Clydesdale and Athena National Championships

Chattanooga, Tennessee

June 23, 2019 6:45 a.m. (ET)

CA nationals
Chattanooga Tri

USA Triathlon is excited to head to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the 2019 Clydesdale & Athena National Championships! Hosted in conjunction with the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon, the sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons will take place along the Tennessee River in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, the "Best Adventure Town" in the US (as awarded by Outside Magazine in 2015).

The 2019 edition of the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon celebrates 15 years in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, brought to you by Chattanooga Track Club and Team Magic.  Be ready for a fast, down river swim, a spectator friendly two-loop bike course and a scenic run along the city's Tennessee Riverwalk.  This downtown triathlon takes the place of the popular Chattanooga Dam Triathlon of years past and the original Riverbend Triathlon from over 30 years ago. Traditionally an intermediate distance race only, a sprint distance was added in 2016, bringing an additional option for those new to the sport or those that prefer the shorter distance. The intermediate/Olympic-distance has held the honor of USAT Southeast Regional Championship many times in the past, and in 2018 served as the Mideast Regional Championship.

Entry Fees:

  • Sprint
    • $80 through 1/31/19
    • $90: 2/1 through 5/31/19
    • $110: 6/1 through race day
  • Olympic
    • $120 through 1/31/19
    • $130: 2/1 through 5/31/19
    • $150: 6/1 through race day

Event Website Link: Click here


  • Sprint: 400M Swim, 20K Bike, 5K Run 
  • Olympic: 1500M Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run

Awards: There will be three places in each division for each distance race.

  • Clydesdales and Athenas ages 39 and under.
  • Clydesdales ages 40-59, Athenas ages 40-54
  • Clydesdales ages 60+, Athenas ages 55+

*There is no qualification required to participate in this event. However, all athletes must meet the minimum weights required for Clydesdale and Athena divisions.* Clydesdales must be a minimum of 220 pounds and Athenas must be a minimum of 165 pounds. Athletes must weigh-in at packet pickup the day before the race. If, during weigh-in the day before the race, the athlete is within 5 pounds of the minimum weights, then the athlete will be required to weigh-in AGAIN at the registration tent on race morning. If an athlete either: fails to meet the weight minimum, fails to weigh-in, or is within 5 pounds of the minimum, but fails to weigh-in on race morning, the athlete will be automatically transferred to their respective five-year age group division outside of the Clydesdale and Athena National Championship.

New for 2019, the Multisport National Championships Festival in Miami, FL on Nov. 9-10 will now offer Clydesdale and Athena national championship awards in the following events: Long Course Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike, International-Distance Aquabike, and Aquathlon. Click here to learn more and register today!


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.  


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Flight Information 

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