Kerrville Triathlon


September 24 & 25th

Starting at 7:30 AM


Kerrville, TX

Louise Hays Park


Online Registration


Half Distance: 1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike, 13.1 mile Run. (Includes Relay options)
Half Distance Aquabike: 1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike.
Quarter Distance: 1000m Swim, 29 mile Bike, 6.4 mile Run.
Quarter Distance Aquabike: 1000m swim, 29 mile Bike
Debra Zapata Sprint Distance: 500m Swim, 14.5 mile Bike, 5 Km Run. (Includes Relay option)

2016 Registration Coming Soon!


Event EarlyNormal Late
Half $200 $225 $250
Half Aquabike $200 $225 $250
Half (3 Person Relay) $240 $275 $310
Quarter $130 $140 $150
Quarter Aquabike $130 $140 $150
Sprint $80 $90 $100
Sprint (3 Person Relay) $120 $140 $160


Starting in 2011, Kerrville Triathlon was founded with the idea of bringing out the beauty and welcoming nature of the Texas Hill Country. Since it's start, over 6,000 participants have crossed the finish line to collect their medals. The event features 8 different distance events, including a free kids run. From Sprint, Relays, Quarter Distance, and Aquabikes to full Half Distances- Kerrville Triathlon has something for every type of athlete.
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Check out some of the highlights from 2015 here! 2016 updates coming soon!

Event Details

From arriving in Kerrville to the Finish Line Party, click the tabs below for all the information you will need to know!

Course & Course Maps

Course Description

Each distance of the Kerrville Tri will begin with a swim in scenic and calm waters of Nimitz Lake formed by the dammed Guadalupe River that flows through town. Just a short distance from the swim exit is the transition for the bike course,T1. T1 is located in the grassy field behind the Family Sports Center, on Hwy 16 at the intersection of Guadalupe St.

The famous bike course leaves T1 for a ride through the historic downtown district. From here the Half and Quarter Distance will continue out of town for a fast ride through rolling ranch country side and by creek fed water crossings. The Quarter Distance will do one loop and the Half Distance will do two full loops. Bikes will make a loop back into downtown Kerrville for the second transition area (T2) located at Louise Hayes Park.

Starting in 2015, the Kerrville Triathlon Run course is held entirely on the Kerrville River Trail. This scenic trail follows the Guadalupe River from Louise Hayes Park all the way to Kerrville Schriener Park. The Half Distance will complete two 6.55 loops, while the Quarter and Sprint Distances run courses will be a single loop.

Course Maps

Kerrville-Site-Map   Kerrville-Swim-Course-Map    Kerrville-Bike-Course-Map    Kerrville-Run-Course-Map


Expo! Expo! Expo Read all about it! This jam packed sports expo will feature awesome vendors presenting products, offering complimentary services, and hosting giveaways. It is also the host for participant packet pick up. The expo is located at The Inn of the Hills hotel, the host hotel for the Kerrville Triathlon Festival, is located at the event site. It is in walking distance of the transition area and swim start.

Swim Start

Time Trial Swim Start

Each wave, with the exception of the Open wave, will be a time trial start. The time trial start consists of starting one person at a time at approximately 2 second intervals. Participants will start with their assigned wave (eg. Intermediate, Men 40 & Over), and will line up within their wave on a first come basis. The time for each person will start when they cross the swim start timing mat at the water’s edge.

2016 Wave Times

Cut off Times

The Half & Quarter Distances Events have the following cut-off times enforced:
End of Swim: 1:15 from start of last swim wave of Half (9:07 AM)
Bike Mile 43: 4:30 from start of last swim wave of Half (12:22 PM)
End of Bike: 5:30 from start of last swim wave of Half(13 mph average) (1:22 PM)
Run Halfway: 7:00 from start of last swim wave of Half (2:52 PM)
Finish Line: 8:30 from start of last swim wave of Half (4:22 PM)

Picking Up Your Packet

There is no race day packet pickup for the Half or Quarter Distance events. All packets must be picked up by Saturday 5 PM. Bikes must be checked into T1 and Run Bags checked into T2 by 6 PM. Athletes in the Half & Quarter Distances may pick up their packets during any of the packet pickup hours at the expo.


In order to make this a successful USAT sanctioned event, there are some rules that must be followed. Please help make the experience easy by being prepared and following these few simple rules:

There is no race day packet pickup for the Half or Quarter Distance events. All packets must be picked up by Saturday 5 PM. Bikes must be checked into T1 and Run Bags checked into T2 by 6 PM. Athletes in the Half & Quarter Distances may pick up their packets during any of the packet pickup hours at the expo.

Finish Line Party

Finally, we get to the important part!

The Finish Line Party is stocked with goodies, good music, and fun fun fun! The finish line area is open to the public so feel free to invite family and friends to come experience the excitement while you are out crushing the course.

H-E-B is providing some top notch food for all participants and keeping the grills hot and the food coming throughout the day! There will be bountiful refreshing drinks and yummy snacks as well as a beer garden, flowing with local beer from Pedrenales and GrapeJuice,for participants over 21 ! Make sure you have your yellow band on, this not only gets you in transition but also into the beer garden.

