Youth Programs

Welcome to the Chattanooga Triathlon Club Youth/Junior Page!!  The Chattanooga Triathlon Club actively promotes and encourages area youth to participate in triathlons.

For more information, email, subject “YOUTH.” **
Below is valuable information when introducing a child or young adult to the sport of Triathlon. Among the information linked below is a USA Triathlon Youth Guide that will cover most of the basics of what defines Youth and Junior divisions and provides good guidance for starting out.

Also below is list of events that have youth appropriate distances. Not everyone is ready for an Olympic distance so start small and work your way up. This will help you progress appropriately and help prevent serious injury. Overall just have fun and challenge yourself.


Helpful Links

USA Triathlon Youth/Junior Information ->

Kids Tri – Source for looking up youth/junior races ->

Tri Find – Good source to find races but does not limit to just Youth/Junior distances ->


Local Events

Closest Local Races:

June 7: Tri Club Training for Kids (TCTK) at Hamilton YMCA.

July 25: Run for God Tri, Dalton, GA

Aug 9: Sports Barn Sprint Triathlon (open water)

Sept 7: Green Giant Youth Triathlon, Signal Mountain, TN website TBA, see

Sept 25: Iron Kids Fun Run

Knoxville, TN area

Apr 12, 2015 TriDeltathon Triathlon,

May 17, 2015 Challenge Knoxville,

May 23, 2015 Tri Shark Challenge Youth Tri,

Jun 7, 2015 Xterra Knoxville Off-Road Triathlon,

Jun 21, 2014 Crown Cleaners Kids Triathlon Series,

Jul 11, 2015 Westside Y Tri,

Aug 16, 2014 Dragonfly Kids Tri,

Sep 20, 2015 Anchor Splash Triathlon,

Pigeon Forge, TN area

Jun 6, 2015 Double Dip Triathlon – Splash and Dash,

Jun 7, 2015 Double Dip Sprint Triathlon  (ages 12+)

Rome, Georgia area:


June 13, 2015 Tri for the Shelter Sprint Triathlon, Rocky Mtn Rec Area,

June 14, 2015 Peach Kids Triathlon – Alpharetta, GA

September 20, 2015 Race Rome Sprint & Youth Triathlons – Darlington School,

October 11, 2015 Davey Sprocket Family Adventure Day – Cave Spring, GA

USAT National Youth Elite and Junior Elite Information

USAT Junior Elite Races:

* Youth National Championship (non drafting)

7-10-year-olds: 100m swim, 5k bike, and 1k run

11-15-year-olds: 200m swim, 10k bike, 2k run

(No qualification required)

* Youth Elite National Championship (draft legal)
13-15-year-olds: 375m swim, 10k bike, 2.5K run

* Junior Elite National Championship (draft legal)
16-19-year-olds: 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run

* Team Relay (draft legal)
Athletes must be 13 to 19 years old as of December 31, 2015 to compete with a team.

May 3, 2015: USAT Richmond Youth Elite & Junior Elite Cup. Innsbrook, Richmond, Virginia *National Championship Qualifier (to qualify for Aug 1-2 National Championship, below)

August 1-2, 2015: Youth & Junior National Championships, West Chester, Ohio

September 16-20, 2015:  ITU Junior Triathlon World Championships
Chicago, Illinois