The Kerrville Triathlon offers Sprint and Half distance triathlon relays.  Teams can be made up of two or three members. One person registers the team and pays the fee. When completing the registration form they will input the email addresses of one or two others they want to invite to join the team. Once the recipient opens the invite email they will fill out their own registration to join the team and add their USAT membership information or pay for the one-day license. They do not need to pay to join the team.

Make sure you review the helpful information below so race day goes as smoothly as possible for you and your team.

  • Relay Teams can be mixed gender

  • Relay teams can include mixed ages

  • Relay teams can include two or three members

  • All members must have an annual or one-day USAT license.

Packet Pick Up & USAT License

  • Per USAT rules, all relay members must go to packet pick up to check in.
  • All relay members must show ID and proof of USAT license (annual or one-day).
  • Team members do not need to go to packet pickup at the same time, but the timing chip can only be released to the last member to check in.

What’s in the Race Packet?

Each relay member will receive an identical race packet. The team will also receive one velcro timing chip to share and one swim cap.

  • Wristband – Each team member must wear a wristband to enter transition. Put it on at home so that it does not get lost or forgotten. Please do not litter, even the little tab from the wristband needs to find its way to a trash can.
  • Timing Chip – This is the long black, spongy item with a number on it and a velcro strap to secure it around the ankle.
  • Race Bib – This will be worn during the running portion of the race.
  • Gear Bag Stickers – 3 sets provided; one for morning bag, bike bag, & run bag
  • Bike Stickers – There is one for the bike seat post and one for your bike helmet.
  • Swim Cap – The color of the cap indicates a relay team.

Relay Team Rules

  • Minimum age to participate is:
    Rookie & Sprint – 14 years old
    Quarter & Half – 16 years old
  • Relay teams share a velcro timing chip. It will be passed to each competitor to wear on the ankle during their leg of the race.
  • Timing chip exchange must take place in the relay pen.
  • The bike must remain on the rack during team member timing chip exchange.
  • Relay team members may enter transition when it is time to prepare to meet their team member in the corral. Only the members that are actively racing can enter.
  • Please do not go in and out of the relay gate unnecessarily. Be mindful of other participants who are also navigating transition as part of their race – they are on the clock!

Relay Corral

Relays will have one chip assigned for the group. The team members will meet in the corral to exchange the timing chip.

After the swim, they will pass the chip in the corral before heading to the bike rack. After the bike portion of the race, the team member will rack their bike and then proceed to the corral to pass the chip to the waiting runner.

Be sure to have an idea of your teammate’s timing so that you are there when they return. When it is time for you to meet your team member, you can enter through the designated gate to access the corral. You cannot wait by the transition rack or walk around transition, you are only allowed access to the corral when it is your turn to receive the timing chip.

All relay team members receive a finisher medal that can be picked up at the finish line.

Finisher Medals & Awards

Each relay team member will receive a finisher medal. If you’re the swimmer or the biker tell the volunteer at the finish line that you’re a relay member to get your medal. The top three teams will receive a team award.

Swimmer finishes the swim and enters transition, swim team member proceeds to the relay corral to exchange timing chip with bike team member. Bike team member secures the timing chip on their ankle and proceeds to the relay rack to retrieve the bike , helmet, etc. Bike team member walks the bike to the mount line to start the bike. After finishing the bike, dismounting and racking bike, the bike team member proceeds to the relay corral to exchange timing chip with the run team member. Run team member secures the chip on their ankle and proceeds onto the run course.

Learn more about how to pick up your packet HERE.