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The 2012 Junior and Youth National Championships will take place in West Chester, Ohio on August 11-12, 2012. The Transition will be located in Voice of America Park.

2012 Junior & Youth National Championship results

Swim start and transition. Photo courtesy of Butler County Metro Parks

USAT Age Group Rule
All athletes must be between the ages of 7-19 as of December 31, 2012.

USAT anticipates 500-plus youth and junior competitors in attendance, including athletes from Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. In addition, National Championship titles will be awarded to the top Youth Club (non-drafting events) and Development Team (draft-legal).

The Youth Elite National Championship and Junior Elite National Championship will be held on August 11th.  The Youth National Championship and Team Relay will be held on August 12th.

Youth National Championship (non drafting)
7-10-year-olds: 100m swim, 5k bike, and 1k run
11-15-year-olds: 200m swim, 10k bike, 2k run
(No qualification required)

Free Youth Clinic
USA Triathlon will be hosting a FREE pre-race youth clinic on Friday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Click here for more information.

Youth Elite National Championship (draft legal)
13-15-year-olds: 375m swim, 10k bike, 2.5K run 

Junior Elite National Championship (draft legal)
16-19-year-olds: 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run 

Team Relay (draft legal)
Athletes must be 13 to 19 years old as of December 31, 2012, to compete with a team.



Event Type: National
Entry Fee: Nationals: $50; Relay: $30/person (4 person teams in 2012)
Event Date: Aug. 11 - 12, 2012
Location: West Chester, OH, USA

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Pre-Race Webinar

USA Triathlon recommends that athletes and parents take a chance to review the Youth National Championship pre-race webinar hosted by Race Director, Jeff Dyrek, before race weekend. This pre-race briefing will give you all the information you need to be fully prepared for the weekend. Youth Elite/Junior Elite and relay teams need to attend their pre-race briefing.

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