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USA Triathlon Announces Search for Venue for Collegiate Nationals

28 Oct, 2013


USA Triathlon is seeking a location for the Collegiate National Championship 2015-2016. Bids are due Jan. 2, 2014. Contact information for both events can be obtained from Breanna Bissell, breanna.bissell@usatriathlon.org.

Specs for the event are as follows:

Average Length of Stay: 2 nights

Average Athletes: 1,300

Average Spectators: 1,500

Sport: Triathlon

Facility Requirements include the Following:

Swim Course: Clean, scenic body of water, with temperatures ranging between 60F and 80F

Weather: Moderate and reliable (No threats of hurricanes, searing heat, forest fires, etc.)

Bike Course: Safe course with roads that are entirely closed to traffic and can accommodate the athletes comfortably. Road conditions are good with minimal safety concerns

Altitude: No higher than 3,500’

Hotels: Should be able to service 1,300 athletes plus staff, friends, family, spectators, and sponsors. Dorms, home stays, campgrounds, etc., are alternative housing options. Attempts should be made to minimize the cost of the hotel room block

Race Venue: 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 minutes drive from hotels. No split transition area. 

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