Race Information

RACE DAY AGENDA

We WILL allow race day packet pickup, but no race day registration.

6:00 AM – Transition Opens
7:30 AM – Transition Closes
7:40 AM – Athlete Pre-Race Mandatory Meeting
7:50 AM – Invocation
7:55 AM – National Anthem
8:00 AM – RACE START

  • 8:00 AM: Pros/Elite Start
  • 8:03 AM: Male 40+
  • 8:08 AM: Male 25-39
  • 8:13 AM: Female 25+
  • 8:18 AM: Relay & Male/Female <24

10:30 AM – Awards Ceremony

 

IMPORTANT RACE INFO

This is a USATriathlon sanctioned event. All rules apply and will be enforced. The bicycle drafting penalty will be two minutes for each infraction. You must have a helmet to participate and anyone riding without a helmet will be disqualified.

 

AWARDS

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male/female finishers broken down as follows:

First place – $300
Second place – $200
Third place – $100

An additional $250 will be given for the male and female to break the course record. Since this is a brand new course the overall winner for male and female will automatically break the course record and win the extra prize money.

All individual and relay finishers receive a finishers’ medal. Age group awards will be given to first through third place (male/female) for each age group  12-14;15-19;20-24;25-29;30-34;35-39;40-44;45-49;50-54;55 -59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and up!

Other awards will be given three deep male/female: Relays, Clydesdale, Athena and Master’s.

 

SWAG

All athletes receive the following:

  • Dri-fit athlete race shirt
  • Custom running visor – NEW for 2019
  • Finishers’ Medal
  • Event swim cap
  • FREE race/finisher photos
  • Tons of support on course
  • Post-race food and snacks

 

PACKET PICKUP

Wednesday, September 11, 5-7 PM at WORKHUB, 7922 S. Broadway Ave Tyler TX.  Join us for a Q&A Session and Refreshments, plus early packet pickup. Learn more here (link to Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/506352723268648/

Friday, September 13, 5-7 PM at WorkHub

Saturday, September 14, 2-5 PM at RACE SITE

Sunday RACE DAY, 5:30-7 AM (packet pickup only)

Each athlete must pick up his or her own race packet. No exceptions! You must bring a valid ID and be a member of USA Triathlon. 

 

RACE LOCATION

The race is held at the beautiful Lake Tyler. The address is:

16538 McElroy Road
Whitehouse, TX 75791

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VOLUNTEERS

This event cannot be successful without the help of our volunteers. All volunteers receive a free event t-shirt.

We currently need volunteers for the following positions. Registration for volunteers will open soon!

  • Body Marking/Transition
  • Kayaks/Lifeguards
  • Course Marshals/Flaggers
  • Water/Hydration Stops
  • Packet Pickup
  • Kids’ Race
  • Course Support (cheer on our athletes!!)

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE

 

SAFETY

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose City Triathlon is USA Triathlon sanctioned and perfect for novice as well as professional triathletes. We will have plenty of kayaks and lifeguards on hand during the swim available for athletes. Trinity Mother Frances EMS staff and physicians will be present and prepared for any medical emergencies. Open water swimming can be scary for even seasoned athletes, and we recommend following a training program as well as swimming in the open water before race day. All athletes should consult their physician before beginning an endurance training program. For tips on training, click here (link to training page).

 

WATER/HYDRATION STOPS

We will have three water stops available starting at the bike/run transition and then two additional stops on the run course. Athletes are encouraged to bring their own water bottles on the bike.

 

WETSUITS

The water temperature is typically between 80-83 degrees during this time of the year. Wetsuits are not allowed unless the water is 78 degrees or below.