Opening Date   

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Registration sold out in about 30 minutes in 2018. Some say that the GNT is really FOUR events: Swim, Bike, Run and Registration. 


$60.00* - Adults 18 & over
$30.00* - Youth ages 10 - 17
*race fees were reduced to accommodate for the USAT change below.

note: age is based on what age you are on 12/31/19, not your age at the time of registration or race date



New for 2019 - Gold Nugget Triathlon ("GNT") will be using for registration. Many of you will recognize it as it is used by many events across the country and in Alaska.   

Pre-registration will be super easy and quick. However, if you want to experience lighting speed consider setting up a RunSignUp profile before March 4th. If you don't already have one, feel free to set one up prior.


USAT is the sanctioning organization that provides GNT with the insurance needed to put on a race such as this. There are racer fees paid by each racer to participate. Participants have always paid the USAT fees in their registration fees, unless you were already a USAT member, in which case a USAT membership discount was given. GNT then remitted the fees for the one-day license to USAT post event.

Our new registration system makes the process transparent, and easier for both racers and the race organizers. We are able to instantly verify membership. Instead of applying a discount to members, non-members have the option to pay the one-day license or register for a full membership at the time of registering.  Current USAT members will simply supply their valid USAT membership number at the time of registration. 2019 race fees were reduced to accommodate for this change. 

You do NOT need to assure your membership is valid during the ‘pre-registration’ phase. You will however, need to a valid membership (and must supply your USAT membership number) during the ‘full-registration’ phase or be required to pay the one-day license or full year membership at the time of registration.

Again, you will not need your USAT number during the pre-registration phase; however, if you are a current member you MUST have it for the full registration phase or pay the one-day license fee at minimum.  (yep, had to say it twice!!!)


  • 3/4/19 – 8:00 p.m. – Pre-Registration (Phase 1) opens. You do not need to have a profile to register although it may be quicker and easier if you do. The link to set up a ‘Run Sign Up’ profile is above. A ‘REGISTER HERE’ button will be posted on the GNT web site at 8 p.m.. There will be no link coming in an email. You will actually have to link to the registration site from the GNT website.
  • 3/5/19 – 9:00 a.m. – Full-Registration (Phase2) opens. Once you have successfully made it through the pre-registration phase you will receive a link that will allow you to fully register for the 2019 Gold Nugget Triathlon. You will have 8 days to complete your registration.
  • 3/12/19 – 8:00 p.m. – deadline to complete the full registration. If your registration is not completed by 8:00 p.m. on 3/12/19 your link will no longer work, and we will begin clearing names from the waitlist. If can add your name to the waitlist if you were too late to complete your registration.
  • 3/13/19 – Begin clearing names off of the waitlist, as we have the opportunity to do so.
  • 4/21/19 - Registration is CLOSED. 


The Gold Nugget Triathlon will not deny participation because of financial need. Our goal is that all girls and women can participate, regardless of income. For more information on financial assistance, contact the Gold Nugget Board of Directors well before registration. Any financial arrangements do not guarantee entry into the race. You must successfully obtain a registration link during the registration process and then follow further direction from the GNT Board, as arranged prior to the initial registration. Scholarships: Applicants interested in being considered for a GNT Scholarship (to cover the cost of the registration fee) must register on March 1st and receive a unique web link. If you receive a slot AND are pre-approved for a GNT Scholarship, a GNT Board member will contact you to complete the registration. Scholarship Application is available here. Applications must be received no later than Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Other Registration Details


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