USA Triathlon is bringing the nation’s most competitive triathlons to Cleveland, Ohio, the “Rock ‘n Roll Capital of the World!” The Olympic-Distance Age Group National Championship will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11 while the Sprint National Championship will occur on Sunday, Aug, 12. Athletes will swim in Lake Erie and bike and run along the lake shore overlooking downtown Cleveland. Participants of both races have the chance to compete for Age Group National Titles as well as spots on Team USA in 2019.
No stranger to adrenaline rushes, Cleveland is home to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well as three professional sports teams. For a different kind of performance, Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York City, hosts Broadway hits, solo acts and so much more. If you like to eat, don’t miss the West Side Market, with more than 100 vendors selling local produce, exotic spices, and authentic cultural foods from shawarmas to strudels. And if you like the outdoors, head out on Lake Erie, visit one of the 18 reserves of the Cleveland Metroparks that surround the city, or take a quick drive south to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio’s only National Park.Check out ThisIsCleveland.comfor more suggestions.