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Milwaukee to play host to USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships this weekend!

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MILWAUKEE -- For the third year in a row, Milwaukee is playing host to the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships -- and it's taking place along Milwaukee's lakefront this weekend!

Kristin Settle with VISIT Milwaukee joined the hosts of Studio A to talk about this event which is set for August 8th through the 11th.

Spectators are welcome, and volunteers are needed for this event.

5,600 athletes are expected to take part in the triathlon. The event is expected to have an $11 million economic impact on Milwaukee.

The following is a schedule of events for this weekend:

Thursday, August 8
2pm-6pm Packet Pick-up and Expo Milwaukee Art Museum
6:00pm Athlete of the Year Dinner
Click here for registration.
Milwaukee Art Museum
Friday, August 9
10am-6pm Packet Pickup and Expo Milwaukee Art Museum
11am-1pm Swim Practice Discovery World
1pm AG Rules Briefing Finish Line at Milwaukee Art Museum
2pm-7pm Mandatory Bike Check-in Olympic Distance Discovery World
Saturday, August 10
5:30am Transition Opens- Olympic Distance Discovery World
7:30am Transition Closes- Olympic Distance Discovery World
8am-6:30pm Race Day Expo Open Milwaukee Art Museum
7:30am Male: 40-44 Discovery World
7:37am Female: 40-44 Discovery World
7:44am Male: 60+ Discovery World
7:51am Female: 55+ Discovery World
8:01am Male: 50-54 Discovery World
8:11am Male: 55-59 Discovery World
8:21am Female: 45-49 Discovery World
8:28am Female: 50-54 Discovery World
8:48am Male: 35-39 Discovery World
8:58am Female: 35-39 Discovery World
9:08am Male: 25-29 Discovery World
9:18am Female: 25-29 Discovery World
9:30am Male: 30-34 Discovery World
9:40am Female: 24 & Under Discovery World
9:50am Female: 30-34 Discovery World
10:02am Male: 45-49 Discovery World
10:12am Male: 24 & Under Discovery World
11:15am Swim Cut-Off Olympic Distance Discovery World
12:15pm Bike Cut-off Olympic Distance Discovery World
12:15pm (aprox) Bike Check-Out Discovery World
1:20pm Courses Closes- Olympic Distance Discovery World
2pm-6:30pm Late Packet Pickup-Sprint Distance Milwaukee Art Museum
4pm-6:30pm Sprint Bike Check-in *Mandatory Discovery World
4pm-4:45pm USA Triathlon Town Hall Meeting Henry Maier Festival Park- North Gate Entrance
5pm-7pm Olympic Distance Award Ceremony Henry Maier Festival Park- North Gate Entrance
Sunday, August 11
5:30am Sprint Transition Opens Discovery World
7:30am Sprint Transition Closes Discovery World
7:30am Male: 40-44 Discovery World
7:37am Female: 40-44 Discovery World
7:44am Male: 60+ Discovery World
7:51am Female: 55+ Discovery World
7:58am Male: 55-59 Discovery World
8:05am Male :50-54 Discovery World
8:12am Female: 50-54 Discovery World
8am-11:30am Race Day Expo Open Discovery World
8:34am Male: 35-39 Discovery World
8:41am Female: 35-39 Discovery World
8:48am Female: 45-49 Discovery World
8:55am Female: 29 & under Discovery World
8:02am Male: 25-29 Discovery World
9:09am Male: 30-34 Discovery World
9:16am Female: 30-34 Discovery World
9:23am Male: 45-49 Discovery World
9:30am Male: 24 & Under Discovery World
10:00am Swim Cut Off Sprint Distance Discovery World
11:00am Bike Cut-off Sprint Distance Discovery World
11:00am (Approx.) Bike Check-Out Discovery World
11:50am Course Closes Sprint Distance Discovery World
1:30pm-2:30pm Sprint Distance Award Ceremony Henry Maier Festival Park- North Gate Entrance

 

The USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships first came to Milwaukee in 2013 -- hosting a record field of nearly 4,000 athletes at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World.

Last year, the event sold out with a registered field of 5,700 athletes vying for national titles and world championships spots in the Olympic-distance and sprint events on August 9th-10th.

The August 8th Olympic-distance race features a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run, while the sprint race on August 9th will showcase a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run.

The races will serve as qualifiers for Team USA, the select group of amateur triathletes who represent the U.S. at International Triathlon Union World Championship events.

The 2015 Age Group Nationals in Milwaukee will serve as the sole event qualifier for Team USA for the 2016 ITU Age Group World Championships, with location for that event still to be determined.

CLICK HERE to learn more about USA Triathlon.

CLICK HERE for more from VISIT Milwaukee -- including other fun events taking place this weekend.

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