USA Triathlon Releases Details of Age Group Nationals
7 Aug, 2018
USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships will be held from Aug. 11-12 in Cleveland. Races will center around Edgewater Park, and more than 5,000 athletes from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., are set to compete.
Age Group Nationals is USA Triathlon’s largest and longest-running National Championships event, and Cleveland is hosting for the first time since 1992. Athletes ages 15-88 will compete for national titles in their age groups, as well as for the opportunity to represent Team USA at the 2019 ITU Triathlon Age Group Sprint- and Standard- (Olympic) Distance World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Racing begins on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7 a.m., with the Olympic-Distance National Championships. Athletes must qualify to compete in this race by earning a competitive finish in a previous USA Triathlon-sanctioned race. The course features a 1,500-meter swim, 40k bike and 10k run.
On Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7 a.m., the action continues with the Sprint National Championships. No qualification is required for this race, which features a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run.
SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):
Thursday, Aug. 9
USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Banquet*: 5:30 p.m., Windows on the River
(*reservation required by Friday, Aug. 3; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in attending)
Saturday, Aug. 11
Olympic-Distance National Championships start: 7 a.m.
Olympic-Distance National Championships first finishers expected: 8:50-9 a.m.
Olympic-Distance National Championships course closed: 1:20 p.m.
Race Day Expo: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Olympic-Distance National Championships Awards Ceremony: 5:15 p.m., Cleveland Public Auditorium
Sunday, Aug. 12
Sprint National Championships start: 7 a.m.
Sprint National Championships first finishers expected: 7:50-8 a.m.
Sprint National Championships course closed: 12 p.m.
Race Day Expo: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sprint National Championships Awards Ceremony: 1 p.m., Cleveland Public Auditorium
LOCATION: The race venue is located at Edgewater Park, 7800 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland OH 44102. Awards ceremonies will be held at the Cleveland Public Auditorium, located at 500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114.
ROAD CLOSURES: Select local roads will be closed for athlete safety on race days. To view the complete list of road closures, times and detours, click here.
COVERAGE: A livestream will be available for both race days at usatriathlon.org. Live coverage will also be available on Twitter @USATLive. Live race leaderboards and individual athlete tracking can be found the USA Triathlon Events App, free to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Media, family and friends can also track athletes using a web-browser-based version of the app, available by clicking here.
WEBSITE: Complete event information and a detailed schedule for the 2018 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships is available at usatriathlon.org/agnc2018.
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 events and connects with more than 400,000 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).