2020 High School National Championships

Tempe, Arizona

April 03, 2020 10 a.m. (ET)

2020 High School National Championships Postponed

USA Triathlon on Friday, March 13 announced that it has been forced to postpone the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club and High School National Championships, which was scheduled for April 3-4 in Tempe, Arizona, due to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The postponement was made after the City of Tempe issued a decision on Thursday, March 12 to ban all events in order to mitigate risk and protect the city’s most vulnerable populations. 

The decision also follows developments in the collegiate landscape throughout the week, including the shift to online learning by many colleges and universities, student-athlete travel restrictions and large-scale event cancellations at the NCAA level. 

USA Triathlon is exploring the potential option of finding an alternate date later this year to host Collegiate Club & High School Nationals in a safe and fair way for all athletes. The organization will communicate updates to the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club Committee, and all collegiate club and high school team leaders as appropriate. 

For continued updates from USA Triathlon regarding COVID-19, visit usatriathlon.org/coronavirusupdates. USA Triathlon continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, while following the guidance of local authorities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), when making decisions regarding the status of USA Triathlon events and programs. 

In addition, USA Triathlon remains in regular contact with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the national and global sports landscape. Any further potential changes to USA Triathlon’s National Championships event calendar will be communicated immediately. 

2019 Results: Click here 

Distance: Non-draft Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 21k bike, 5.1k run

Racing Age: Age as of 12/31/2020

Registration Fee: $50

Capacity: Registration will be capped at 300 athletes.

Registration for this event is currently closed.

USA Triathlon is exploring the potential option of finding an alternate date this year to host Collegiate Club & High School Nationals in a safe and fair way for all athletes. We will communicate any updates to the Collegiate Club Committee and all collegiate club and high school team leaders as appropriate. If the event is ultimately canceled, all athletes will be eligible to receive refunds for their race entry fees.


  • USA Triathlon Annual Membership
  • Proof of High School program enrollment
    • Options for Proof of Attendance (choose one):
      • School ID, report card, other form of identification verified by high school.
      • Eligibility Form
  • Age Eligibility: USAT defines eligibility for high school students as June 1st after 8th grade graduation until September after Senior year graduation.
  • Encouraged, but not required: Results of at least one USA Triathlon Sanctioned race of sprint distance or longer within the past 12 months from the date of the USA Triathlon High School National Championships.  Please submit these race results to highschool@usatriathlon.org one week prior to the High School National Championships. 

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
  • If at time of registration the athlete is not 18 years old you must select "someone else, 18 or older" when registering

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.

Gift a Race Pass!

Give the gift of triathlon with Race Pass! Purchase a Race Pass and gift to an athlete who can use the Race Pass gift card to register for a premier USA Triathlon event. Race Pass gift cards are available for the High School National Championships, Duathlon National Championships, Legacy Triathlon and Youth and Junior Nationals. Help an athlete race in 2020! Click here to purchase.

Participant List:

Click here for the latest participant list. Click on the Collegiate Club link to view High School participants.

Please note: This list will be updated each Monday before the event.

Campus Tour for Athletes and Parents

Sign up now for a tour of the Arizona State University campus! Follow the simple steps outlined in the document and check out the most innovative school in the country!


Click here for High School Nationals courses.


Click here to view the event schedule for the whole weekend.


Click here for a answers to some frequently asked questions.


  • Combined Overall Club
    • The 2020 USA Triathlon High School National Championships will be scored according to the weighted point values in the chart below. The top four (4) female and top four (4) male finishers from each club will earn their club points depending on their official place in the race.
  • Male & Female Club
    • Region Based Clubs and Independent High School Clubs will also score their male athletes and female athletes separately for a Female Club score and a Male Club score. See the “Awards” section below for further detail.
  • Individual
    • The 2020 USA Triathlon High School National Championships will be scored as follows for each gender:
    • Finishers at the High School National Championship will earn points based on the weighted point system above.  Finishers at the 41st place and below receive 1 point. Racers who do not finish will not earn points.
 Place Points Place Points
 1st 100  10th 50
 2nd 90  11th 48
 3rd 85  12th 46
 4th 80  20th 30
 5th 75  21st 29
 6th 70  22nd 28
 7th 65  40th 10
 8th 60  41st 1
 9th 55  42nd 1


Category Place
Region-Based High School Club Overall 1-3
Independent High School Club Overall 1-3
Male Clubs 1-3
Female Clubs 1-3
Male Overall 1-3
Female Overall 1-3
PC Open Male 1-3
PC Open Female 1-3

Awards Ceremony

The High School National Championships awards ceremony will occur at the finish line inside of Tempe Town Lake on Friday, April 3 at 3:15 p.m.


USA Triathlon has contracted local hotels to provide the best group rates during this event. Click here to book a room!

More Information

For more information on high school triathlon in the United States, 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. 
  • USA Triathlon 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.