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TRIATHLON COURSE INFORMATION
Swim: 600 yard open water lake swim.  This is a small lake, so no need to worry about rough water.  Bike: 13 miles on a circular course, mostly along farm to market roads with rolling hills. Run: 3.1 miles on a closed, dirt road, mostly flat.  The run will be 3 laps around the lake.

Click on this link for maps of the course:   http://goo.gl/maps/gj9tQ

See below for street directions of the bike route.

DUATHLON COURSE INFORMATION
Run 1 mile (1 lap) around the lake on a closed dirt road.  Bike: 13 miles on a circular course, mostly along farm to market roads with rolling hills. Run: 3.1 miles on a closed, dirt road, mostly flat.  The run will be 3 laps around the lake.

Click on this link for maps of the course:  http://goo.gl/maps/gj9tQ

See below for street directions of the bike route:
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.

TEXAS VS. LOUISIANA TRI SHOOTOUT

Triathlon teams will be competing for bragging rights to claim the title of the fastest team in Texas and Louisiana.  Everyone who registers as part of a team will get a special $10 discount (Use: TEAM in the discount code on the Active website when registering.)  The fastest 4 times of the team will be used to compute the winner.)  The winning team will get special awards and 5 free entries to the 2016 Triathlon.  The second place team will get 2 free entries and the third place team will get one free entry to the 2016 event.

The first person on a team to register can set a password to make sure only members of the team can register as part of the team.

PRICES

The Duathlon and Triathlon are the same price (a USAT License will also need to be purchased), 5K is in parenthesis,  all events add a small fee from Active.

$70  to December 26 - Christmas Special  (5k Race - $20)       

$80 to February 17 - Early Registration  (5k Race - $25)

$90 to March 23  - Registration  (5k Race - $30)

$100 to April 16 - Late Registration  (5k Race - $35)

April 17 - Online registration closed

REGISTRATION, PACKET PICK UP, and TRANSITION AREA

Registration and packet pick up will open at 7:45 am.  The transition area will be open from 8 to 9:10 am.  There will be a mandatory race meeting at 9:10 am.

After you have your packet, proceed to the transition area.  At the registration area you will be bodymarked.  Your bike must have bar ends and will be inspected.  You must also have a helmet.

WET SUITS

Wet suits will be allowed.  I expect the water temperature to around 71 degrees.  About half of the participants will wear a wet suit.  This is a small lake so it warms up quickly in the spring.   Wet suit strippers will be on hand.  Bring your own swim cap if you want one.

MEDICAL and WATER STATIONS

Water stations will be available at the transition area exit and at the midway point of the run.  So a station is available every 1/2 mile.  Gatorade will also be available.  Carry what you need for the bike portion-no water stations on the bike course.  Bring your own nutrition.  A medical team will be on hand throughout the day.

HOST LODGING

Lodging and RV hookups are available at Lake Tejas.  Contact them at this link: http://www.colmesneilisd.net/Laketejas.htm

The closest hotels are in Woodville.  Because of the late start, it will be easy to drive from Houston without spending the night.

START, TIMING & RESULTS

Both the duathlon and triathlon will start at 9:30 am.   Chip timing will be by Run Wild Sports Timing.   Final results will be posted on this website.

RULES

This is a USAT sanctioned event, all rules apply and will be enforced.  The bicycle drafting penalty will be two minutes for each infraction.  Anyone riding a bicycle without a helmet will be disqualified.

AWARDS

The awards ceremony will begin about 11:45 am. 

Duathlon and Triathlon and 5K:  Every person who finishes will be awarded a finishers medal.  Medals will be given to the first and second place winners for each age group:  12-14;15-19;20-24;25-29;30-34;35-39;40-44;45-49;50-54;55 and up

Overall winners will receive a plaque and other special awards.