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Why Sanction With USA Triathlon? 

Athletes want a worry-free race experience; to show up on race day and be able to focus on their own race with minimal distractions.

Click here to read why USA Triathlon Sanctioned Events provide that positive experience.


Introducing - USA Triathlon's Race Director Quarterly Webinar Series

USA Triathlon is excited to announce a new quarterly webinar series for race directors. The new series is designed to inform the race director community about all the programs and initiatives USA Triathlon is building to improve our sport and support your events.

We hosted the LIVE webinar on May 22nd at 4 p.m. ET. The content of the webinar included: the new USA Triathlon Sanctioning System, the revamped events calendar and our partnership with IRONMAN and industry collaboration on the Time To Tri initiative.

The webinar is completely FREE and we encourage all race directors who regularly sanction with USA Triathlon to join in for a great discussion.

If you have questions about our live webinar please email Todd Brewer.

Please click on the link to view the webinar!

New Requirement- Youth Clinics and Youth Events

Effectively immediately any Youth Event or Youth Clinic that sanctions with USA Triathlon, the race director must adhere to a Background Check through NCSI and present us with a SafeSport Certificate of Completion. Both requirements expire every two years and must be renewed in order to be approved for sanctioning. 


Background Check Info:


Password: 53247331


SafeSport Info:

Access Code: FDV2-N6TL-T4GA-SWNZ

*After completing all three modules please email the certificate labeled “SafeSport Trained.”




Athlete Safety 

USA Triathlon views the safety of our members as a core imperative. Event-related fatalities have captured the attention of our community, raising safety concerns among athletes, family members and other supporters, event organizers, sponsors, community leaders, and the medical community. We have conducted a careful review of the collective experience with fatalities at USA Triathlon-sanctioned events from 2003 through 2011. Our objectives were to attempt to bring clarity, identify potential patterns and underlying causes, and investigate opportunities to make any future improvements in event safety.


Click here to view a PDF file of the USA Triathlon Fatality Incidents Study.


Host a National Championship 

USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 and 2 Race Directors have the opportunity to apply to host 2019 USA Triathlon National Championships. All applications, questions, and inquiries should be directed to the contact information on the application at Click here for more information on the application process.