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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the directions to Lake Tejas?

Take 69 to Colmesneil.  At the blinking light turn east on Hwy 256.  Lake Tejas is on Hwy 256 on the left side of the road 1 mile coming out of Colmesneil.

What are the directions to Lake Tejas from Hwy 59 in Corrigan?
In Corrigan, take 287 East to Chester.  Turn left onto 1745.  Go 14 miles to Colmesneil.  Turn on to 256 East.  Go past Hwy 69 one mile.  Lake Tejas is on Hwy 256 on the left side of the road coming out of Colmesneil.

What are the distances for the triathlon?

The swim is 600 yards.  The bike is 13 miles.  The run is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles).

What are the distances for the duathlon?

The first run is 1 mile.  The bike is 13 miles.  The second run is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles).

What is the description of the bike route?
The bike route is 13 miles of paved roads over small rolling hills. 
From the exit at Lake Tejas, turn right on Hwy 256 and travel one mile. 
Turn left on Hwy 3065; travel 7 miles. 
Turn right on Hwy 69; travel 4 miles.
Turn right on Hwy 256; travel 1 mile.
Turn left into Lake Tejas.

What are the course records?

Mens Triathlon:  Rusty Stover, 1:02:40 (2012)

Womens Triathlon:  Katie Stibrich, 1:08:36  (2014)

Mens Duathlon:  Pedro Rodriguez, 1:03:35 (2012)

Womens Duathlon:  Megan Sobecki, 1:15:43 (2014)

 

Is there a place to change clothes and take a shower?  Yes!

Will rain cancel the event?
No.  If there is a lot of lightening, the event could be postponed for an hour or more.

How do I become a sponsor?

We would like to invite you to participate as sponsor of this regional triathlon.  We believe as an annual event, the Lake Tejas Triathlon will draw people to visit our area, encourage people to get in better physical condition, and be a very positive benefit to surrounding communities.  We hope you will become a sponsor today at one of these three levels:

Platinum – The race’s primary sponsor-- $1000 +  Your name is included visibly on all  publicity and promotional items.  Special booth, advertising and speaking privileges at the race and five race scholarships for people you designate. Your advertising is distributed to all athletes.

Gold -- $500+  Your name is included visibly on the web site, all promotional items plus special booth privileges at the race.  Your advertising is distributed to all athletes.

Silver --$250+  Your name is included on the web site and t-shirts.  Your advertising is available  to all athletes.

To become a sponsor, make out a check to Lake Tejas Triathlon and mail to 3 Runyan Ct.  Lufkin, TX 75901.  Call Stephen Parks (936) 634-9785 for more information.

Who will benefit from this race?
Proceeds from this race will benefit the Unity Baptist Association and Colmesneil ISD.  Special donations are tax deductible.  More information on who we are see www.unityba.org