USAT Youth & Junior National Championships

Race in the Buckeye State!

West Chester first hosted rising youth and junior triathlon stars in 2012 and is a prime location for the National Championship event, with more than 20 of the 38 active High Performance Teams within a day’s drive of the venue. Youth & Junior Nationals is scheduled for Aug. 5-6, 2017, and tentatively scheduled for the first weekend in August from 2018-21. The event has sold out for the last four years, with more than 700 athletes ages 7-19 competing for national titles annually. The two-day event is contained within Voice of America Park and supported through a strong partnership with the Butler County Visitors Bureau and other community organizations. Click here to read more on this continued partnership in West Chester, Ohio.

Age Groups and Distances

All athletes must be between the ages of 7-19 as of December 31, 2017.

USA Triathlon anticipates 600-plus youth and junior competitors in attendance, including athletes from Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. In addition, National Championship titles will be awarded to the top youth club (non-drafting events).

Saturday, August 5

Youth Elite National Championship (draft-legal)
13-15-year-olds: 375m swim, 10k bike, 2.5K run

Junior Elite National Championship (draft-legal) 
16-19-year-olds: 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run

Sunday, August 6

Youth National Championship (non-drafting)
7-10-year-olds: 100m swim, 5k bike, and 1k run
11-15-year-olds: 200m swim, 10k bike, 2k run
(No qualification required)

Mixed-Team Relay (draft-legal)
Athletes must be 13 to 19 years old as of December 31, 2017 to compete with a team.

USA Triathlon is thrilled to call West Chester, Ohio home to the Youth and Junior National Championships for the sixth consecutive year! In an unprecedented five-year agreement, West Chester, Ohio will host Youth and Junior Nationals at Voice of America Park through 2021.

Oklahoma City to Host USAT Ultra-Distance Champs

Dec 14, 2016

First-Ever USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance Nationals Moved To Oklahoma City

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced that Oklahoma City has been selected as the new host city for the first-ever USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance National Championships, set for Sept. 16, 2017, at Lake Hefner. The race will take place in conjunction with the Redman Triathlon, home of the 2016 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.

Originally announced as being held in Sandusky, Ohio, USA Triathlon was forced to move the event due to unforeseen circumstances related to permitting.

The 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run course (140.6 miles) features a multi-loop swim parallel to the shore. The bike course is fast with rolling hills, followed by a closed, flat run course. Athletes will have the opportunity to race for national titles against the top ultra-distance triathletes in the country.

“It is certainly a special honor to host the USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance National Championships in its first staging. We’ll do our best to make sure each athlete walks away having had a great experience, worthy of this honor and designation,” said Dave Wood, Redman Triathlon Race Director. “Oklahoma City is rapidly become a destination city, and we’re ready to show the world that we are on the rise.”

In addition to hosting the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in 2016, the Redman Triathlon has also previously hosted the USA Triathlon Long Course Triathlon and Club National Championships. The 2017 event is part of the FullOn Tri Series, a group of independent ultra-distance races.

For more information and to register, visit usatriathlon.org. For the full national championship lineup, visit usatriathlon.org/nationalchampionships.