Winter Triathlon National Championships

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Jan. 29, 2017 9 a.m. (ET)


King Boreas Winter TriThe 2017 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships will take place January 29th as part of the King Boreas Winter Triathlon and Saint Paul Winter Carnival in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

IMPORTANT UPDATE 1/26/2017: Due to a lack of snow, the ski portion of the event is being changed to a second run. The race will now be a duathlon with the distances: 5k run, 19.5k bike, 3k run. The event will still occur as scheduled on Sunday, Jan. 29.


Entry Fee: $80: 10/2-12/1, $90: 12/2-1/1, $100: 1/2-1/27

Distance: 5k Run, 19.5k Bike, 6k Ski - Ski changed to a 3k run on 1/26/17

King Boreas Winter Triathlon will take place on Sunday, January 29th starting at 10am at Phalen Golf Course in Saint Paul.  The address is 1615 Phalen Drive East, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55106.  Nestled in Saint Paul’s East side, the venue is 20 minutes from our International Airport, 5 minutes from the heart of downtown, 15 minutes from a premier Nordic ski shop and close to many fantastic bike and run shops. Who is King Boreas, you ask? Click here for his legend.

Eligible Age Groups and Awards

Participants have the opportunity to qualify for the 2018 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship through the 2017 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 2017 USAT Winter Triathlon National Championship, athletes must be 17 by December 31st, 2017.
  • For the 2018 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship, athletes must be 18 by December 31st, 2018.

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 2017 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota, will qualify athletes for the 2018 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship at a 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.

The top-20 off-road triathletes per age group in the USA Triathlon winter triathlon annual rankings as of 12/31/17 will also qualify for the world championship. The top 2 are offered a spot rolling down to 20th.


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.  


2017 Results

2016 Results

Flight Information 

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