USA Triathlon Promotes Safe Return to Multisport with “Travel Like a Pro” Resources

November 13, 2020

Athlete-focused document encourages responsible practices for race travel during COVID-19

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— USA Triathlon today unveiled its “Travel Like a Pro” resources, the latest addition to its comprehensive Safe Return to Multisport initiative. The documents and infographics are designed for use by age-group and elite athletes to guide their travel to and from multisport races amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The recommendations have been developed by medical experts in partnership with USA Triathlon, relying on resources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and World Triathlon.

The “Travel Like a Pro” resources begin with an Athlete Responsibility Statement, which encourages responsible social distancing and prevention measures in the lead-up to race travel. The documents then outline race-week infection prevention measures and checklists for air travel, ground transportation, accommodations, meals and dining, and onsite commutes.

USA Triathlon’s Safe Return to Multisport initiative, launched in May 2020, is a comprehensive and multi-pronged set of racing and training guidelines and recommendations for the multisport community to manage the effects of COVID-19. In addition to “Travel Like a Pro,” the resources also include “USA Triathlon Safe Return to Multisport Guidelines,” “Return to Racing Recommendations for Athletes,” “Return to Racing Recommendations for Race Directors,” “Recommendations for Organized Mass Gatherings” broken out by gathering size, “Return to Racing Guidelines for Officiating,” and a “Return to Racing Training Program.”

More information and all documents comprising the Safe Return to Multisport initiative can be found at usatriathlon.org/safe-return.

Additional COVID-19 resources and updates from USA Triathlon are available at usatriathlon.org/covid-19. USA Triathlon continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, while following the guidance of local authorities, the CDC and the WHO when making decisions regarding the status of USA Triathlon events and programs.

 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 and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 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).