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USA Triathlon Seeking Hosts for Championship Events

22 Oct, 2013


USA Triathlon is seeking a location for two events. Bids for both events are due Jan. 2, 2014. Contact information for both events can be obtained from Breanna Bissell, breanna.bissell@usatriathlon.org.

Events are as follows:

The Youth & Junior National Championships 2016 & 2017
Average Length of Stay: 3 nights
Average Athletes: 700
Average Spectators: 1,250
Sport: Triathlon
A packet of information is available.
Specs are as follows: 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 900 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 of a drive from hotels. No split transition area. 

Duathlon National Championships 2016-2017
Average Length of Stay: 2 nights
Average Athletes: 900
Average Spectators: 1,500
Sport: Triathlon
Venue Specs: 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 900 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 of a drive from hotels. No split transition area. 

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