EVENT DATE(S)

Please use the link to the left to learn more about the new Towne Lake date.

Towne Lake Triathlon (Sprint & Olympic)
NEW DATE - Sunday, December 10, 2017

Towne Lake Sprint Duathlon
NEW DATE - Sunday, December 10, 2017

Towne Lake Youth Triathlon
NEW DATE - Saturday, December 9, 2017

Towne Lake Youth Duathlon
NEW DATE - Saturday, December 9, 2017


EVENT DISTANCE(S)

Towne Lake Sprint Triathlon
400-Meter Swim, 12-Mile Bike, 3.1-Mile Run

Towne Lake Sprint Duathlon *NEW* 
3.1-Mile Run, 12-Mile Bike, 3.1-Mile Run

Towne Lake Olympic Triathlon
1500-Meter Swim, 24-Mile Bike, 6.1-Mile Run

Towne Lake Youth Triathlon - Short Course (10 Years & Under)
125-Meter Swim, 1-Mile Bike (1-Loop), .6-Mile Run

Towne Lake Youth Triathlon - Long Course (Over 10 Years)
125-Meter Swim, 2-Mile Bike (2-Loops), 1.15-Mile Run

Towne Lake Youth Duathlon - All Ages
.6-Mile Run, 2-Mile Bike (2-Loops), .6-Mile Run


REGISTRATION

Event Age Restrictions

  • Youth Triathlon - 6-15 years old.
  • Adult Triathlon - 16 & over years old.

Ages above are representative of the athletes age on the last day of that year (USAT AGE). The age you will be after your birthdate this year (your age on 12/31/17).  This means a number of athletes will be racing at one year older than they are during the race if they have not yet had their birthday come event day. 

Event Day Registration
There is no event day registration for any Towne Lake Triathlon events.

Refund Policy
We have a very strict no refunds, transfers, or deferrals policy. Much of what goes into producing an event like this is spent up front and offering refunds, transfers, or deferrals may effect the future of the event because funding is allocated early. Please do not signup unless you are sure you'll race and/or you're willing to accept the registration loss if you end up not racing, for whatever reason. Thank you.

Check Communication
It your job to frequent the website and check your emails. If you use a work email there is a good chance our emails and website will be blocked by your firewall. Use a personal email address and check the site from home. Like us on Facebook and join our newsletter to get the latest information.

Any changes made to the race are done because we have to, usually out of safety for our participants that arise after the race has been planned. We are triathletes too and do everything to create a better, safer, more enjoyable experience for all of you.

USA Triathlon Membership
A USA Triathlon (USAT) membership is required. You will be able to purchase a one day or one year membership during registration

Towne Lake SPRINT Triathlon INDIVIDUAL - Registration Fees - 875 Capacity

  • Early - 12/1/16 - 2/28/17 - $80
  • Regular - 2/1/17 - 5/31/17 - $90
  • Late - 6/1/17 - 7/14/17 - $105
  • Last Chance - 7/15/17 - $120

Towne Lake SPRINT Duathlon INDIVIDUAL - Registration Fees - 300 Capacity

  • Early - 10/1/17 - 11/10/17 - $75
  • Regular - 11/11/17  - $80

Towne Lake OLYMPIC Triathlon INDIVIDUAL - Registration Fees - 875 Capacity

  • Early - 12/1/16 - 2/28/17 - $110
  • Regular - 2/1/17 - 5/31/17 - $120
  • Late - 6/1/17 - 7/14/17 - $135
  • Last Chance - 7/15/17 - $150

Towne Lake SPRINT Triathlon RELAY - Registration Fees - 50 Capacity

  • Early - 12/1/16 - 2/28/17 - $135
  • Regular - 2/1/17 - 5/31/17 - $145
  • Late - 6/1/17 - 7/14/17 - $160
  • Last Chance - 7/15/17 - $175

Towne Lake OLYMPIC Triathlon RELAY - Registration Fees - 50 Capacity

  • Early - 12/1/16 - 2/28/17 - $160
  • Regular - 2/1/17 - 5/31/17 - $170
  • Late - 6/1/17 - 7/14/17 - $185
  • Last Chance - 7/15/17 - $200

