Off-Road Triathlon National Championships

Hewitt, New Jersey

Sept. 13, 2020 9 a.m. (ET)



COVID-19 Update: Off-Road National Championships Canceled

USA Triathlon, along with race production company Ready Set Go Adventures, today announced that the 2020 USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championships have been canceled due to ongoing precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Off-Road Nationals were initially scheduled to take place May 16 as part of the Way Over Yonder Off-Road Triathlon & Duathlon hosted by Ready Set Go Adventures at Wawayanda State Park in Hewitt, New Jersey. The event was then rescheduled to Sept. 13 at the same venue.

Currently, COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey require individuals traveling from 36 states to self-quarantine for two weeks. Due to the cross-state travel required for a National Championship, and to enable a smaller and more local race to continue with proper COVID-19 safety precautions in place, USA Triathlon and event organizers determined that the Off-Road National Championships can no longer take place in 2020. The Way Over Yonder Off-Road Triathlon & Duathlon is still scheduled to take place Sunday, Sept. 13, as an age-group event without a National Championship designation.

The 2021 edition of Off-Road Nationals will return to Hewitt and the Way Over Yonder Off-Road Triathlon & Duathlon on May 15. 


2020 Off-Road Nationals

USA Triathlon is headed to Hewitt, New Jersey for the 2020 USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championships! Hosted by Ready Set Go Adventures at Wawayanda State Park on Sept. 13, the 2020 Off-Road National Championship will take your breath away. Are you ready to take on the "Beast of the East?" The "Beast of the East" takes place only 50 miles from New York City in a majestic park that features a beautiful open water swim followed by mountain biking through a mix of fire road and single track followed by a trail run through rolling hills that loops around the lake. Being near New York City and one of the largest markets for our sport provides a unique opportunity to showcase USA Triathlon.

Since the race site is only 50 miles from New York City in northern New Jersey, it is easily accessible from New York area airports.

Special First Tier Pricing is available now.


Distance: 1500m swim / 30k mountain bike / 10k trail run

Location: 885 Warwick Turnpike, Hewitt, NJ 07421

*There is no qualification required for this event.*

Entry Fees

Tier 1 $109  10.31.2019 
Tier 2 $129  05.16.2020 
Tier 3 $149  08.01.2020 
Race Day     $164  09.13.2020 



Eligible Age Groups and Awards

Participants have the opportunity to qualify for the 2021 Cross Triathlon World Championship through the 2020 USA Triathlon Off-Road 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 98). Athletes must be the following age by December 31st of the year in which the event occurs. 

  • For the 2020 USAT Off-Road Triathlon National Championship, athletes must be 17 by December 31st, 2020.
  • For the 2021 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship, athletes must be 18 by December 31st, 2021.

The USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championship will also recognize and award PC Open categories. 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 above categories. 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.

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. This year, we will also be awarding All-American status for National Championships. For the Off-Road Triathlon National Championships, the top two (2) athletes per age group will earn this recognition. 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 Information


The 2020 USA Triathlon Off-Road National Championships in Hewitt, New Jersey, will qualify athletes for the 2021 ITU Cross World Championships. At the Off-Road National Championships, the top 18 in each age group, rolling down to 30th place after applying the age-up rule, will qualify for the World Championships. Rankings: Any athlete who finished in the aged up age group top twenty in their age group in the USAT year end (12/31/20) rankings will be considered for slots on the team starting with the highest ranked athlete having first option to accept followed by 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc., (through 20th) until we have we reach the first two athletes that accept the slot or until we reach spot 20.

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

***Due to the rescheduling of 2020 Off-Road Nationals and its proximity in date to the 2020 World Championships, all athletes who finish the 2020 ITU Cross-Tri World Championships will automatically qualify for the 2021 ITU Cross-Tri World Championships.


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.  


2019 Results

2018 Results

2017 Results 

Flight Information 

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Please log in to the membership portal to access this great offer. 

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