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2012 Best of the U.S. State Qualifier Triathlons


Best of the U.S. logoThe Best of the U.S. (BOUS), now in it's eight year is delighted to spotlight the state qualifying triathlon events for the upcoming season and announces that it's National Championship is moving to a spring time race in 2013. With that, the 2012 qualifying season kicks off on March 25th with the Great Clermont Triathlon in Florida.

The Best of the U.S. Triathlon Series shines the spotlight on the talent-rich field of amateur men and women their home state at the Best of the U.S. Amateur Triathlete Championship. The fastest male and female amateurs from each of the state qualifiers earns the right to represent themselves and their state at championship race.

Under the new format, the BOUS qualifying season will stretch as far into autumn as necessary to accommodate all 50 states. In other words, you will qualify throughout the Summer / Fall of 2012 and race the 2012 Championship in the Spring of 2013. So you will be able to plan your travel and training well in advance, and kickoff your next season with your best, fresh, international-distance racing at the Best of the U.S. Championship.

The hope is that athletes will have less conflicts with late season races and less last minute travel plans so to be able to make it to the Best of the U.S. Amateur Triathlete Championship for an overall exciting race for all.

So where's the 2012 BOUS Championship that will take place next year? Well they can't say just yet. Series organizers are committed to moving the Championship location to quality races at appropriate venues around the country and are currently in discussions with several excellent host candidates. They will make the announcement as soon as possible.

In the meantime, find out where you can qualify to represent your state from the list of Best of the U.S. state qualifying triathlons this summer.

2012 Best of the U.S. State Qualifier Triathlons

State Date Event
AlabamaJune 9, 2012Buster Britton Triathlon
AlaskaAugust 5, 2012Alaska State Championship
ArizonaTBATBA
ArkansasAugust 18, 2012Tri Arkansas International
CaliforniaMay 20, 2012Orange County International
ColoradoAugust 18, 2012RattleSnake Olympic Triathlon
ConnecticutAugust 26, 2012Park City Mossman Triathlon
DelawareTBATBA
FloridaMarch 25, 2012Great Clermont Triathlon
GeorgiaApril 29, 2012West Point Lake Triathlon
HawaiiNovember 18, 2012Lavaman Keauhoa Triathlon
IdahoJuly 7, 2012YMCA Spudman Triathlon
IllinoisJuly 14, 2012Evergreen Lake International
IndianaJune 23, 2012Mideast Sprint Optimists
IowaJune 3, 2012Pigman Sprint
KansasTBATBA
KentuckyMay 26, 2012Buffalo Trails International
LouisianaTBATBA
MaineTBATBA
MarylandMay 20, 2012Columbia Triathlon
MassachusettsJuly 14, 2012Massachusetts State Triathlon
MichiganJune 17, 2012Motor City Triathlon
MinnesotaJune 24, 2012Lake Waconia Triathlon
MississippiTBATBA
MissouriJune 23, 2012Quartermax Triathlon
MontanaJuly 29, 2012Bozeman Tritons Triathlon
NebraskaTBATBA
NevadaApril 21, 2012Rage Olympic Triathlon
New HampshireJuly 14, 2012Massachusetts State Triathlon
New JerseyJuly 22, 2012New Jersey State Triathlon
New MexicoJune 2, 2012Milkman Triathlon
New YorkTBATBA
North CarolinaAugust 4, 2012Stumpy Creek Triathlon
North DakotaJune 16, 2012Bismarck Triathlon
OhioTBATBA
OklahomaJune 3, 2012Route 66 Triathlon
OregonSeptember 23, 2012Portland Triathlon
PennsylvaniaTBATBA
Rhode IslandJuly 29, 2012CrabMan Triathlon
South CarolinaJune 10, 2012Festival of Flowers International
South DakotaJune 16, 2012Dakota Man Triathlon
TennesseeJuly 22, 2012Music City Triathlon
TexasJune 3, 2012Playtri Festival RBM International
UtahMay 19, 2012SG Tri
VermontTBATBA
VirginiaAugust 18, 2012Luray International
WashingtonJuly 28, 2012Federal Escape Triathlon
West VirginiaTBATBA
WisconsinJune 10, 2012Capitol View Triathlon
WyomingJuly 8, 2012Cheyenne Sprint Triathlon

NOTE: Event dates and information are subject to change. Consult official event websites for updates.

For more information on the Best of the U.S. Amateur Triathlon Series or Championship, visit www.bestoftheustriseries.com.