Winter Triathlon National Championships

Anchorage, Alaska

Jan. 16, 2021 8 a.m. (ET)

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USA Triathlon is excited to host the 2021 Winter Triathlon National Championships as part of the Tri-Flake Winter Triathlon in Anchorage, Alaska! Kincaid Park, just minutes from Ted Stevens International Airport and Downtown Anchorage, will serve as the world class facility to hold this event, with snow-making capabilities that will ensure great trails even in adverse winter conditions. Hosted by the Alaska Triathlon Club, this will be the fifth year of the Tri-Flake which takes place along the beautiful Tony Knowles Coastal Trail that sits on the West side of Anchorage, offering majestic views of the Gulf of Alaska and the Alaska Range.

The 2021 edition of Winter Tri Nationals will be in the run-bike-ski format. The run will utilize the scenic Coastal Trail from the Kincaid Chalet for a 6k out and back course. The bike will take advantage of the multi-use trails along Raspberry and the STA singletrack trails throughout Kincaid for a course of around 8 miles. The ski will be freestyle format and utilize the world class Nordic ski trails in Kincaid Park for 2 laps of a 3k loop.

Distance: 6k Run, 14k Bike, 6.6k Ski

Entry Fees:

  • $90 through Dec. 16.
  • $110 Dec. 17 through Jan. 1
  • $130 Jan. 2 to 15.

Prices above include one-day membership. Current USAT Annual Members will receive a $15 discount on the prices above. Alaska Triathlon Club members will receive a $5 discount. Active and Veteran Military will receive a $5 discount.

There are also relay/team divisions that are not part of the national championship.

NO race day registration. Registration closes on January 15, at 10 a.m. AT / 2 p.m. ET.

Click here for more race information, including Covid-19 protocols, and to register today.

Eligible Age Groups and Awards

Participants have the opportunity to qualify for the 2022 World Triathlon Winter World Championships through the 2021 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 98). Athletes must be the following age by December 31st of the year in which the event occurs.

  • For the 2021 USAT Winter Triathlon National Championship, athletes must be 17 by December 31st, 2021.
  • For the 2022 World Triathlon Winter World Championships, athletes must be 18 by December 31st, 2022.

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.

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 Winter Triathlon National Championships, the top athlete (1st place only)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

Team USA

The 2021 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships in Anchorage, Alaska will qualify athletes for the 2022 World Triathlon Winter World Championships (date and location TBD). At the Winter Triathlon 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.

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


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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USA Triathlon members, elite athletes, coaches, race directors and their families are eligible for discounts with United on travel to select USA Triathlon events including national and regional championships and Team USA travel.

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

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