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Registration Process

*Registration closes on March 28, 2014

Team Allocations
(Combined team allocation for each race broken down by region)

Important Registration Information

  • There is no transfer or deferment of entries from one year to the next
  • There are no refunds
  • Athletes MUST be annual USA Triathlon members to race

Event Cancellation / Modification Policy
In the event of extreme weather, natural disaster, community disaster or other unforeseen emergencies, our action steps will be as follows:

1. USA Triathlon, in concert with local officials, will make the final decision based on safety of the athletes, spectators, vendors, volunteers and others affiliated with the event.
USA Triathlon may, based on the conditions of the course, shorten the distances or cancel the event altogether. 
Because costs of the event have already been paid out to cover various levels of production expenses,  there will be NO REFUNDS, transferred entry fees or future complimentary entry fees.  

Race T-Shirts
Note: If your race shirt does not fit, bring it back on Saturday to the info/volunteer check-in tent to potentially swap out your shirt for a different size. There will not be any shirt exchanges during packet pick-up. You will be given the shirt size you signed up for during the registration process while sizes are available. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed since shirts are ordered in advance of all athletes registering. USA Triathlon recommends that if you want a certain t-shirt size to arrive early to packet pick-up.

2014 Competitive Rules
Before athletes and team personnel register they need to read the 2014 COMPETITIVE RULES and all qualification standards for the race or races they will be participating in at Collegiate Nationals. New or altered rules are highlighted in yellow. If you have questions regarding the qualification standards you can contact the National Events department at If you are having problems with the registration process you can contact USA Triathlon at

Eligibility Rules

To race at Collegiate Nationals, teams must fulfill the team requirements of Section 3.5 and their athletes must meet the athlete eligibility requirements of Section 3.6 on the day of the championship event.

A team or their designated Team Rep must provide proof of eligibility from the College or University stating that they are a full time student, and in good standing with College or University at that time of competition. CLICK HERE for an official document. Eligibility documents should be submitted by March 14 for all student-athletes racing in the National Championships.

Unless granted an exemption from their respective Conference Commissioner, athletes must compete in one Conference Event in the season before racing Nationals.

Qualification Rules

Placement into the Draft-Legal Sprint, Team Relay Race, and Wave 1 Olympic is earned through racing and scoring in an Athletes/Teams respective Conference Omnium.  Details for each race posted below.

Collegiate Draft-legal Qualification (5.7)

Collegiate Nationals Olympic Race Seeding (5.8)

Collegiate Team Relay Qualification (5.9)

Collegiate Nationals Scoring and Awards

Collegiate Olympic Distance

Category   Place
 Collegiate National Female  1-5 
 Collegiate National Male 1-5
Fastest Swim Split Female 1
Fastest Swim Split Male 1
Fastest Bike Split Female 1
Fastest Bike Split Male 1
Fastest Run Split Female  1 
Fastest Run Split Male  1
Fastest Transition Split Female 1
Fastest Transition Split Male   1 

Draft Legal

Category   Place
Female  1-3
Male  1-3 

Mixed Team Relay

 Category Place 
Mixed Team Relay 1-3 

Weekend Awards

Category  Place 
Overall Team (1 DL + 4 Oly per gender)
Overall Male Team (1 DL + 4 Oly)
Overall Female Team (1 DL + 4 Oly)
Armed Forces  1
Journey to Nationals  1
Team Spirit 1
 Combined Individual Male (DL + Oly)
  Combined Individual Female (DL + Oly)


Collegiate Nationals Scoring (5.11)

Collegiate Nationals Awards (5.12 & 5.13)

Uniform Rules


5.2.1. All athletes racing on behalf of their team must wear an official team uniform from the start to finish of the race.

5.2.2. The school’s name, nickname, or initials must appear on the team’s uniform and must be the largest and most prominent lettering or image on the uniform.
5.2.3. Uniforms may be unzipped during competition, however the school’s name or initials must remain prominently displayed on the front and back of the torso.

5.2.4. Athletes who do not follow these standards during a race will receive a variable time penalty as defined in Section 3.7 of USA Triathlon Competitive Rules.

5.2.5. For Draft-Legal individual events, athletes must additionally follow the uniform guidelines of USA Triathlon competitive rules for draft-legal events.


Important Registration Information

  • There are NO refunds or transfers of entries
  • Athletes MUST be annual USAT members to race