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Regions
FLORIDA
Our Regional Championship will be held April 24-26 in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the St. Anthony’s Triathlon Olympic-distance race. Athletes from almost every state in the nation and some foreign countries will be on hand to compete in St. Anthony’s Triathlon.


Several members of the Florida Region will be on hand all weekend to assist athletes with the check-in process, provide information about the races and answer questions.


The Region will host its annual meeting and a triathlon club summit Saturday, and the Florida Regional Officials Coordinator will offer a clinic. To register, contact FloridaROC@msn.com.


Saturday’s Meek & Mighty Triathlon will begin in the 50-meter pool at the North Shore Aquatic Complex. Sunday features the weekend’s main event, the 32nd annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon.


USA Triathlon’s Florida Region is excited and proud to be an integral part of this long-standing event. We hope to see you there.


 


 


SOUTHWEST
Test your fitness, gain experience, earn USA Triathlon rankings points and have fun; just a few reasons to register for an upcoming 2015 USA Triathlon Southwest Region Championship event.


We start the season on May 17 with the Auburn International Triathlon, which is this year’s Southwest Regional Championship. Enjoy gorgeous scenery over diverse terrain that is guaranteed to challenge you from start to finish.


Run-bike-run specialists, lace up your racing flats and head to Lake Forest, California. for the Orange County Duathlon on June 7. The USAT-SW Region Duathlon Championship consists of a flat 2k run, rolling 37k bike and hilly 10k run.


Speed demons, don’t miss the super-fast fun of the California Sprint Triathlon on June 28, designated the USAT-SW Region Sprint Championship.


Young multi-sport athletes check out the iCAN TRI Sprint on July 19 and the Tri Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlons on Aug. 9.


Love to swim and run? Give aquathlon a go. Head to Santa Cruz, California, for the Dip and Dash Aquathlon on Aug. 30. You can practice for the Regional Aquathlon Championship by taking part in two earlier Dip and Dash events on the same course. No excuses. Visit www.usat-southwest.org for more information.


 


 


NORTHEAST
Spring is the start of another season and the Regional Council is working to ensure it will be a terrific one. On a snowy Saturday in January the council held its annual strategic planning meeting. Committees were formed for clubs (working to increase memberships), collegiate/NCAA involvement (help teams with recruiting and at races), grants (stream-lining and promoting the process), promotion of USA Triathlon within the Region, paratriathlon (how we can better support paratriathletes and help/educate race directors), women (increasing participation), and youth/juniors (getting more kids interested in triathlons). The council values and welcomes your input, so please reach out to our chair, Justin Model (chair@usatnortheast.com), if you have ideas. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@USAT_northeast).


The Northeast Region is proud to host several prestigious events this year. The 2015 USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Banquet will be held April 18 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Join us on Sept. 13 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, when TOUGHMAN will host the Aquabike National Championships. The Regional Council will be at the following championships: age group (Challenge Quassy, June 6), duathlon (Pat Griskus, June 20), Aquabike (Patriot Half, June 20), paratriathlon (Summer Sizzler, Aug. 8) and Club (Cranberry TriFest, Aug. 22-23).


 


 


SOUTHEAST
It’s race season, and we’re excited to highlight a few of the quality events in our Region. Our Regional Championship is the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon on June 28. This race will qualify the top 33 percent of each age group for USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


If you haven’t been to Chattanooga before you’re in for a treat. This race, which has sold out in past years, features a current-aided, point-to-point swim, a challenging and scenic bike and a gorgeous run along the riverwalk. The city is also very welcoming of triathletes and features numerous lodging and restaurant options within walking distance of the race.


Can’t make it to Chattanooga? You have another shot to make it to Nationals at our special qualifier, Renaissance Man, that takes place on July 12 in Florence, Alabama. This race will also qualify the top 33 percent in each age group for Nationals.


Besides clinching your spot at one of these marque events, check out the complete lineup of races in this year’s SERCS (Southeast Regional Championship Series) at www.usatse.org. This year, not only can you win cash and bragging rights as triathlon clubs across the Southeast go head to head, you can also pick up some USA Triathlon gear, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and bag tags, by visiting the Southeast Region booth at select races. Renew your membership at our booth and you might just get a special gift.


Finally, engage with us off the course, too, at our updated website — www.usatse.org. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Strava. See how your training stacks up to other members in the Region.


 


 


MIDWEST
The 2015 season is once again coming together with a lot of exciting opportunities for Midwest multi-sport athletes. Kicking off on June 6, the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships are returning to Saint Paul, Minnesota. This event will again have both a standard and sprint-distance option and is open to all athletes. Both distances provide athletes with the opportunity to qualify for the 2016 World Championships.


New this year will be an Off-Road Regional Championship that will be held as part of the XTERRA Dairyland event in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on June 27. The Sprint and Olympic-Distance Regional Championships will be held at the Bluff Creek Triathlon event in Boone, Iowa, on July 18. The top 33 percent per age group in the Olympic-Distance event will qualify for Age Group Nationals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Athletes must be at least 17 years old by Dec. 31, 2015, to qualify.


To cap off the championship season, the Sprint and Olympic-Distance National Championships will again return to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 8 and 9. Any athlete who wants to compete at the USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships must qualify in their respective age group at a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event of a qualifying distance. The Sprint National Championships is open to any athlete who wants to complete.


For more information on registration or qualifications, please visit www.usatriathlon.org/eventcalendar and visit the National and Regional Championships pages found under the events section.


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