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Jul
1
Sat
2018 Triton Series Open Water Swims
Jul 1 – Aug 31 all-day

STATUS
Open for bids through August 31, 2017

HISTORY
Boulder, CO, 2018
Austin, TX, 2018
South Padre Island, TX, 2017–2018

INSIDE TRACK
Open Water Planet is accepting bids for its 2018 Triton Race Series, which will feature six races. Events occur over weekends and include instructional clinics with Olympians, training sessions, seminars and guided local activities on a Friday and Saturday. Races are typically held on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Venues can include rivers, lakes, oceans and bays at least 5 feet deep with water temperatures between 50 and 84 degrees. Contact Bobby Brewer, CEO, Open Water Planet, at (573) 382-0609 or bobby@openwaterplanet.com.

Aug
24
Thu
2018 NIRSA NATIONAL SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Aug 24 all-day

STATUS
2018–2019 bids open through August 24, 2017

HISTORY
Phoenix, AZ, 2017, 2015,
2013, 2009–2011

Foley, AL, 2016
Memphis, TN, 2014,
2012

Tuscaloosa, AL, 2008,
2005, 2003, 2001

INSIDE TRACK
This championship event for collegiate sport club teams will be held November 14–18. An estimated 96 teams, averaging 20 players per team, are expected to compete, including 48 men’s and 48 women’s teams. A minimum of 14 lighted soccer fields are required to host the championships, with an event-finals venue capable of seating 500. Contact Valerie McCutchan, NIRSA director of national sport programs, at (541) 766-8211 or valerie@nirsa.org.

Sep
1
Fri
2019–2021 NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sep 1 all-day

Status

Open for bids through September 1, 2017

History 

Various locations

Inside Track

The NJCAA is seeking hosts for 11 championship events for 2019–2021 across men’s and women’s sports and multiple divisions. Available events include Division I men’s golf and outdoor track and field, as well as men’s lacrosse, half marathon and Division II and III volleyball. Contact Mark Krug, NJCAA assistant executive director, at mkrug@njcaa.org.

Sep
15
Fri
2019–2020 NAIA INDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sep 15 all-day

Status 

Open for bids through September 15, 2017

History

Pittsburg, KS, 2018

Johnson City, TN,

2016–2017, 2001-2010

Geneva, OH, 2011–2015

Inside Track

The NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championship is held annually in early March from a Thursday to a Saturday and features about 100 men’s and 100 women’s teams, for a total of 1,100 participants. A 200-meter, six or eight-lane straightaway and six lane turns are required. Contact Hannah Harmon, NAIA manager of championship events, at (816) 595-8156 or hharmon@naia.org.

Sep
27
Wed
2020 FISU World University Championships
Sep 27 all-day

STATUS
Open for bids through September 27, 2017

HISTORY
Various cities

INSIDE TRACK
The Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire has launched the bidding procedure for the 2020 FISU World University Championships. Unlike the organization’s Universiade event, the WUCs are multiple single-sport events. But in 2020, the season will also include proposed sports clusters for events, with several events staged in one location such as combat sports (boxing, karate, Muay Thai, sambo, wrestling and wushu) and mind sports (chess, bridge, etc.). FISU member associations interested in bidding should fill out a letter of intention and send it to championships@fisu.net for more information.

Dec
1
Fri
2019–2020 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championship
Dec 1 all-day

STATUS
Open for bids through September 15, 2017

HISTORY
Pittsburg, KS, 2018
Johnson City, TN, 2016–2017
Geneva, OH, 2011–2015
Johnson City, TN, 2001–2010
Lincoln, NE, 1995–2000

INSIDE TRACK
The NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championship is held in early March from a Thursday to a Saturday and features about 100 men’s and 100 women’s teams, for a total of 1,100 participants. A 200-meter, six- or eight-lane straightaway and six lane turns are required, along with separate horizontal jumps and runways. Seating for 3,000 spectators is also preferred. Contact Hannah Harmon, NAIA manager of championship events, at (816) 595-8156 or hharmon@naia.org.