USA Triathlon is seeking bids to hosts its inaugural Multisport National Championships Festival in 2022 and 2023. There are two different event models that could be utilized depending on available dates and location, with the first model being the preferred option. This includes the addition of Collegiate Club National Championships, which adds an additional three races and 1,000 athletes to model 2 plus spectators. Model 1 will welcome more than 7,500 visitors (3,000 athletes and over 4,500 spectators based on historical numbers) from all 50 states for three days of multisport racing. Model 2 will welcome more than 5,000 visitors (2,000 athletes and over 3,000 spectators based on historical numbers) from all 50 states for two days of multisport racing. Here are the details.
Deadline to Bid: April 23, 2021
Time of Year: Model 1: March, April or early May; Model 2: May, June, September, October, or November
Venue Requirements: Adequate space for swim start/finish, transition area, finish line, athlete recovery area, spectator viewing, parking and race expo. Venue should not be more than 20 minutes’ drive from hotels. No split transition area.
Number of attendees: Model 1: 3,000 out-of-town athletes; 4,500 out-of-town spectators; Model 2: 1,600 out-of-town athletes, 2,500 out-of-town spectators
Hotel requirements: Should be able to service athletes plus staff, friends, family, spectators and sponsors. Meeting space fitting up to 1,500 for awards ceremony.
Rights Fee: $40,000 ($20,000 per year)
Projected Economic Impact: Model 1: Nearly $5 million; Model 2: $2 Million +
For the complete RFP, click here.