Duathlon National Championships
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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 4.6k run, 31.2k bike and 4.4k run, and a 2.9k run, 20.8k bike, 2.7k 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 is CLOSED.
The race distances for the 2014 Duathlon National Championship will be as follows:
Standard Distance: 4.6k run – 31.2k bike – 4.4k run; note: 3 loop bike, 2 loop runs
Sprint Distance: 2.9k run - 20.8k bike – 2.7k 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
Team USA Qualification
2015 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.
New Team USA Sign Up Policy:
Please note that Team USA sign ups/confirmation process has changed. To compensate for communication concerns in the past whereby athletes were not receiving key information from us early in the process (spam filters catching our emails, etc.), USA Triathlon has instituted a new sign up process that will take place in conjunction with the USAT Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in the Excel Energy Center.
The process: After each age group podium finisher is called to the awards stage, the top 18 athletes in that respective age group will be prompted to go to the Team USA processing area located at the entry point of the awards ceremony Hall. At this time, you will need to sit at a “kiosk” (Ipad, laptop, etc.) and confirm/submit the following information: First name, last name, email address, phone numbers, gender, age group and a yes/no indication of interest in the world’s spot. Please come prepared to make the $50 deposit via credit card, cash or check. For those not comfortable completing this information at the kiosk, we will have a few volunteers willing and able to help you do that data input.
Only those in the top 18 in the age group according to age as of December 31, 2015 (what we call the age up results) will be asked to sign up at this time. We will communicate using the data we have been provided on the registration platform for those finishing 19-25. Please be sure we have your current information if you are one of these athletes.
We understand that some of you have already planned transportation post-event. If you are unable to confirm your slot, USA Triathlon will allow someone to accept your Team USA slot on your behalf as long as they make the $50 deposit via the means already noted.
If you foresee your departure as an issue with registering at the awards ceremony, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Again, this process is different from past years…and is being done to counter issues we have experienced in the past. Consider this a process we will be doing more moving forward for all event disciplines.
The 2015 Sprint and Standard Distance World Championships will take place October 14-18, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. A representative from Event Travel Management will also be in attendance at the awards ceremony to answer any questions you may have regarding travel and accommodations for Adelaide.
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: 4.6k run, 31.2k bike, 4.4k run Sprint: 2.9k run, 20.8k bike, 2.7k run
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