RFP Process for Championship and Series Events

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    The RFP Process for 2024 is now closed. Applications for the 2024 Womens, Gravel, Winter and Splash and Dash Series will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. If you are interested in inquiring your event as part of a series, please email Liz Kollar at liz.kollar@usatriathlon.org.

    Applications coming soon!

    Marketing assets and benefits

    Significant marketing of state and national championships series on USA Triathlon’s social media, website, and emails. Additional designations for championships are shown on the new USA Triathlon Sanctioned Events Calendar. The events will also be advertised on TriFind.com.

    • Inclusion in Black Friday TRIday campaign
    • Inclusion in 2024 Race Guide, which is printed in USA Triathlon Magazine
    • Inclusion in #DreamingSeason campaign
    • Inclusion in championships and series promotions
    • Social media support throughout the year and inclusion in USA Triathlon’s Weekend Notebook on usatriathlon.org

    Additional benefits

    • Digital asset package including championship logo, social media graphics, social media and email copy, and general hype video/sizzle reel
    • Materials to help promote the value to athletes of competing in a championship
    • Automatic qualification for free Gatorade

    Assets

    State Championships

    • Place certificates for the top three overall male and female finishers in each age group
    • Club awards will be provided via a simple club scoring structure

    National Championships

    • Awards for top three in each age group, special first place award, signage, staff member travel to event, qualification for World Championships (for most events)

    Overview

    These are the following events that are open to proposal. Click on each title to learn more.


    Requirements

    Requirements of Race Directors to apply for and host a State Championship

    • Race Director must produce non-draft sprint- and Olympic-distance triathlons at the same event on the same weekend (exceptions will be made if no other options exist in the state)
    • Hosting a duathlon as part of the event is preferred, but not required
    • A high-school division must be part of the sprint (or super sprint-distance) event
    • Must host a Splash and Dash Youth Series event for ages 7 to 15
    • Race Director Certification preferred, but not required
    • Must not charge more than a $50 entry fee for athletes ages 19 and younger
    • Race Director must be in good USAT standing and the event must be USAT sanctioned

    Requirements of Race Directors to apply for and host a National Championship

    • Race Director Certification required
    • Must produce races in the required distances
    • Must not charge more than a $50 entry fee for athletes ages 19 and younger
    • Race Director must be in good USAT standing and the event must be USAT sanctioned

    Requirements of Race Directors to apply for and host a Gravel Series event

    • Must produce gravel triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes, or aquathlons with a gravel bike component that is at least 70% gravel surface
    • Race Director must be in good USAT standing and the event must be USAT sanctioned

    Requirements of Race Directors to apply for and host a Women’s Series event

    • Must be a women-focused event that hosts at least a triathlon and ideally other disciplines as well
    • Must be beginner-friendly
    • Race Director must be in good USAT standing and the event must be USAT sanctioned

    Reqirements of Race Directors to apply for and host a Winter Series event

    • Event must occur in the months of December, January, February or through March 15
    • Race Director must be in good USAT standing and the event must be USAT sanctioned

    Requirements of Race Directors to apply for and host a Splash and Dash Series event

    • Must be a swim-run event that is kid-friendly for ages 7-15
    • Must have distances equal or close to a 100m swim, 1k run (ages 7-10) and 200m swim, 2k run (ages 11-15)
    • Must keep entry fee under $45 total (including $10 youth membership)
    • Race Director must be in good USAT standing and the event must be USAT sanctioned
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