What is in your packet

We know you get the swag but what about that envelope? And what are those plastic bags? In this video, we start the envelop and break down the credentials you have received and how to use them. We will go over the bags in the gear bag video below.

Tattoos and the transition wristband, attached to your bib, must be on to enter transition on race morning.

Rules To Follow At Kerrville Tri

As a USAT sanctioned event there are certain rules that you should be aware of and follow. Here are some of the most common, for a full list visit the USAT website.

How To Use Your Gear Bags

Kerrville is a 2 transition event, meaning you need to drop gear in 2 different locations. Be sure to review the event schedule and site maps so that you are aware of when and where you need to drop your different gear bags.

Get To Know The Course Basics

Review the course maps, here. Please stop by the Help Desk at the expo or chat us online at KerrvilleTri.com.

We go over what each distance can expect on the course including aid stations, cut-off times, and more. You can also review the shuttle bus schedule for getting to T1 and back in the morning and after the race.

Commonly Asked Questions

Here our Co-Owner and Operations Director Dan Carroll speaks on commonly asked questions during a Live Q & A on Facebook. This is a previously recorded event from 2021.

Can my friend/spouse/ etc pick up my packet for me?

  • No, you must be present with your photo id and proof of USAT membership to get our packet. No one else can pick up for you.
  • Guardians can pick up minors, 17 years or younger, but the minor must be present.

Do I have to wear the tattoos and bib number?

  • Yes, you must be body marked – tattoo’d – for this event. There are instructions on the back of the tattoos to put them on.
  • The bib number must be worn on the run. It is preferred if you can also wear the bib on the bike.

What do I need for Bike Check In?

  • You will need the bike number stickers on your bike for check-in. Once your bike is checked in, if you wish to remove it, you will have to be wearing your transition wristband and bib.

When can I check in my bike?

  • Sprint & Rookie distance bike check-in is from 4:00 -7:30 PM on Friday & 5:30 to 7:00AM Saturday.
  • Quarter & Half distance bike check-in is from 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM on Saturday. While you can pick up your packet early, there is no Friday bike check-in for Quarter & Half.

Can I do a practice swim before the race?

  • There is no official swim so, swim at your own risk. Direct access to the course may be closed for set up but there are other public access points.

Can I wear a wetsuit?

  • At Kerrville Triathlon the water temperature is usually wetsuit legal, under 78 degrees. But, depending on the summer it has been known to be warmer. The official call is not made until the official reading on race morning.

I am nervous about the swim. If I run into trouble, what can I do?

  • Certified lifeguards will be in kayaks lining the swim course monitoring all swimmers. At any point, if you become tired or frightened, you may hold onto the kayak without being disqualified as long as it is not making forward motion. Flotation devices such as noodles and buoys are not permitted.

Can I swim with my friend/spouse/etc?

  • We understand this is not as fun but as a USAT sanctioned event and for safety on the course you must start in your assigned age group.

Is this a draft legal event?

  • As a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event, drafting is not legal. You must maintain a minimum distance of 3 cycle lengths from other cyclists unless trying to overtake.

Can I listen to music during the race?

  • No, per USAT rules you cannot listen to music on the race course. You can carry a phone in your tri top, but it cannot be used.