Kerrville Tri 2013

Kerrville Tri 2013

There is free water in the water monsters so make sure you pack your reusable water bottle, all participants will be given a Custom Kerrville Water bottle when they cross the finish. Food & drink for spectators may be available for purchase, and may be free at some vendors.

Transtions Area Format & Bike Check-in

All events at the Kerrville Triathlon Festival will use a two transition area format. T1 (swim to bike) and T2 (bike to run) are in different locations approximately 2 miles apart. Participants will ride their bicycles during the event from T1 after the swim to T2, where they will begin the run. After packet pick-up there is MANDATORY bike check-in and run bag drop. This will require a trip to T1 with your bike and a trip to T2 to drop your run bag. Please see the course maps for the locations of T1 and T2. Mandatory Bike and Run Bag check-in is at the following times:

Sprint Distance

Friday 4 PM – 7:30 PM Bike Check-In at T1 and Run Bag Check-In at T2
Saturday 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM Packet Pickup and Run Bag Check-In at T2, followed by Bike Check-In at T1
It is strongly recommenced that you check in your bike and run bag on Friday, if possible.

Half & Quarter Distance

Saturday 1 PM – 5:30 PM Bike Check-In at T1 and Run Bag Check-In at T2
Saturday Bike and Run Bag Check-In is MANDATORY. There is no check-in on race day.

Gear Bags

Athletes will receive 3 bags with their packet. These are important to make sure your belongings are where they need to be one race day. Here is how they are used:


Each participant(s) will fall into one of the below categories and be asked to enter the appropriate division on their application for appropriate award presentation.

Open Wave (Half Distance Only)

This wave is for pros and elite age groupers. If your fast this is your chance to go head to head with others regardless of age.

Age Group

Age groups are separated in 5 year increments. Your race age is based on your age on December 31st of this year. This is done so that you race at the same age for the entire season. The minimum age to participate are as follows: Sprint Distance- 14yrs old, Quarter Distance- 16yrs old, Half Distance-18 yrs old.

Individual Age Groups Men and Women
14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Relay (Sprint & Half Distance Only)

Relays are available in the male, female, and co-ed categories. The Relay division is available to 3 person teams in the Half Distance event.


Finisher Medal

All finishers at the Kerrville Triathlon Festival will receive an official Finisher Medal to commemorate their awesome achievement. These high quality medals will look great hanging on a wall in your home or office.


An Overall Champion will be awarded for Male, Female, and Masters categories in all Distances. In the Half Distance, 2nd and 3rd place over all will be awarded in the Open Division.

Age Group Awards will also be presented to the top 3 male and female in each age group, starting at 24 & Under and going to 75+ in 5 year increments. AquaBike awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall.

Relay Awards are given to the top team in the male, female, and co-ed categories.


A prime is a prize given to an athlete that passes a certain point in the race first. This year we are giving primes for all 3 full triathlon distances. The fastest male and female in each swim, bike, and run category will win a prize. This year McGuire Moorman Hospitality of famed Austin restaurants will be providing primes. Here are the details on who wins what:
Awards will be presented at the event or may be picked at a location TBD. Awards will not be mailed out.


Directions & Parking

Driving Directions

The swim start and finish are below the transition area on the grass directly behind the Hill Country State Bank (HCSB) and the Kerrville Sports Center, located on Hwy 16, just north of Guadalupe St. The first transition area (T1) for all events is located in the grass behind Hill Country State Pank. The second transition area (T2) is located in downtown Kerrville at Louis Hays Park. The finish is also at Louis Hays Park.

Expo and Packet Pickup

Parking for the Expo and Packet Pickup is available at the Inn of the Hills, 1001 Junction Hwy (SH 27).

Race Day Parking

Race Day Parking will be available at near the Family Sports Center for the Swim and Bike Start, and at locations near the finish line. Shuttle buses will be provided in the morning on race day to transport athletes and spectators from the parking lots near the finish line to the swim start and T1. It is recommended that participants park near the finish line and take the shuttle bus to the swim start, or arrange a ride with a spectator.

Parking & Bus Route Map

Lodging & Area Attractions


Lodging – Inn of the Hills

The Inn of the Hills is the host hotel for The Kerrville Triathlon Festival. It is walking distance to the swim start and T1, and only 2 miles from the finish line. Plus, it’s the site of The Kerrville Triathlon Festival Expo & Packet Pickup. Make your race weekend hassle free by staying at the Inn of the Hills.

The hotel has the following special rates for the Kerrville Triathlon Festival:

Occupancy Rate
Single $105
Double $105
Triple $115
Quad $125


Call 800-292-5690 and request the “Kerrville Triathlon Festival” group rate.

Other Lodging Options

Please click here to see Other Available Lodging in Kerrville

Area Attractions

Kerrville and the Hill Country offer a surprising range of arts & entertainment opportunities, including the Symphony of the Hills, the Point Theater at the Hill Country Arts Foundation, the Cailloux Center for the performing arts, Playhouse 2000 community theater group, and music festivals like the world-famous Kerrville Folk Festival and the Texas Wine and Music Festival.

Want to escape? You can get back to nature right here in town at Kerrville Schreiner State Park, which offers over 500 acres of camping, hiking, RV sites, and more. Or camp in one of the many scenic and convenient full-service RV parks in the area.

Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau/

Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce


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