Martindale Triathlon

41st Annual Martindale Triathlon Oct. 26, 2019

The Martindale Tri is reputed to be the oldest triathlon in Texas. It is brought to you by the Texas Canoe and Kayak Racing Association.  It is unique in that the swim leg has been replaced by a paddle leg (canoe, kayak, or SUP) down the beautiful San Marcos River.  The Tri kicks off with a 7-mile run through the quaint little town of Martindale, TX.  Next up is the bike, which covers 16.5 miles of rolling hills just outside of Martindale and Staples.  Finally, a 5.5 mile paddle from Shady Grove Campground (aka Spencer Canoes) down to the 1977 bridge in Staples.  Sign up solo, as a two-person team (one person runs, the other bikes, and both paddle) or as a three-person relay (one person per leg). Join us for a day of fun, competition, and the traditional post-race meal.

Online registration is open. Click HERE to register. On site race registration at Shady Grove Campground is available on Friday, Oct 25 from 6-8 pm and Saturday, Oct 26 from 7-8 am.

Visit our facebook page for the Tri here.

Important Dates

Sunday, October 20 – Last day for early online registration (and last day to register online to guarantee a racer shirt)

Thursday, October 24 – Last day for late, online registration

Friday, October 25 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm On-Site registration and packet pickup at Shady Grove Campground

Race Day Schedule – Saturday, October 26 @ Shady Grove Campground

7:00am – 8:00am On-site race day registration

7:00am – 8:45am Race packet pickup and race check-in (ALL COMPETITORS MUST check in 30 minutes prior to race start on race day)–All racers must sign insurance waivers (We are using Paddlesport Risk Management)

8:15am Race briefing

9:00am Race start

12:30pm Meal

1:00pm Awards

 

Entry Fees:

Solo

Early registration:

$55 + $5 Insurance online only until 11:59pm on Sunday, October 20, 2019

Late registration:

$60 + $5 insurance online only until 11:59pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019

On-site registration:

$65 + $5 Insurance Friday, October 25, 2019 and Saturday, October 26, 2019

Two-person Team

Early registration:

$50 per person + $5 Insurance ($110 per team) online only until 11:59pm on Sunday, October 20, 2019

Late registration:

$55 per person + $5 Insurance ($120 per team) online only until 11:59pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019

On-site registration:

$60 per person + $5 Insurance ($130 per team) Friday, October 25, 2019 and Saturday, October 26, 2019

Three-person Relay Team

Early registration:

$40 per person + $5 Insurance ($135 per team) online only until 11:59pm on Sunday, October 20, 2019

Late registration:

$45 per person + $5 Insurance ($150 per team) online only until 11:59pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019

On-site registration:

$55 per person + $5 Insurance ($180 per team) Friday, October 25, 2019 and Saturday, October 26, 2019

Divisions are men’s, women’s, mixed (tandem and relay), and masters (over 40–all team members must be over 40 to compete in masters) in each class (solo, tandem, and relay).

 

ALL COMPETITORS MUST check in 30 minutes prior to race start on race day.

Start: Shady Grove Campground, 9515 FM 1979, Martindale, TX

Finish Line: Staples Bridge FM 1977

Here is a map of the course:

 

Race will start at 9:00 am Saturday.  Enter online or pre-register on site on Friday from 6-9pm.  Race day registration available!

 

Need to rent a canoe or kayak? Call Holly at Paddle With Style.

 

Camping is also available at Shady Grove Campground. Please call them at  (512) 357-6113 to make a reservation.

Special thanks to our 2018 sponsors!!

     

 

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 race (and having your logo on our webpage, shirts, and flyers), please contact our race director, Patty Geisinger: pattyjoeg@sbcglobal.net