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 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.
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 only 2nd and 3rd place over all will be awarded in the Open Division.
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.
Half Distance & Sprint Distance Relays
Awards 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.
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:
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 recommened 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.
Athletes will receive 3 bags with their packet. These are important to make sure your belongins are where they need to be one race day. Here is how they are used:
Run Gear Bag: This bag should be used to hold all of the items needed for transitioning from the bike to the run,see example. This bag must be checked into T2 on the day prior to the event, .
Bike Gear Bag: After the swim, all of your swim gear will be transported from T1 to T2, so that all of your belongings are in T2 after the race. Anything you wear during the swim that you will not take with you on the bike must be placed into the Bike Gear Bag after the swim. This typically includes goggle, swim cap, and a wetsuit.
Dry Clothes Bag: After the swim, all of your gear will be transported from T1 to T2, so that all of your belongings are in T2 after the race. Therefore, any clothes that you wore to the race site that you will not be using during the race must be placed into the Dry Clothes Bag. You must drop off your bag at the designated location outside T1 before swim start.
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 the Texas Beef council will be 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.
There is free water in the water monsters so make sure you pack your reusable water bottle, all participants will be given a Custom 2014 Kerrville Water bottle when they cross the finish. Food & drink for spectators may be available for purchase, and may be free at some vendors.