what is sanctioning ?
The term 'USA Triathlon sanctioned' indicates to the event organizer, participant athletes, host communities and others that race planning and preparation has met the requirements established by USA Triathlon. It signifies that the race director has completed a thorough review of the swim, bike and run courses, has evaluated and planned for medical, emergency, safety and volunteer support and will conduct the event according to the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules. Among the materials submitted for USA Triathlon review and approval are safety plans, course maps and event details. The process is online so it can be adjusted for changes and effectively integrated as a planning tool for race directors.
Required documents and plans to be reviewed:
USA Triathlon annual or one-day membership requirements:
Post race documents—must be postmarked to USA Triathlon within 15 business days of the event:
What are benefits of event sanctioning for participants ?
What are the benefits of sanctioning for Race Directors ?
Opportunities to host National Championship events and Special Qualifying Events:
Opportunity to utilize USA Triathlon Certified Officials:
Outstanding exposure and advertising opportunities: