COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today revealed its 2018 National Championships calendar, with the majority of dates and locations confirmed for a robust schedule of events. Highlighting the calendar is the first-ever Multisport National Championships Festival in Miami, Florida, which will feature five national championships over two days.
A slate of newly-announced events join the USA Triathlon Duathlon (April 7-8 in Greenville, S.C.), Collegiate Club and High School (April 27-28 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.), Youth & Junior (Aug. 4-5 in West Chester, Ohio) and Age Group Olympic and Sprint (Aug. 11-12 in Cleveland, Ohio) National Championships, the dates and locations of which were all announced earlier this year.
Returning to their 2017 host cities are the Winter Triathlon National Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota (Jan. 27); the Clydesdale & Athena National Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan (June 10); and the Ultra-Distance National Championships in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Sept. 22).
The 2018 Aquabike and Long Course Triathlon National Championships return to their 2017 host city of Miami, but will now be part of the inaugural USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival. This action-packed weekend of racing, held in conjunction with the Miami Man Triathlon from Nov. 10-11, will bring together five USA Triathlon National Championship events: Aquathlon, Long Course Triathlon, Long Course Duathlon, Long Course Aquabike and the first-ever International-Distance Aquabike (0.6-mile swim, 22-mile bike) Nationals. The festival format gives athletes the opportunity to compete in and spectate multiple national championships over the same weekend.
Off-road triathletes will head to a new city to compete for national titles in 2018, as the XTERRA Cameron Park Triathlon in Waco, Texas, will host the Off-Road National Championships on June 9.
Also new for 2018, USA Triathlon has upgraded the events known in previous years as Draft-Legal World Qualifiers to National Championships. The 2018 Draft-Legal Duathlon National Championships will take place on April 7 as part of the Duathlon National Championships in Greenville, South Carolina, and the date and location of the Draft-Legal Triathlon National Championships will be announced soon.
At several National Championships in the 2018 season, age-group athletes will be racing not only for national titles, but also for spots on Team USA. For the first time, Ultra-Distance Nationals will serve as a Team USA qualifying event, giving top finishers the opportunity to represent Team USA at the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in 2019.
For more information about Team USA, comprised of the nation’s top age-group athletes who represent the U.S. at ITU World Championship events, visit usatriathlon.org/teamusa. Visit the event page for each national championship to learn more about specific qualification criteria.
Registration is already open for the USA Triathlon Duathlon, High School, Youth & Junior and Age Group Olympic-Distance and Sprint National Championships. Registration for all other races will open over the coming months.
Dates and locations for the USA Triathlon Elite, Paratriathlon, Women’s Collegiate Triathlon and first-ever Draft-Legal Triathlon National Championships will be announced in the coming months. To view the full calendar of national championship events in 2018 and to register to compete, visit usatriathlon.org/nationalchampionships.
|Jan. 27||Winter Triathlon National Championships||St. Paul, Minn.|
|April 7-8||Duathlon National Championships||Greenville, S.C.|
|April 27||High School National Championships||Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
|April 27-28||Collegiate Club National Championships||Tuscaloosa. Ala.|
|June 9||Off-Road National Championships||Waco, Texas|
|June 10||Clydesdale & Athena National Championships||Grand Rapids, Mich.|
|Aug. 4-5||Youth & Junior National Championships||West Chester, Ohio|
|Aug. 11||Age Group Olympic-Distance National Championships||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Aug. 12||Age Group Sprint National Championships||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Sept. 22||Ultra-Distance National Championships||Oklahoma City, Okla.|
|Nov. 10||Aquathlon National Championships||Miami, Fla.|
|Nov. 11||Long Course Aquabike National Championships||Miami, Fla.|
|Nov. 11||Long Course Duathlon National Championships||Miami, Fla.|
|Nov. 11||Long Course Triathlon National Championships||Miami, Fla.|
|Nov. 11||International-Distance Aquabike National Championships||Miami, Fla.|
|TBA||Paratriathlon National Championships||TBA|
|TBA||Women's Collegiate Triathlon National Championships||TBA|
|TBA||Elite National Championships||TBA|
|TBA||Draft-Legal Triathlon National Championships||TBA|
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).