City of Cleveland and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Announce 2019 Toyota USA Triathlon’s National Championships

Thursday, August 8, 2019

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission welcome the 2019 Toyota USA Triathlon’s Age Group National Championships to Cleveland. This is USA Triathlon’s largest annual event. It will take place on August 10 and 11, 2019 at Edgewater Park and surrounding neighborhoods. The event will feature approximately 4,500 athletes and another 10,000 spectators from across the United States.

WHAT: The 2019 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. USA Triathlon’s event will include a swim portion at Edgewater Park with the bike and run portions passing through the following neighborhoods: Detroit-Shoreway, Edgewater, Downtown Cleveland, St. Clair-Superior and University Circle.

In conjunction with the Championships, select roads will be closed for the athletes’ safety on race days.

WHERE: The following road closures will be in effect from Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 from 4:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A complete listing of road closures and suggested detours is available here and listed below.

The following road closures will be in effect from Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 from 4:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Lake Avenue – West 104th Street to Clifton/Lake
    Detour: Lake Ave. 
  • West Blvd. – Lake Avenue to Edgewater Drive
    Detour: West Blvd. 

The following road closures will be in effect from Sunday, Aug. 11, 2018 from 4:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Eastbound Shoreway – Lake/Clifton & West Boulevard to Muni Lot
    Detour: Eastbound/Westbound Shoreway
  • Westbound Shoreway – Dead Man’s Curve to Lake/Clifton & West Boulevard
    Detour: Eastbound/Westbound Shoreway
  • South Marginal Road – Muni Lot to East 55th Street
  • Lake Avenue – West 104th Street to Clifton/Lake
    Detour: Lake Ave. 

The following road closures will be in effect from Sunday, Aug. 11, 2018 from 4:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • West Blvd.– Lake Avenue to Edgewater Drive
    Detour:
    West Blvd. 

NOTE: There will be no vehicular access to Edgewater Park Saturday, August 10 or Sunday, August 11 from 4:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

A guarded swim area will not be available on:

  • Friday, August 9 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10 from 4:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 11 from 4:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority: Adjusted GCRTA routes are available on their website.

WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 4:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 4:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to the triathlon, there are many other great events and activities to see and do in Cleveland such as the City’s Theater District, our great restaurants, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Great Lakes Science Center to name a few. Come downtown or visit anyone of our many great neighborhoods and enjoy all the amenities Cleveland has to offer.

About the City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life for its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.

About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting over 190 sporting events which provide more than $786 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC supports the local economy, utilizes sports as a vehicle to forward community agendas and maintains a goal of producing events that are more successful when held in Cleveland than in other cities. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.

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About USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).

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