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 It is unique in that the swim leg has been replaced by a paddle leg (canoe, kayak, or SUP) down the beautiful San Marcos River.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 closed. 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.
Sunday, October 20 – Last day to register online to guarantee a racer shirt Thursday, October 24 – Last day for 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
$65 + $5 Insurance Friday, October 25, 2019 and Saturday, October 26, 2019
$60 per person + $5 Insurance ($130 per team) Friday, October 25, 2019 and Saturday, October 26, 2019
Three-person Relay Team
$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 from 7am-8am!
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: email@example.com