COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Registration is now open for the 2019 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships, which will return to Lakeside Park in Greenville, South Carolina, from April 13-14. Greenville will host Duathlon Nationals for the second consecutive year. More than 1,100 of the nation’s top run-bike-run specialists competed at the 2018 event in April, which marked the third-largest field in Duathlon Nationals history.
One of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., Greenville is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and boasts world-class museums, restaurants and theaters as well as abundant natural beauty. The city was named one of “52 Places to Go in 2017” by the New York Times, and its revitalized downtown was ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes magazine.
“Greenville proved to be a fantastic setting for the Duathlon National Championships this past April, offering an ideal race venue at Lakeside Park in addition to a host of local attractions,” said Matt Reger, National Events Manager and Certified Race Director at USA Triathlon. “We saw a large jump in participation numbers when we moved to Greenville, and we look forward to building upon that momentum in 2019.”
“With all the excitement and success that stemmed from the 2018 race, VisitGreenvilleSC and all our community partners enthusiastically welcome the athletes, staff and spectators back for the 2019 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships,” said Robin Wright, Senior Sales Manager, Sports at VisitGreenvilleSC.
“We are thrilled to host the 2019 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships at Lakeside Park and showcase one of Greenville County’s premier sports facilities,” said Madison Turrentine, Sports Tourism Manager at Greenville County Rec. “The 2018 event revealed the diversity of this complex, and we're certain returning athletes and first-time visitors to Greenville County will have an exceptional race experience next April.”
Race weekend will kick off with the Draft-Legal Sprint National Championships on Saturday, April 13. The course will cover a 5-kilometer run, 18-kilometer bike and another 2.85-kilometer run.
The action continues Sunday, April 14, with the Non-Drafting Standard Duathlon National Championships, which feature an 8.45k run, 39k bike and 4.5k run. Concluding the weekend are the Non-Drafting Sprint Duathlon National Championships on Sunday afternoon, featuring a 5k run, 18.2k bike and 2.85k run.
As in previous years, duathletes will have the opportunity to compete in all three races in Greenville if they so choose.
In all three events, top finishers in each age group will qualify to represent Team USA at the 2020 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival, the location and dates of which are to be determined. For additional details about qualifying for Team USA at Duathlon Nationals, click here. To learn more about Team USA, the select group of amateur multisport athletes who represent the U.S. at ITU World Championship events, visit usatriathlon.org/teamusa.
For more information about the 2019 Duathlon National Championships, visit usatriathlon.org. A complete schedule and other event details will be posted to the event page as they become available.
Dates, locations and registration details for the remainder of the 2019 USA Triathlon National Championships will be announced in the coming months.
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 events and connects with more than 400,000 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).