The USA Triathlon has selected Myrtle Beach as the site of the 2010 USA Triathlon National Championship Festival. The event is scheduled for Saturday November 6, 2010. This first national championship held by an Olympic governing body in the Myrtle Beach area is expected to attract between 2,000 -3,000 athletes and several thousand spectators.
The multisport festival will consist of three separate races--USAT Long Course Triathlon National Championship, USAT Club National Championship and Myrtle Beach Sprint Triathlon --as well as the Multisport Festival & Expo. The Long Course Triathlon requires all athletes to qualify to compete. The Club and Sprint events are open to any athlete.
The hub of the event will take place at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. The swim portion will occur in the Intracoastal Waterway with the start and finish at the Ocean Club at Grande Dunes. The route for the bicycle segment starts at the Marina at Grande Dunes and continues on the southbound lanes of US 17 Bypass to Robert Grissom Parkway.
The run portion will be on US 17 Bypass between Marina Inn Parkway and 48th Avenue North.
The SCDOT, USCG & SC DNR are all collaborating to make the routes to be the safest possible for all participants.