Youth National Championship
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.Sanctioning Status: USAT SANCTIONED
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).
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
Find a Local Race
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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