in honor of Cheryl Stitt


2020 REGISTRATION COMING

 

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SPRINT TRIATHLON

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YOUTH TRIATHLON
(Long & Short Courses)

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DOGGIE SPLASH N DASH

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MT. BIKE & TRAIL RUNS


 
 

EVENT DATE(S)

2019 DATES

Cypress Adult Sprint Triathlon
Sunday, July 28, 2019 (morning)

Cypress Youth Triathlon
Saturday, July 27, 2019 (morning)

Cypress Doggie Splash'N Dash
Saturday, July 27, 2019 (morning)

Cypress Mountain Bike (Youth & Adult)
Saturday, July 27, 2019 (late afternoon to evening)

Cypress Trail Run (Youth & Adult)
Saturday, July 27, 2019 (evening to night)


In order to provide the best race experience possible, and take away any fears of registering early, we've updated our registration platform, and added race cancellation insurance! This means in the case of a race needing to be canceled do to natural disasters, or something similar that is out of our control, you will receive a full refund without having to do anything!  

You also have the option to add your own personal no-show insurance upon registering. See the details and T&C’s here and sign up when you checkout.

REGISTER EARLY WITH NO STRESS


EVENT DISTANCE(S)

Cypress Triathlon
550-Meter Swim, 13-Mile Bike, 3.1-Mile Run

Cypress Youth Triathlon - Short Course (10 Years & Under)
50-Yard Swim, 2-Mile Bike, 1/2-Mile Run

Cypress Youth Triathlon - Long Course (Over 10 Years)
100-Yard Swim, 2-Mile Bike, 1.15-Mile Run

Cypress Doggie Splash'N Dash
200-Meter Swim, 1-Mile Run

Cypress Trail Runs
5k, 10k, Most Miles in 2 Hours, Youth 1 Mile

Cypress Mountain Bike Race
Cat 1 Female: 12 miles (2 loops) / Cat 1 Male: 18 miles (3 loops)
Cat 2 Female: 6 miles (1 loop) / Cat 2 Male: 12 miles (2 loops)
Cat 3 Female: 6 miles (1 loop) / Cat 3 Male: 6 miles (1 loop)
Youth 10 & Under: 2.5 miles (1 loop) / Youth 11 & Older: 4 miles (1 loop)


LOCATION

Across Fry Road from Cypress Ranch H.S. next to Lake Bridgeland

16902 Bridgeland Landing Dr, Cypress, TX 77433

 
 

Event Age Restrictions

  • Youth Triathlon - 6-15 years old.

  • Adult Triathlon - 16 & over years old.

Please Note: Ages above are representative of the athletes age on the last day of that year (USAT AGE). 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 Cypress 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.

Misc.
It is 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.

See All Pricing on our Reg System

  • Cypress Triathlon INDIVIDUAL - 1,500 Capacity

  • Cypress Triathlon RELAY - 50 Capacity

  • Cypress Youth Triathlon INDIVIDUAL - 400 Capacity

  • Cypress Youth Triathlon RELAY - 10 Capacity

  • Cypress Doggie Splash & Dash (human/dog team) - 100 Capacity

  • Cypress Mountain Bike Race - 200 Capacity

  • Cypress Trail Runs - 500 Capacity

  • Cypress Triathlon Pre Race Swim/Run Clinic - 200 Capacity

  • Cypress Triathlon Event Morning Packet Pickup - 100 Capacity

    • Must signup before event morning. Must be registered (paid for separately/additionally) to pickup event morning.


TEAM CHALLENGE

 

The BCTS Team Challenge invites clubs to come together and compete to win some terrific prizes, including future comp’ed entries! All types of groups/teams are allowed in. Fastest groups & largest groups will win prizes! See details on the link below:


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, July 21, 2019

  • 7:00am - Swim/Run Pre Race Clinic - Check in Begins

  • 7:30am - Swim/Run Pre Race Clinic - Swim Clinic Begins

  • 8:00am - Swim/Run Pre Race Clinic - Swim Practice Begins

  • 9:00am - Swim/Run Pre Race Clinic - Run Practice Begins

  • 10:00am - Swim/Run Pre Race Clinic - Transition Clinic Begins

Thursday, before Race Day

  • 2:00pm - 7:00pm - Packet Pickup #1 (All Events) @

    Bicycle World
    16341 Mueschke Rd, #220
    Cypress, TX 77433

Friday, before Race Day

  • 2:00pm - 7:00pm - Packet Pickup #2 (All Events) @

    Bicycle World
    16341 Mueschke Rd, #220
    Cypress, TX 77433

    Saturday, Race Day

  • 5:30am - Youth Triathlon - Parking & Packet Pickup begins.

