2016 Regional Championship Races: When, Where and Why?

By Mid-Atlantic Region | Jan. 26, 2016, 6:15 p.m. (ET)
It’s time to plan out your 2016 race calendar and we hope to see you at some of our Regional Championships. What is a Regional Championship and why should you participate in one? Good question!

The 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship race will take place on June 12 at the Jamestown Triathlon in Williamsburg, VA. This is the Mid-Atlantic Olympic distance race that qualifies the top 33% of each age group for the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship race that will take place on August 13, 2016 in Omaha, NE. Other USA Triathlon certified races in the region qualify the top 10% of each age group for the Age Group National Championship.

Did you know?

The USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championship race is the *ONLY* National Championship race that you need to qualify for. It’s true! You can race other athletes from across the country at other National Championship distances without a particular qualifying time or race place finish. More information about the National Championship lineup online.

Luray Triathlon 2014This helps explain the other races in our Regional Championship lineup. They are simply a chance to race against others in your region, check out new events, and grab some awesome swag. Last year’s giveaways included clean bottles, reusable bags, beach towels and visors! We try to choose a variety of events to highlight in different parts of the region, and new and different giveaways.

Know of a great race we should consider for 2017-18? Please let us know!

Here’s our 2016 lineup:
Short Course Duathlon: Virginia Duathlon, Surry, VA (April 3)
Regional Championship: Jamestown Triathlon, Williamsburg, VA (June 12)
Club Regional Championship: Luray International Triathlon, Luray, VA (August 20)
Short Course (Sprint) Regional Championship: Luray Sprint Triathlon, Luray, VA (August 21)
Aquabike Regional Championship: Mighty Moraine Man (Half Distance), Portersville, PA (September 10)
Long Course Regional Championship: Waterman’s Half, Rock Hall, MD (October 3)

Stay tuned for announcements of the:
Youth Regional Championship
Paratriathlon Regional Championship