Don't Tread on my TRI! @ The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, San Marcos [22 July]

Don't Tread on my TRI!

07:00 - 11:30

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The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
A Triathlon with attitude! Who's Tri is it? My Tri! Who's Training is it? My Training! Who's PR-formance is it? My PR! DON'T TREAD ON MY TRI! is the battle cry.

This Classic Texas Hill Country Triathlon Event will be an experience you will not forget! In the beautiful area of San Marcos with rich history in triathlon. Swim in the most beuatiful lake in Texas, Spring Lake. Bike with the epic views of the Texas Hill Country. Run around the Spring Lake area. Massive Scallywompus Style Party at the finish!

Sprint Distance- Swim 500 meters, Bike 12 miles, Run 3 miles

DU3- Your choice of Swim/Bike, Swim/Run, or Run/Bike/Run we don't discriminate if you don't like all three!

5K- Just run short

10K- Run a bit more

Half Marathon- Go bananas!

Here are maps (website to be updated soon)



Main Event starts at 0700. All events will be staggered and we will post the times of each events start later this week.

Tell your friends! Tell your non triathlete friends and family to come out and TRI IT! If they are not ready to TRI, they can DU or just RUN! DON'T TREAD ON MY TRI is the battle CRY!

Athletes must bring their Photo ID and USAT membership card to Packet Pickup. If you don’t have a annual membership then you must purchase a $15.00 day pass when you signup online or at packet pickup.

You must come pick up your packet in person. A friend or family member can not pick up your packet for you. This is for liability purposes. Thank you.

Please review all most common violated USAT Rules-

Race Day Timeline-

Race Day Parking- (Map Below)

Primary Parking is at Travis Elementary. Then walk down sidewalk to Meadows Center Entrance/ San Marcos Springs Dr.
Secondary Parking is a Stadium Parking Across Aquarena Dr/ Post Road. Please use crosswalks to cross the road.

Pre Race Check in-

Out of town athletes may pick up their packet race morning, but please be early so we can get your ready for your race. Again bring photo ID and USAT Membership Card.

Transition Check in- bring your bike AND HELMET to transition for check in. Please have all of your numbers on you and your bike. We will have volunteers to check you in and body mark. Bike racking in open, first come first serve, it is not assigned racking. We do have racking for mountain bikes and or larger wheeled bikes so ask the volunteers about this. Place your race stuff next to your bike. The Transition area will close at 6:45.

Swim and Start-

Line up for swim start will be at 6:45. Line up in numerical order. Swim start will be a time trial start, one person at a time every 3-5 seconds. Please show your number to timer to start. Approximate swim start times will be as follows-

Swim Safety-

This is an open water swim at approximate temps of 68-73 degrees. With the warm air temp it will be a bit of a shock at first. Give yourself time to adjust, control your breathing, get your bearings and then swim on. It at anytime you get excited or anxious, slow down or stop and control your breathing, relax then swim on. At anytime you need help, do not hesitate to ask one of our 6 lifeguards in kayaks for help. We want you safe first, your race is not as important as your safety. Enjoy this beautiful swim!

Swim Exit to Transition-

We will have volunteers helping you out of the swim. If we have enough volunteers we will have some wetsuit strippers, but this is not guaranteed. The path to transition is dirt and gravel, if you have tender feet you may leave shoes or flip flops at the swim exit. There will not be carpet to transition.

Bike Course-

Make sure you have your helmet on. No ear bud or phones on the bike. This is an out and back open course. We will have Hays County Sheriff at all major intersection for traffic control of the course, but you must be safe and aware of car traffic on the course, ultimately you are responsible for your safety.
(big yellow signs will mark the turns)
From the Meadows and San Marcos Springs Dr.-
Left on Aquarena/ Post Rd
Left on Lime Kiln
Left on Hillard
Turn Around at Fire Station approximately 6 miles out.
(The first half of the bike is climbing the second half is downhill weeee)
Right on Lime Kiln
Right on Post
Right on San Marcos Springs Dr back to Transition.

Run Course-

The run course will be half on grass and trails and half on sidewalk and road. There will be arrows and surveyors flags to mark the course. There will be two aid stations with water at approximately mile 1 and 2. The last mile is on trial in the shade and down hill.

DU Run/Bike/Run-

The run/bike/run will start approximately at the same time as the Tri start at 7:01 AM. The run start is by the transition area. Please stage at transition at 6:50. This start will be a mass start. The finish will be the same finish line as the tri

DUs Swim/Bike and Swim/Run-

These starts will be at the swim start with the tri and will be the final starts after the tri at approximately 7:30 AM. The Swim/ BIke finish time will be when you cross the mat when returning on the bike. If you would like you can then exit transition and finish at the finish line for your medal. The Swim/Run finish will be the same finish line as the tri.

Half Marathon- The half will start by transition area at 7:00 AM. Proposed two loop course-

The 10k will start by the transition area at approximately 7:30 AM. You will run the triathlon 5k course. When you run back to the transition/finish line area you will loop behind the transition and continue on to do the 5k course again. The finish will be the same finish line as the tri

The 5k will start by the transition area at approximately 8:00 AM. You will run the triathlon 5k course one time. The finish will be the same finish line as the tri
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