COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon (USAT) has announced the dates and locations for its 2010 National Championships.
The 11 National Championship events will be held in eight states covering six of USAT’s 10 regions, giving athletes the chance to compete against the best in the nation in each multisport discipline.
Five locations are serving as hosts for the first time, while the others have a long history of supporting USA Triathlon National Championship events.
One of the most significant changes to the 2010 event lineup is USAT’s decision to make Sprint Nationals a USAT-owned event and to move the event to Tuscaloosa, Ala., alongside USA Triathlon’s premier championships for age group and elite athletes.
“We are excited for all of our 2010 National Championship events,” said Jeff Dyrek, USA Triathlon’s director of national events. These events will provide a great championship atmosphere and allow athletes to test their multisport skills against the best athletes in the country. In 2009, USAT’s National Championships set participation records and provided unbelievable race experiences.”
USA Triathlon’s National Championships provide the ultimate competition for amateur and professional multisport athletes in the United States. For amateurs, the events not only provide the right to be crowned a national champion, but also qualifying opportunities to compete with Team USA at International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships. World championship teams are fielded for short course triathlon, sprint triathlon, long course triathlon, short course duathlon, long course duathlon, aquathlon, and winter triathlon.
Some national championship events require athletes to qualify. Check each event’s web page for details on how to qualify.
Battle at Soldier Hollow (BASH) Winter Triathlon
Salt Lake City, Utah
January 16, 2010
Collegiate National Championship
April 17, 2010
Short Course Duathlon
National Duathlon Festival
April 24-25, 2010
Long Course Duathlon
Oklahoma City, Okla.
July 10-11, 2010
Nautica New York City Traithlon
New York, N.Y.
July 18, 2010
Youth, Youth Elite and Junior Elite Triathlon
Junior Olympic Festival
San Diego, Calif.
August 14, 2010
See Ducky Tri Aquathlon
San Ramon, Calif.
August 15, 2010
Olympic Distance (Intermediate) Triathlon
Age Group, U23 and Elite National Championship
September 25, 2010
Sprint National Championship
September 26, 2010
Long Course Triathlon/Club
Halfmax National Championship
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
October 2, 2010
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the national governing body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions over 3,000 races and connects with more than 125,000 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, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games, and the Olympic Games.