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Kerrville Triathlon Festival

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Distances in this event

  1. Debra Zapata Sprint Triathlon - Individual

    Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 14.5mi, Run 5km
    $100
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      $100
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  2. Sprint Aquabike

    Other: Swim 0.5km, Bike 14.5mi
    $100
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  3. Quarter Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1km, Bike 29mi, Run 6.4mi
    $150
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      $145
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    • Standard Entry - Tier 3

      $165
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      $165
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  4. Quater Aquabike

    Other: Swim 1km, Bike 29mi
    $150
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      $150
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    • Standard Entry - Tier 3

      $155
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      $165
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  5. Half Triathlon - Individual

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
    $235
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      $225
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      $255
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      $235
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  6. Half Aquabike

    Other: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi
    $235
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      $225
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      $235
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      $245
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    • Standard Entry - Tier 4

      $255
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  7. Debra Zapata Sprint Triathlon - Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 14.5km, Run 5km
    $160
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      $155
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      $160
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    • Standard Entry - Relay Tier 3

      $165
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    • Standard Entry - Relay Tier 4

      $175
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  8. Half Triathlon - Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2km, Bike 56km, Run 13.1km
    $290
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      $285
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      $295
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    • Standard Entry - Relay Tier 4

      $305
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Meet the organizer

Kerrville Triathlon was founded with the idea of bringing out the beauty and welcoming nature of the Texas Hill Country. Since its 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.

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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!
Course Details
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.

Transition
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.
Raceday Logistics
FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

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.

SUNDAY

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
Spectators
  • Spectator friendly course
Volunteers

https://kerrvilletri.com/volunteer/

FAQs

PACKET PICK-UP

Friday
3:00 – 7:00 PM - The Kerrville Triathlon Expo & Packet Pickup, Inn of the Hills Hotel

Saturday
1:00 – 5:00 PM - The Kerrville Triathlon Expo & Packet Pickup, Inn of the Hills Hotel
Per USAT Rules: Athletes may only pick up their own packets. See below for more details.

There is no race day packet pickup for the Half or Quarter Distance events. All packets must be picked up by 5 PM on Saturday.

Bikes must be checked into T1 and Run Bags checked into T2 by 5:30 PM on Saturday.

Athletes in the Half & Quarter Distances may pick up their packets during any of the packet pickup hours at the expo.

USAT Rules
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.
  • You will be required to show a photo ID and proof of USAT membership. Those not having proof of USAT membership will be required to purchase a 1-day license. There will not be computers there to print your proof, but there is a phone app!
  • USAT One Day memberships will be available for purchase on-site for $15.
  • All relay members must go to packet pick up to show ID and proof of USAT license. Team members do not 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 can receive the timing chip for the team.
  • Youth athletes without an ID must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with a photo ID.
  • The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example, if you turn 25 years old in November 2017, you will race as 25 for all of the 2017 season (January – December).


DIVISIONS AND AWARDS

Each participant(s) will fall into one of the categories below. Please enter the appropriate division during your registration for appropriate award presentation.

Open wave (Half Distance Only)
This wave is for pros and elite age groupers. If you’re fast this is your chance to go head-to-head with others regardless of age.

Age group
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.

The minimum age to participate are as follows: sprint distance – 12 years old, quarter distance – 14 years old, half distance -16 years old.

Individual Age Groups Men and Women
12-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Athena/Clydesdale
You can also select to participate 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. Available for Half, Quarter and Sprint. Awards are for Top 3 for Female and Top 3 for Male.

Relay (Spint & Half Distance only)
Relays are available for the Quarter and Half Distance events. Awards are for top 3 teams overall in each distance

Finisher Medal
All finishers at the Kerrville Triathlon Festival will receive an official belt buckle Finisher Medal to commemorate their awesome achievement. These high-quality medals will look great hanging on a wall in your home or office or worn around town!

Awards
An Overall Champion will be awarded for Male, Female, and Masters categories in all Distances. In the Half Distance, 2nd and 3rd place overall will be awarded in the Open Division.

Age Group Awards will also be presented to the top 3 male and female in each age group, starting at 24 & Under and going to 75+ in 5 year increments. AquaBike awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall.

Relay Awards are given to the top three teams.

GENERAL INFORMATION -

AQUABIKE

Packet Pick Up & USAT License

  • Per USAT regulations, 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. Download the USAT App to access your membership card in the app store before you arrive at packet pick. If you purchased a one-day pass when you registered, you do not need to show proof of that. It will be notated on your completed registration.
  • If you do not have proof of USAT membership you will be required to purchase a one-day license during packet pick up.

