USA Triathlon Announces 2022 National Championships Calendar
by USA Triathlon
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today unveiled the dates and locations for its 2022 National Championships, a robust calendar of triathlon and multisport events across the United States. At USA Triathlon National Championships, athletes will have the opportunity to compete against the top multisport athletes in the country, earn event All-American Honors and qualify to represent Team USA at 2023 World Triathlon Age Group Championships.
The slate of newly announced events join the following 2022 USA Triathlon National Championships, which opened registration, powered by TicketSocket, earlier this year: the USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival (April 28-May 1); the Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships at Legacy Triathlon (Long Beach, Calif., July 15-17); Zone3 Youth and Junior Nationals (West Chester, Ohio, July 30-31) and the Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships (Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 6-7).
A multi-tiered pricing system will be in effect for each of the above USA Triathlon National Championship events. Once each tier fills to capacity (dependent on total race inventory), pricing will automatically increase to the next tier. Pricing tiers for each event can be found on the event’s respective registration page.
USA Triathlon’s National Championships will take place with COVID-19 precautions in place according to USA Triathlon’s Safe Return to Multisport guidelines. Most races do not require qualification to participate.
Kicking off the USA Triathlon National Championships 2022 calendar is the Winter Triathlon National Championships on Jan. 22 in Anchorage, Alaska. The run-bike-Nordic ski race will be held for the second consecutive year as part of the Tri-Flake Winter Triathlon, hosted by the Alaska Triathlon Club. To register and for more details, visit the event website here.
Collegiate Club National Championships, annually one of the most high-energy triathlons in the country, will be held for the first time in Lake Lanier, Georgia, on April 1-2, in conjunction with Empower Multisport. The event includes Olympic-distance, sprint-distance draft-legal and Mixed Relay races. Registration is now open at the event’s website.
Announced on Nov. 15, the new USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival brings together several swim-bike-run, run-bike-run, swim-bike and swim-run race events over the course of four days of racing April 28-May 1 in Irving, Texas. National Championship events at the Multisport Festival include: Standard distance and Draft-legal Sprint Duathlon National Championships; Draft-legal Sprint Triathlon National Championships; Aquathlon National Championships, Standard distance Aquabike National Championships, and the new Age Group Mixed Relay National Championships and Super Sprint Time Trial National Championships.
The Mixed Relay National Championships follow the same format as the Mixed Relay event that made its Olympic debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in which the U.S. team earned the silver medal. Teams consist of four athletes — two females, two males — with each athlete completing a super sprint distance triathlon (250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k) in the order of female-male-female-male. Registration is open now at multisportfestival.com.
The first-ever Gravel National Championships will be held June 3 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, joining the rapidly growing trend of gravel-related events springing up around the country. Gravel and mountain-biking haven, Fayetteville, will also host the Off-Road National Championships on June 4. Both events will be held in conjunction with the Ozark Valley Triathlon. To learn more about the events, visit the Ozark Valley Triathlon event website. To learn more about Fayetteville, visit Experience Fayetteville.
Leon’s Triathlon, dubbed “America’s Race” for its legacy of honoring and empowering U.S. service men and women, will again host the USA Triathlon Military and First Responders National Championships on June 5 in Hammond, Indiana. The Military and First Responders National Championships will include sprint-distance and Olympic-distance events honoring men and women in the following categories: Overall Military - Active Duty; Overall Military - Retired/Veteran; Overall First Responder — Police/Law Enforcement; Overall First Responder — Fire/EMS. The sprint-distance event will also feature three categories for Paratriathlon Military and Paratriathlon First Responders: Ambulatory, Wheelchair and Visually Impaired. For more information and to register, visit the event’s website.
For the third year, the Toyota Legacy Triathlon returns to Long Beach, California, site of the triathlon competition for the LA 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The July 16-17 event will again host the Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships.
For the 10th time, West Chester, Ohio, will welcome youth and junior triathletes of all abilities and experience for the Zone3 Youth & Junior Nationals. The 2022 edition of the race is scheduled for July 30-31.
In 2022, the Clydesdale & Athena National Championships joins the Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, which returns to Milwaukee for the second consecutive year, and fifth year overall, on Aug. 6-7. The 2021 edition welcomed a record field of more than 6,000 athletes across three days of competition. The event awards the Sprint and Olympic-distance National Championships.
Ultra-Distance National Championships will be held Aug. 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run race will be held in conjunction with the Michigan Titanium, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022. For more information and to register, visit the event website here.
USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships will return for a second consecutive year to Stony Point, New York, held in conjunction with the Toughman Triathlon. The event, scheduled for Sept. 24-25, will include championship races in long course triathlon, long course duathlon and long course aquabike. To register and for more information, visit the event website here. Registration will open in January.
At several National Championships in the 2022 season, amateur athletes will race not only for national titles, but also for the chance to represent Team USA at the 2023 World Triathlon Age Group Championships for their respective disciplines. For more information about Team USA qualification, visit usatriathlon.org/teamusa.
To view the full calendar of 2022 National Championships and to register to compete, visit USA Triathlon’s National Championships calendar here.
The varsity Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships will again be held in Tempe, Arizona — with the exact date to be announced at a later date.
Dates and locations for all 2022 USA Triathlon State Championships will be announced on Nov. 23.
USA Triathlon 2022 National Championships
- Jan. 22: Winter Triathlon National Championships (Anchorage, Alaska)
- April 1-2: Collegiate Club National Championships (Lake Lanier, Georgia)
- April 28-May 1: Multisport National Championships Festival (Irving, Texas)
- Standard distance Duathlon National Championships
- Draft-legal Sprint Duathlon National Championships
- Draft-legal Sprint Triathlon National Championships
- Aquathlon National Championships
- Standard distance Aquabike National Championships
- Super Sprint Time Trial Triathlon National Championships
- Age Group Mixed Relay Triathlon National Championships
- June 3-4: Gravel and Off-Road Triathlon National Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)
- June 5: Military and First Responders National Championships (Hammond, Ind.)
- July 15-17: Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships (Long Beach, Calif.)
- Toyota Legacy Triathlon
- July 30-31: Zone3 Youth and Junior Nationals (West Chester, Ohio)
- Aug. 6-7: Toyota Age Group National Championships
- Sprint National Championships
- Olympic-distance National Championships
- Clydesdale & Athena National Championships
- Aug. 14: Ultra-Distance National Championships (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
- Sept. 24-25: Long Course National Championships (Stony Point, N.Y.)
- Long Course Triathlon National Championships
- Long Course Duathlon National Championships
- Long Course Aquabike National Championships
- Dates TBA: Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships (Tempe, Ariz.)
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon, paratriathlon, and indoor and virtual multisport events in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,000 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).