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.
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.
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.
Sprint Triathlon - IndividualStart Time: 12:30pm
Sprint Triathlon - RelayStart Time: 12:30pm
Sprint Triathlon - VirtualStart Time: 12:30pm
Jack's Generic Triathlon weather forecast
Humid throughout the day.
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