Towne Lake YOUTH Triathlon INDIVIDUAL - Registration Fees - 500 Capacity

  • Early - 12/1/16 - 2/28/17 - $45
  • Regular - 2/1/17 - 5/31/17 - $50
  • Late - 6/1/17 - 7/14/17 - $60
  • Last Chance - 7/15/17 - $70

Towne Lake YOUTH Triathlon RELAY - Registration Fees - 10 Capacity

  • Early - 12/1/16 - 2/28/17 - $70
  • Regular - 2/1/17 - 5/31/17 - $80
  • Late - 6/1/17 - 7/14/17 - $90
  • Last Chance - 7/15/17 - $100

Towne Lake YOUTH Duathlon INDIVIDUAL - Registration Fees - 200 Capacity

  • Regular - 12/1/16 - 2/28/17 - $35

Towne Lake Triathlon Pre Race Swim/Run Clinic - Registration Fees - 250 Capacity

  • Early - 12/1/16 - 2/28/17 - $10
  • Regular - 2/1/17 - $20

Towne Lake Triathlon Event Morning Packet Pickup - Registration Fees - 100 Capacity

  • $20 Anytime prior to event morning. Must signup before event morning. Limited to first 100. Must be registered (paid for separately/additionally) to pickup event morning.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

  • 7:30am - Swim/Run Pre Race Clinic - Checkin begins.
  • 8:00am - Swim/Run Pre Race Clinic - Swim Clinic begins.
  • 8:30am - Swim/Run Pre Race Clinic - Swim Practice begins.
  • 9:30am - Swim/Run Pre Race Clinic - Run Practice begins.
  • 10:30am - Swim/Run Pre Race Clinic - Transition Clinic ends.

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

  • 2:00pm - Packet Pickup #1 (All Events) @  Tru Tri begins.
  • 7:00pm - Packet Pickup #1 (All Events) @ Tru Tri ends.

Friday, December 8th, 2017

  • 2:00pm - Packet Pickup #2 (All Events) @  Tru Tri begins.
  • 7:00pm - Packet Pickup #2 (All Events) @ Tru Tri ends.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

ll Youth are now in JR or SR Duathlon.  Start times are the same, start location will be the finish line area. 

  • 5:30am - Youth Tri - Parking & Youth Packet Pickup begins.
  • 6:00am - Youth Tri - Transition opens.
  • 7:00am - Youth Tri - Swim Line forms.
  • 7:20am - Youth Tri - Anthem & Announcements begin.
  • 7:30am - Youth Tri - Event begins.
  • 9:30am - Youth Tri - Awards Ceremony begins.
  • 12:00pm - Packet Pickup #3 (All Events) @ Tru Tri begins.
  • 12:00pm - Non Mandatory Pre Race Bike Checkin @ Race Site begins.
  • 5:00pm - Packet Pickup #3 (All Events) @ Tru Tri ends.
  • 5:00pm - Non Mandatory Pre Race Bike Checkin @ Race Site ends.

Sunday December 10th, 2017

  • 5:15am - Towne Lake Triathlon & Duathlon @ Lone Star College - Parking & Transition opens.
  • 7:00am - Towne Lake Triathlon & Duathlon @ Pavilion Parking Lot - Transition closes (all).
  • 7:10am - Towne Lake Triathlon @ Swim Start - Anthem & Announcements begin.
  • 7:15am - Towne Lake Triathlon @ Swim Start - Olympic Event begins.
  • 7:45am - Towne Lake Duathlon @ Lone Star College - Duathlon Begins
  • 7:40am - Towne Lake Triathlon @ Swim Start - Sprint Event begins.
  • 11:15am (or sooner) - Towne Lake Triathlon @ Pavilion Parking Lot - Awards Ceremony begins.

CUTOFFS - Towne Lake Triathlon

  • 8:30am - Olympic Swim Cutoff - 4:21/100m Average Pace
  • 10:15am - Olympic Bike Cutoff - 14mph Average Pace
  • 11:45am - Olympic Run Cutoff - 13:30/mile Average Pace

PACKET PICKUP PROCEDURE(S) & INFO

  • Lookup your assigned race number and swim cap color (both below) before you go to pickup your packet.
  • Registered athletes must pickup their own packet and ONLY their own packet. The ONLY exception to this rule is for relay teams. One registered relay team member may pickup the packet(s) for all the team members if they have copies of their teammate's license(s).
  • Registered athletes MUST have a valid government issued photo ID to pickup their packet. No exceptions.
  • Parents may pickup their child's packet (youth or adult event) if their child is under 18 years of age. Anyone 18 & over must pickup their own packet.
  • We do not need to see your USAT Annual License (if you have one). When you registered it either confirmed the validity of your USAT Annual License, charged you for a new one, or charged you for a 1-day license. Whatever the case, all athletes have been confirmed as far as USAT status goes.

