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What are Sanctioned Events?
The term “sanction” refers to the compliance of a multisport event to USA Triathlon’s safety requirements. Safety plans, course maps, and event details must be submitted for review by experienced USA Triathlon staff. This ensures events are safe and fair competition environments.
USA Triathlon sanctions more than 3,500 events across the country. USA Triathlon not only sanctions triathlons, but also paratriathlons, duathlons, aquathlons, aquabikes, off-road events, winter triathlons, youth races, camps and clinics.
USA Triathlon Events
The USA Triathlon events calendar lists webinars, conferences, clinics, and other USA Triathlon non-race events. This programming is available to athletes, coaches, race directors and multisport enthusiasts.
USA Triathlon hosts national championship events each year, giving athletes from ages 7 to 80+ the opportunity to be named a national champion in one of the multisport disciplines. National championship events can also qualify athletes for Team USA, a contingent of age-groupers that represent the U.S. in world championships.
Regional Championship races take place in each of the 10 regions within USA Triathlon . These events qualify the top 33 percent per age group for the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship.
Represent the United States and compete against the best athletes in the world at one of the International Triathlon Union's world championships.
Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series
A Splash and Dash, known as an Aquathlon, is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. The USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series is open to athletes ages 7-15 and features a swim/run combination.