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Support for Race Directors

Payment Relief

·      Guaranteed sanctioning fee refund for all 2021 events if event is canceled due to local COVID-19 restrictions

·      No late fees through 12/31/2021

·      Flexible payment options – USA Triathlon will work with you to ensure your payment option fits your needs during this challenging time, including payment plans and deferred payments, among other options


Race Promotion

·      USA Triathlon will put $100K in Google Grant funds toward promoting the race calendar throughout 2021 

·     Inclusion in Black TRIday, Treat Yourself, #DreamingSeason and National Triathlon Week membership-wide promotions*

·      Regional promotion of your events to annual and one-day members

·      Membership-wide promotion of 2021 National, Regional and State Championships

·      Race Local content series highlighting a local race each month to increase visibility and promote event(s)

·      USA Triathlon will continue to include geo-targeted “Find a Race” button on all weekly Multisport Zones

·      Inclusion on USA Triathlon’s Sanctioned Events Calendar


USA Triathlon COVID-19 Safety Certification

·      USA Triathlon will provide you with a COVID-19 Safety Certification to demonstrate you are implementing the best practices outlined in USA Triathlon’s Safe Return to Multisport initiative and abiding by USA Triathlon’s Return to Racing Recommendations for Race Directors

·      USA Triathlon will provide qualified races with a “Safe Certified Event” logo and certification language; a custom letter to local authorities and government agencies explaining the certification; and personalized support where necessary to ensure events can take place


Community Resource Sharing

·      USA Triathlon will encourage more consistent and relevant sharing of information, resources, best practices and lessons learned among the race director community

·      Opportunities may include town halls and race director panels, as well as conference calls and one-on-one meetings with race directors who have successfully hosted in-person events with COVID-19 safety precautions in place


Race Directors must complete first three pages of USA Triathlon Sanction Application by 12/31 to be included in the opportunities listed above.


*Black TRIday and Treat Yourself promotions occur before 12/31 and deadlines for inclusion are 11/18 and 12/8, respectively


Race Director TownHall