ATHLETE NUMBER LOOKUP

 

USAT AGE - The age you will be after your birthdate this year (your age on 12/31/17).

VIP LIST - Updated Friday before the race (if you have registered for all three races you are automatically VIP until we reach max)

IF you are having issues please email info@bayoutris.com


TOWNE LAKE TRIATHLON SWIM WAVES

Find your Wave and Cap color here! 

OLYMPIC SWIM WAVES & CAP COLORS

  • 7:11am - Gold Caps - Wave 1 
    Invitational + Physcially Challenged
  • 7:15am - Red Caps - Wave 2 
    Males 34 and Under
  • 7:19am - Green Caps - Wave 3 
    Males 35-39 + Clydesdales
  • 7:23am - Silver Caps - Wave 4 
    Females 39 and Under
  • 7:27am - Neon Green Caps - Wave 5 
    Males 40-49
  • 7:31am - Neon Pink Caps - Wave 6 
    Females 40 and Over + Athena
  • 7:35am - Yellow Caps - Wave 7 
    Males 50 and Over + All Relays

SPRINT SWIM WAVES & CAP COLORS

  • 7:40am - Red Caps - Wave 8 
    Invitational + Physically Challenged + Males 34 and Under
  • 7:44am - Green Caps - Wave 9 
    Males 35-39 + Clydesdales
  • 7:48am - Silver Caps - Wave 10 
    Females 39 and Under
  • 7:52am - Neon Pink Caps - Wave 11 
    Males 40-49
  • 7:56am - Yellow Caps - Wave 12 
    Females 40 and Over + Athena
  • 8:00am - Neon Green Caps - Wave 13 
    Males 50 and Over + All Relays

TOWNE LAKE Duathlon Run Start

Please line up according to your estimated first lap run.

7:45am - Du Start 1 - Under 7:00/Mile Pace

7:46am - Du Start 2 - 7:01-8:00/Mile Pace

7:47am - Du Start 3 - 8:01-9:00/Mile Pace

7:48am - Du Start 4 - 9:01-10:00/Mile Pace

7:49am - Du Start 5 - 10:01+/Mile Pace


TOWNE LAKE YOUTH TRIATHLON SWIM START PROCEDURE

There will be about 250 youth signed up for Saturday's race. REMEMBER THEIR RACE AGE IS THEIR USAT AGE WHICH IS THE AGE THEY WILL BE AFTER THEY HAVE THEIR BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR (THEIR AGE ON 12/31/17). 

All youth competitors will stand next to their assigned spot in transition with their hand touching their race number that is on the transition rack. We will then call each transition row in order to lineup according to their number (lowest to highest) and proceed to walk the line to the dock start/finish area. Once at the dock area the short course kids will go first followed by a short break after which the long course kids will begin.

This year we have a new and improved transition area. We have a dock that will serve as the time trial start jump off point and will also serve as the exit on the other side of it. Kids will swim a straight line to an orange buoy, go around it and come back on the other side. Kayaks will force the swim line with kids swimming on one side of the boats on the way to the turn around buoy and on the other side of the kayaks on the way. back. They are close to shore as they swim. There will kayaks, guards, medics, volunteers and all the parents can walk the shoreline as their child swims. It is over their head but they can float, hold a kayak, rescue tube, or even swim to shore, rest, and start again.

As for the rest of the course…. The short course kids do 1-lap on the bike (1-mile) and 1 out-and-back (.6-miles) on the run. The long course kids do 2-laps (2-miles) on the bike and 1 out-and-back (1.15-miles) on the run.


ADULT TRI COURSE MAP

Updated 2017 Map: Due to recent changes from Hurricane Harvey and the new transition location we are trying out a new map style. 

