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2020 Youth and Junior Nationals has been canceled. View more information on the registration page.

On this Page:

Body Marking | Course Nutrition | Drug Testing | Event PhotosPacket Pickup & Expo | Participant List | Post-Race Food | Athlete Briefings | Sportsmanship | Team Tents | Timing Chips | Volunteer

 

Body Marking

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 Photos - FinisherPix

Get your personal race photos with Finisher Pix! Finisher Pix is the official photographer at Youth and Junior Nationals. Your personal race photos will be available at http://www.finisherpix.com/USAT2020. Make sure your bib number is facing front at all times and don't forget to smile when you cross the finish line. Have a great race!

Packet Pickup & Race Expo

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

  • Friday, July 31:9am-4pm
  • Saturday, August 1: 10am-2pm

Note that elite and relay athletes will receive their timing chip in transition. 

Participant List

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

Post-Race Food and Concessions

All athletes will be able to receive one free post-race meal at the post-race food tent near the finish line.

Concessions will also be available for purchase for all parents, spectators, and athletes. Food trucks in attendance will be posted closer to 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.

Relay, youth elite, junior elite, and ages 13-18 rules briefings will be on Friday. View times here.

On Saturday, youth participants are encouraged to attend the Youth Age-Group Race Talk and Q&A, where the head official will cover youth rules and will answer any rules-related questions.View time here.

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 2019. 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.
  • 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

Timing chips 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

4005 West River Dr NE Suite B4

Comstock Park, MI 49321

For the youth age group event, chips will be pre-stuffed into individual race packets. For youth and junior elite races and the mixed team relay, chips will be distributed upon check-in to transition area for each race.

Volunteers Needed!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for USA Triathlon.  We hope that you are able to find a volunteer position that works for you.  There are flexible shifts available with numerous opportunities to participate, including supporting course aid stations, registration, finish line and more. 

USA Triathlon events could not be executed without the support of our volunteers, so thank you in advance for the part you will play in helping our athletes chase their goals/dreams and achieve competitive excellence. If you have any questions or run in to any issues when registering as a volunteer, please reach out to Kara Thompson at kara.thompson@usatriathlon.org

We are looking forward to meeting and working with you!

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