USA Triathlon Junior and Youth Nationals08/06/11
USA Triathlon Junior and Youth Nationals
August 6-7, 2011
The USA Triathlon Junior and Youth National Championship, which will feature athletes ranging from first-timers to the nation's top up-and-coming multisport stars, returns to San Diego on Aug. 6-7 at the Chula Vista
A full slate of races is set for Saturday, Aug. 6 beginning at 7:30 a.m. The draft-legal Junior Elite (ages 13-15) and Youth Elite (ages 16-19) national championships will kick things off followed by age group championships for ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15. The competitive distances range from a 100-meter swim, a 5-kilometer bike and a 1-kilometer run for ages 7-10 to a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run sprint-distance event for the Junior Elites.
For the second straight year, a draft-legal team relay will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 a.m. for athletes ages 13-19. All athletes - in teams of three with at least one female competitor - will complete a 250m swim, a 5k bike and a 2k run.
In all, nearly 500 athletes and more than 40 relay teams are expected to compete in the 13 events. Visit usatriathlon.org for more information on the event.
The youth demographic (ages 7-17) is the fastest growing segment of USA Triathlon's annual membership. At yearend 2010, USA Triathlon featured 32,562 youth members, which comprised 24 percent of the organization's total membership.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon - one of the fastest growing sports in the world - as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 3,500 races and connects with more than 140,000 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 ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.
- Begins: Aug 06, 2011
- Ends: Aug 07, 2011
Chula Vista Harbor , San Diego, CA