USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championship set for King Boreas Winter Triathlon

The King Boreas Winter Triathlon has been awarded the 2016 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championship. The event will take place January 31st as part of the King Boreas Winter Triathlon and Saint Paul Winter Carnival in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Winter Triathlon consists of run/bike/XC ski. Distances for the King Boreas Winter Triathlon will be 5km run, 17km bike, 7.5km cross country ski.

Participants have the opportunity to qualify for the 2017 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship, location to be determined.

Find all the info from USA Triathlon below.

2016 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championship


Entry Fee: $70

Distance: 5k Run, 17k Bike, 7.5k Ski

King Boreas Winter Triathlon will take place on Sunday, January 31st starting at 10am at Phalen Golf Course in Saint Paul.  The address is 1615 Phalen Drive East, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55106.  Nestled in Saint Paul’s East side, the venue is 20 minutes from our International Airport, 5 minutes from the heart of downtown, 15 minutes from a premier Nordic ski shop and close to many fantastic bike and run shops. Who is King Boreas, you ask? Click here for his legend.

Eligible Age Groups and Awards

Participants have the opportunity to qualify for the 2017 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship through the 2016 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championship. It is the policy of USA Triathlon to provide awards only for those age groups which qualify for this level of competition. Age groups will begin with 17-19 and continue in 5-year increments through 80-84. The minimum ages to compete are based on the ITU Competition Rules (appendix A, page 75).

  • For the 2016 USAT Winter Triathlon National Championship, athletes must be 17 by December 31st, 2016.
  • For the 2017 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship, athletes must be 18 by December 31st, 2017.

Please note that this event may have additional categories other than what is listed here. USA Triathlon will only provide National Championship awards for the listed age groups. If you are wishing to compete at this event, but do not meet the minimum age requirement, we encourage you to participate in one of our youth events. For a chart of recommended distances for youth multisport athletes, please click here.

Note: this event may allow athletes under 17 to participate. In coordination with ITU rules, they will not be eligible for USA Triathlon National Championship awards.

Team USA Information

Team USA

The 2016 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota, will qualify athletes for the 2017 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship at a location TBD. At the Winter Triathlon National Championships, the top 18 in each age group, rolling down to 25th place after applying the age-up rule, will qualify for the World Championships.

The top-20 off-road triathletes per age group in the USA Triathlon winter triathlon annual rankings as of 12/31/16 will also qualify for the world championship. The top 2 are offered a spot rolling down to 20th.

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Flight Information

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Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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