Certified Race Directors
USA Triathlon Certified Race Directors have completed a 16-hour educational training class. This course includes information on the latest in race directing methods, insurance/risk management trends, and USAT sanctioning compliance. While the certification course is not mandatory for race directors who sanction their events with USA Triathlon, the program is extremely valuable to both new and seasoned event directors. Completing the Race Director Certification course shows that an event director is mindful of keeping in touch with the latest industry trends that will in turn allow better events to be produced. While this course is not required for everyone, athletes should expect more from race directors who are certified.
USA Triathlon Race Directors head out on the fun run at the 2013 Race Director Symposium in Colorado Springs.
Why Sanction With USA Triathlon?
Athletes want a worry-free race experience; to show up on race day and be able to focus on their own race with minimal distractions.
Click here to read why USA Triathlon Sanctioned Events provide that positive experience.
Race Director Symposium
USA Triathlon presents organized educational opportunities for race directors each year. Included in these programs is the annual Race Director Symposium. The 2014 Race Director Symposium will be hosted in a new and exciting online format, allowing race directors to network with colleagues from across the country and learn how to put on safe, fair and fun races.
USA Triathlon views the safety of our members as a core imperative. Event-related fatalities have captured the attention of our community, raising safety concerns among athletes, family members and other supporters, event organizers, sponsors, community leaders, and the medical community. We have conducted a careful review of the collective experience with fatalities at USA Triathlon-sanctioned events from 2003 through 2011. Our objectives were to attempt to bring clarity, identify potential patterns and underlying causes, and investigate opportunities to make any future improvements in event safety.
Click here to view a PDF file of the USA Triathlon Fatality Incidents Study.
Host a National Championship
Applications are now available for USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 and 2 Race Directors to apply to host 2014 USA Triathlon National Championships. All applications, questions, and inquiries should be directed to the contact information on the application at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the instructions here to apply.