2014 USA Triathlon National Championships Schedule Announced
7 Nov, 2013
National Titles and Team USA Spots on the Line for Top Multisport Athletes
USA Triathlon has announced the dates and locations for many of its 2014 National Championship events, allowing multisport athletes from across the United States the opportunity to earn official national champion status in top-notch championship environments.
The 2014 National Championship season begins with the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships on April 4-5, which will once again be hosted in Tempe, Ariz., near the Arizona State University campus. Collegiate clubs will have athletes represented in three championship races: a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer draft-legal sprint, the traditional 1,500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run championship and the four-person Mixed Team Relay, in which athletes will complete a 250m swim, 5k bike and 1.2k run.
Athletes will compete for national titles and spots on Team USA in 2014 USA Triathlon National Championship events. (Paul Phillips/Competitive Image)
Age Group Nationals, USA Triathlon's marquee event, will return to Milwaukee, Wis., after a record field of more than 4,000 athletes competed in 2013. The Olympic-distance race, scheduled for Aug. 9, features a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run, while the sprint race on Aug. 10 is comprised of a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run.
West Chester, Ohio, will once again host Youth and Junior Nationals, slated for Aug. 2-3 and featuring athletes ages 7-19 in four championship events. The draft-legal races for Junior Elite and Youth Elite athletes showcase talented up-and-coming multisport stars who may one day represent the U.S. in an Olympic Games, while the Youth National Championships provide an exciting environment for youth age-group participants who may just be getting their start in the sport.
The Cary, N.C., Cary Duathlon will host the USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon Nationals in 2014, which will consist of a 5-mile run, 31-mile bike and 5-mile run.
Long Course Triathlon Nationals will be contested at the Grand Rapids Triathlon in Grand Rapids, Mich., and will feature a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run.
Rev3 Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, will host Aquabike Nationals on Sept. 7. The swim-bike championship is in its third year, and athletes will complete a 1.2-mile swim followed by a 56-mile bike.
Aquathlon Nationals is set to take place at the Oct. 5 Route 66 International Course Splash and Dash in El Reno, Okla. The late-season event includes a 1,500m swim in Lake El Reno leading into a 10k run.
Paratriathlon Nationals, Club Nationals and Off-Road Nationals will be announced at a later date.
In addition to chasing national titles, athletes also will be competing for prized spots on Team USA at a number of USA Triathlon National Championships. Team USA is comprised of age group athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU world championship event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more information about Team USA.
2014 USA Triathlon National Championship Schedule - Visit www.usatriathlon.org for complete details
- April 4-5: Collegiate National Championships, Tempe, Ariz.
- May 18: Long Course Duathlon National Championships, Cary, N.C.
- June 8: Long Course Triathlon National Championships, Grand Rapids, Mich.
- July 19: Duathlon National Championships, St. Paul, Minn.
- Aug. 2-3: Youth and Junior National Championships, West Chester, Ohio
- Aug. 9: Olympic-Distance National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis.
- Aug. 10: Sprint National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis.
- Sept. 7: Aquabike National Championships, Sandusky, Ohio
- Oct. 5: Aquathlon National Championships, El Reno, Okla.
About USA Triathlon: Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon - the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement - as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 550,000 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 Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).