  • 5:30am - Doggie Splash'N Dash - Parking & Packet Pickup begins.

  • 6:50am - Doggie Splash'N Dash - Nat’l Anthem & Announcements begin.

  • 7:00am - Youth Triathlon - Transition opens.

  • 7:00am - Doggie Splash'N Dash - Event begins.

  • 8:00am - Youth Tri - Swim Line forms.

  • 8:20am - Youth Tri - Nat’l Anthem & Announcements begin.

  • 8:30am - Doggie Splash'N Dash - Awards Ceremony begins.

  • 8:30am - Youth Tri - Event begins.

  • 10:30am - Youth Tri - Awards Ceremony begins.

  • 12:00pm - Packet Pickup #3 @ Bicycle World begins.
    16341 Mueschke Rd, #220
    Cypress, TX 77433

  • 12:00pm - Non Mandatory Pre Race Bike Checkin @ Race Site begins.

  • 3:00pm - Packet Pickup #3 @ Bicycle World ends.

  • 4:00pm - Packet Pickup #4 @ Oak Meadows Park begins.
    17700 N Bridgeland Pkwy,
    Cypress, TX 77433

  • 5:00pm - Non-Mandatory Pre Race Bike Checkin @ Race Site ends.

  • 7:00pm - Packet Pickup #4 @ Oak Meadows Park ends.


(We will stick close to the following schedule, but know that exact start times are subject to change by 15 minutes or so earlier or later. Please arrive early and listen to announcements.)

MOUNTAIN BIKE START TIMES

  • 5:00pm - Pro / Cat 1 Male

  • 5:05pm - Pro / Cat 1 Female

  • 6:00pm - Cat 2 Male 39 & Under

  • 6:03pm - Cat 2 Male 40 & Older

  • 6:05pm - Cat 2 Female All Ages

  • 6:10pm - Cat 3 Male 39 & Younger

  • 6:13pm - Cat 3 Male 40 & Older

  • 6:15pm - Cat 3 Female All Ages

  • 6:30pm - Youth 10 & Under

  • 6:35pm - Youth 11 & Older

  • 7:20pm - Mountain Bike Awards Ceremony

Trail Run START TIMES

  • 7:00pm - 5km & 10km Trail Run Start

  • 7:10pm - 2 Miles Most Miles Trail Run Start

  • 7:30pm - Youth 1 Mile Trail Run Start

  • 8:15pm - Awards - 5k & 10k & 1 Mile Youth

  • 9:10pm - Final Cutoff Trail Run (no one allowed on course)

  • 9:15pm - Awards - Trail Run 2 Hour Race

CUTOFFS

  • 7:00pm - Mountain Bike Last Lap Cutoff (must begin final lap before this time)

  • 8:15pm - Mountain Bike Final Cutoff (course closed to mt. bikers at this time)

  • 9:10pm - Trail Run Final Cutoff (course closed to trail runners at this time)


Sunday, Race Day

- No Packet Pickup this day unless paid online upon registration.

  • 5:00am - Cypress Triathlon - Parking & Transition open.

  • 6:30am - Cypress Triathlon - Transition closes.

  • 6:35am - Cypress Triathlon - Nat’l Anthem & Announcements begin.

  • 6:40am - Cypress Triathlon - Event begins.

  • 9:45am - Cypress Triathlon - Awards Ceremony begins.


Runners will start off with one full 10km lap.  Then after that initial lap is completed, you’ll switch to a 1 mile lap.  Most miles completed before the 2 hour mark wins. If two runners are on the same mileage as each other, the person with the fastest final lap wins. Super simple. Real Tough. Crazy fun!

MOST MILES IN 2 HOURS RULES


SPECIFIC TRAIL NOTES

If you register for the trail run, know that depending on your speed on the trails, you might want a headlamp and/or flashlight. The trail system and park is not lit up. It’s an actual trail we are using.

Also know that in the event of the trails being too muddy to use, we may have to switch to a modified route going around the lake, through the disc golf course, and along the levy. We of course, hope to use the single track but that much traffic on wet trails will cause too much damage. Don’t worry though, it will still be a blast running through the mud and water around the beautiful lake and around the crushed granite trails. We will, of course communicate this ahead of time as soon as it’s realized. No refunds can be given if you choose to not participate in this instance.

