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Jack's Generic Triathlon

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<p>Jack’s Generic Triathlon was founded by Jack Murray at a time when he thought many triathlons had forgotten about the participants. Events had become so focused on getting big sponsors, accommodating pro athletes, and trying to look good that they sometimes neglected the actual product – the race. Athletes ended up paying more, but their racing experience was actually less. Jack had the idea to put on a race with very little pomp &amp; circumstance, yet at the core be a great race. It would be well organized, safe, good value, and of course, fun. It reminded him of the generic aisle at the supermarket: It’s the same quality products, sometimes even better, but you don’t have to pay for the fancy packaging. And hence, the name Jack’s Generic Triathlon was born.</p><p>Today, the event has a lot more fancy packaging, but at its core, it is still all about the participants. Each edition is designed, planned, and priced with you, every day at the forefront of the experience.</p>

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High Five Events has over 45 years of event management experience ranging from 20,000 person running events to concerts featuring well-known artists such as Lee Ann Womack, Ben Kweller, Cory Morrow and Vallejo. High Five Events is known for outstanding customer service, organization, safety, and for the enjoyment they bring the attendees.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sun Aug 25 2019

What's included:

  • Super cool JGT themed shirt – unique for 2019
  • Personalized Bib when you register before August 1st!
  • Free post race treats, drinks, and beer garden
  • Spectator friendly course & great crowd support
  • Fantastic aid stations
  • Professional timing
  • Custom finisher medals
  • A finish line party you won’t want to end!
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The Jack’s Generic Triathlon sprint distance course is a 600-meter swim, 11.2-mile bike, and a 5K run. The swim course does an out and back rectangle in Walter E. Long Lake. The swim course has orange marker buoys, and red triangle turn buoys. Swim with the buoys on your left.

The event features on centrally located transition area that has restrooms and an aid station that can is available before or after the swim and bike.

The bike course goes around the lake for 11.2 and features some rolling hills. There is a hill after the third right turn; it is best to downshift before entering the turn to make it up the hill with ease.

The run is on a mix of off-road path and paved road. The run course returns to the finish line where participants receive their finisher medal and a reusable water bottle filled with ice cold water.

Transition will have bike racks assigned to each age group. It is open racking within your age group. You must be body marked and wearing your athlete wristband before you enter transition. Only participants are allowed in transition, friends and family (including children) must wait outside of transition.

There will be mechanics just outside of transition for any last minute needs and with bike pumps for airing up your tires. Once transition closes, you will not be allowed back in so make sure to arrive early to get all set up.

Bike Check-Out
Bikes will not be allowed out of Transition until the final cyclist has completed the bike course. It is expected that this will be around 11:00 AM. Participants will be allowed back into transition after they finish, but bikes may not be removed from the racks. Please be courteous to your fellow participants.

Relays can consist of 2 or 3 persons.

All relay team members must visit packet pick up and present photo ID and proof of eligible USAT status. The relay packet can only be released after each member has checked in.

Relay team members will rack together. Team members will wait in the relay pen near the rack. Their team member will return their items to the rack and then meet the next team member in the pen to exchange the chip.

Aquabike participants will start with their division. Once the bike portion of the race is over, you can run through the finish line chute to retrieve your medal.

Logistics and schedule


12:00 – 7:00 PM - Packet Pickup

  • Per USAT Rules: Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Please fully read the Packet Pick Up page for full details


11:00 AM – 5:00 PM - Packet Pickup

  • Per USAT Rules: Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Please fully read the Packet Pick Up page for full details


5:00 AM - Parking Opens – Carpooling Encouraged!

5:30 AM - Transition Opens

5:30 – 6:30 AM - Out of Town Packet Pick Up at Pavilion on site. Don’t forget your ID and proof of USAT membership.

7:00 AM - Transition Closes – Take your goggles and swim cap and head to the water!

7:15 AM - Pre Race Mandatory Meeting with Race Staff

7:30 AM - Jack’s Generic Tri Starts!

10:15 AM - Awards Ceremony

10:45ish - Bike Check Out – Tentative. The bike course must be completely clear of participants before we can release bikes. No bikes will be released before this time. Please plan accordingly.


Spectators are welcome to cheer on their friends and family members. There are very few places that spectators will not be allowed. Please do not challenge volunteers or jump fences. There are water monsters for water, so bring a refillable water bottle. Some of our partners will also be giving away free samples. Official race food and drink are for the athletes and volunteers only, so please plan accordingly.

How to get there

Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park, 6620 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, TX 78724, USA

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Walter E Long Park

This event requires several road closures in the vicinity of Walter E. Long Park. Parking is available at Walter E Long Park beginning at 5:00 AM on race morning. All spectators should plan to arrive before 7 AM or they will not be able to park inside the park grounds. They will have to park on the side of Blue Bluff Rd. and walk at least 1/4 of mile to the park.

Parking is in the grass field. Look for parking attendants and follow directions on where to park. Parking opens at 5:00. There is a limited amount of space, so please carpool.

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Strava Athlete
Do I need to wear a shirt for the bike and run portions of the event?
Steph Ede
Hello there, just to let you know a shirt is preferred as many people pin their bib to it. A bib must be seen at all times. All the best!
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