2018 High School National Championships

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

April 27, 2018 8:30 a.m. (ET)


Important Event Update:

USA Triathlon today announced that the course for all races will be shifted from a triathlon (swim-bike-run) to a duathlon (run-bike-run) to ensure athlete safety. Heavy rainfall in Tuscaloosa the past two weeks led to the Holt Dam spillway gates being opened by local officials to avoid flooding. Heightened volume in the Black Warrior River necessitated that the gates remain open through race weekend, resulting in overly strong currents that were deemed unsafe for swimming.

All course maps have been updated. Please note that all races will now have a chip start.

2018 High School National Championships

The 2018 USA Triathlon High School National Championships will be hosted in conjunction with the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships on April 27, 2018 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Registration is closed.

2017 Results: Click here 

Distance: Non-draft Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 21.45k bike, 5k run

Racing Age: Age as of 12/31/2018

Registration Fee: $50

Capacity: Registration will be capped at 300 athletes.

High School registration will close on April 20 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

Pre-Race Webinars

All athletes are encouraged to watch the pre-race webinars. These presentations, conducted by Race Director Brian D'Amico, will provide all the information you need for a successful race. 

High School Nationals Webinar

Event Program

The 2018 Collegiate Club & High School Nationals event program is now available in a digital edition and can be viewed on desktop or mobile devices. The event program features select team biographies and key event information, including the schedule of events and course maps. Click here to view.


  • 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
  • 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

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.

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.

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.


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 2018 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 2018 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


  • Club Awards
    • Top Three Clubs: Top four female and top four male athletes contribute to the club score

    • Top Three Male Clubs: Top four (4) athletes from club will contribute to the Male Club score

    • Top Three Female Clubs: Top four (4) athletes from club will contribute to the Female Club score

    • Note: Only athletes associated with a USA Triathlon High School Club will contribute to this category

  • Individual Awards
    • Top 3 Male Overall and Top 3 Female Overall
    • PC Open Top 3 Male Overall and Top 3 Female Overall
    • Note: All athletes, independent or club based athletes, are scored in this category

Awards Ceremony

The High School National Championships awards ceremony will occur at the finish line inside of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Friday, April 27 at 3:15 p.m.


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

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are critical to the success of our events. Interested in volunteering at the Collegiate Club and High School National Championships? All volunteers will receive a shirt, food, and snacks as a thank you for time spent.

Volunteer for This Event

More Information

For more information on high school triathlon in the United States, please click here.