11th Annual Kerrville Triathlon Festival Continues to Grow and Welcome Athletes


More than 1900 triathletes, most in event history, registered for The Most Scenic Triathlon in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, September 25, 2022 — More than 1900 triathletes from 20 states, most in event history, registered for the 11th annual Kerrville Triathlon Festival. Participants gave their all during a picture-perfect weekend on a course highlighted by swimming in Nimitz Lake, cycling through the Texas Hill Country, and running along the Guadalupe River. The weekend kicked off with participants picking up their packets at the Kerrville Triathlon Expo, followed by races on both Saturday and Sunday. New in 2022 Saturday featured both Rookie and Sprint Distance events. Over 300 volunteers came out to support the event and received a special shirt, food, drinks, and an appreciation party following the event at Mamacita’s. 

Run alongside the Guadalupe River.
Credit: Scott Flathouse

“We really want this to be a weekend where people can come out for the weekend, experience the beauty of Kerrville, and really enjoy themselves,” said race director Stacy Keese. “We saw more people on Saturday than ever before and we hope to see this continue next year as we welcome more newcomers to the sport of triathlon.”

After crossing the finish line, participants were treated to fajitas, cold beer from Pint and Plow, snacks, and an opportunity to recover in the refreshing waters of the Guadalupe River. Kerrville Tri also launched best pricing for 2023, which ends on Sunday, September 25th. Special launch pricing will then go into effect through October 3rd.

“I have a great experience every year with this race. I already can’t wait for next year,” said Jose Flores of Kerrville.

Cade Michael took the Overall Champion title in Sunday’s Half Distance in a time of 4:15:30, while the female champion Nicole Adams finished in 05:13:00. Mark Saroni won the Quarter in 02:03:16, quickly followed by the female Quarter Distance winner Allison Saroni with a 02:26:54. 

For the Sprint Distance Ben Rawson won with a 1:03:30, while Kristine Silverstein won the female division in 1:13:22. Zachary Harper (58:19), won Saturday’s Rookie while Keelan Christman (1:09:47), won the female division.

 “The event was so well-organized with amazing views of the Texas Hill Country and spectator support seemingly everywhere!” said Stewart Mickler who also led each day’s pre-race warm-up as part of the Austin Tri Club.

The Kerrville Triathlon would like to thank the City of Kerrville, Kerrville Fire Department, Kerrville Police Department, Kerr County Sheriff’s Department, Kerrville Convention, and Visitors Bureau, and sponsors H-E-B, Peterson Health, Texas Drain Specialist, GU Energy, Jack and Adam’s Fredericksburg, Pint and Plow Brewing Company, Evamor, Bicycle House, Grape Juice, Zone3, Gatorade,  Peak Fitness, Hill Country Bicycle Works, and Mamacita’s.

About High Five Events: Beginning with the launch of a single triathlon in 2003, High Five Events has grown to become one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States. High Five Events is a community-centric company based in Austin, Texas. Their staff has more than 100 years of combined experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations. High Five Events has been on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for 2020 (ranked 1853) and 2019 (2163).