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We fully support gravel triathlon and other gravel multisport disciplines, and we look forward to being a part of its continued growth.

Victoria Brumfield, USA Triathlon CEO


The innovative gravel series offers endurance sports enthusiasts a new way to experience swim, bike, run multisport racing at gravel events in each region of the United States.

Paired with the first USA Triathlon Gravel National Championships held June 2-3 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the 2023 USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series offers endurance sports enthusiasts a new way to experience swim, bike, run multisport racing at gravel events in each region of the United States. 


May 7, 2023: XTERRA New Jersey – Vernon, New Jersey
June 2, 2023: Gravel Triathlon and Duathlon National Championships - Fayetteville, Arkansas
July 22, 2023: The Forge Off-Road Triathlon – Lemont, Illinois
July 23, 2023: Ugly Dog Gravel Tri – Grass Lake, Michigan
August 6, 2023: Stagecoach Gravel Triathlon – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
August 12, 2023: Great Plains Gravel Triathlon – Raymond, Nebraska
September 9, 2023: The Gravel X Triathlon – Granite Bay, California
September 24, 2023: The Dirty Mitten – Middleville, Michigan
October 22, 2023: Brick House Triathlon and Duathlon – Navasota, Texas

About the Series

The USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series spans the multisport season from May through October and features events across the U.S., with races in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey and Texas. Race series participants will receive special USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series stickers and awards, as well as recognition on and USA Triathlon’s social channels. Qualification is not required to participate in the USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series or the inaugural USA Triathlon Gravel National Championships.

What is Gravel Triathlon?

Gravel riding is an increasingly popular form of cycling that combines elements of road- and mountain-biking, and consisting mostly of riding over unpaved, non-technical roads. Unlike traditional triathlons where participants race their bikes on paved roads or highways, and unlike off-road triathlons where racers ride mountain bikes on technical, single-track mountain bike trails, gravel triathlons take place on unpaved, dirt roads such as Forest Service roads or canal paths that are non-technical. With fewer vehicles on these dirt and rural roads, gravel riding can offer a safer alternative to road cycling. Because of the varied terrain, riders can use a bike designed specifically for gravel riding, but mountain bikes and road bikes are often used for gravel riding, too

Race Formats

The Gravel Triathlon Series features a variety of different race distances and formats. These include Sprint & Olympic distance gravel triathlons, gravel aquabike, gravel duathlon, gravel paddle tri, relay categories and more!

Gravel Triathlon Rules

As gravel triathlon and gravel duathlon (run-bike-run) are new disciplines under the multisport umbrella, USA Triathlon has created a new set of rules specifically for gravel events. View the Gravel Multisport Rules and Recommendations. These rules and recommendations were established through a working group of race directors and other community stakeholders and was led by Mark Turner, USA Triathlon Commissioner of Officials.

2023 Off-Road & Gravel National Championships

USA Triathlon National Championships logo: 2023 Gravel in Fayetteville, Arkansas June 2 and 2023 Off-Road in Fayetteville, Arkansas June 3

The 2023 Gravel and Off-Road National Championships will be held June 2-3 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

Both events will be held in conjunction with the Ozark Valley Triathlon. To learn more about the events, visit the Ozark Valley Triathlon event website. To learn more about Fayetteville, visit Experience Fayetteville