Event Program

The 2017 USA Triathlon Youth & Junior National Championships event program is now available in a digital edition (best viewed on desktop), Android and iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch app. The event program features key event information, including the schedule of events, maps, frequently asked questions and more. Click here to view the program.

Pre-Race Webinar

All athletes are encouraged to watch the pre-race webinar. Recorded by Race Director Brian D'Amico, this presentation will detail everything you need to know for a successful race. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will occur near the finish line at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 and 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6.


Category Place
7 (M/F) 1-3
8 (M/F) 1-3
9 (M/F) 1-3
10 (M/F) 1-3
11 (M/F) 1-3
12 (M/F) 1-3
13 (M/F) 1-3
14 (M/F) 1-3
15 (M/F) 1-3
PC Open Overall (M/F) 1-3
PC Visually Impaired (M/F) 1-3
PC Wheelchair (M/F) 1-3
PC Standing (M/F) 1-3
Team Relay 1-3
Youth Club National Championship 1-3
Youth Elite (M/F) 1-3 
Junior Elite (M/F) 1-3
Youth Elite Series (M/F) 1-3
Junior Elite Series (M/F) 1-3
Fastest Swim: Age 7-10 (M/F)
Fastest Swim: Age 11-15 (M/F) 1
Fastest Bike: Age 7-10 (M/F)  1
Fastest Bike: Age 11-15 (M/F)  1
Fastest Run: Age 7-10 (M/F) 1
Fastest Run: Age 11-15 (M/F) 1

*If any athlete does not pick up their award during the award ceremony they need to contact nationalevents@usatriathlon.org to request their award and send an online payment (or check) for $15 to cover shipping and processing. USA Triathlon will only hold awards for 60 days following the event and then the awards will be donated to charity or recycled.

Bike Support

USA Triathlon is pleased to once again partner with BikeFix for bike support services during all races. Basic support will be provided at the venue and on course. Athletes who require more intensive assistance for bike issues are highly encouraged to visit the BikeFix shop in West Chester before raceday. For more information on BikeFix, please click here.

Course Nutrition

   Gatorade Endurance formula is the Official Sports Beverage of USA Triathlon and will be available on the course for all athletes.

Drug Testing

In accordance with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regulations, athletes may be drug tested at this event. Should drug testing occur, there are strict protocols that must be followed and will be coordinated by the on-site USADA representative as well as a USA Triathlon staff member. For information on USADA, please click here. For a list prohibited and banned substances, click here.

Packet Pickup, Race Expo, and Wristband Colors

Packet pickup and the race expo will occur at the following times at the Voice of America Park Lodge:

  • Friday, August 4: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Both packet pickup and race expo)
  • Saturday, August 5: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Youth age group packet pickup only)

Wristband Colors: (Must be wearing to enter transition area)

Athletes must wear wristband(s) received in race packet during the entire duration of the event. Additionally, all elites attending the elite and/or MTR race briefings will receive a wristband to show they attended the briefing (color TBD). 

  • Elites: Red
  • Youth Age Group: Blue
  • MTR: White

Participant List

Click here to view the current participant list. This is updated each Monday before the event.

Pre-Race Athlete Briefings

Athlete briefings provide important information on the course and any other necessary race info. The race director will be available for any questions. Pre-race athlete briefings for youth elite, junior elite and relay team athletes are mandatory.

Friday's briefings will be held at the Lakota East High School Auditorium/Theater: 6840 Lakota Ln, Liberty Township, OH 45044. The briefing for all youth elite and junior elite athletes will be at 2:30 p.m., and a relay course race briefing, mandatory for all relay athletes, will occur at 3:15 p.m.

On Saturday, youth participants are encouraged to attend the Youth Age-Group Race Talk and Q&A at 4 p.m., where the head official will cover youth rules and will answer any rules-related questions. This will take place at the Lakota East High School Auditorium/Theater.

Please park on the west side of the High School off of Lakota Ln. for all briefings.

