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VIP Parking Passes - On Sale Now!

Awards Ceremony

Awards

Bike Support

Body Marking

Course Nutrition

Drug Testing

Event Program

Events App 

Green Screen Photos

Packet Pickup, Race Expo, and Wristband Colors

Participant List

Pre-race Athlete Briefings

Pre-Race Clinic for New Youth Age Group Athletes

Pre-Race Webinar - Now Available

Post-Race Food and Concessions

See Something, Say Something

Sportsmanship

Team Tent Regulations

Timing Chips - Different Procedure in 2018

Tri For Change

Volunteers Needed

Women's Collegiate Triathlon Presentations

VIP Parking Passes - On Sale Now!

VIP parking passes are now on sale for $40 per car. The VIP parking area is located at the top of the hill overlooking the southwest corner of the lake. All purchased passes must be picked up in person on Aug. 3 during packet pick up at the Butler County Visitors Bureau booth in the VOA Park lodge. The deadline to purchase passes is July 31.

To purchase, please call or email Joshua Stephens at the Butler County Visitors Bureau: jstephens@gettothebc.com or 513-860-4194 ext. 105.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will occur near the finish line at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 and 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Awards

Category Place
7 (M/F) 1-5
8 (M/F) 1-5
9 (M/F) 1-5
10 (M/F) 1-5
11 (M/F) 1-5
12 (M/F) 1-5
13 (M/F) 1-5
14 (M/F) 1-5
15 (M/F) 1-5
PC Open Overall (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 (M/F)
Fastest Swim: Age 8 (M/F)
Fastest Swim: Age 9 (M/F)
Fastest Swim: Age 10 (M/F)
Fastest Swim: Age 11 (M/F)
Fastest Swim: Age 12 (M/F)
Fastest Swim: Age 13 (M/F)
Fastest Swim: Age 14 (M/F)
Fastest Swim: Age 15 (M/F)
Fastest Swim: PC Open (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.

Body Marking

New for 2018, youth age group athletes will receive two sets of temporary tattoos corresponding to their bib number. The tattoos should be places on the outside of each arm (on the bicep). This is different from past years and replaces manual body marking. Elite athletes will receive four sets of tattoos for each arm and leg as in past years. 

Tattoos are included in the race packet along with application directions.

Course Nutrition

  Gatorade Endurance formula is the Official Sports Beverage of USA Triathlon and will once again be available on the course for all athletes.
   
 Sport In Science Science in Sport will provide on-course energy gels and energy bars at aid stations. Science in Sport’s isotonic gels provide fast, easily digestible energy! Both caffeinated and non-caffeinated will be available. Science in Sport will also offer their energy bars on course that pack 26g of carbohydrates into each bar!

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.

Event Program

Check out the 2018 Youth and Junior Nationals Event Program featuring athletes to watch, course maps, and important event details. A printed edition with commemorative poster will also be available for purchase at the event.

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Events App

All athletes, spectators, family, and friends are encouraged to download the new USA Triathlon Events App. New for 2018, users can follow the progress of athletes as they race through each of USA Triathlon’s Owned National Championships. Click here to download today.

Click here for app FAQs. 

Green Screen Photos

Check out our new green screen and pose in front of a fun triathlon image! The green screen will be located in the expo during the event. Find your pictures on the USA Triathlon Facebook page.

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 3: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Both packet pickup and race expo)
  • Saturday, August 4: 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 3:30 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 for New Youth Age Group Athletes

USA Triathlon will be hosting a FREE Youth Nationals Pre-Race clinic on Friday, August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio. This clinic is geared towards first time athletes. 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. Memberships can be purchased during the registration process for $10.

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.

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Pre-Race Webinar

The pre-race webinar is now available. Click here to view on YouTube. Recorded by Race Director Brian D'Amico, all athletes are encouraged to watch the webinar to review everything needed for a smooth and successful race.

Post-Race Food and Concessions

Aunty's Homemade Food

All 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. Food trucks in attendance will be posted closer to the event.

see something say somethingSee Something, Say Something

USA Triathlon supports "If You See Something, Say Something®," a national campaign led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), at its events. The campaign raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

Sportsmanship

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 2017. 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 - Different Procedure in 2018

UPDATED 6/25: Unlike previous years, timing chips in 2018 must be returned after the event - they are NOT disposable. If you are participating in multiple races, you will receive a separate chip for each race. Your chip must be returned at the completion of your last (or only) race at the finish line. If you forget to return your chip, you can return it by mail. Lost chips result in a $95 replacement fee. Mail lost chips to: Sportstats USA, 740 W 1700 S, Unit 7, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.

Chip Strap Color Guide:

  • Youth & Junior Elites: black strap
  • Youth Age Group: black strap
  • Mixed Team Relay: red strap

YJNC chips

Tri For Change

For the fifth consecutive year at Youth & Junior Nationals, USA Triathlon’s Tri for Change program will be present. Tri for Change provides opportunities for children in underserved communities to train for a triathlon with a dedicated coach, culminating in a premier race experience at the Youth National Championships. In 2018, the program expanded to several chapters across the United States, including Cleveland; Camden, New Jersey; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

As part of Tri for Change, children receive a training plan and guidance from a USA Triathlon Certified Coach, training gear and equipment on an as-needed basis, and financial support for travel, race entry and membership fees.

USA Triathlon will also host a Tri for Change Bike Build on Saturday, August 4, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Through this volunteer opportunity, participants will construct youth-sized bikes for underserved children in the local community. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, visit usatriathlon.org/triforchange or contact Megan Ritch.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are critical to the success of our events. Interested in volunteering at the Youth & Junior National Championships? All volunteers will receive a shirt, food, and snacks as a thank you for time spent.

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. 3, 1:45-2:10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

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