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USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships Coming to Omaha

18 Jan, 2016


Registration is now open for the 2016 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, scheduled for Aug. 13-14 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Age Group Nationals, USA Triathlon's longest-running National Championships event, features the Olympic-Distance National Championships on Saturday and the Sprint National Championships on Sunday. Athletes who have qualified for the Olympic-Distance National Championships, which covers a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course will receive an email invitation with a link to register. Qualification guidelines are available at usatriathlon.org. Sprint Nationals registration is open now at active.com, and no qualification is necessary to compete in the 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run event. 

First held in 1983, Age Group Nationals has grown nearly 250 percent in the number of registered participants since 2010 and is now consistently one of the top-three largest triathlons in the United States. The event is being brought to Omaha through support from the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mimran Event Management and Race Omaha. The race venue will be three miles from the downtown area, and more information about the host hotel and transportation options to the venue will be available soon. 

Omaha is a national sports hub and will host Age Group Nationals for two years. The city has hosted the College World Series annually since 1950, and will host the USA Swimming Olympic Trials for the third time this summer. Omaha has also hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the 2015 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix Final Round.  

For more on the 2016 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, visit usatriathlon.org/agnc16oly for Olympic-Distance Nationals and usatriathlon.org/agnc16sprint for Sprint Nationals.

Registration is also now open for Duathlon Nationals and Youth and Junior Nationals. Registration for Collegiate Club Nationals will open Monday, Jan. 11. Click the links below to register for any of these championship events.

USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships
April 22-23 - Clemson, South Carolina
Registration will open Monday, Jan. 11

USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships
June 25 - Bend, Oregon
Register for this event

USA Triathlon Youth & Junior National Championships
July 30-31 - West Chester, Ohio
Register for this event

USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships
Aug. 13-14 - Omaha, Nebraska
Register for this event (qualification required for Olympic-Distance Nationals only)

About USA Triathlon: USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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