What’s in My Race Packet?

  • 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 can wear this during the bike 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 you’re in the Aquabike division.

After Your Race
Once you’ve completed the bike portion of your race you will rack your bike. Then, be sure to make your way through the finish line chute to get your well-earned finisher medal and water bottle and pose for a finisher photo. Then, you can enjoy cold drinks and delicious food. The top three Male and Female Aquabike finishers will receive an award.

RELAY TEAMS
The Kerrville Triathlon offers Sprint and Half distance relays. Make sure you review the helpful information below so race day goes as smoothly as possible for you and your team.

Packet Pick Up & USAT License

  • Each relay member must have a one-day or annual USAT license.
  • All relay members must go to packet pick up to show ID and proof of USAT license. Team members do not 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.

Relay Team Rules

  • Each relay team member will be marked with an “R” on the leg to indicate you’re part of a relay team.
  • Relays have a designated rack area in transition.
  • Each team member may leave a change of post-race clothes in the team rack area.
  • Relay teams share a velcro timing chip. It will be passed to each competitor to wear on the ankle during their leg of the race. This timing chip should be returned after crossing the finish line.
  • Timing chip exchange must take place in the relay corral.
  • The bike must remain on the rack during team member timing chip exchange.
  • Relay team members may enter and exit transition during the race to access the relay coral. When not actively racing, relay team members can only enter or exit transition through the designated relay gate.

What’s in the Race Packet?

  • Wristband – Each team member must wear a wristband to enter transition. Put it on at home so that it does not get lost or forgotten. Please do not litter, even the little tab from the wristband needs to find its way to a trash can.
  • Timing Chip – This is the long black, spongy item with a number on it and a velcro strap to secure it around the ankle.
  • Race Bib – This will be worn during the running portion of the race.
  • Bike Stickers – There is one for the bike seat post and one for your bike helmet.
  • Swim Cap – The color of the cap indicates a relay team.

Finisher Medals & Awards

Each relay team member will receive a finisher medal. You and your team mates can have fun all running down the finish line chute together to get your medals, or if you can’t go together, just show the “R” on your leg to a volunteer handing out awards to get your medal. The top three teams will receive a team award.

THE KERRVILLE VIRTUAL TRIATHLON
Have you dreamed of completing a triathlon but haven’t been able to fit it into your schedule? Or maybe you can’t make it out to Kerrville Tri this year. Or maybe you’re just too nervous to do the swim, bike and run all in one day. If this is the case – then The Kerrville Virtual Triathlon is for you!

With this virtual triathlon, you can complete each segment of the triathlon on your own schedule. For example, you can do part of the swim on Monday, part of the run on Wednesday and part of the bike on Friday. You can do each part in a location and time that’s convenient for you.

You’ll have from the actual Kerrville Tri event day September 28, 2019 until October 25, 2019. That’s 3 weeks to swim, bike, and run. Results must be submitted by midnight on October 25th using the form below.

The Kerrville Virtual Triathlon offers a Sprint, Quarter & Half Distance.
  • Debra Zapata Sprint Distance: 500m Swim, 14.5 mile Bike, 5 Km Run.
  • Sprint Distance Aquabike: 500m Swim, 14.5 mile Bike
  • Quarter Distance: 1000m Swim, 29 mile Bike, 6.4 mile Run.
  • Quarter Distance Aquabike: 1000m swim, 29 mile Bike
  • Half Distance: 1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike, 13.1 mile Run.
  • Half Distance Aquabike: 1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike.
How to Participate in the Virtual Tri
  • Choose your challenge from the distances above.
  • Swim, Bike & Run! Complete your distances indoors or outdoors during the time frame.
  • Document your journey with a before and after photo. Start your watch as you take your first step and note your total time at the finish.
  • Post your results and a photo before October 25, 2019.
  • Connect with us on Social! Tag your photos on Instagram & Twitter with #KerrvilleTri #SmokinGoodTri
Besides feeling good about yourself for accomplishing this fitness goal, you’ll also receive:
Bib number, plus helmet and bike number.
  • Bibs will be personalized with your name if registered before Sept 1st.
  • Custom reusable water bottle.
  • Awesome Belt Buckle Finisher Medal to show your accomplishment!

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