Atlantic City, New Jersey, has been selected to host 2024 USA Triathlon Olympic and Sprint-Distance National Championships, USA Triathlon’s largest annual National Championships event.
The event is scheduled for September 13-15, 2024, in Atlantic City, bringing together the USA’s best short-course amateur adult triathletes who will race for age group national titles. As USA Triathlon’s longest-running annual event, USA Triathlon Olympic and Sprint-Distance National Championships typically attracts more than 6,000 athletes.
USA Triathlon has tied-up with event production company DelMoSports, which organizes events along the southern New Jersey shore and Philadelphia areas, to support production of the event. DelMoSports’ 2024 CRDA Atlantic City Triathlon on August 3, 2024 will be designated as the Official Training Race of USA Triathlon Nationals.
“We’re excited to partner with Atlantic City to create a can’t-miss racing experience in 2024 at USA Triathlon Nationals,” said Victoria Brumfield, USA Triathlon CEO.
“USA Triathlon Olympic and Sprint-Distance National Championships has long been USA Triathlon’s marquee event where the nation’s most dedicated Sprint and Olympic-distance triathletes not only compete for age group national titles, but also come together to celebrate the multisport community. We can’t wait for September in Atlantic City.”
Daniel Gallagher, Director of Sports Sales for the Atlantic City Sports Commission, said “The Atlantic City Sports Commission is thrilled to bring this world-class event to our seaside destination.
“We believe that both our natural landscape and innate amenities will provide the athletes and spectators with an unforgettable experience.”
The racing action at Olympic and Sprint-Distance National Championships begins on Friday, September 13 with the Open Water Swim Competition, which does not require qualification. A kids Splash & Dash will also take place, with details to be released at a later date.
On Saturday, September 14, athletes will race in the qualification-based Olympic-Distance National Championships, which features a 1,500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run. Racing continues on Sunday, September 15 with the qualification-based Sprint National Championships, held on a 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run course.
Athletes qualify by placing in the top two or top 15% of their age group at a USA Triathlon sanctioned race. Athletes can also earn qualification by racing at a USA Triathlon State Championship, which offers greater odds to qualify (top 5 or top 35% in an athlete’s age group). The 2024 USA Triathlon State Championships will be announced soon.
Registration for 2024 USA Triathlon Olympic and Sprint-Distance National Championships, powered by TicketSocket, is currently open for athletes who registered for this year’s Sprint & Olympic-Distance National Championships, as well as members of Team USA. Following this early-bird period, registration will open for all qualified athletes and for the open water swim competition.
Both the Olympic and Sprint-distance races will serve as qualifiers for the 2025 World Triathlon Age Group Triathlon World Championships.