31st, 2020.

Please note that this event may have additional categories other than what is listed here. USA Triathlon will only provide National Championship awards for the listed age groups. 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.

Note: this event may allow athletes under 17 to participate. In coordination with ITU rules, they will not be eligible for USA Triathlon National Championship awards.

Team USA Information

Team USA

The 2019 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships in Minneapolis, MN, will qualify athletes for the 2020 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships (date and location TBD). At the Winter Triathlon National Championships, the top 18 in each age group, rolling down to 25th place after applying the age-up rule, will qualify for the World Championships.

Note: All spots offered via the rankings system are subject to spots being available on the roster.

Sportsmanship

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.  

Results

2018 Results

2017 Results

2016 Results

Flight Information 

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USA Triathlon members, elite athletes, coaches, race directors and their families are eligible for discounts with United on travel to select USA Triathlon events including national and regional championships and Team USA travel.

Please log in to the membership portal to access this great offer. 

Car Rental Information

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