Junior Talent ID Races provide a gateway into the sport of triathlon and a starting point for talent identification. Participants experience triathlon in its traditional, non-drafting format, officiated using USA Triathlon Rules.
These sprint-distance races have been selected because of their “junior-friendly” atmosphere and age-appropriate courses. There is no requirement to qualify and athletes of all abilities are welcome (subject to race director discretion). USAT frequently reviews the results for talent identification purposes.
It is not expected that athletes race all of the events listed. The athletes should enjoy the event and getting to know others their own age that share the same enjoyment of multisport.