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Metro Parks Waiver

All athletes competing at the Youth and Junior National Championships will need to bring a signed copy of the Metro Parks waiver with them to packet pick-up. The waiver needs to be signed by a parent or guardian if the athlete is under 18 years of age. Any athlete that does not have a waiver on file by the start of their race WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE. CLICK HERE to obtain a copy of the Metro Parks waiver.

Voice of America Park

Transition will be located at Voice of America Park near the Ronald Reagan Lodge

Voice of America Park

7850 VOA Park Drive
West Chester Township, Ohio 45069

Car access to the VOA Park and Lodge will be closed at the following times due to the bike course:

Saturday, August 11th:
             9:45am- 10:35am
             12:05pm- 12:40pm

Sunday, August 12th


Parking Costs at the Voice of America Park:

For athletes NOT from Butler County, you will need to purchase either a daily $5 hang tag permit that will give you access to the VOA park. If you are going to be entering the park more than 1 day then it is recommended that you purchase an annual hang tag permit for $10. These can be purchased when you arrive to the VOA park (cash only accepted) or you can purchase one online in advance (please note that in order to obtain your annual permit in the mail before you leave, it needs to be purchased by July 18th).

To purchase a yearly permit for $10 online, CLICK HERE.

For athletes that are residents of Butler County, you can obtain a yearly parking pass for free. See below for instructions on how to do this.

CLICK HERE to download the Resident form to fill out and take with you to save time
CLICK HERE for a list of convenient locations to get your 2012 Resident sticker or motor vehicle permit.

Questions? Call Metro Parks at 513-867-5835

Water Temperature

The water temperature was 80 degrees at Voice of America Park as of July 27.

Bike Support

USA Triathlon is proud to call the Trek Bicycle Store of Cincinnati the official bike support shop for the 2012 Youth National Championship.

Please ship your bike to:

Trek Bicycle Store of Cincinnati (West Chester)

7594 Voice of America Centre Dr
West Chester, OH 45069
Phone: 513.755.3773

Hours of Business: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 12am-5pm Sunday

The following services are available once your bike is shipped to Trek Store Cincinnati:

  • $125 Includes assembly, break down, and repackaging. Pickup and drop off of bikes is at Trek Store Cincinnati. We DO NOT provide transition area drop off or pickup of any bikes.
  • Bikes must be delivered to Trek Store Cincinnati for assembly no later than Monday, August 6th. Bikes received after that day will incur an additional $50 charge.
  • MUST pack bike with Name, Hotel Information, and Cincinnati Contact Phone Number (cell phone preferred).
  • MUST mark handle bar position on stem, aerobars, and seatpost height.
  • Any obvious problems (bad cables, bent derailleur, flats, etc…) will be addressed during the assessment and corrected at an additional rate and should be taken care of prior to shipping.
  • Only building or only packing the bike will be $80.00
  • If you are going to build and pack your bike yourself but would like to ship your bike to or from Trek Store Cincinnati, the fee will be $25.00
  • Will not box bikes on Saturday August 11th or Sunday August 12th. 

Bike Support Hours

  • Monday through Thursday, August 6th- 9th at Trek Store Cincinnati from 11am-5pm, Friday August 10 from 11am – 2pm
  • Saturday, August 11th at Triathlon transition area from 6am to 8:00am/ then on course until the last rider if off

Support provided at transition will be limited to basic bike needs such as airing tires and helping to change flats. Any other bike issues will be handled at Trek Store Cincinnati

  • Saturday racers are to have their bikes checked back in for shipment home by 5:00 pm on race day or Sunday between the hours of 12am and 5pm. If this deadline is not met, the next time to check in bikes will be at 11am on Monday, August 13th.
  • Bikes will be packed for shipment home in the order that they are received back into the store.
  • If you did not use High Country Shipping or do not include your shipping tag with your bike, you will be required to pay return shipping charges upon picking up your bike. Trek Store Cincinnati will be shipping via Fed EX.

 Note: Bikes must be shipped in a protective case.

USA Triathlon Food Drive

Reach Out Lakota is a non-profit, ecumenical, community-sponsored organization that gives eligible families in West Chester and Liberty Township food and clothing, as well as paper, cleaning, baby, personal care and household items. No one can predict a layoff, a fire, or unfortunate event. The economic downturn and cost of fuel has caused a financial crisis on some families who have never before had to ask for aid. Over 1,000 pieces of clothing and 18,000 pounds of food are given away monthly by Reach Out Lakota

USA Triathlon has partnered with Reach Out Lakota to help fill the stomachs, and provide some the necessities needed to those in times of struggle in West Chester. USA Triathlon would like to ask athletes and families to bring what they can as a thank you to West Chester Township for allowing us to use their facilities for the National Championship weekend. A SHOPPING LIST of needed items has been provided by Reach Out Lakota. Items can be brought to packet pick-up on Friday or Saturday. USA Triathlon and Reach Out Lakota would like to thank you ahead of time for all your generous donations.


Award Categories



7 (M/F)


8 (M/F)


9 (M/F)


10 (M/F)


11-12 (M/F)


13-15 (M/F)


Team Relay


Development Team National Championship


Youth Club National Championship


Junior Elite Series Male


Junior Elite Series Female


*If any athlete does not pick up their award during the award ceremony they need to contact to request their award and send a check for $15 to cover shipping. USA Triathlon will only hold awards for 60 days following the event and then the awards will be donated to charity or recycled.

Collegiate Triathlon Coach to Attend Nationals

Coaches, parents, seniors and athletes interested in the opportunity to take the next step in triathlon at the collegiate level willhave the opportunity to meet Coach Zane Castro at Junior Nationals in West Chester, Ohio, beginning on Friday, August 10.  He will operate a booth at the race expo and also be available for all inquiries post-race on Saturday and Sunday. Castro will be the coach of Marymount University's men's and women's collegiate varsity triathlon programs for the 2012-13 season. Rental Wetsuit

The Triathlon Wetsuit Rental Program will give you the opportunity to get into a triathlon wetsuit without breaking the bank. has an entire dedicated fleet of rental triathlon wetsuits available for rent in all sizes. The rental triathlon wetsuit program is perfect for the athlete not wanting to buy a wetsuit. TriSports will ship the wetsuit and athletes will be able to return their wetsuits at the expo after their race. CLICK HERE to rent a wetsuit.


Join the USA Triathlon team and become a volunteer for the Junior and Youth National Championships. If you are interested in volunteering please email Rachel Leif at

Volunteer for a USA Triathlon National Championship