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Access to Discovery World and Art MuseumAddress | Awards | Bike Check-In and Out | Bike Course Riding  | Challenge Team Division | Clydesdale and AthenaCourse Completion | Course Nutrition | Drug Testing | Events App | Event-Day Communications | Open Water Swim Competition | Packet Pickup & Race Expo | Parking  | Pre-Race Webinar | Sportsmanship | Swim & Water Temperature | Timing Chips | Volunteer | Weather


Access to Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum - No Access Without A Ticket

USA Triathlon would like to thank Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum for graciously supporting the Age Group National Championships once again. As our event significantly impacts their operations, we kindly ask that if you wish to enter either facility, you purchase a ticket. Neither Discovery World or the Milwaukee Art Museum will admit any person without a ticket to their facilities. There are no public restrooms available for non-ticket holders to either museum. Athletes will need to utilize the portable restrooms located throughout the venue. Click to learn more about each museum and purchase tickets: Discovery World and Milwaukee Art Museum. Check out what these world-class attractions have to offer!


The address for the 2022 Toyota Age Group National Championships is 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Transition area is located directly outside of Discovery World. There is no parking at the venue and drop-offs are highly discouraged. Athletes and spectators are encouraged to walk, run or ride to the venue while following all traffic laws.



The following award categories will be presented at the 2022 Toyota Age Group National Championships:

  • 10 places deep (male/female)
    • Olympic-distance Triathlon (non-draft): Ages 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. through 90-94 or older.
    • Sprint-distance Triathlon (non-draft): Ages 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. through 90-94 or older.
  • 3 places deep (male/female)
    • Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Nationals: Ages 39 and under, 40-49, 60+
    • Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Nationals: Ages 39 and under, 49-54, 55+
    • Open Water Swim Competition: Overalls, 15-39, 40-59, 60+
    • Time to Tri Open Sprint: Overalls, 15-39, 40-59, 60+
    • Time to Tri Open Olympic: Overalls, 15-39, 40-59, 60+

For specific race entry and award eligibility requirements, please see the registration page. Clydesdales and Athenas will race in their respective age group. But those who have identified as a Clydesdale or Athena during registration are ALSO eligible for a separate set of Clydesdale and Athena awards.

All-American Recognition

The USA Triathlon National Rankings are one of the great benefits you receive as a USA Triathlon annual member. Rankings allow you to see how you stack up against friends, family, co-workers and others in your age group across the country. This year, we will also be awarding All-American status for National Championships. For Age Group Nationals, the top 10% of athletes per age group will earn this recognition in the Olympic and sprint national championship races. Upon completion of the event, an electronic certificate will be sent to each athlete honoring their accomplishment. In addition, a complete list of all member rankings is posted right here

Bike Course - NO Riding on the Hoan Bridge/794 Outside of Race Days

For your safety, riding on the Hoan Bridge and I-794 is illegal and strictly prohibited. DO NOT attempt to ride on the Hoan Bridge or 794 which are south of the race venue outside of race days. The road will not be closed before race day and will only be closed during permitted race times. Lincoln Memorial Dr., the Hoan Bridge and 794 will be completely closed to vehicular traffic during racing. People found riding outside of designated times may be ticketed by the police.

There is not a course preview planned. Riding on any other city streets, including Lincoln Memorial Dr., is at your own risk and all cyclists are required to follow traffic laws.

Click here to view the course maps.  

Challenged Team Division

USA Triathlon is excited to partner with myTEAM TRIUMPH to offer a Challenged Team division to be apart of the Time to Tri Open Wave! myTEAM TRIUMPH is an assisted athlete organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with different abilities through the teamwork approach of endurance athletics. Each team is comprised of a “Captain”, the athletes who are differently abled and an “Angel”, an able bodied guide. Be sure to cheer on these athletes as part of the final wave of the sprint distance race on Sunday.

Clydesdale and Athena Weigh-In Procedure

Each championship race will offer a Clydesdale and Athena division. Clydesdales (males 220 lbs or greater) and Athenas (165 lbs or greater) must indicate their desire to be recognized as such during the registration process for each race.

All Clydesdale and Athena athletes will be required to weigh-in each race morning to be eligible for awards. The scales will be located in transition area and a staff member will be present to record the athlete's weight. Athletes should only be wearing essential race gear for the weigh-in and cannot be holding other items like nutrition or water.

Athletes MUST meet or exceed the minimum weight each morning or prior to your first race of the day. Athletes who fail to meet the minimum weight OR who fail to weigh-in will not be eligible for Clydesdale or Athena awards.

Course Completion Rule: USA Triathlon National Event Policy for Completion of Entire Course: Rule 3.4a Entire Course

The USA Triathlon policy governing decisions on the question of the completion of the entire course of any National Event shall be: “Athletes must complete the entire course as prescribed, including all segments in the correct segment order as prescribed by race management. Any failure to so complete the entire course shall be deemed to constitute an unfair time advantage, regardless of overall timing data for the individual athlete, and shall result in disqualification.” 

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


USA Triathlon takes clean sport and anti-doping very seriously. 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.


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Events App


All athletes, spectators, family, and friends are encouraged to download the USA Triathlon Events App. 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.

Event-Day Communications

In the event of an emergency or the need of USA Triathlon to communicate important information on event-day, please stay tuned to USA Triathlon's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter (@usatriathlon and @USATlive), your email, the USA Triathlon Events App, and venue PA announcements.                                      

Open Water Swim Competition

A 750m Open Water Swim Competition will allow athletes to gain access to a competitive race either as a tune up for Saturday and Sunday races or for those not racing to be involved in the overall event weekend. The timed competition will see athletes receiving a swim cap and t-shirt, along with awards for top placing athletes. With spots for only 300 total people, be sure to sign up now! Registration is $45 - click here!

Packet Pickup & Race Expo

The race expo and packet pickup for all events will occur at the race venue on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 2-6 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Late packet pickup for Sprint distance only will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. There is no race day packet pickup except for the Open Water Swim Competition on Friday. The expo will also be open on race days, some vendors as early as 6:30 a.m.



There will be no on-site parking at this event, though there are some garages and lots nearby. Note that most hotels are within walking distance of the venue. Athletes are encouraged to walk, run or ride to the venue while following all traffic laws.


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.   

Swim and Water Temperature 

Check the water temperature here!

According to Article IV, Rule 4.4, the wetsuit rule is stated as follows: 

“Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.” 

Due to the nature of the Age Group National Championships, no athletes will be permitted to wear a wetsuit if the water temperature exceeds 78 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Latex allergies: If you have a latex allergy, please let USAT staff know and you will be provided with a non-latex swim cap. 

Timing Chip

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 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

88 54th St. SW Suite 106
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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


For the Weekend of Age Group Nationals
Sunrise Time Sunset Time
5:50 AM 8:02 PM
Avg. High Temp Avg. Low Temp
75 F 66 F
Water Temp  
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