CLASH Endurance Announces Collaboration with USAT for Long-Course National Championship Event

August 2, 2023

Daytona, FL/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – CLASH Endurance is excited to announce that it will serve as the host venue for USA Triathlon’s Long Course National Multisport Championship this December. Taking place at the iconic Daytona International Speedway® on December 1-3, 2023, thousands of athletes from around the globe will embark on a triathlon, duathlon, aquabike or relay event experience crossing the famed “Daytona 500” finish line. Top athletes in each event category will qualify for the World Triathlon Multisport Championships, taking place in Townsville, Australia on August 15-25, 2024.

“Triathletes from across the country have an incredible opportunity to race on the iconic Daytona International Speedway at the 2023 USA Triathlon Long Course Nationals, hosted by a great partner in CLASH Endurance,” said Victoria Brumfield, USA Triathlon CEO. “Athletes looking for a unique race experience — and a chance to qualify for Team USA — this is the race for you.”

The Championship Event weekend will be comprised of the following:

• Long Course Aquabike: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike

• Long Course Triathlon: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

• Long Course Duathlon: 3.1 mile run, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

Additionally, the CLASH Endurance Daytona weekend includes a variety of events for the entire family including:

  • “Jingle Jog” 5K where participants run through more than one million holiday lights
  • Short and long-distance triathlons and duathlons for the beginner to seasoned athlete
  • For cyclists looking for the ultimate challenge, Redline Relay is a new concept that allows teams of 3-8 riders to strategize while utilizing a famed NASCAR pit as their home base. The first team to complete all laps takes the win!
  • Less competitive cyclists can also take part in the speedway with a one-of-a-kind fun event allowing athletes ranging in ability to take their bike of choice for an hour ride around the speedway! “Test Track” is a non-timed, non-competitive ride at The World Center of Racing.

Andre Lapar, Executive Vice President of Operations at CLASH Endurance says, “We are beyond excited to host the USAT Long Course Nationals, especially during a time of year when people flock to our area for sunshine and mild temperatures ideal for racing. The Daytona International Speedway is one of the most renowned sports venues in the world and we look forward to offering the opportunity to compete in a safe and unique environment. The endurance sports space is an ever-changing landscape; one where triathletes want to continue challenging themselves with new opportunities and newcomers to the sport are ready to get their feet wet; we believe CLASH Daytona can truly accommodate the needs of both safely.”

CLASH Endurance® is an innovative sports media and event company led by athletes to provide exceptional race experiences at iconic speedways across the U.S.  We embrace inclusion and welcome athletes of all ages and abilities, from elite professionals to first-time participants. CLASH Endurance had four events in 2022 and continues to expand across the sports of triathlon, mountain biking, road and trail running. The popular CLASH Endurance DAYTONA is held at the Daytona International Speedway®, home of “The Great American Race™®”—the Daytona 500 and is featured on NBC. In addition, CLASH Endurance Miami takes place each March and continues to draw a decorated pro field and weekend warriors for a unique course at the Homestead-Miami Speedway®. More information around CLASH Endurance and its events can be found at www.clashendurance.com.  Media interested in covering an event or with inquiries may direct them to Blair LaHaye, blair@clash-usa.com, 727-808-0646.

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 races 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) – to learn more: usatriathlon.org