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Up for Bid and Open for Business: USA Triathlon’s National Events

26 Feb, 2021

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Who’s ready to get their bid on? Everyone, of course, and USA Triathlon is ready to help.

USA Triathlon has two events up for bid and is interested in hearing from destinations who would like to host. Events are as follows:

Multisport National Championships Festival 2022-2023

Bid and Information Packet

Overview

There are two different event models that could be utilized for the Multisport National Championships Festival, depending upon available dates and locations.

The first model is the preferred option. This includes the addition of Collegiate Club National Championships, which adds an additional three races and 1,000 athletes to the model, along with additional spectators. This model will welcome over 7,500 visitors (3,000 athletes and over 4,500 spectators based on historical numbers) from all 50 states for three days of multisport racing.

Model 2 will welcome over 5,000 visitors (2,000 athletes and over 3,000 spectators based on historical numbers) from all 50 states for two days of multisport racing. USA Triathlon will own and operate the event and will effectively partner with the LOC and lean on them for volunteers, permitting, managing key relationships and securing community support at multiple levels.

The economic impact of bringing this event to your community will be significant based on average household income of athletes, family and friends that travel alongside those competing, and average overnight hotel stays

Bid Deadline: April 23, 2021

Race Venue/Hotel Considerations/Meeting Facilities:

  • Adequate space for swim start/finish, transition area, finish line, athlete recovery area, spectator viewing, parking, and race expo. Venue should not be more than 20-minute drive from hotels.
  • Swim Course: Clean, scenic body of water with minimal-to-no current, with temperatures ranging between 60F and 80F.
  • Bike Course: Safe course with roads that are closed to traffi c and can accommodate the athletes comfortably. Road conditions are good with minimal safety concerns.
  • Run Course: Safe course that should be predominantly on paved roads, trails, or wide sidewalks. • Weather: Moderate and reliable • Hotels: Should be able to service thousands of athletes plus staff , friends, family, spectators, and sponsors with ideal pricing between $70 - $225/night. USA Triathlon reserves the right to use their preferred housing partner to source rooms.
  • Meeting Space: to service variety of events such as Rules Briefings (attendance ranging from 100 - 800), Awards Ceremonies (attendance ranging from 200 - 1,500), and other possible ancillary activities. Ability to have a stage, seating, audio / visual, and food and beverage are must-haves.

Event Dates

USAT and the LOC will work together to set the event date. Decisions in selecting a date should consider other local events, large national events and World Triathlon World Championship dates.

Model 1: March, April or early May

Model 2: May, June, September, October, or November

Economic Impact (Projected)

Estimated Economic Impact Based On Model 1

Out-Of-Town Adult Participants: 3,000

  • Number Of Days: 4
  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $175
  • Total: $2,100,000

Out-Of-Town Adult Spectators: 4,500

  • Number Of Days: 4
  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $150
  • Total: $2,700,000

Local Adult Participants: 500

  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $75
  • Total: $37,500

Local Adult Spectators: 1,000

  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $40
  • Total: $40,000

Projected Economic Impact for Model 1: $4,877,500

Estimated Economic Impact Based On Model 2

Out-Of-Town Adult Participants: 1,600

  • Number Of Days: 3
  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $175
  • Total: $840,000

Out-Of-Town Adult Spectators: 2,500

  • Number Of Days: 3
  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $150
  • Total: $1,125,000

Local Adult Participants: 400

  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $75
  • Total: $30,000

Local Adult Spectators: 600

  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $40
  • Total: $24,000

Projected Economic Impact for Model 2: $2,019,000

Bid Deadline: April 23, 2021

Full information on the Multisport National Championships Festival 2022-2023 is available in this packet, which also contains e-mail contacts if any clarification is needed.

Age Group National Championships and Youth & Junior Championships 2023-2024

Bid and Information Packet

Overview:

The 2023 and 2024 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships and Youth and Junior Nationals are combined as one event, welcoming over 6,500 athletes and 12,000 spectators. (In past years, events were held on back-to-back weekends; however, beginning in 2023, they will be combined into one event weekend to maximize opportunities for all those involved.

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) chosen as host should place primary emphasis on the safety and quality of the event while also generating community interest and respectfully representing the USA Triathlon brand. This event has significant economic impact, based on the household incomes of athletes, family and friends that travel alongside those competing, and who have overnight hotel stays.

The three-day multisport event consists of the USA Triathlon Olympic Distance and Sprint Distance Age Group National Championships (amateur athletes ages 15 to upwards of 90 years of age) and the following events as a part of the Youth and Junior Nationals (over 1,000 youth athletes ages 7 to 19): non-draft-legal, draft-legal and mixed relay. The events will welcome participants from all 50 states. In addition, there is an opportunity to add events, depending upon the venue. The event will also consist of Packet Pick-Up, Expo, Athlete Briefings, Welcome Celebration, Awards Ceremony, Swim and Bike Course Familiarizations and Athlete Clinics among others.

Deadline: August 27, 2021

Dates: To maximize participation and based onthe dates of World Championships and IRONMAN Championship races, the event must take place in the last weekend of July or one of the first two weekends of August.

Race Venues

Adequate space for swim start/finish, transition area, finish line, athlete recovery area, spectator viewing, parking, and race expo. Venue should not be more than 20-minute drive from hotels:

  • Swim Course: Clean, scenic body of water, with temperatures ranging between 60F and 85F and minimal to no current. Water quality is a priority.
  • Bike Course: Safe course with roads that are entirely closed to traffic and can accommodate athletes comfortably. Road conditions are good with minimal safety concerns
  • Run Course: Safe course that should be predominantly on paved roads, trails, or wide sidewalks.
  • Weather: Moderate and reliable with minimal environmental threats
  • Hotels: Should be able to service thousands of athletes plus staff, friends, family, spectators, and sponsors with ideal pricing between $70 - $225/night. USA Triathlon reserves the right to use their preferred housing partner to source rooms
  • Meeting space: to service a variety of events such as Rules Briefings (attendance ranging from 250 - 1200), Awards Ceremonies (25 - 1,500), and other possible ancillary activities. Ablity to have a stage, seating, audio/visual and food and beverages are must-haves.

Economic Impact (Projected)

Out-Of-Town Participants: 5,500

  • Number Of Days: 3
  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $175
  • Total: $2,887,550

Out-Of-Town Spectators: 9,000

  • Number Of Days: 3
  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $150
  • Total: $4,050,000

Local Participants: 600

  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $75
  • Total: $45,000

Local Adult Spectators: 2,000

  • Average Dollar Amount Of Spending Per Day: $40 Total: $80,000

Total Projected Economic Impact: $7,062,550

Full information on the Age Group National Championships and Youth & Junior Championships 2023-2024 is available in this packet, which also contains e-mail contacts if any clarification is needed.

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