Race Director Opportunities

USA Triathlon is pleased to offer several different opportunities for race directors to get involved with new programming, funding opportunities, and partner discounts. Many programs are available at little or no cost to race organizations and can be a great way to save some money or become more involved with USA Triathlon.

Funding & Product Opportunities


USA Triathlon makes several grant opportunities available to help grow the sport on many different levels. Grant areas include:

  • Clubs
  • Duathlon
  • High Performance Teams
  • High School Programs
  • Women Participation
  • Women's Triathlon Emerging Sport

Click here to view current grant opportunities.

Youth Stipend

To bolster youth growth efforts, USA Triathlon is offering up to $2,000  for new youth programs. The focus is on new youth programs or existing clubs offering grassroots development. Click here to learn more.

Youth Event Support

USA Triathlon has created a new youth event incentive program, offering stipends to new, unique youth events. Click here to learn more.

USA Triathlon Partner Discounts

USA Triathlon's marketing and support partners are pleased to provide a variety of opportunities that allow race directors to save money, raise the production value of sanctioned events and sample partner products out to the membership. Access to these sponsor and partner opportunities is limited to USA Triathlon sanctioned events and is password sensitive as you must be current sanctioning race director and have a current USAT annual membership. If you are and do not currently have access, please email the Event Services Department.

Click here to login with your membership account.

Gatorade Endurance Sponsorship

Gatorade is a Gold-Level partner and the official sports beverage of USA Triathlon. Gatorade is the longest-tenured corporate sponsor in the history of USA Triathlon, with the relationship dating back more than 10 years. In addition to providing product for each of USA Triathlon's national championship events, Gatorade Endurance will supply Lemon-Lime Endurance Formula and merchandise annually to a maximum of 85 USAT sanctioned events. 

Please answer the questions below to determine if your event meets the requirements of Gatorade Endurance sponsorship.

  1. Are you a USAT Certified Race Director?
  2. Is your event Intermediate, Long or Ultra distance?
  3. Does the race have 400 or more athletes participating or is the race of elevated status, i.e. a regional or national championship?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to all three questions above, the event maybe be eligible for sponsorship. Please contact eventservices@usatriathlon.org for access to the application.

Programming Opportunities

national championshipsNon-Owned National Championships

From March 1-May 31 each year, USA Triathlon accepts applications for non-owned national championships. Events are fully produced by the race organization with direct support from the national office. Disciplines include: off-road triathlon, winter triathlon, clydesdale & athena, ultra-distance, and the Multisport National Championships Festival. Click here to learn more about the application process.

Regional Championships

Each fall, USA Triathlon accepts applications for regional championships in each of the six regions for the upcoming year. All multisport disciplines may be applied for in each region. Click here for more information.

high school programHigh School State Championships

The USA Triathlon High School Triathlon Program gives athletes an age-specific community to pursue their passion for the multisport lifestyle. By taking part in the program, athletes will be encouraged to continue their participation in multisport events specific to the high school age group. Click here to learn more. Interested in hosting a High School State Championship in your state? Please email the high school program for more details.

Women's NCAA Regional and National Championships

As an Emerging Sport for Women, triathlon embarks on the journey to become a full-fledged NCAA Championship Sport, allowing female triathletes the opportunity to be official NCAA student-athletes and participate in competitive draft-legal racing. Click here to learn more and to find application information for future NCAA regional and national championships.

splash and dashSplash and Dash

The Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series is a great way to get kids involved in multisport. This series, with over 60 events annually nationwide, provides shirts, finisher medals, goody bag items, and participation-based stipends for events accepted into the series. Accepted events have a goal of attracting at least 100 participants each. Applications are accepted beginning in mid-October for events in the following year. Click here to learn more about the series. Email Cody Crowther for application information.

USATri60 & Du50

The USA Tri60 & Du50 Series is geared towards introducing multisport through indoor rec centers. The purpose will be to expose participants to the sport of triathlon in a one hour, non-threatening setting and with a built-in support system built to drive the concept that ‘anyone can be a triathlete.' Indoor recreation facilities with a pool, spin bikes, and a track or treadmills are encouraged to apply. The cost of sanctioning is covered by USA Triathlon and shirts, finisher medals, and other swag are provided. Click here to learn more about the series. To be part of the series, contact Nicklaus Koppin.

time to triTime to Tri

Time to Tri is a new, unprecedented initiative within the triathlon industry to grow the sport of triathlon by proactively recruiting and supporting athletes as they train for and compete in their first race. The initiative, a strategic joint effort between USA Triathlon and IRONMAN, was unveiled in early 2018. The overarching goal is to increase triathlon participants by 100,000 nationwide by the end of 2020. Visit MyTimeToTri.com to learn more. Click here to take the pledge.

Camp Curriculum: Splash, Spin, Sprint

The USA Triathlon’s Splash, Spin, Sprint Camp Manual is a call to action to address the continued health problems related to physical inactivity and obesity among children and youth. The focus of the camp manual is how to incorporate of multisport programming or enhance your current programs at your camp. Click here to learn more. Contact Meg Duncan for more information and to purchase the manual and kit.