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2023 State Championships

A robust calendar of local, USA Triathlon sanctioned events that give adult and high school athletes around the country the opportunity to race for state titles and qualify for USA Triathlon Nationals, the annual event that requires qualification and brings together the best U.S. amateur triathletes for the Sprint- and Olympic-Distance National Championships.

State Championships are open to all triathletes, as no qualification is required to competeState Championships include a non-drafting Sprint- and Olympic-distance triathlon for age group athletes, as well as a High School State Championship division in the Sprint-distance (or super-sprint) race. Learn more about the 2023 State Championships here.

Many state championship races also offer aquathlon, aquabike, and duathlon! Please know that only triathlons can qualify for USA Triathlon Nationals - see below for qualification details.

For 2023, USA Triathlon is providing state championship race directors with age group and overall awards for sprint and Olympic-distance triathlon, plus the high school and club divisions. Check with your local race to see if they are offering other disciplines such as aquabike, aquathlon and duathlon and what divisions in those disciplines will be awarded.

Club members

New for 2023, all state championships will also serve as the Club State Championships for age group and high school clubs. Club members around the country are encouraged to race at their local state championship to earn the designation of top club in the state and win the club state champion banner from USA Triathlon!

Adult athletes

Racing at State Championships have increased odds to qualify for Sprint- and Olympic-Distance National Championships at USA Triathlon Nationals. State Championships qualify the top 35 percent, or top five finishers in each age group (whichever is greater) for the 2023 or 2024 Sprint and Olympic-Distance Nationals. At this percentage, sprint state championships only qualify for Sprint Nationals and Olympic-distance state championships onyl qualify for Olympic-distance Nationals.
Normal qualification criteria at any USA Triathlon-sanctioned triathlon of any distance is the top two, or 15 percent, of an athlete’s age group (whichever is greater). This means any distance triathlon can qualify for either sprint or Olympic-distance National Championship at this reduced percentage.

High school athletes

Experienced and newcomers alike — and high school triathlon clubs are encouraged to race their High School State Championship. All high school athletes who finish a High School State Championship race will automatically qualify for the Sprint-Distance National Championships at USA Triathlon Nationals, scheduled Aug. 4-6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (pending they are at least age 15 as of December 31, 2023).  

Qualifying for the 2023 USA Triathlon Nationals, updated for 2023: State championships will qualify the top 35% or top five (5) finishers in an age group (whichever is greater).

2023 State Championships Schedule 

*Race dates and locations subject to change. Check back for updates and please check individual race websites for the most up-to-date information.

State Date Event City
Alabama July 8 Mountain Lakes Triathlon Guntersville, Ala.
Alaska July 30 Moose Nugget Triathlon Anchorage, Alaska
Arizona April 30 Cactus Man Triathlon Tempe, Ariz.
Arkansas June 4 Walmart Ozark Valley Triathlon Fayetteville, Ark.
California April 30 Orange County Triathlon Mission Viejo, Calif.
Colorado July 22 Tri Boulder Boulder, Colo.
Connecticut June 17 Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon Middlebury, Conn.
Delaware Aug. 6 Lum's Pond Triathlon Bear, Del.
Florida May 21 305 Triathlon Miami, Fla.
Georgia Sept. 16 Tugaloo Triathlon Lavonia, Ga.
Hawaii March 26 Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Idaho June 18 Treasure Valley Triathlon Boise, Idaho
Illinois June 3 Tri-Shark Classic Triathlon and Duathlon Hudson, Ill.
Indiana June 4 Leon's Triathlon Hammond, Ind.
Iowa May 27 Tri Clear Lake Clear Lake, Iowa
Kansas July 9 Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon Shawnee, Kan.
Kentucky July 23 Tri Louisville Louisville, Ky.
Louisiana May 6 Louisiana Triathlon New Roads, La.
Maine June 25 Sebago Lake Triathlon Standish, Maine
Maryland June 3-4 Rock Hall Triathlons Rock Hall, Md.
Massachusetts June 10 Hyannis 1 Triathlon Centerville, Mass.
Michigan July 15 Ann Arbor Tri Pickney, Mi.
Minnesota Aug. 25-26 Maple Grove Triathlon Maple Grove, Minn.
Mississippi June 17 Southern Firecracker Triathlon Grenada, Miss.
Missouri May 21 St. Louis Triathlon St. Louis, Mo.
Montana June 18 Bozeman Triathlon Bozeman, Mont.
Nebraska July 16 Omaha Triathlon Omaha, Neb.
Nevada Sept. 30 Las Vegas Triathlon Boulder City, Nev.
New Hampshire Aug. 26 Live Free & Tri Freedom, N.H.
New Jersey July 15-16 New Jersey State Triathlon West Windsor, N.J.
New Mexico June 10 City of Lakes Triathlon Santa Rosa, N.M.
New York Aug. 26 Rochester Triathlon Rochester, N.Y.
North Carolina Sept. 9-10 White Lake Triathlon White Lake, N.C.
North Dakota July 17 BISMAN Triathlon Bismarck, N.D.
Ohio June 4 Deer Creek Triathlon and Duathlon (Age Group/High School) Mt. Sterling, Ohio
Ohio July 16 Queen City Triathlon at Caesar Creek State Park (Club) Cincinnati, Ohio
Oklahoma July 22 Territorial Olympic/Sprint Triathlon Guthrie, Okla.
Oregon Sept. 9-10 Best in the West Triathlon Festival Sweet Home, Ore.
Pennsylvania June 10-11 Poconos Triathlon Hawley, Pa.
Rhode Island Sept. 12 Newport Triathlon and Aquabike Newport, R.I.
South Carolina June 24 Clemson Triathlon Clemson, S.C.
South Dakota Sept. 9 Wildlife Loop Triathlon Custer, S.D.
Tennessee June 4 Eddie Ferrell Music City Triathlon Nashville, Tenn.
Texas Sept. 17 Disco Triathlon & Duathlon Valley View, Texas
Utah Sept. 16 Kokopelli Triathlon Hurricane, Utah
Vermont June 18 Vermont Sun Triathlon Salisbury, Vt.
Virginia July 8-9 REV3 Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va.
Washington July 8 Lake Whatcom Triathlon Bellingham, Wash.
West Virginia July 9 Richwood's Scenic Mountain Triathlon Richwood, W.V.
Wisconsin June 25 Pleasant Prairie Triathlon Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

Qualifying for the 2023 USA Triathlon Nationals, updated for 2023: State championships will qualify the top 35% or top five (5) finishers in an age group (whichever is greater). You may only qualify for Olympic-distance Nationals by placing in the Olympic distance State Championship race or Sprint Nationals by placing in the sprint distance State Championship race. 

Any state championship that occurs after June 1, 2023 will qualify for BOTH 2023 AND 2024 USA Triathlon Nationals. The qualification criteria for 2024 Age Group Nationals is subject to change from what it is for 2023. Review the full 2023 qualification criteria for age group races at USA Triathlon Nationals.

Athletes do not have to be a resident of a state to win that state's championship. Any age group athlete competing in an age group division is eligible to win any state championship.

Learn more about the 2023 State Championships here