Following World Triathlon’s lead with the Multisport World Championships that includes a number of different championships in one venue, USA Triathlon has announced a new Multisport National Championships Festival that will include six national championship events. The inaugural event will take place in Irving, Texas from April 28 to May 1, 2022.
Included in the festival will be:
- Draft-legal Triathlon National Championships
- Duathlon (run-bike-run) National Championships (standard and draft-legal sprint distances)
- Aquathlon (swim-run) National Championships
- Aquabike (swim-bike) National Championships (standard distance)
- Super Sprint Triathlon Time Trial National Championships
- Age Group Mixed Relay National Championships
The event will debut two new national championship events – the Age Group Mixed Relay National Championships and the Super Sprint Triathlon Time Trial National Championships.
“This brand-new Multisport National Championships Festival has been a long time in the making and we are thrilled to head to Irving, Texas, a terrific host city with a long history of supporting triathlons, for the debut edition,” said Rocky Harris, USA Triathlon CEO. “We’ve long wanted to bring together several of our multisport national championship events as one, multi-day event where triathletes, duathletes and aquabike and aquathlon athletes can all come together to race at a fabulous venue. For the age group athlete looking to compete in multiple disciplines and qualify for Team USA, no longer will they have to travel to multiple events throughout the year – they can come to Multisport National Championships Festival and race several events over race weekend. These four days in Irving are really going to be a celebration of multisport racing.”
The events will all take place at Levy Event Plaza on Lake Carolyn, which is a 10-minute drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, making the event easily accessible to athletes from across the United States. The events will also serve as qualifying events for Team USA for the 2023 World Triathlon Age Group World Championships.
You can get more information about the new event here.