Long Course National Championships

Stony Point, New York

Sept. 25 - 26, 2021

Long Course

USA Triathlon is excited to pair the 2021 Long Course National Championships with Toughman New York on September 25-26, 2021! Formerly referred to the Multisport National Championships Festival, the new Long Course National Championships will feature Long Course Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike as well as Standard-Distance Aquabike. Toughman New York will also host Long Course Nationals in September 2022, date TBA. The Aquathlon National Championships (swim-run) will now take place as part of the Legacy Triathlon weekend on July 16 in Long Beach, California.

The 2021 USA Triathlon Long Course Championships will take place at Lake Welch, Harriman State Park, just 30 minutes north of New York City. The swim will take place in the calm, clear Lake Welch which is usually a mild temperature of 65-70 degrees in late-September. The Bike courses will take place entirely within the moderately-hilly Harriman State Park. The magnificent scenic bike course will pass 7 lakes. The run course will have two legs that include a very challenging hill that takes you back to the finish line. All athletes will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2022 World Triathlon Multisport Championships Festival.

Click here to register today! For more race details, please visit the Toughman Triathlon website.


Eligible Age Groups and Awards

Participants have the opportunity to qualify for 2022 World Triathlon Championships through the 2021 USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships. It is the policy of USA Triathlon to provide awards only for those age groups which qualify for this level of competition.

Awards Eligibility for Long Course Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike and Standard-Distance Aquabike:

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 2021 USA Triathlon Long Course Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike and Standard-Distance Aquabike Nationals, athletes must be 17 by December 31st, 2021.
  • For the 2022 World Triathlon Long-Distance Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike World Championships, athletes must be 18 by December 31st, 2022.       

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

Clydesdale and Athena Eligibility

Clydesdale and Athena athletes will also be eligible for national championship awards at Team USA qualification at this event! Clydesdale and Athena athletes are eligible for championship awards and Team USA qualification in each championship event. Simply register in the Clydesdale and Athena category during registration and you will start with your respective age group wave at the event. Awards for Clydesdale and Athena athletes will be distributed after the age group awards during the awards ceremonies.

All-American Recognition

The USA Triathlon National Rankings are one of the great benefits you receive as a USA Triathlon annual member. Rankings allow you to see how you stack up against friends, family, co-workers and others in your age group across the country. The top 10% of athletes in each age group of each race will receive recognition. This year, we will also be awarding All-American status for National Championships. Upon completion of the event, an electronic certificate will be sent to each athlete honoring their accomplishment. In addition, a complete list of all member rankings is posted right here. 

Team USA Qualification Information

Team USA

The 2021 USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships will give athletes the opportunity to qualify for several different 2021 World Triathlon Championships.

Long-Course Triathlon:

  • Qualification: Top 16 in each aged-up age group, rolling down to the 30th spot
  • Event: 2022 World Triathlon Long-Distance Triathlon Championships
  • Location: TBD
  • Date: TBD

*2 additional spots are being allocated to the 2021 USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance National Championships in Clermont, Florida on Oct. 23.  

Long-Course Duathlon:

  • Qualification: Top 18 in each aged-up age group, rolling down to the 30th spot
  • Event: 2022 World Triathlon Long-Distance Duathlon Championships
  • Location: TBD
  • Date:TBD


  • Qualification: Top 18 in each aged-up age group, rolling down to the 30th spot
  • Event: 2022 World Triathlon Middle-Distance Duathlon Championships
  • Location:TBD
  • Date: TBD

Long-Course Aquabike:

  • Qualification: Top 18 in each aged-up age group, rolling down to the 30th spot
  • Event: 2022 World Triathlon Long-Distance Aquabike Championships
  • Location: TBD
  • Date:TBD

Standard Aquabike:

  • Qualification: Top 18 in each aged-up age group, rolling down to the 30th spot
  • Event: 2022 World Triathlon Standard-Distance Aquabike Championships
  • Location: TBD
  • Date:TBD

The top 20 triathletes per age group in each discipline in the USA Triathlon annual rankings as of 12/31 will qualify for the World Championship. The top two are offered a spot rolling down to 20th.

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

Finishers of these races do not need to do anything at the event to claim their spot on Team USA. All athletes will receive an email stating their qualification status from TeamUSA@usatriathlon.org in the 2-3 weeks following the event.

Racing in Two Races Concurrently Not Permitted

Athletes will not be permitted to register for both Long Course Triathlon and Long Course Aquabike races concurrently. Athletes are also not permitted to race in the Standard-distance Aquabike and the non-championship Olympic-distance Triathlon races concurrently. Athletes must choose one race to compete in.


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.  

Past Results

Festival: 2019

Festival: 2018

Aquathlon: 2017

Long Course Aquabike: 2017

Long Course Duathlon: 2017

Long Course Triathlon: 2017

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Flight Information 

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