  • They are interactive  updated maps.  Click on any map to go to the MapMyRun website where you can look at exact distances and zoom in on the course.  
  • Transition, finish and post race will all be held in the brand new amphitheater parking lot. Much more convenient for racers and spectators than having everything so spread out. 
  • Same Bike Course but different Run Course
  • Parking is still at Lone Star College

We know you are excited about this race and the cold weather as many of you have told us!  Here is more information on the swim start as well as some advice. 

  • All Triathletes will start across the lake from transition.  You will need to walk over to the swim start after you have finished setting up in  transition. Please follow the signs toward Tuckerton.  You will walk over the bridge and then to the swim start.  
  • Water temperature is estimated to be low 60's on race morning. Wetsuits are recommended, and you may wear neoprene swim caps with the assigned race cap over it.  You may consider ear plugs as this can help maintain equilibrium after getting out of the cold water. 
  • Bring old shoes and something to keep warm that you do not mind if it gets thrown away.  As soon as all waves are in the water they will begin to clean up the swim start and anything left behind will either be thrown away or donated. 
  • You will start in the water. You will jump in the water with your wave and wait for your time to start. There will be one wave ready, one in the water heading to the start and another getting into the water.  Pay attention to your wave being called.
  • When you exit you will actually swim past the dock and then turn around the final buoy to head back toward it.  There will be eight ladders to exit the water with. People will be there to help with open ladders so please pay attention as you get close.  They will also assist those that need a hand getting out of the water.  Go slow until you get off the dock and then proceed to transition.
  • Get warm heading into the bike.  Don't wear lots of clothes under your wetsuit, it won't help. After you get out from the swim, take the time to dry off and put something that will block some wind and you may want shoe covers to keep your feet warm. 

TOWNE LAKE ADult  TRIATHLON SWIM START PROCEDURE


Adult Duathlon COURSE MAP

Please Note the starting location at the south end of Towne Lake Pkwy

  • Transition, finish and post race will all be held in the brand new amphitheater parking lot. 
  • Parking is still at Lone Star College
 

YOUTH TRI COURSE MAP

Updated 2017 Map: Due to recent changes from Hurricane Harvey and the new transition location we are trying out a new map style. 

  • They are interactive  updated maps.  Click on any map to go to the MapMyRun website where you can look at exact distances and zoom in on the course.  
  • Transition, finish and post race will all be held in the brand new amphitheater parking lot. Much more convenient for racers and spectators than having everything so spread out. 
  • Parking is still at Lone Star College


COURSE CUTOFFS

Towne Lake Triathlon

  • 8:30am - Olympic Swim Cutoff - 4:21/100m Average Pace
  • 10:15am - Olympic Bike Cutoff - 14mph Average Pace
  • 11:45am - Olympic Run Cutoff - 13:30/mile Average Pace

Towne Lake Youth Triathlon
There are no course cutoffs for the youth event.


LOCATIONS & ADDRESSES

PACKET PICKUP(S) for All Events
Tru Tri Sports
16341 Mueschke Rd suite 220
Cypress, TX 77433

PARKING for All Events
Lone Star College CyFair - ENTRY OFF WEST ROAD.
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433

Towne Lake Parking Map.jpg

*NEW* TRANSITION AREA for All Events
Adult and youth transition will be located further north down Towne Lake Parkway at the parking lot next to the soon to be built amphitheater!  It is directly west of Kroger.  All athletes will park at Lone Star College off of West Road and proceed to walk north. From there athlete will walk down Towne Lake Parkway where they will see the lake and the swim start on the left. 

*NEW* POST RACE AREA for All Events
The address below is for Lone Star College in general. Once parked walk north down Towne Lake Pkwy and then use the sidewalk along the water to head to post race located in the same parking lot as transition.  

Lone Star College CyFair
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433


WEARING YOUR NUMBERS (CLICK TO EXPAND & SCROLL)


USAT'S MOST VIOLATED RULES (CLICK TO EXPAND)


IT IS EACH ATHLETE’S RESPONSIBILITY (INCLUDING YOUTH AND RELAY TEAMS) TO KNOW AND ABIDE BY USAT RULES.  

