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Media Advisory: Apply for Credentials for 2022 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Presented by Toyota in Irving, Texas

April 14, 2022

More than 2,000 registrants will compete for national titles at the inaugural event, scheduled for April 28-May 1 in Irving, Texas.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ More than 2,000 registrants will compete in the inaugural 2022 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival Presented by Toyota, scheduled for April 28-May 1 in Irving, Texas.

The new Multisport National Championships Festival encompasses six of USA Triathlon’s National Championship events, bringing to Irving the nation’s best run-bike-run, swim-run, swim-bike and swim-bike-run athletes as they compete for national titles during the four-day event. Showcasing the sport’s offering of multiple race formats, the Multisport National Championships Festival will also debut the new Age Group Mixed Relay National Championships and Super Sprint Triathlon Time Triathlon National Championships.

The 2022 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival will include the following National Championship events:

  • Draft-legal Triathlon National Championships
  • Duathlon (run-bike-run) National Championships (standard and draft-legal sprint distances)
  • Aquathlon (run-swim-run) National Championships
  • Aquabike (swim-bike) National Championships (standard distance)
  • Super Sprint Triathlon Time Trial National Championships
  • Age Group Mixed Relay National Championships

In addition to racing for age group national championships, athletes will also have the opportunity to qualify to represent age group Team USA at 2023 World Triathlon Age Group World Championships. For more information about Team USA, comprised of the nation’s top amateur multisport athletes who represent the U.S. at World Triathlon Age Group World Championship events, visit usatriathlon.org/teamusa.

The Multisport National Championships Festival will also include a non-championship Olympic-distance triathlon and an open-water swim competition. None of the races, including the National Championship events, require qualification. Registration, powered by TicketSocket remains open at multisportfestival.com.

MEDIA CREDENTIALS 

To request a media credential for onsite coverage, please fill out the USA Triathlon National Events Media Credential Request Form or contact Stephen Meyers, USA Triathlon Communications and Content Senior Manager, at stephen.meyers@usatriathlon.org.

SCHEDULE (All times Central)

Thursday, April 28

12:30 p.m.: Super Sprint Time Trial National Championships (250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run)
3 p.m.: Open Water Swim Competition (750m)
5:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony, held at Levy Event Plaza

Friday, April 29

7 a.m.: Draft-Legal Sprint Triathlon National Championships (750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run)
1 p.m.: Aquathlon National Championships (2.5k run, 1000m swim, 2.5k run)
6 p.m.: Awards Ceremony, held at Texas Lottery Plaza

Saturday, April 30

7 a.m.: Non-Drafting Standard-Distance Duathlon National Championships (10k run, 40k bike, 5k run)
2:15 p.m.: Age Group Mixed Relay National Championships (250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k)
6 p.m.: Awards Ceremony, held at Texas Lottery Plaza

Sunday, May 1

7 a.m.: Aquabike National Championships (1500m swim, 40k bike) and Olympic-distance triathlon (1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run; non-championship)
2 p.m.: Draft-Legal Sprint Duathlon National Championships (5k run, 20k bike, 3.3k run)
7 p.m.: Awards Ceremony, held at Levy Event Plaza

AWARDS CEREMONIES

For the first time, USA Triathlon is hosting a one-of-a-kind Awards Ceremony and Celebration Lounge each night of the event Thursday-Sunday. Friday and Saturday night will be hosted at the Texas Lottery Plaza located at 340 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039, with live music, race highlights on a jumbo inflatable screen, Mamma Tried Irving bar cart, jumbo lawn games and more. Thursday and Sunday’s ceremonies will take place at the Levy Event Plaza Awards Stage and include jumbo lawn games, music, race highlights on a jumbo inflatable screen, and more. All ceremonies are open to public and the local community is encouraged to join and participate. USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris is available for interviews on Friday.

Date: Thursday, April 28
Location: Levy Event Plaza Awards Stage
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Details: Jumbo lawn games; music; race day highlights; custom backdrop for photo opportunities

Date: Friday, April 29
Location: Texas Lottery Plaza
Time: Activities begin at 5 p.m. Awards begin at 6 p.m.
Details: Welcome address from USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris; Mamma Tried Irving bar cart; DFW local band “Super Kilo” performing live at 8 p.m.; seating includes picnic tables, large beanbags and lawn chairs; custom backdrop for photo opportunities

Date: Saturday, April 30
Location: Texas Lottery Plaza
Time: Activities begin at 5 p.m. Awards begin at 6 p.m.
Details: Mamma Tried Irving bar cart; DFW local band “Astro James” performing live at 8 p.m.; seating includes picnic tables, large beanbags and lawn chairs; custom backdrop for photo opportunities

Date: Sunday, May 1 
Location: Levy Event Plaza Awards Stage
Time: Activities begin at 6 p.m. Awards begin at 7 p.m.
Details: Jumbo lawn games; music; race day highlights; custom backdrop for photo opportunities

LOCATION

All races will be held at Levy Event Plaza, located at 501 E Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039. Athletes will swim in Lake Carolyn and the bike and run courses will take athletes on rolling hills through the main thoroughfares of Irving, including Las Colinas Boulevard, Lake Carolyn Parkway and Royal Lane.

