National titles on the line for top multisport athletes in Chicago and Richmond
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2014 USA Triathlon National Championship schedule was finalized today with the announcement of Club and Off-Road National Championships.
The Chicago Triathlon, hosted by Life Time — The Healthy Way of Life Company — and presented by Toyota, will host top multisport clubs from across the United States on Aug. 23-24, 2014. Club Nationals scoring is based on individual performances in the Olympic-distance, sprint and super-sprint events, with each event and age group set to be scored separately. Elite athletes and paratriathletes will also have the ability to score points in their respective waves. Details on scoring will be available at a later date, and youth events and relay teams will not count in club scoring.
A total prize purse of $8,750 will be awarded to the top three clubs in each of the five divisions based on full roster size:
- Division I: 250-plus Total Members
- Division II: 130-249 Total Members
- Division III: 89-129 Total Members
- Division IV: 30-88 Total Members
- Division V: 2-29 Total Members
USA Triathlon reached an all-time high with more than 1,000 official clubs in 2013. Visit usatriathlon.org/clubnationals for more on this event.
Off-Road Nationals will be held at XTERRA Richmond in Virginia on June 15. The course has been part of the XTERRA circuit since 1998, and the River City is a premier destination for off-road racing adventures. Beginning at James River, the 1000-meter swim, 32-kilometer mountain bike, 10-kilometer trail run event also serves as the XTERRA East Championship.
In addition to chasing national titles in Richmond, athletes also will be competing for prized spots on Team USA for the 2015 International Triathlon Union (ITU) Cross Triathlon World Championships, the date and location of which will be announced later this year by ITU. The top 18 finishers (rolling down to 25th place) in each age group will qualify for a Team USA slot. Team USA is comprised of amateur athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU World Championship event.
Registration for 2014 USA Triathlon Off-Road Nationals is currently open, and an early-bird rate of $75 is available until Feb. 15. Click here to register for this event, and visit usatriathlon.org/offroadnationals for more information.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 550,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).