COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today unveiled the dates and locations for the 2023 Age Group, Club, and High School State Championships, a robust calendar of local, USA Triathlon sanctioned events that give adult and high school athletes around the country the opportunity to race for state titles and qualify for USA Triathlon Nationals, the annual event that requires qualification and brings together the best U.S. amateur triathletes for the Sprint- and Olympic-Distance National Championships.
“It’s never too early to plan your race season, and as athletes look ahead to the 2023 calendar, I encourage all triathletes, from the experienced to the newbie, to race in your State Championship next year,” said Victoria Brumfield, USA Triathlon CEO. “Local races in our communities exemplify the spirit and fun of our sport and each State Championship is organized by our dedicated, passionate local race directors who produce first-class events.”
State Championships are open to all triathletes, as no qualification is required to compete. State Championships include a non-drafting Sprint- and Olympic-distance race for age group athletes, as well as a High School State Championship division in the Sprint-distance race.
High school athletes — experienced and newcomers alike — and high school triathlon clubs are encouraged to race their High School State Championship. All high school athletes who finish a High School State Championship race will automatically qualify for the Sprint-Distance National Championships at USA Triathlon Nationals, scheduled for Aug. 4-6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
New for 2023, all state championships will also serve as the Club State Championships for age group and high school clubs. Club members around the country are encouraged to race at their local state championship to earn the designation of top club in the state and win the club state champion banner from USA Triathlon!
Many state championships in 2023 will also offer separate events as part of the Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon (swim-run) series geared towards encouraging youth participation in multisport. Splash and Dash events offer a low barrier to entry for children and their parents with a 100 or 200-meter swim and a 1 km or 2 km run. As a swim-run event, there is no bike portion, and no bike is required. Finishers of events in the Splash and Dash series will receive unique finisher medal from USA Triathlon. Check with your local state championship on details of their Splash and Dash. The full 2023 Splash and Dash series schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
Adult athletes racing at State Championships have increased odds to qualify for Sprint- and Olympic-Distance National Championships at USA Triathlon Nationals. State Championships qualify the top 35 percent, or top five finishers in each age group (whichever is greater) for the 2023 or 2024 Sprint and Olympic-Distance Nationals. Normal qualification criteria at any USA Triathlon-sanctioned triathlon of any distance is the top two, or 15 percent, of an athlete’s age group (whichever is greater).
State Championships held after June 1, 2023 will qualify athletes for both the 2023 and 2024 USA Triathlon Nationals. 2023 USA Triathlon Nationals is scheduled for Aug. 4-6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
To view the full calendar of 2023 State Championships, visit USA Triathlon’s State Championships calendar here.
|Alabama||July 8||Mountain Lakes Triathlon||Guntersville, Ala.|
|Arizona||April 30||Cactus Man Triathlon||Tempe, Ariz.|
|Arkansas||June 4||Walmart Ozark Valley Triathlon||Fayetteville, Ark.|
|California||April 30||Orange County Triathlon||Mission Viejo, Calif.|
|Colorado||July 22||Tri Boulder||Boulder, Colo.|
|Connecticut||June 17||Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon||Middlebury, Conn.|
|Delaware||Aug. 6||Lum's Pond Triathlon||Bear, Del.|
|Florida||May 21||305 Triathlon||Miami, Fla.|
|Georgia||Sept. 16||Tugaloo Triathlon||Lavonia, Ga.|
|Idaho||June 18||Treasure Valley Triathlon||Boise, Idaho|
|Illinois||June 3||Tri-Shark Classic Triathlon and Duathlon||Hudson, Ill.|
|Indiana||June 4||Leon's Triathlon||Hammond, Ind.|
|Iowa||May 27||Tri Clear Lake||Clear Lake, Iowa|
|Kansas||July 9||Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon||Shawnee, Kan.|
|Kentucky||July 23||Tri Louisville||Louisville, Ky.|
|Louisiana||May 6||Louisiana Triathlon||New Roads, La.|
|Maine||June 25||Sebago Lake Triathlon||Standish, Maine|
|Maryland||June 3||Rock Hall Triathlons||Rock Hall, Md.|
|Massachusetts||June 10||Hyannis 1 Triathlon||Centerville, Mass.|
|Michigan||July 15||Ann Arbor Tri||Pinckney, Mich.|
|Minnesota||Aug. 25||Maple Grove Triathlon||Maple Grove, Minn.|
|Mississippi||June 17||Southern Firecracker Triathlon||Grenada, Miss.|
|Missouri||May 21||St. Louis Triathlon||St. Louis, Mo.|
|Montana||June 18||Bozeman Triathlon||Bozeman, Mont.|
|Nebraska||July 16||Omaha Triathlon||Omaha, Neb.|
|Nevada||Sept. 30||Las Vegas Triathlon||Boulder City, Nev.|
|New Hampshire||Aug. 26||Live Free & Tri||Feeedom, N.H.|
|New Jersey||July 15||New Jersey State Triathlon||West Windsor, N.J.|
|New Mexico||June 10||City of Lakes Triathlon||Santa Rosa, N.M.|
|New York||Aug. 26||Rochester Triathlon||Rochester, N.Y.|
|North Carolina||Sept. 9||White Lake Fall International & Sprint||White Lake, N.C.|
|North Dakota||June 17||BISMAN Triathlon||Bismark, N.D.|
Deer Creek Triathlon and Duathlon (Age Group & High School)
Mt. Sterling, Ohio
|Oklahoma||July 22||Territorial Olympic/Sprint Triathlon||Guthrie, Okla.|
|Oregon||Sept. 9||Best in the West Triathlon Festival||Sweet Home, Ore.|
|Pennsylvania||June 10||Poconos Triathlon||Hawley, Pa.|
|Rhode Island||Sept. 12||Newport Triathlon||Newport, R.I.|
|South Carolina||June 24||Clemson Triathlon||Clemson, S.C.|
|South Dakota||Sept. 9||Wildlife Loop Triathlon||Custer, S.D.|
|Tennessee||June 4||Eddie Ferrell Music City Triathlon||Nashville, Tenn.|
|Texas||Sept. 17||Disco Triathlon & Duathlon||Valley View, Texas|
|Utah||Sept. 16||Kokopelli Triathlon||Hurricane, Utah|
|Virginia||July 8||REV3 Williamsburg||Williamsburg, Va.|
|Washington||July 8||Lake Whatcom Triathlon||Bellingham, Wash.|
|West Virginia||July 9||Richwood's Scenic Mountain Triathlon||Richwood, W.V.|
|Wisconsin||June 25||Pleasant Prairie Triathlon||Pleasant Prairie, Wis.|