The Awards Ceremonies on Thursday and Sunday evening will take place at Levy Event Plaza. The Awards Ceremonies on Friday and Saturday will take place at Texas Lottery Plaza, located at 340 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039

ROAD CLOSURES

Select local roads will be closed for athlete safety on race days:

Thursday, April 28

(10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

  • NB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Parkway to O’Connor Blvd. – all NB lanes closed
  • NB Las Colinas from O’Connor Blvd. to EB-348 on-ramp – middle and median lanes closed. Curb side lane open for NB vehicular traffic
  • SB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Parkway Hwy. 348 off-ramp – median lane closed (&middle lane where applicable); curb side lane open for SB vehicular traffic

Friday, April 29

(5-11 a.m.)

  • NB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. To O’Connor Blvd. – all lanes closed.
  • NB Las Colinas from O’Connor Blvd. To W. Royal Lane – median and middle lane closed. Curb side lane open for vehicular traffic.
  • SB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy to W. Royal Lane – median (& middle lane where applicable) closed; curb-side lane open for SB vehicular access
  • SB Lake Carolyn Parkway from Las Colinas to Promenade Pkwy. – median lane closed; curb side lane open for vehicular access
  • EB Promenade Pkwy from Lake Carolyn to Las Colinas – curb-side lane closed

(11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

  • NB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. To West Drive – all lanes closed.
  • SB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. To West Drive – median lane closed. Curb-side lane open to vehicular traffic.

Saturday, April 30

(5 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

  • NB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. To O’Connor Blvd. – all lanes closed
  • NB Las Colinas from O’Connor Blvd. to Colwell Blvd. – middle and median lane closed. Curb side lane open for vehicular access.
  • NB Las Colinas from W. Royal Lane to W. La Villita Blvd – median and middle lane closed. Curb side lane open for vehicles.
  • EB and WB W. Royal Lane from Las Colinas to 2700 Block of Apartments (Vistas at Hackberry Creek) – median and middle lanes closed in each direction. Curb side lanes in each direction open for vehicular traffic.
  • EB W. La Villita Blvd from Las Colinas to Colwell Blvd – curb and middle lane closed; median lane open for vehicular traffic
  • SB Colwell Blvd. From La Villita Blvd to Las Colinas – median and middle lane closed; curb side lane open for vehicular access.
  • SB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy to W. Royal Lane – median (& middle lane where applicable) closed; curb-side lane open for SB vehicular access.
  • SB Lake Carolyn Parkway from Las Colinas to Promenade Pkwy. – median lane closed. Curb side lane open for vehicular access.
  • EB Promenade Pkwy from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. To Las Colinas – curb side lane closed.

(12:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

  • NB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. to O’Connor Blvd. – all lanes closed
  • NB Las Colinas from O’Connor Blvd. to EB-340 on-ramp – median and middle lane closed. Curb side lane open for vehicular access.
  • SB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. to Hwy. 348 EB off-ramp – median lane closed (& middle where applicable); curb-side lane open for SB vehicular access. 

Sunday, May 1

(5 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

  • NB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. To O’Connor Blvd. – all lanes closed
  • NB Las Colinas from O’Connor Blvd. to Colwell Blvd. – middle and median lane closed. Curb side lane open for vehicular access.
  • NB Las Colinas from W. Royal Lane to W. La Villita Blvd – median and middle lane closed. Curb side lane open for vehicles.
  • EB and WB W. Royal Lane from Las Colinas to 2700 Block of Apartments (Vistas at Hackberry Creek) – median and middle lanes closed in each direction. Curb side lanes in each direction open for vehicular traffic.
  • EB W. La Villita Blvd from Las Colinas to Colwell Blvd – curb side and middle lane closed; median lane open for vehicular traffic.
  • SB Colwell Blvd. From La Villita Blvd to Las Colinas – median and middle lane closed; curb side lane open for vehicular access.
  • SB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy to W. Royal Lane – median (& middle lane where applicable) closed; curb-side lane open for SB vehicular access.
  • SB Lake Carolyn Parkway from Las Colinas to Promenade Pkwy. – median lane closed. Curb side lane open for vehicular access.
  • EB Promenade Pkwy from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. to Las Colinas – curb side lane closed

(12:30 – 6 p.m.)

  • NB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. to O’Connor Blvd. – all lanes closed
  • NB Las Colinas from O’Connor Blvd. to W. Royal Lane – median and middle lane closed. Curb side lane open for vehicular traffic
  • SB Las Colinas from Lake Carolyn Pkwy to W. Royal Lane – median (& middle lane where applicable) closed; curb-side lane open for SB vehicular access
  • SB Lake Carolyn Parkway from Las Colinas to Promenade Pkwy. – median lane closed
  • EB Promenade Pkwy from Lake Carolyn Pkwy. to Las Colinas – curb side lane closed
  • EB N. O’Connor Blvd. From Las Colinas to Lake Carolyn – median lane closed

For more information on road closures, click here.

WEBSITE

Complete event information for the 2022 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival, including a detailed schedule and course maps for all races, is available at multisportfestival.com. 

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 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).

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