USA Triathlon’s Age Group National Championships will return to Milwaukee, Wis., on Aug. 9-10, 2014, the organization announced today.
See the press release from USA Triathlon below:
The 2013 event, also held in Milwaukee near Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum, drew a record field of more than 4,000 competitors from all 50 states, ranging in age from 15 to 89. Participation in the event has more than doubled since 2010.
“Milwaukee proved to be an excellent host in 2013 and the support from the city, as well as key organizations and individuals, helped make the event memorable for nation’s top amateur triathletes,” said Rob Urbach, USA Triathlon’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing this relationship to provide an even more exceptional race experience in August 2014.”
“Milwaukee was proud and excited to host a record number of participants in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in 2013, and we hope to welcome even more athletes in 2014. With picturesque Lake Michigan as backdrop for the race and the support of a strong local triathlete community, the stage was set for an event which received rave reviews from all involved,” said Paul Upchurch, VISIT Milwaukee President & CEO.
The Olympic-distance race, scheduled for Aug. 9, features a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run, while the sprint race on Aug. 10 is comprised of a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run. Both races showcase the nation’s top age-group fields and serve as qualifiers for Team USA, the select group of amateur triathletes who represent the U.S. at International Triathlon Union World Championship events. The 2014 Age Group Nationals in Milwaukee will serve as the sole event qualifier for Team USA for the 2015 ITU World Championships, which will be held in Chicago, Ill.
Registration for Sprint Nationals is now open. Athletes who have qualified for Olympic-Distance Nationals between July 10 and Sept. 15, 2013, will receive an email during the week of Sept. 30 with registration instructions. Additional qualifying emails will be sent as athletes qualify through Aug. 2, 2014. Visit usatriathlon.org for qualification information for 2014 Olympic-Distance Nationals. There are no qualifying standards for Sprint Nationals.