  • If you have questions before the event please ask via email. As the race is sanctioned by USAT, if you have a race day question you must ask one of the Certified USAT Officials. If you have any doubt please note the officials name to clarify after the event if needed.
  • You have 60 minutes after the results have been posted to submit a written proposal to the USAT officials with your request. After that the ruling stands and we hope you can be happy knowing you did your best and had a blast!
  • USAT Cell Phone Rules:
    • On the bike: Cyclists may carry a cell phone only if it is stored in a tool bag, out of sight. It may only be used if cyclist is dismounted. Phones cannot be mounted on handlebars or in view of the rider.

    • On the run: Must be stored out of sight. Participants who use a phone must step off the course and may not advance while on the phone. The use of the phone while making forward progress shall result in a penalty.

USAT RULES


OTHER IMPORTANT EVENT RULES

  • Only registered athletes are allowed in transition.
  • Once your bike is brought into transition it is not allowed out until transition is reopened after the event.
  • You may not move anyone else's bike. Find a volunteer, staff, or official.
  • No glass bottles in transition.
  • You may only enter and exit through the designated areas. No fence hopping or opening.
  • Once transition is closed their will be no re-admittance for any reason until you come in from the swim. Relay team members may enter and leave transition once transition is closed but they are the only exception.
    PLEASE READ - VERY IMPORTANT - THOSE THAT DO NOT LEAVE TRANSITION ONCE IT IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. THOSE THAT HAVE FINISHED AND ARE FOUND IN TRANSITION BEFORE IT'S OPEN WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. 
  • You must wear your assigned swim cap on the swim.
  • You must have your bike frame sticker on during the ride.
  • You must have your bike helmet sticker on your helmet during the ride.
  • You must have the run bib on during the run.
  • If you deviate from the course(s) at any time (making them shorter or longer) you will be disqualified.
  • If you choose not to continue or you are disqualified you must alert race staff, officials, and/or timing. Please do not give your timing chip to a volunteer.
  • There is no parking to be done within the Towne Lake Community. All parking must be done at Lone Star College of West Road.
  • We reserve the right to disqualify and ban anyone that is found to be using profanity and showing unsportsmanlike conduct and/or aggression. This is a family friendly atmosphere at all times. In other words, be nice, be civil, be an adult.
  • There is no alcohol of any kind allowed at the Towne Lake Triathlon. The event is held on a school campus and it is illegal to drink on their property.

RESULTS & AWARDS

No Limits Timing
For issues with your results, contact Mike Hutchinson with No Limits Timing. The timing chips are disposable but the ankle straps are not. We will take them both at the finish line and recycle the chip and save the strap for the next event. If by chance you pickup your packet but do not end up racing you may throw out your chip but please ask that you mail your strap to No Limits Timing - 3050 Knolin Dr, Bossier City, LA 71112.

Towne Lake Triathlon Awards - Male & Female - 3 Places Deep - Sprint & Olympic

  • Top 3 Overall - Olympic Only
  • Top Overall Winners - Sprint Only
  • Masters (40 to 54) - Winner Only - Sprint & Olympic
  • Grand Masters (55 & Over) - Winner Only - Sprint & Olympic
  • 16-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70 & Over
  • Clydesdales (Males 220lbs & Over) Under 40
  • Clydesdales (Males 220lbs & Over) 40 & Over
  • Athenas (Females 165lbs & Over) Under 40
  • Athenas (Females 165lbs & Over) 40 & Over
  • Relays - All Male
  • Relays - All Female
  • Relays - Mixed

Towne Lake Duathlon Awards - 

Do to the much smaller numbers in the duathlon, limited awards will be given as follows.  Otherwise everyone would get an award and this isn't little league. 

  • Top 5 Overall Males
  • Top 5 Overall Females
  • There will not be any Youth Duathlon Awards

Towne Lake Youth Triathlon Awards - Boy & Girl - 3 Places Deep

  • Short Course Overall Winner Only
  • Short Course - 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10
  • Long Course Overall Winner Only
  • Long Course - 11-12, 13-14, 15-16

Invitational and Special Age Group Classifications:

The invitational wave is NOT a pro/elite wave. This means that even though we have a separate wave for the invitational, if an age grouper beats an invitational athletes time, they have beat them and will be awarded an overall placement in the top 3.  Age groupers that are brought up into the top 3 overall standing of the race are no longer eligible for age group or masters awards. Invitational athletes are also not eligible to go down into age group.


EVENT SPECIFIC SPONSORS - THANK YOU!