About The Triathlon
This is a fantastic venue for all levels of athletes, whether you are a beginner or have completed numerous triathlons. For the intermediate and elite athletes, it is a great opportunity to set a new PR. You will feel right at home at this family-friendly event; it is a race you will enjoy with a fun course at a great location.
The Sprint distance triathlon starts with a 500-meter swim in Lake Pflugerville with a sandy beach entry and an easy exit to a paved transition area. Then you are off on a 14-mile bike ride through the countryside with enough low rollers to keep it interesting. Racers will finish up with a 3-mile run around the lake on a flat crushed granite trail with water stops along the way.
Olympic distance participants will basically do two laps of each component: there will be buoys set along the beach, which the athletes must pass before running to the swim start to begin their second swim lap. That will be followed by two laps of the 14-mile bike and finally, two laps of the run.
Relay participants will complete the same Olympic distances, but the race will be divided between 2- or 3-person teams, with different athletes completing the swim, bike and run. The exchange will be tag-team in transition - from swim to bike PRIOR to bike being un-racked; and from bike to run AFTER bike is racked. Relay teams will rack in a specific area of transition, to level the field. All relay teams will compete as a group, meaning there will not be a separate category for men, women, or mixed teams. We expect to grow this to the point where we WILL have separate divisions in the future, because of the appeal to a broader group of athletes.
About The Aquabike
Growing in popularity among athletes who don't want to run, the AquaBike is a Swim - Bike event. Aquabike athletes will rack their bikes in a specified transition area. Athletes will complete the swim and bike portion of the event as they would normally for a triathlon. However, their time will stop when they cross the timing mat at the Bike In to transition after the ride. Athletes will then rack their bike and may choose to run or walk across the finish line, or just proceed directly to the area just after the finish line for their medal. Aquabike athletes will start with their respective Age Group swim wave.