Pre-Race Clinic -Sold Out

Registration is required and is currently at capacity. 

USA Triathlon will be hosting a FREE Youth Nationals Pre-Race clinic on Friday, August 4th 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 7-12 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

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

Post-Race Food and Concessions

Aunty's Homemade FoodAll athletes will be able to receive one free post-race meal at the post-race food tent near the finish line. Catering will be provided by Aunty's Homemade Food. A menu will be posted here closer to the event.

Concessions will also be available for purchase for all parents, spectators, and athletes. The following food trucks are currently scheduled to attend the event:

  • Joe's Mojo (coffee)
  • Kona Ice (shaved ice)
  • Power Blendz (smoothies)
  • Food Fellas (various meals - Sunday only)

TSPThe Shoe Project - Shoe Donations

At 13 years old, John Ferguson had an idea. Founded on the idea that footwear is a symbol of confidence and hope, The Shoe Project has provided new and used footwear to over 10,000 people in 50 countries. Over the course of three years, TSP has grown to include more than 500 volunteers and 50 partner organizations whose contributions are what make the organization possible. The Shoe Project has allowed John the opportunity to travel to countries including Cambodia, Myanmar, and Mexico to observe the first-hand impact but also learn how else he can help. Living with families in remote villages around the world, John is currently testing and piloting new projects focused on a more sustainable model. The Shoe Project is also deeply committed to giving back to the local community, pledging 50% of all donations to go toward benefiting the Cincinnati region.

TSP is thrilled to be partnering with USA Triathlon to achieve its mission to bring footwear everywhere. To find out more about The Shoe Project and how you can help, see www.theshoeproject.org.

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Drop Off Locations:

There will be drop off locations both at Voice of America Park as well as at Milano’s Pizza, Subs, and Taps in West Chester. Milano’s drop off will begin on July 1 and for every pair of shoes that are donated, a free scoop of ice cream with purchase will be given. Donations can be made at the following Milano’s address:

7701 Voice Of America Centre Dr
West Chester, OH 45069

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Graduating from Lakota East High School in three years, John Ferguson will attend Harvard University in the Fall of 2018 after a gap year with the U.S. Department of State in China. In addition to his philanthropic ventures, John was appointed as head U.S. intern at the largest English camp in South Korea, studied with the U.S. Department of State overseas, and is a proud Eagle Scout.


USA Triathlon Sportsmanship Creed

As competitive athletes and members of the triathlon community, you know there is no better feeling than succeeding in your endeavors in sport. As a competitor at USA Triathlon events, you have a responsibility to demonstrate the highest standards of sportsmanship per the USA Triathlon Rulebook (Article III, Sections 3.3 and 3.4, Line b.), and as such, should always show respect for the sport, your fellow athletes, race staff, officials, volunteers and spectators. Each individual athlete shares this responsibility, which includes refraining from the use of improper language and conduct detrimental to the community at large. This rule will be strictly enforced and disrespectful language or conduct will not be tolerated.

For more information on USA Triathlon rules and sportsmanship, please reference the USAT Competitive Rules.

Team Tent Regulations

In collaboration with the West Chester Police Department, MetroParks, Incident Management Team, and Butler County Visitors Bureau, the following procedures should be followed, similar to 2016. The following solutions to these prior safety concerns have not been taken lightly to ensure safety for all involved with the event. All entities appreciate your advance cooperation in adhering to the following:

