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How do I qualify for Collegiate Club or High School Nationals?

How do I register for Collegiate Club or High School Nationals?

Registration Cancellations: Refunds, Transfers, and Deferments

Where do I find the event schedule?

Is this event draft-legal?

What does draft-legal mean?

How do I book a hotel room at the USAT group rate?

What do I need to bring to packet pickup?

Can somebody else pick up by race packet?

How do I know if I am a member?

Where are the Rules Briefings?

When/Where do I get my timing chip?

What if my shirt does not fit?

What if I have questions about the course?

What if a volunteer can't answer my question at the event?

What is the purpose of the USA Triathlon Information Table at the event?

Where do I park?

When can I check my bike out of transition?

I missed the Awards Ceremony. How do I receive my award? 

How can I find/receive race information updates?

Are wetsuits permitted?

What type of bike can I race with?

 

How do I qualify for Collegiate Club or High School Nationals?

For Collegiate Club Nationals, all participants must be a member of a Collegiate Club team. All clubs must complete the eligibility form for a attending members. More information is available on the registration page.

For High School Nationals, all participants must have proof of high school program enrollment. More information can be found on the High School Nationals page.

How do I register for Collegiate Club or High School Nationals?

Click here for Collegiate Club registration details. Click here for High School registration. Registration is only available online. There are no paper registrations and no race day registration is available.

Registration Cancellations: Refunds, Transfers, and Deferments

USA Triathlon has a strict no refunds, transfers, and deferments policy for any reason for all events. This policy is agreed to at the time of registration and there are no exceptions. All athletes are encouraged to purchase registration insurance during the registration process. Registration insurance must be purchased at the time you register for the race and cannot be added afterwards. If you are unsure of your plans during the event time frame, we encourage you to wait to register.Further registration details can be found on the registration page.

Where do I find the event schedule?

Click here to view the latest event schedule. The schedule is subject to change without notice.

Is this event draft-legal?

The collegiate club races on Fri., April 5 and the Mixed-Team-Relay on Sat. April 6 are draft-legal. The high school race on Friday and the collegiate Olympic-distance race on Saturday are non-drafting.

What does draft-legal mean?

Draft-legal means that athletes draft off of each other on the bike portion of the event and ride in groups. Most triathlons in the United States do not allow drafting. However, an increasing number of races are beginning to have draft-legal races at their events. Athletes wishing to learn more about draft-legal racing should review the content on this page.

How do I book a hotel room at the USAT group rate?

USA Triathlon will provide group hotel rates soon. Please check back.

What do I need to bring to packet pickup?

You will only need to bring your government-issued photo ID (i.e. State license, passport, green card). You do not need to bring your USAT card as we have already verified your membership during the registration process. 

Can somebody else pick up my race packet?

No. The registered athlete must pick up their own race packet. For legal reasons, no other person may pick up another athlete's packet. If the registered athlete is a minor (age 17 or under on race day), the athlete's parent or legal guardian must pick up the race packet.

How do I know if I am a member?

If you are not sure if you are a current member with USA Triathlon please contact the national office at 719-955-2807 or at membership@usatriathlon.org and we will verify your membership status. If you are already registered for Collegiate Club or High School Nationals, then you either input your existing member number during registration or you purchased a new annual membership ($50).

Where are the Rules Briefings?

The rules briefing dates and locations ares TBD. Please check back.

The race director and head official will be present to go over pertinent rules and answer any questions. There will also be an online webinar available closer to the event that will detail everything you need to know about the event.

When/Where do I get my timing chip?

All athletes must pick up their timing chip during packet pickup. Timing chips are NOT disposable. Chips must be returned after the race at the finish line. If you are racing both Olympic-distance and Sprint races, you will receive two chips. There is a $95 fee for lost chips.

What if my shirt does not fit?

If your shirt does not fit, bring it back on Friday or Saturday to the info/volunteer check-in tent to potentially swap out your shirt for a different size. There will not be any exchanges during packet pick-up. You will be given the size you signed up for during the registration process while sizes are available. Sizes cannot be guaranteed since shirts are ordered well in advance of all athletes registering.

What if I have questions about the course?

Please click here to view course and venue maps. Any other questions can be emailed to the National Events Department or asked at the USA Triathlon information table near the expo at the event.

What if a volunteer can't answer my question at the event?

Please go to the USA Triathlon information table and they will find someone to answer the questions you have. The USA Triathlon information table will be located near the packet pick-up area.

What is the purpose of the USA Triathlon Information Table at the event?

The USA Triathlon information table is your resource if at any point you have a question. Course maps, race information and packet pick-up issues will be answered by a USA Triathlon staff member. During the first few hours of registration, please note that this table will prioritize all registration-specific questions above others to help keep registration flowing. As soon as staff members become available they will gladly assist you and field any questions you may have.

Where do I park?

Parking info coming soon.

When can I check my bike out of transition?

Transition opens for bike checkout when the final athlete has entered transition from the bike course and then left transition for the run course. You may not remove your bike or any belongings before this time. Please listen to the direction of the transition coordinators/volunteers and PA announcements for when transition will open. This protocol exists to ensure a fair and safe transition for all athletes and your cooperation is appreciated.

I missed the Awards Ceremony. How do I receive my award?

If you did not claim your award at the awards ceremony, you may email nationalevents@usatriathlon.org to request that your award be mailed to you. There is a $15 shipping and handling fee per shipment to send any awards. Once you request the award, we will email you the link to pay by credit card.  USA Triathlon will only keep awards for up to 60 days after the event.  

How can I find/receive race information updates?

All necessary race information and event updates can be found on the Collegiate Club or High School Nationals Homepages, as well as the following:

  • USA Triathlon Main Facebook page
  • Collegiate Club and High School Nationals Facebook event page
  • Twitter: @usatriathlon and @USATlive
  • Instagram: @usatriathlon
  • USA Triathlon National Events App push notifications
  • Email: All registered participants will begin to receive informational event update emails starting in February 2018. If you are registered, these emails will be delivered to you automatically. Additionally, in the case of any critical event updates during race week or during the event, we may also email you those details.
  • Race Venue Information Table: located near the expo area at the event
  • Public Announcements: During the event, please listen to the announcer for any critical updates we need to broadcast.

Are wetsuits permitted?

For the draft-legal sprint and mixed team relay, wetsuits are prohibited if the temperature is over 68 degrees Fahrenheit. For the Collegiate Olympic-distance and high school sprint races, wetsuits are prohibited if the temperature is over 78 degrees Fahrenheit. For all races, the official water temperature will be taken by USA Triathlon officials on race morning.

What type of bike can I race with?

For the draft-legal sprint and mixed team relay, bicycles must have a traditional triangular frame; wheels must have at least 16 spokes; handlebars must be traditional drop-style with bar-ends plugged; clip-on aerobars may not extend beyond the brake levers' foremost line and must be bridged; no bar-end gear shifters allowed; elbow pads are allowed; aero-helmets are prohibited. For more information, please click here.

For the Collegiate Olympic-distance and high school races, all typical triathlon bike equipment and accessories are permitted, including TT bikes and helmets. For more specific information, please reference the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules, Article 5.11.