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Jack's Generic Triathlon

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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 & 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.

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.

How to enter the Jack's Generic Triathlon

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    Sprint Triathlon - Individual

    Triathlon: Swim 0.6km, Bike 11.2mi, Run 5km
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    Sprint Aquabike

    Aquabike: Swim 0.6km, Bike 11.2mi
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    Sprint Triathlon - Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.6km, Bike 11.2mi, Run 5km
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    Sprint Triathlon - Virtual

    Triathlon: Swim 0.6km, Bike 11.2mi, Run 5km
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Jack's Generic Triathlon routes

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.

Event Details

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!
Raceday Logistics

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.
Volunteer at Jack’s Generic Triathlon
Jack’s Generic Triathlon is always looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to participate in the event and help the athletes have a great day. It is always a lot of fun and a great way to make friends in the community.

At Jack’s Generic, the volunteers are the VIPs. Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt and breakfast on race day. We also supply you with snacks throughout the morning and you get a fast pass for the food and beer tents. There is also the volunteer party, usually held one week after the event, where volunteers get free drinks (yes, the adult kind), food, and prizes.

Divisions & Age Groups
Age groups are separated in 5-year increments. Your race age is based on your age on December 31st of this year. This is done so that you race at the same age for the entire season.

Individual Age Groups Men and Women
19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

The minimum age to participate in this event is 12 years old.

The open wave will be the first to start. Participants are encouraged to enter this wave if they expect to be in the top 50 finishers. Participants in the open wave will not be eligible for age group awards or USAT rankings. The open division exists so that the age group waves are more friendly, and so that participants who are interested in competing head to head, regardless of age, may do so.

You can also select to compete in the Athena/Clydesdale, separated according to body weight instead of age group. The categories are Athena (Female 165 + lbs) or Clydesdale (Male 220 + lbs). Athena/Clydesdale is an option for registration and not required.

Awards will be given to the following categories:

  • Top 3 overall males and females in the open division
  • Overall masters male & female.
  • Top 3 male and female in each age group, starting at 19 & Under and going to 75+ in 5-year increments.
  • Top 3 male and female overall in the Aquabike Division
  • Top 3 in Clydesdale Division
  • Top 3 in the Athena Division
  • Relay teams will be presented trophies for top 3 teams overall.

The finish line festival is open to all participants and spectators. Participants will receive free food and drinks, as well as other treats. Food & drink for spectators may be available for purchase and may be free at some vendors. Free water will be available for everyone. Be sure to stick around and celebrate!

In the event of inclement weather, the start time of this event will be delayed by up to 1 hour. Should the weather conditions be unsafe for the swim, this event will be changed to a bike-run with distances of an 11.2-mile bike, and a 5K run. The duathlon will use a time trial start based upon the swim wave order. If the weather makes it unsafe for cycling, the event will become a 5K run. If the weather is deemed unsafe for any activity the event will be canceled in full.


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Friday, August 23rd 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm - Saturday, August 24th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

You must attend packet pick up during these hours. If you are coming from out of town, please see the schedule for out of town packet pick up.

In order to make this a successful USAT sanctioned event, there are some rules that must be followed. Please help make the experience easy by being prepared and following these few simple rules:

  • You must pick up your packet in person during pickup hours. No exceptions. No one else can pick up your packet for you.
  • You will be required to show a photo ID and proof of USAT membership.
  • Already a member of USAT? Bring your membership card, or a picture of it on your phone. You can print a copy of your membership by logging in to your Membership Dashboard ( This printed copy will suffice as proof of membership.
  • Did you purchase the USAT one-day pass when you registered for the event? If so, we will have record of this and you do not need to provide proof.
  • Not sure if you purchased the USAT one-day pass? Look on the Confirmation email you received from eventdog when you registered for the race and see if there is a $15.00 charge. Logon to your eventdog account if you need to resend your confirmation email to yourself.
  • Those not having proof of USAT membership will be required to purchase a $15.00 1-day license at packet pick up.
  • Relay Teams – All relay members must go to packet pick up to show ID and proof of USAT status. Team members do need to go to packet pickup at the same time because each individual can check in separately. However, the final person to check in is the only one who will receive the timing chip.
  • Youth athletes without an ID must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with a photo ID.

Your race packet will include:

  • Wristband – this must be worn to enter transition in the morning. Put it and your timing chip on at home so that you are ready to go upon arrival. Please do not litter, even the little tab from the wristband needs to find its way to a trash can in front of transition.
  • Timing Chip – This is the long black, spongy item with a stickered edge to wrap around your ankle.
  • Race Bib – You will wear this during the running portion of the race.
  • Bike Stickers – One for the bike seat post and one for your bike helmet.
  • Swim Cap – The color of the cap reflects your age group.

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