Please read all of the below information before registering.

Registration is closed.

Important Registration Information
  • There is no qualification required for this event.
  • There is no transfer or deferment of entries from one year to the next
  • There are no refunds
  • Athletes MUST be annual USA Triathlon members to race
  • Registration will remain open until the event sells out or Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

The Youth National Championship is a non-drafting race for athletes ages 7-15.

Entry fee: $59

Athletes must be entered into the age group that corresponds with their age as of December 31, 2016.

All athletes competing in the Youth National Championship must be current USAT members.
All athletes eligible for awards at USAT National Championships must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or 
  • A U.S. national – someone who has resided in the USA for three consecutive years.

Any athlete who qualifies and registers to race as a Youth Elite is not allowed to race in the Youth National Championship. Athletes may not race in both races.

Participant List

Click here for a PDF start list. (Last updated July 26, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ET).

Please note: the participant list will be updated each Monday leading to the event.

Event Cancellation/Modification Policy

In the event of extreme weather, natural disaster, community disaster or other unforeseen emergencies, our action steps will be as follows:
  1. USA Triathlon, in concert with local officials, will make the final decision based on safety of the athletes, spectators, vendors, volunteers and others affiliated with the event.
  2. USAT may, based on the conditions of the course, shorten the distances or cancel the event altogether.
  3. Because costs of the event have already been paid out to cover various levels of production expenses,  there will be NO REFUNDS, transferred entry fees or future complimentary entry fees.

Youth Pre-Race Clinic

USA Triathlon will be hosting a FREE Youth Nationals Pre-Race clinic on Friday, July 29th  from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio. In this clinic, athletes will be guided through adjusted youth swim, bike, and run courses as well as the transition area*. The clinic is limited to the first 100 registrants ages 6-13 and is free to all athletes who are registered for the Youth and Junior Nationals race. All athletes must hold a current USA Triathlon youth annual membership.

Athletes need to bring the following:

  • Swimsuit
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Run Shoes
  • Comfortable and appropriate attire for the swim, bike and run
Registration is currently closed. To be added to the wait-list, please email

*Access to each course may be limited due to road closures and weather. 

Youth Age Group Championship Seeding

For athletes racing in the 8-15 year old age groups, the first five athletes in each wave, in each gender, will be seeded based off of last year's results at Youth Nationals. Seeding will be based off of the top five returning finishing athletes. In the event that the top five finishers from 2015 Youth Nationals are all not in attendance, we will roll down until we meet the top five athletes designation. 

For example, at 2015 Youth Nationals, athletes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H made up the top 8 finishers in Age 10 males. For 2016 Youth Nationals, athletes A, B, D, G, and H have registered for the race while athletes C, E, & F have not (in the Age 11 male age group). In this case, athletes A, B, D, G, and H will be the first five athletes to start the race within their wave. All other athletes registered in the Age 11 male age group will not be seeded and will start in a random order. This process will take place after registration has closed for the event.

Note that the 13-15 age groups will be a mass start. Athletes will be called out to the pontoon in the following order: top 5 returning 15 year olds, top 5 returning 14 year olds, top 5 returning 13 year olds, remainder of the 15 year olds, remainder of the 14 year old, and remainder of the 13 year olds.

Age groups ages 7 through 12 will be a time trial start.

For those athletes that are in the top five of their age group, they will be receiving custom white caps to wear during the swim to recognize them as a top five finisher from the prior year.

Youth Age Group Swim Course Familiarization

Saturday, July 30th: 1:15 – 3:15pm

Youth Age Group athletes will once again be offered a swim course familiarization following the Elite races on Saturday, July 30th. The 7-10 year old athletes will be able to warm up from 1:15 – 2:15pm, and the 11-15 year old athletes will be allowed to warm up from 2:15 – 3:15pm. The water will be cleared of all athletes by 2:15pm and 3:15pm for each age group, so please allow adequate time for the familiarization when planning your arrival time. Each athlete will be required to wear their swim cap that was provided to them at packet pick up. 

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Youth Paratriathlon National Championships

USA Triathlon will offer a youth paratriathlon race for ages 7-15. All paratriathlon athletes will race against one another in one wave for National Championship titles. All athletes will race under the PC Open rules, not the "USAT Rule Modifications of Paratriathlon." This is a non-drafting race without qualification standards. The race distances will be 200m swim, 5k bike, and a 2k run.

Youth Rules

Click here for the USA Triathlon Youth National Championships competitive rules

Rules briefing (optional): Saturday, July 30th at 4 pm, location: TBA

Parents and athletes please note:
  • No aero bars of any kind will be allowed, including clip on, or forward facing handlebars will be allowed.
  • No disc wheels will be allowed
  • No aero style helmets or helmets with a tail extending to the rear will be allowed.
  • No unauthorized assistance of any kind, including pacing, during competition will be allowed.