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Kerrville Triathlon Festival

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Kerrville Triathlon was founded with the idea of bringing out the beauty and welcoming nature of the Texas Hill Country. Since it’s start, over 6,000 participants have crossed the finish line to collect their medals. The event features 8 different distance events, including a free kids run. From Sprint, Relays, Quarter Distance, and Aquabikes to full Half Distances- Kerrville Triathlon has something for every type of athlete. Kerrville Triathlon is the final event in the Texas Tri Series. The Series is composed of four triathlon events. Participants can complete the series by participating in all of the events. You do not have to register for the series. Participants will be given credit for participating in an event if they finish the event as a competitor, or if they volunteer. The series concludes with a an awesome finisher party complete with food, drinks, awards ceremony, dancing, and more.

How to enter the Kerrville Triathlon Festival

  1. Debra Zapata Sprint Triathlon - Individual

    Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 14.5mi, Run 5km
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  2. Sprint Aquabike

    Aquabike: Swim 0.5km, Bike 14.5mi
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  3. Quarter Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1km, Bike 29mi, Run 6.4mi
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  4. Quater Aquabike

    Aquabike: Swim 1km, Bike 29mi
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  5. Half Triathlon - Individual

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
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  6. Half Aquabike

    Aquabike: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi
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  7. Debra Zapata Sprint Triathlon - Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 14.5km, Run 5km
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  8. Half Triathlon - Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2km, Bike 56km, Run 13.1km
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Kerrville Triathlon Festival routes

Course Description
Each distance of the Kerrville Tri will begin with a swim in scenic and calm waters of Nimitz Lake formed by the dammed Guadalupe River that flows through town. Just a short distance from the swim exit is the transition for the bike course,T1. T1 is located in the grassy field behind the Family Sports Center, on Hwy 16 at the intersection of Guadalupe St.

The famous bike course leaves T1 for a ride through the historic downtown district. From here the Half and Quarter Distance will continue out of town for a fast ride through rolling ranch country side and by creek fed water crossings. The Quarter Distance will do one loop and the Half Distance will do two full loops. Bikes will make a loop back into downtown Kerrville for the second transition area (T2) located at Louise Hayes Park.

Starting in 2015, the Kerrville Triathlon Run course is held entirely on the Kerrville River Trail. This scenic trail follows the Guadalupe River from Louise Hayes Park all the way to Kerrville Schriener Park. The Half Distance will complete two 6.55 loops, while the Quarter and Sprint Distances run courses will be a single loop.

All events at the Kerrville Triathlon Festival will use a two transition area format. T1 (swim to bike) and T2 (bike to run) are in different locations approximately 2 miles apart. Participants will ride their bicycles during the event from T1 after the swim to T2, where they will begin the run.

Aid Stations
The Half and Quarter Distance run course will have aid stations at approximately each mile. The Aid Stations for the Sprint Distance will have Water and Gatorade. Aid Stations for the Quarter & Half will be stocked with water, Gatorade, pretzels, and fruit.

The Energy Zone will be at Aid Station #1, which will be passed twice for the Quarter Distance, and four times for the Half Distance.

At each station, there will be medical personnel from Peterson Medical who can provide injury assessment and first aid. There will also be EMTs in vehicles roaming the course for athletes in need of assistance.

Finish Line Festival
Finally, we get to the important part! The Finish Line Party is stocked with goodies, good music, and fun fun fun! The finish line area is open to the public so feel free to invite family and friends to come experience the excitement while you are out crushing the course.

H-E-B is providing some top notch food for all participants and the Jack & Adam’s Fredericksburg will be keeping the grills hot and the food coming throughout the day! There will be bountiful refreshing drinks and yummy snacks as well as a beer garden, flowing with local beer from, for participants over 21 ! Make sure you have your yellow band on, this not only gets you in transition but also into the beer garden. Food and drinks are for participants only.

There is free water in the water monsters to everyone, so spectators should make sure you pack your reusable water bottle. All participants will be given a Custom Kerrville Water bottle when they cross the finish. Food & drink for spectators may be available for purchase, and may be free at some vendors.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Super cool shirt
  • Reusable bag with swag
  • Personalized Bib when you register before the deadline!
  • Free post race fresh cooked H-E-B fajitas, drinks, and beer garden
  • Spectator friendly course
  • Great crowd support
  • Fantastic aid stations stocked with nutrition & hydration to refuel
  • Professional timing
  • Custom belt buckle finisher medals
  • A finish line party you won’t want to end!
Raceday Logistics

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM - The Kerrville Triathlon Expo & Packet Pickup, Inn of the Hills Hotel
  • Per USAT Rules: Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Please fully read the Packet Pick Up page for full details
4 -7:30 PM Sprint Distance Bike Check-In at T1
5:00 PM Beginner Triathlon Clinic
6:00 PM Course Talk & Rules Review


5:30 AM Javier “J.P.” Pena Transition Areas Open. T2 also open for Run Bag check-in.

5:30 AM – 6:30 AM Sprint Distance Late Packet Pickup at T2

7:15 AM T1 & T2 Areas Closed

7:15 AM Pre-race Meeting

7:30 AM Debra Zapata Sprint Distance Race Start

10:30 AM Awards Presentation (tentative)

11:00 AM Kids Fun Run – Start/Finish at Finish Line

1 PM – 5 PM The Kerrville Triathlon Expo & Packet Pickup, Inn of the Hills Hotel
  • Per USAT Rules: Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Please fully read the Packet Pick Up page for full details
1 PM – 5:30 PM Mandatory Bike Check-In at T1 and Run Bag Check-In at T2

3 PM Course Talk & Rules Review

5:00 PM Packet Pick Up Closes

There is no race day packet pickup for the Half or Quarter Distance events. All packets must be picked up by Saturday at 5 PM. Bikes must be checked into T1 and Run Bags checked into T2 by 5:30 PM.


5:30 AM Transition Areas Open

7:15 AM T1 & T2 Areas Closed

7:15 AM Pre-race Meeting

7:30 AM Half Distance Race Start

8:20 AM Quarter Distance Race Start

1:00 PM Quarter Distance Awards Presentation (tentative)

3:00 PM Half Distance Awards Presentation (tentative)

6:00 PM Volunteer Party
  • Spectator friendly course

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my race pack for the Kerrville Triathlon Festival?
Race pack pick up is available on Friday from 3pm–7pm or on Saturday from 1pm–5pm. Note that on-the-day pick up is not available.
What is the cut-off time for the Kerrville Triathlon Festival?
the cut of times for the Half at 1:10 for the swim, 5:30 for the bike, 8:30 for the run. The cut off times for the Quarter are 0:35 for the sim, 3:00 for the bike, 4:30 for the run.
At what time does the Kerrville Triathlon Festival start?
The Half distance race starts at 07:30am on Sunday with the Quarter distance starting at 08:20am. The Sprint distance starts on Saturday at 07:30am and the Kids Fun Run at 11:00am.
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Kerrville Triathlon Festival weather forecast

Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.

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Meet the organizer

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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