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Why Sanction With USA Triathlon?

Athletes expect a worry-free experience when they register for an event. Participants should be able to arrive at their event with minimal distractions, leaving their sole focus on racing. Sanctioning with USA Triathlon provides that positive experience in the following ways:

  1. Providing the collective wisdom of over 35,000 sanctioned races completed over the last 30 years.
  2. Delivering athlete peace-of-mind by ensuring industry-wide safety standards.
  3. Sanctioned races ensure a fair race; governed under the industry-standard Competitive Rules.
  4. Sanctioned races provide the Gold Standard of insurance protection for the event, athlete, and venue.
  5. Sanctioned races provide ranking points for regional and national rankings, including annual designations of USA Triathlon All-American status.
  6. Marketing your events through the brand-new Sanctioned Events Calendar, the second-most viewed page on our website behind the homepage.
  7. Only sanctioned races provide the opportunity to qualify for National Championships and then qualify for World Championships as a member of Team USA.
  8. Results are stored for all sanctioned events on one centralized website.
  9. Support of the National Governing Body by enabling it to develop new programming, grow the sport, and fund initiatives including youth participation, Olympic programming and paratriathlon.
  10. USA Triathlon’s mission is “to grow and inspire the triathlon community”—a virtuous cycle that directly benefits each race director and all athletes at all sanctioned events.

What are you waiting for? Sanction your event today!

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Race Director News

Check out the new Race Director News page for USA Triathlon updates and new information pertaining to insurance, sanctioning, event production tips and more.


Certified RD Listing

USA Triathlon Certified Race Directors have completed a 16-hour educational training class. This course includes information on the latest in race directing methods, insurance/risk management trends, and USAT sanctioning compliance. While the certification course is not mandatory for race directors who sanction their events with USA Triathlon, the program is extremely valuable to both new and seasoned event directors. Click here to find USA Triathlon Certified Race Directors in your area.

Questions About Insurance? 

For questions regarding sanctioned event coverage, athlete coverage and other optional programs, head to the insurance tab above or click here. For claims, incident reporting and other insurance related items at your event, please head here.

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