USA Triathlon Returns to Milwaukee This Weekend for National Championships

: USA Triathlon returns to Milwaukee this weekend with the 2021 Toyota Age Group National Championships.
USA Triathlon returns to Milwaukee this weekend with the 2021 Toyota Age Group National Championships.

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – USA Triathlon is heading back to Milwaukee’s lakefront for the 2021 Toyota Age Group National Championships.

The event will take place Aug. 7-8 bringing more than 10,000 visitors to the city as well as an estimated economic impact of $6 million.

“Milwaukee just welcomed back an NBA Championship title and this August we welcome back USA Triathlon to our lakefront,” said Marissa Werner, STS, director of Sports Milwaukee. “USA Triathlon has told us that Milwaukee was one of its competitors’ and spectators’ favorite host cities when they were here last, and now they revisit Milwaukee for 2021 as well as next year.”

Milwaukee will not only host this weekend’s event, but also the 2022 championships. For the 2021 event, the Olympic-Distance National Championship takes place Saturday, and the Sprint-Distance National Championship is awarded Sunday.

“USA Triathlon fits right in on Milwaukee’s lakefront and in Milwaukee County Parks,” Werner said. “Lake Michigan and Milwaukee’s three rivers provide perfect swimming, kayaking, and even surfing. Lakeshore State Park gives sports teams a plethora of options from running along the trails to competitive diving into Lake Michigan. And Veterans Park brings competitors to lakeside trails, greenery, and even kite-flying.”

Milwaukee has played host to many world-class sporting events and more are planned. The Ryder Cup heads to Whistling Straits this September, while in January 2022, the U.S. Speedskating’s Olympic Long Track Team Trials will take place at the Pettit National Ice Center. And the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball first and second rounds head to Fiserv Forum in March 2022. Additionally, Milwaukee’s convention center will complete its expansion in 2024 building more space for events of all sizes.

“Milwaukee is an attractive, affordable sports-friendly city ideal for a wide range of sporting events,” Werner said. “Whether an athlete or a spectator, Milwaukee is the place to get your game on.”