Saturday, May 06, 20178:30 am CDT
23194 Park Rd 25
Mathis, Texas 78368

SOLD OUT - Please register early in 2018


Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017


Time: 8:30 AM Estimated Triathlon Start Time

Race Day Schedule:
6:45 AM         Transition Area Opens (bike check and body marking begins)
7:15 AM         Timing Chips Available
8:05 AM         Transition Area Closes
8:10 AM         Mandatory Pre-race Meeting
8:30 AM         Mini-Sprint Swim - All Mini-Sprinters Wave Start
8:35 AM         Sprint Swim - Women’s Wave Start
8:40 AM         Sprint Swim - Men’s Wave Start / Relay Swim Men or Women
10:30 AM       Awards Presentation (Tentative)

Note:  Arrive early!  It will take time to get through the line at the park entrance, find a parking spot, walk your gear to transition, etc.  Have your race bib ready to show at the entrance for free entry into the park.  Each person in the vehicle who does not have a race bib will be charged a $5 entry fee; children 12 and under are free.


Location: Lake Corpus Christi State Park, The park is on Park Road 25 located 4 miles southwest of Mathis off of State Highway 359.  It is 35 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.


Sprint Tri - 600 meter Swim, 12 mile Bike and 5K Run
Mini-Sprint Tri - 300 meter Swim, 5.5 mile Bike and 1.5 mile Run
Sprint Tri Relay - 600 meter Swim, 12 mile Bike and 5K Run.  Minimum relay team size is two (2) people. Maximum relay team size is three (3) people. Relay teams may be all Male, all Female or Mixed (Male and Female).

The Mini-Sprint Tri is designed for those individuals who have limited triathlon experience.  The Mini-Sprint allows individuals to "Try a Tri". If you have always wanted to do a Tri or are just starting out in the sport, the Mini-Sprint is for you!

The Keep Texas Wild race course can be challenging for new and experienced triathletes.  The swim is in deep open water with wave starts (many athletes swimming side by side).  The bike is an “open course” which means that although law enforcement will be present, the roads will be open to regular vehicular traffic.  There are some small hills on the bike course.  The run course is hilly.  Please do not attempt this race unless you are well trained are prepared.  Participants under the age of 15 years old will only be admitted with pre-approval from the Race Director.  The Race Director has the right to deny a participant entry into the race if he feels it would be unsafe to do so.


Sprint Tri Individual - Overall Male / Female and Overall Masters Male / Female (40 and Up) plus 1st / 2nd / 3rd Male and Female for the following age groups
(19 & Under), (20-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60-69), (70+)


Mini-Sprint Tri Individual - Overall Male / Female and Overall Masters Male / Female (40 and Up).  No age group awards for Mini-Sprint Tri


Sprint Tri Relay - 1st / 2nd / 3rd Overall Relay Team.  No Age group awards for Relay


Swim Course: (Water Temperature MIGHT be lower than 78 degrees and wetsuit legal)
The swim will be held in Lake Corpus Christi.  It will be a wave starts on a clockwise triangle shaped course. Athletes will enter the water by wave assignment.  Waves will start approximately 5 minutes apart.  The Sprint swim is 2 LOOPS and the Mini-sprint is 1 loop.


Sprint Swim:

Mini-Spring Swim:


Bike Course:
The bike course starts in the park and exits to the right on Park Road 25.  The turn-around is on Park Road 25 just before Highway 359.  Once back at the park entrance, Mini-Sprinters will turn left back into the park.  Sprinters will proceed past the entrance towards Mathis on FM 1068.  The turn-around is on FM 1068 in Mathis.  Once back at the park entrance, Sprinters will turn right into the park.  Bike support will be provided by Bay Area Bike & Tri.  The bike course will be marked with white signs that have blue directional arrows.


Sprint Bike:

Mini-Sprint Bike:


Run Course:
The run course will be on the roads located inside the State Park.  The run course will be marked with orange signs that have black directional arrow.  The orange signs will be mounted on top of orange traffic cones.  The run course is an out and back. 


Bike racking in transition will be open (not assigned).  Please remember that the bike racks are designed for six (6) bicycles per rack.  The Race Director will re-open transition after the last person has started their run.  An announcement will be made when transition is open to retrieve your bike and gear.  If you have finished your race, please stay clear of transition to allow all the athletes easy access to their transition area.  Click the Transition Map attachment below.

Sprint Run:

Mini-Sprint Run:


Transition and Course Map:

(click the Divisions/Maps button on the upper left hand side of the screen)

State Park Entry:
The State Park entry fee is included in the registration fee for participants.  Show your race bib to the park entry attendant for “free” entry.  Spectators will pay a $5 per person entry fee.  Entry for kids 12 and under is free.  For more information about overnight camping, air conditioned shelters, or other park amenities click the link below:

State Park Website

Event Parking:

Event Parking Map


Entry Fees: (Absolutely NO Race Day Registrations!)

Sprint Tri Individual
$50.00 until March 31, $70.00 from April 1 to May 4, $80.00 at Packet Pickup


Mini-Sprint Tri Individual
$45.00 until March 31, $55.00 from April 1 to May 4, $65.00 at Packet Pickup

Sprint Tri Relay - Team Price (NOT per person price)
$110.00 until March 31, $130.00 from April 1 to May 4, $140.00 at Packet Pickup


Register EARLY and $ave.
No Refunds (Rain or Shine). No Race Transfers except for Relay Team.
Online Registration Closes at 2pm on Thursday, May 4, 2017


If you register by Thursday, April 16, you will receive an event shirt.  Registrations after April 16 MIGHT receive a shirt.  Please register now to ensure that you receive an event shirt.  

Shirt Sizes:
Adult - Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large

Packet Pickup:
Packet Pickup will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Bay Area Bike & Tri from Noon to 7:00pm. Please make note of the end time for Packet Pickup: 7pm. Bay Area Bike & Tri is located at 6020 SPID, Corpus Christi, TX 78412. Bay Area Bike & Tri is located in the Gulfway Shopping Center at Airline and SPID.

Remember to bring your USAT membership card to packet pickup if you are a member. If you do not have your USAT card with you at packet pickup you will be required to purchase a one day USAT membership to obtain your packet. All participants must pick up their own packets and bring some form of governmental ID card to packet pickup.


One Day USAT Membership:
You MUST be covered by USAT supplemental insurance to participate in this Triathlon Festival; NO Exceptions. You are covered by USAT insurance if you are a member of USAT. If you are not a member of USAT, you must purchase a one day membership to USAT. The one day membership for USAT is $15 for Adults ages 18 and up and $10 for Youth ages 17 and under. If you are not a USAT member, you can purchase your one day membership when you register for the event. You can also purchase your one day membership at packet pickup. The registration fee shown above for the event does not include the one day membership for USAT or the cost of a USAT membership. The $15 fee or the $10 fee is collected by event management on behalf of USAT.


Timing: Athletes Guild will provide timing for the Mini-Sprint and Sprint Triathlon. You will be issued a timing chip with a velcro strap the morning of the event. You must wear your timing chip on your Left ankle during the entire event. For relay teams, you will exchange the timing chip in transition at the location where your bicycle is racked.



We have a discounted rate of $89.00 (Regular $119.00) at La Quinta Inn, 12909 I H 37, Mathis, TX 78368. 

Call 361-547-0200 and let them know you want the “Keep Texas Wild Triathlon rate”.  You must book by April 21, 2017 to receive the discounted rate.  The rate is only good for Friday night, May 5th.


Contact: Chris Nelson,  (361)877-9444


Additional Information:
Produced by - Corpus Christi Triathlon Club members