Keep Texas Wild Triathlon
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018Time: 8:30 am CDT
Type: Triathlon
Location:
23194 Park Rd 25
Mathis, Texas 78368
About

The Keep Texas Wild Triathlon at beautiful Lake Corpus  Christi State Park offers two race distance options.  The Sprint, Sprint Relay and Mini-Sprint Triathlon.  The 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 and prepared.  All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal.  Click the WWW globe above to go to the official race web page.

A portion of race proceeds will benefit Colin's Hope to prevent children from drowning.

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         Sprint Swim Wave 1 - Men 39 and under and all Relay swimmers
8:32 AM         Sprint Swim Wave 2 - Men 40 and over
8:34 AM         Sprint Swim Wave 3 - Women 39 and under
8:36 AM         Sprint Swim Wave 4 - Women 40 and over
8:38 AM         Mini-Sprint Swim Wave – All Mini-Sprinters
10:30 AM       Awards Presentation (Tentative)

Arrive early!  It will take time to get through the line at the park entrance, find a parking spot, and walk your gear to transition. 
Have your race bib ready to show at the park entrance for free entry.

Entry Fees
Sprint
600 yard swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run
Price through February 28 - $60
March 1 through April 19 - $70
At packet pick up (if available) $80

Sprint Relay
600 yard swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run
Price through February 28 - $110
March 1 through April 19 - $130
At packet pick up (if available) - $140
 
Mini-Sprint
300 yard swim, 5.5 mile bike, 1.5 mile run
Price through February 28 - $45
March 1 through April 19 - $55
At packet pick up (if available) - $65
 

If you register by Thursday, March 29, you will receive an event shirt.  Registrations after March 29 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

No Refunds (Rain or Shine). No Race Transfers except for Relay Team.  Online Registration Closes at 6pm on Thursday, April 19, 2018 and is limited to the first 150 registered participants.

Award Categories
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; (15-19), (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).  There are no age group awards for the Mini-Sprint

Sprint Relay - 1st / 2nd / 3rd Overall Relay Team.  There are no Age group awards for the Sprint Relay
Packet Pickup
Regular Packet Pick Up
Regular Packet Pickup will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Bay Area Bicycles from Noon to 7:00pm. Please make note of the end time for Packet Pickup: (7pm). Bay Area Bicycles is located at 6020 SPID, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 in the Gulfway Shopping Center at Airline and SPID.
 
Late Packet Pick Up
Late Packet Pick Up is available for an additional fee of $10.00 per athlete.  Since you will not have a race bib for entry into the State Park, there will also be a $5.00 per athlete fee at the park entry gate. 


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; 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 regular 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.

Maps and Park Entry
Location:  Lake Corpus Christi State Park.  The park is on Park Road 25 located 4 miles southwest of Mathis, Texas off of State Highway 359.  It is 35 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.
 
Click here to print Course Maps
 
Click here to print the Event Parking Map
 

Park Entry:  The State Park entry fee is included in the registration fee for regular packet pick up participants.  Show your race bib to the park entry attendant for “free” entry.  Spectators and late packet pick-up participants will pay a $5 per person entry fee
Entry for kids 12 and under is free. 

Lodging

Camping at Lake Corpus Christi State Park
For information about overnight RV or tent camping, air conditioned shelters, or other park amenities click here.

La Quinta Inn, Mathis, Texas
We have a discounted rate of $79.00 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 6, 2018 to receive the discounted rate.  The rate is only good for Friday night, April 20.

Contact Info
Christopher Nelson, fireman.nelson@gmail.com
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