USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals Set for Milwaukee
22 Jul, 2015
The 2015 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships are set for Saturday, Aug. 8, and Sunday, Aug. 9, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In 2014, nearly 4,850 athletes from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., crossed the finish line in Milwaukee, providing the city with an economic impact of more than $11 million. More than 4,000 athletes have already registered for the 2015 event, which is marks the third time Milwaukee will host the best age-group triathletes in the nation in search of national titles and spots on an upcoming world championships team.
USA Triathlon's Age Group Nationals has been held annually since 1983 and features two national championship races for athletes ages 18 to 80-plus. The Olympic-Distance National Championships covering a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course will begin at 7:30 a.m. CT on Saturday, Aug. 8. The Sprint National Championships will follow at 7:30 a.m. CT on Sunday, Aug. 9, in which athletes will complete a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run.
The multisport weekend in Milwaukee will begin on Thursday, Aug. 6 with a banquet to honor the 2014 USA Triathlon Athletes of the Year and Multisport Award winners. Hosted by the Age Group Committee, the celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Pier Wisconsin at Discovery World. Registration information is available at active.com.
The Milwaukee-area community is encouraged to come out and support the competitors and experience the excitement of multisport. Admission to the races is free to all spectators. Volunteer spots are also still available here.
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).