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2020 Kerrville Triathlon Festival canceled

Thank you for registering for the 2020 Kerrville Triathlon Festival. We have an update concerning this year’s event scheduled for September 26-27, 2020. Unfortunately, we have been forced to cancel the 2020 Kerrville Tri as a result of mandates by local/state governments and the recommended CDC guidelines. And, unfortunately, postponement is not a viable option based on permitting and venue availability.

We know that this news may be disappointing to you. We also understand the hours you have dedicated to training for this race. Please know that this cancellation was made with the safety of the entire community in mind. All registered participants have the option to transfer to another triathlon in the series at no additional cost or request a full refund. Every participant should receive an email with details on how to complete this process. Please fill it out no later than Friday, August 7th. Please allow at least 60 days to process your refunds or transfer requests.

We look forward to seeing you soon! We will continue to post blogs & social media on triathlon, training, and everything you need for a healthy & happy lifestyle.

Complete your transfer/refund

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Kerrville Triathlon, all registered participants can transfer to one of our 2021 triathlons at no cost or request a full refund. A form must be submitted for each registration on your account.

Events that are open to transfer include:

Participants who wish to upgrade distances at the 2021 CapTex Tri or 2021 Kerrville Tri will need to pay the difference in registration for that distance. That request can only be filled after the transfer to the original distance is complete. All participants who do not wish to transfer your registration to next year’s event may request a full refund.

Every participant should receive an email with details on how to complete this process. If you didn’t please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find it, email info@kerrvilletriathlon.com and we are happy to resend you the link. Please fill out the form and submit by Friday, August 7th. If no action is taken by the deadline you will automatically be transferred to next year’s Kerrville Tri at no cost.

Please keep in mind, all merchandise & USAT Membership purchases will be refunded for the event, regardless of transfer or refund request. Please allow at least 60 days to process your refunds or transfer requests. We appreciate your patience.

Run Austin Virtual Series

Don’t let your training stop just because Kerrville Tri isn’t happening! Stay motivated with the Run Austin Virtual Run Series! The 6 virtual runs will be introduced at the beginning of each month, have a unique distance, and Austin, Texas-theme.

Participants receive:

  • Personalized, themed bib that can be printed at home
  • Digital finisher medal
  • Online results
  • Downloadable finisher certificate

Register for each event individually or get the entire series, over $100 value, for FREE with registration for the 2021 3M Half Marathon or the 2021 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K!


The expo is a chance for participants to visit our sponsors and vendors and check out what they have to offer. From retail opportunities to discovering new products, below are the expo highlights you can’t miss! There are also tons of chances to get some cool prizes, giveaways, and discounts on other events.

The Kerrville Triathlon expo takes place at the host hotel, Inn of the Hills, which is conveniently located right across the street from T1! It is open to the public, so bring your friends with you. They can shop while you get your packet. Check out the weekend schedule and plan your packet pick up visit.


Fleet Feet Austin

Visit our friends at Fleet Feet Austin and snag some cool gear before it’s gone! They’ll also have hydration and nutrition for your last-minute needs.

Jack & Adam’s Bicycles 

Josh and his crew at Jack & Adam’s Fredericksburg will have tons of great deals including Tifosi sunglasses and AirRelax recovery pants. You have to try these things out, they are awesome and you are going to be so glad you bought them when you are recovering on Sunday.

Ballroom C

Course Talks! Check the schedule and be sure to come to the course talks. The Friday course talk will focus on the Sprint Distance and the Saturday Talk will focus on the Quarter and Half Distance events. We will be going over everything from transition setups, using the shuttles, and course maps.

Camp Gladiator 

Camp Gladiator is now in Kerrville! This awesome crew of trainers will be there to answer your questions and get you set up with a workout routine and a community to support you.

Rookie Triathlon

The Rookie Triathlon will have bean bag toss where you can win prizes. Rookie Triathlon is a sprint triathlon (300m swim, 11.2-mile bike, 2-mile run) that will take place in May 2020. Make sure you check out their expo-only deals!!

Austin Marathon

Visit the Austin Marathon to chat with their team about race day! Thinking about registering for the Austin Marathon, half marathon, 5K, or Manzano Mile? Register at their booth and learn about all the awesome things in store for 2020, including Finisher Shirts for all 26.2 Finishers.

Mo Ranch

Mo Ranch donates kayaks every year for our lifeguards to use and keep the swim course safe. Mo Ranch has great opportunities for family getaways year-round. Stop by for a chat and check out beautiful Mo Ranch.

The Orginal Worm & Myobuddy Massager 

These two companies both have great products to help you keep your muscles happy. Be sure to stop by both booths and get some muscle release work in.

Kerrville Triathlon

We are already looking forward to 2020! Stop by the Kerrville booth to get information on signing up early for next year and taking advantage of special pricing. You can also find Course Maps and ask questions you have about race day.

Plus a lot more!

In case you need it, Terra Balentine brings extra energy and enthusiasm when she volunteers

Terra Balentine is an amazing volunteer!

Terra takes volunteering to the next level!

The latest winner of the High Five Events‘ Volunteer “Nomination Contest” is Terra Balentine. Her contagious energy positively affects everyone! Terra was nominated by her fellow volunteer Nancy Edmonds. Edmonds describes Terra as a “very giving person.” Nancy, along with many others, recognizes Terra’s dedication. At the young age of 12, Terra has no problem getting up before the sun rises and traveling to races with her dad (James Balentine with City Limit Cycles). From volunteers check-in to transition and break down, Terra is always willing to help. She volunteered at every Texas Tri Series event during 2018 and has never missed a Rookie Tri in her life!

We had the chance to ask some questions to Terra so we did. Terra told us that she enjoys volunteering because she likes being at the races where she can interact with athletes and watch them succeed. The Kerrville Triathlon Festival is one of her favorite events to volunteer for because it lasts several days and takes place in the Texas Hill Country. Additionally, Terra made her debut as Buck, the Kerrville Tri mascot this year, which is one of her favorite memories while volunteering.
Terra also shared some tips for other volunteers. Her tips: drink plenty of water, reapplying sunscreen, and wear comfortable shoes. However, the most important thing for her is to HAVE FUN!

The High Five Events’ “Nomination Contest” features volunteers who go above and beyond at one of our events. These phenomenal volunteers help us produce successful, safe, and fun events for athletes, volunteers, and staff. Know an outstanding volunteer? Fill out this short form and nominate them today!