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

Grants

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. 

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 utilize partner products. Access to these sponsor and partner opportunities is limited to USA Triathlon sanctioned events and is password-protected for current sanctioning race director with a current USAT annual membership. If you are and do not currently have access, please email the Event Services Department.

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Gatorade Endurance Sponsorship

Gatorade is the exclusive 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 15 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 120 USA Triathlon Sanctioned events. 

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

Race Director Program

  1. Is your race a sanctioned USA Triathlon event? 
  2. Is your event sprint distance or longer? 
  3. Does the race have 300 or more athletes participating or is the race of elevated status, i.e. a state or national championship? 

If you have answered ‘yes’ to all three questions above for the Race Director Program, the event may be be eligible for sponsorship. Fill out the application here or contact eventservices@usatriathlon.org for more information. 

Compeed Advanced Blister Care Product for Event Bags

Compeed is the exclusive blister care partner of USA Triathlon who is accepting requests to supply free product for race bags at events. To request samples and/or get additional information on full-size product purchase offers, email Caryn at cfriedman-ext@HRA-PHARMA.COM at least 45 days prior to the event. 

● For sample requests, please include information noted below:
● Race date(s)
● Shipping address
● Number of samples requested
● Expected number of participants and number of spectators

 

Athletic Brewing Company Race Director Program

Athletic Brewing Company is the exclusive non-alcoholic beer partner of USA Triathlon. Are you interested in having free Athletic Brewing Company beer at your next race?

● To apply, please email Ryan at rcranston@Winstate.com at least 45 days prior to the event with the below information:
● Race date(s)
● Shipping address
● Expected participants and number of spectators

  *Note: Submission of this application does not guarantee that Athletic will be able to provide product for your event

● To be eligible for product, race directors must be able to confirm/provide:
● Product will be iced before serving
● Provide photos of set up of sampling activation
● Athletic Brewing Company logo to be included amongst marketing materials

 

Programming Opportunities

national championshipsState and National Championships

Each year, USA Triathlon accepts applications for state and national championships. Events are fully produced by the race organization with direct support from the national office. Disciplines include: state age group and high school championships for sprint and Olympic distances, off-road triathlon, winter triathlon, gravel triathlon, ultra-distance, and Military and First Responder Nationals. Click here to learn more about the application process.  

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. 

time to triTime to Tri

Time to Tri is an unprecedented initiative within the triathlon industry to grow the sport 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.