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Du update

Duathletes from all over the country will be making their way to Tucson/Oro Valley in just a week and a half for the 2012 Duathlon National Championship. It is coming down to crunch time. Athletes just like yourself have put in the hard work for months and sacrificed time with their families and time at work to train for this one weekend where they could become a National Champion.


As you read through the fourth update you will notice it provides information about the webinar, event program, live blog, iGiftbag, goodie bag, a FREE welcome kit from TriSports, the Kids Fun Run, Bring a Friend referral program, bike rental, bike support services provided by TriSports when shipping your bike, volunteers, and basic travel and lodging information. More detailed information is available on the Duathlon National Championship website


Event Information



The USAT Duathlon National Championship pre-race briefing webinar with Race Director, Jeff Dyrek took place April 12th. The webinar was recorded and has been placed on the Duathlon National Championship webpage. It is suggested that athletes watch the webinar to answer all race-related questions. This pre-race briefing will give you all the information you need to be fully prepared for the weekend.  


Event Program
The event program is on its way. Check the Duathlon webpage this week for the digital version of our event program. In our effort to be environmentally responsible, and at the urging of our membership, we offer only a digital version of the event program. Athletes, coaches, parents, and supports are able to access the program from the Duathlon National Championship website. A printable version will be available once the program is posted to the webpage.

Live Blog

If your friends, family or teammates are unable to travel to Tucson/Oro Valley for Duathlon Nationals, they can follow the action on our live blog. The live blog will launch roughly 10-15 minutes before the race start and will continue through the sprint-distance event. CLICK HERE to sign up for an email reminder for the live blog now.


As part of our efforts to offer innovative sponsorship options and "go green," USA Triathlon is excited to be distributing our digital iGiftBag to all participants! Participants will receive a special e-mail invitation to access the iGiftBag from the day of launch through one week post-event. Athletes will be able to print and redeem coupons from USAT sponsors and supporters.  If you have any problems accessing or receiving the iGiftBag please contact the National Events department at 

Goodie Bag

Athletes will receive a Duathlon National Championship goodie bag that will contain...

  • Rudy Project Helmet bag (goodie bag)
  • National Championship T-shirt
  • USAT SweatVac hat
  • USAT sticker
  • Race belt
  • FuelBelt bottles (does not go with the race belt)
  • Other goodies from sponsors and supporters

*Your FuelBelt bottle is compatible with all past and present FuelBelt designs. Go to to purchase your FuelBelt.

TriSports Welcome Kit 

Welcome to Tucson. Don't forget to stop by the TriSports retail store for your race day essentials and free welcome kit. Spend $25 during your visit and receive our famous cowbell free.

*Welcome kit includes: reusable bag, race belt, and a co2 cartridge. You may pick up your welcome kits April 23-28.


TriSports Address

4495 S. Coach Dr. 

Tucson, AZ 85714   


Kids Fun Run

A new addition to the Duathlon National Championship weekend is a USAT Kids Fun Run the night before the event (April 27). This is a non-competitive fun run where everyone goes away a winner. The 800-meter fun run will start at the Duathlon National Championship start line on E. Innovation Park Dr. and finish with all participants running down the Duathlon National Championship finish line chute. The event is FREE and open to all children ages 7-15 years old. The race will be capped at the first 100 participants to register. Athletes will receive a finishers medal, a participant t-shirt and a post race meal. This is a great way to help kids to stay physically fit and active. Registration is now open on the Duathlon National Championship website. We encourage athletes to bring the kids and make this a family weekend. 


Bring a Friend 

On February 28, USAT launched the "Bring a Friend" referral promotion where one athlete will end up receiving $500 cash guarantee at the award ceremony. Now that you have registered for the Duathlon National Championship (standard, sprint, open, or para), encourage your teammates, friends and family members to race too. Simply have your friends and family add your name as their referral to the event, and your name will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize of $500. The more friends you refer the more times your name gets entered into the contest. The winner will be announced during the Duathlon National Championship award ceremony.    


Bike Shipping 

The following services are available once your bike is shipped to 


Bike Services: $100 (plus return shipping fees if applicable)

  • Bikes can be shipped to If bikes are shipped to hotel or place you are staying, you will have to bring it to
  • Includes assembly, tuning,safety check, break down and repackaging
  • Must pack athlete name and hotel information with bike
  • Must mark handle bar position on stem, aerobars and seat post height
  • Any obvious problems (bad cables, bent derailleur, flats, etc.) will be addressed during the assessment and corrected at an additional rate
  • Only building or only packing the bike will be $50
  • If you are going to build and pack your bike yourself but would like to ship your bike to or from, the storage fee will be $20  


Have friends or family heading to Tucson for Duathlon Nationals? Ask them to support the event and you by becoming a volunteer! As a multisport athlete, you know an event is only as good as it's volunteers so round up some of your supporters to take part in the fun. Volunteers receive a custom USAT volunteer T-shirt for their service and much praise and adoration from athletes and staff. We still need volunteers so CLICK HERE to find out the existing volunteer opportunities. 





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PSASportsAsk for the USA Triathlon rate at all hotels to receive the best price.PSA is exclusively managing USAT-owned National Championship housing needs. CLICK HERE to find information on booking you hotel guest rooms. This website will provide you with a listing of the various hotels which are closest to the event and are offering special reduced rates for USAT Duathlon National Championship athletes and guests.


PSA's goal is to provide participants with the best possible service with a group and individual accommodations. Individual reservations can be made by CLICKING HERE or you may contact a Personal Housing Coordinator by email at or by phone at 888-390-5003. Coordinators will be available Monday-Friday from 9 11 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.



Receive a 15% discount off the Best Available Rate at any of the 10 distinct hotel brands within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Support your NGB.   



Discover the Quality Inn & Suites hotel in Tucson, AZ. Located on the border of Oro Valley, and near the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this hotel is just 8 miles from the event venue. Enjoy free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free health club passes.  USA Triathlon members receive 15% off when you use special rate id: 00208630.  Book now at 



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USA Triathlon members, elite athletes, coaches, race directors and their families are eligible for discounts with United on travel to select USA Triathlon events including national and regional championships and Team USA travel. Enter code ZMHJ238972 



Travel with ease to each race when you have your bike shipped with High Country Shipping, a USAT national supplier. HCS eliminates the need for you to box, weigh, fill out forms, drop items off at a freight company and track luggage yourself. Receive a discount each time you mention your USAT event when booking your shipping needs.  



Still Have Questions?                                                                                                                 


For more information go to the Duathlon National Championship website. 


With questions you can contact the National Events department either by email or phone at 719.955.2818.


TriSports Welcome Kit


Update 1 (3/12/2012)

Update 2 (3/26/2012)

Update 3 (4/9/2012)

Update 4 (4/16/2012)