2016 Elite Sprint National Championships

New Orleans, Louisiana

Oct. 02, 2016 8:30 a.m. (ET)

Elite Nationals

U.S. elite triathletes will race for national titles and a share of a $10,000 prize purse on Oct. 2 at the 2016 USA Triathlon Elite Sprint National Championship, held at New Orleans’ South Shore Harbor. USA Triathlon Elite Nationals headlines the inaugural Endurance Foundation Festival, comprised of four age-group races: Olympic-distance triathlon, sprint triathlon, duathlon and aquabike.

Updated: The elite athletes will take to the course first, completing a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run on a multi-lap, spectator friendly course. The elite men will start at 7:00 a.m. CT, and the elite women will follow at 7:05 p.m. CT. Past Elite National Champions include 2016 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team members Gwen Jorgensen (2015, 2014, 2013), Ben Kanute (2015) and Joe Maloy (2014). The age-group events kick off the race-day action in New Orleans, beginning at 7:30 a.m. CT on Oct. 2. 

New Orleans-based Premier Event Management (PEM) will produce the 2016 USA Triathlon Elite National Championships and Endurance Foundation Festival. PEM currently produces top-level multisport events such as New York City Triathlon, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, The Nations Triathlon, IRONMAN 70.3 New Orleans, the ET Naperville Sprint Triathlon, the Alpharetta IronKids Triathlon and the Des Moines Triathlon.

Click here to register.

Click the link above to register for the Elite Sprint National Championships. Scroll to the bottom of the registration page and select the item USA Triathlon Elite National Championships - $50 to register. Note: There is no password to register.


Schedule subject to change

October 1, 2016

5:30 p.m.: Elite Athlete Meeting and Elite Packet Pickup

October 2, 2016 (updated)

7:00 a.m.: Elite Men Sprint-Distance Championships

7:05 a.m.: Elite Women Sprint-Distance Championships

7:30 a.m.: Age-Group Olympic-Distance Triathlon begins

8:40 a.m.: Age-Group Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike begins

10:00 a.m.: Age-Group Post Event Party at South Shore Harbor

11:30 a.m.: Age-Group Awards Presentation

Prize Purse

$5000 per gender: 1st-$1500, 2nd-$1250, 3rd-$1000, 4th-$750, 5th-$500


Elite Nationals