  • Team tents may only be placed in the designated team area on the team tent map (click here).
  • Setup Times:
    • Tuesday - Thursday: Cox Road Gate will be open for entry & departure. Liberty Way gate and Butler Warren gate will be closed. Trailers may be left in the team tent area but please ensure they are placed so space can be maximized by others. No vehicles shall be left if in team tent area.
    • Friday: Cox Road Gate will be closed all day. Butler-Warren Gate will be open all day. All traffic will enter and depart through the Butler-Warren Gate.
      • Drop Off Exception: The Liberty Way Gate will be opened from 6 a.m.-8 a.m. Friday for vehicles to enter only for the purpose of dropping off only. Once a vehicle has dropped off their equipment, they will proceed through the park to the Athletic Complex for parking. All traffic will exit through the Butler-Warren Gate. No traffic, vehicular, bicycle, or pedestrian will be allowed to exit through the Liberty Way gate.
    • Saturday-Sunday: Cox Road gate will be closed all day. Liberty Way gate will be closed all day for vehicular traffic.
  • Team tents need to be lowered on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • Absolutely no stopping, loading, or unloading will be permitted on Liberty Way (just north of the venue/lake). Anyone who stops or parks their vehicle on or alongside Liberty Way will receive a citation and their vehicle may be towed and impounded.
  • Those leaving trailers in the team tent area may not leave their vehicles there. Trailers may be hitched and removed upon the conclusion of the event – upon removal, there is no stopping, loading, or unloading along Liberty Way.
  • Teams tents must be set back at least five (5) feet from the edge of the course to allow enough space for athletes and staff to move freely.
  • All individuals and teams should remain clear of the boat ramp on the north side of the lake at all times so that marine rescue units can both operate safely and maintain their focus on athletes in the water.
  • Teams may not rope off team area in a way that prevents pedestrian passage to any part of the course, passageway, expo or recovery zone.
  • Teams may not alter the landscape or vegetation in any way.
  • Teams may not move any tables or toilets belonging to the park or the race organizers.
  • Teams must be considerate of the park and other teams when setting up their team areas to ensure space usage is not abused.

USA Triathlon reserves the right to relocate or remove tents from teams that do not abide by the above rules. Thank you for your cooperation.

Timing Chips - Disposable

Timing chips are disposable and will be included in your race packet at check-in. Simply dispose of your timing chip at the end of your race; there is no need to turn it in. Timing chips must be worn around an ankle and under your wetsuit leg if the race is wetsuit legal. Do not place on top of your wetsuit. We highly encourage chip placement on your left ankle to avoid interference with your bike chain ring. Click here for a visual diagram on fastening your chip.

VIP Experience Package

$75 per person

Watch your athlete cross the finish line in style with our luxury VIP Experience.  This VIP Experience will create memories that will last a lifetime for you and your athlete.

VIP Experience Includes the following for both Saturday and Sunday:

  • VIP parking
  • Premium front row seating at the finish line
  • Complimentary food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Outdoor & indoor seating under a tent

All purchased VIP Experiences Passes must be picked up in person on Friday, Aug. 4 during packet pickup at the Butler County Visitor Bureau booth. The deadline to purchase these tickets is July 31.

For reservations, please call or email:

Joshua Stephens, Director of Sports Marketing/Sales, Butler County Visitors Bureau

513-860-4194 x105 OR jstephens@gettothebc.com

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are critical to the success of our events. Interested in volunteering at the Age Group National Championships? All volunteers will receive a shirt, food, and snacks as a thank you for time spent. Click below to register today!

Volunteer for This Event

Women's Collegiate Triathlon Presentations

USA Triathlon will provide a presentation covering important information for prospective student-athletes, parents, and coaches. An explanation of the collegiate NCAA varsity sport structure and the opportunities that exist among NCAA women's triathlon programs will be included.

Attendees will have the option to attend the presentation at either of the following times:

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 1:45-2:10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 5:00-5:25 p.m.

The presentations will occur at Lakota East High School Auditorium/Theatre.

FC Cincinnati Discounted Tickets

Cincinnati's professional soccer team, FC Cincinnati, is offering discounted tickets to all participants, spectators, family, and friends attending Youth and Junior Nationals. $10 seats are available for the game vs. Orlando on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at Nippert Stadium. For more information and to buy tickets today, visit fccincinnati.com/group-portal. The password "TRIATHLON" is required to get the discount.

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