Duathlon National Championships
Saint Paul, Minn., will be the new destination for the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships in 2014 and 2015. Sprint and Standard races will be hosted on July 19, 2014, with the Harriet Island Regional Park as the hub for all race-day activity. While in Tucson/Oro Valley, the race had been the largest duathlon west of the Mississippi River, pulling athletes from 44 states in the process. In 2014, you have a chance to participate in one of the largest duathlons ever, where we expect all 50 states to be represented by the best run-bike-run athletes in the nation.
USA Triathlon will offer two race distances for the event — a standard 5k run, 35k bike and 5k run, and a 3.25k run, 23k bike, 3.25k run for the sprint. Whether you are looking for the opportunity to compete to be a national champion or simply participate in the most competitive duathlon in the U.S., this race is for you. The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul is considered one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the country and has an extensive statewide trail system featuring more than 620 miles of paved trails managed by the DNR. The city boasts 104 landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is just eight miles from downtown Saint Paul.
As race information is developed it will be placed in its corresponding location on this page.
Registration will open in the winter months of 2014.
The race distances for the 2014 Duathlon National Championship will be as follows:
Standard Distance: 5k run – 34.5k bike – 5k run; note: 3 loop bike, 1 loop runs
Sprint Distance: 3.25k run - 23k bike – 3.25k run; note: 2 loop bike, 1 loop runs
WHY RACE ST. PAUL?
Saint Paul is the perfect place for the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships in 2014 and 2015. Lace up your shoes and we’ll introduce you to Minnesota’s capital city.
Get warmed up on Summit Avenue, the longest stretch of preserved Victorian architecture in the United States. Run by the Cathedral of Saint Paul, the nation’s third largest church. In downtown you’ll run by bronze statues including one of F. Scott Fitzgerald – literary icon and writer of the Great Gatsby – and Snoopy – created by Saint Paulite Charles M. Schulz - in our downtown parks. Run by the Landmark Center where John Dillinger’s girlfriend was tried for aiding and abetting him in the 1930’s. Head down to the West Side Flats, take off your shoes and dip your toes in the mighty Mississippi River.
Now grab your bike and head out to Como Zoo – the largest free zoo in the upper Midwest. Zip through the Minnesota State Fairgrounds – home to the second largest state fair in the country. Cut back along University Avenue where Light Rail Transit will keep people flowing between Minneapolis and Saint Paul and roll into downtown and catch your breath in historic Rice Park – older than Central Park in New York City.
This should have you nice and warmed up for one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the country.
Saint Paul is the perfect place because a run or a bike ride across the city takes you through our past, introduces you to our people and shows you what we have planned for the future.
It’s time to get excited about Saint Paul!
A look into St. Paul, Minn., as the host of the 2014 and 2015 Duathlon National Championships
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Team USA Qualification
2014 World Championship Qualification
Qualify to represent the United States at the World Championships. This is the only qualifying event for the 2015 Standard and Sprint Distance Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide, Australia. The top 18 in each age group rolling down to 25th place.
Team USA Age-Up Rule
At 2014 Nationals, athletes will race in their appropriate age groups based on their age as of December 31, 2014. Awards will be issued based on those results. If an athlete "ages up" into another age group in 2015, a separate set of results will be issued accounting for those athletes who aged up and Team USA slots will be awarded based on these results. So their finish time will be compared to those athletes in the older age group. For example, if John Doe is going to be 49 years old by December 31, 2014, he will age-up up into the 50-54 age group for the 2015 World Championships since he will be 50 years old by December 31, 2015. Thus, for Team USA qualifying purposes, his time at the qualification event will be compared to the men currently in the 50-54 age group. We will post the age-up results at the awards ceremony.
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: Standard annual members: $110, non-members: $130, Sprint annual members: $80, non-annual members: $100
Event Date: Jul. 19, 2014
Location: St. Paul, MN
Distance: Standard: 5k run, 34.5k bike, 5k run Sprint: 3.25k run, 23k bike, 3.25k run
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