USA Triathlon Prepared to Support Southeast Region Members Affected by Hurricane Michael

By USA Triathlon | Oct. 10, 2018, 2:55 p.m. (ET)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon is closely monitoring Hurricane Michael and its potentially catastrophic impact on areas of the Southeast Region. We pledge to support the affected triathlon community in any way that we can. Severe storms can be devastating for athletes, race directors, coaches, clubs and officials on a personal scale, and can also wreak havoc on the sport, including event cancellations. 

The national office staff of USA Triathlon would like our constituents in the Region to know that we are here to help. In addition to proactively reaching out to local key stakeholders, we welcome input from anyone who can make us aware of local support efforts or needs for assistance. Please do not hesitate to reach out via the following channels:

We are committed to keeping our nationwide USA Triathlon community strong, and we are prepared to support the Southeast Region to the very best of our ability.

Weather Update Regarding the Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival, Oct. 13-14*
*Including the USA Triathlon Age Group Draft-Legal Sprint National Championships, ITU Triathlon World Cup, ITU Paratriathlon World Cup and CAMTRI Mixed Relay American Championships 

At this time, Hurricane Michael is not forecasted to significantly impact the Sarasota-Bradenton area, and race organizers for the Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival do not anticipate any changes to the event as a result of the hurricane. However, if the weather conditions change and event modifications are needed, USA Triathlon will post updates to the event homepage at usatriathlon.org/sbtrifest2018 as they are confirmed. All registered athletes will also receive email communication from USA Triathlon if event modifications are made. 

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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 at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — 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).