If we use the trails when they’re wet at all, this is a very special gift from the trail builders; and in the trail community, it’s expected to come out and help work on the trails after the event. It’s a ton of fun to get involved with trail maintenance and can be a great family day or day with friends (new and old). We’ll be in touch on this as well!


Red X’s = No Parking Allowed. Blue P’s = General Parking. VIP Parking = Across Fry Rd. behind the Lakeland Village Center.

PARKING MAP - TRIS


Simply parallel park along the edge of N. Bridgeland Lake Pkwy, starting next to the Oak Meadow Park (just beyond House & Hahl Rd.) all the way up the road to Pope Elementary School. Earlier you get there, closer to the start line you’ll get.

PARKING MAP - TRAILS

 
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PACKET PICKUP PROCEDURE(S) & INFO

  • Packet Pickup location coming soon.

  • Lookup your assigned race number and swim cap color (both below) before you go to pickup your packet.

    • If you register Friday or Saturday before race day, you may not be able to look your bib # up online. Just show up to Packet Pickup, let them know, and you'll be assigned a bib there.

  • 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.

  • For the Trail Run, you do not need a USAT License. We will sanction that event under USATF to save you some money and time.


ATHLETE BIB NUMBER LOOK UP

Bibs will be updated by week of race (mid-week).

If you're registered for the race please click the button and check your information after Wednesday of the week of the event. You must know your assigned race number to pickup your packet. 

If you registered Friday or Saturday before the race, you won't be assigned a number in the online system.  Just let them know at Packet Pickup and they'll give you a bib there. 

The list is alphabetical by last name. Names highlighted in red need to sign the USAT waiver at packet pickup. Names in yellow are missing information.  Please log back into the Reg System if you need to make changes.  If that section is closed, EMAIL US if you need to change or update information. Please note we cannot change shirt sizes, or divisions.

Remember you cannot pickup anyone's packet but your own. The only exceptions are those parents picking up for their child (17 years old or younger) and relay team members that wish to pickup their entire team's packet. Team members wishing to do so must present their own photo ID along with copies or photos of the other members.

No matter what you MUST have a government issued photo ID of some kind and you must pickup your own packet (with the two exceptions listed above).


VIP

You can pay for and add VIP upon registering online.
Only available to the first 250 that sign up. 

Enjoy These Perks:

  • Parking - Special parking just for our VIPs.

  • Food - Upgraded food option.

  • Portable Toilets - A few will be setup just for VIP.

  • Packet Pickup - Race day pickup if needed.

  • Transition - Get your bike before all racers have finished.


CYPRESS TRIATHLON SWIM WAVES

Waves will be updated by week of race (mid-week).

 

CYPRESS YOUTH TRIATHLON SWIM START PROCEDURE

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 pool area. Once in the pool area the short course kids will go first followed by a short break after which the long course kids will begin. The swim is to be completed by swimming one way in the lane, going under the lane rope and swimming back in the lane next to the athlete (progressing left). The short course kids will swim 2 lengths (50-yards), the long course kids will swim 4 lengths (100-yards). Once the children exit the pool they will run to their bikes in grass outside the parking lot and start their bike.


CYPRESS DOGGIE SPLASH'N DASH SWIM WAVES

We will line all dogs up on the dock on the side of Lake Bridgeland at around 6:50am. We will start with the smallest dogs first and work our way to the largest. The swim waves are below. Please know what wave your dog falls into. We will also have doggie lifejackets available on a first come first served basis if you wish to borrow one for the swim.  You may also bring your own, but they are not mandatory. Leashes are mandatory to help keep your dog close to you and stop him/her from climbing on other dogs and humans while in the water. There will be an orange buoy all competitors must swim around before heading back to the beach shore. Once each dog/human team exits the water they will begin the run. Shoes should be put inside the fence at the edge of the beach prior to the event start. We will have a water stop on the course at about the half way point. If you need more water for you or your dog please bring it with you.  Results will be available.  

Awards for top place in each category!

Please know these categories might shift closer to race day.  Some might get combined or split into two, depending on how many doggies show up. 
Everyone should be ready by 7am and listening to final instructions a little before then.

  • 7:00am - 25 & under pounds - Small Dog Wave

  • 7:03am - 26-50 pounds - Medium Dog Wave

  • 7:06am - 51+ pounds - Large Dog Wave


ADULT TRI COURSE MAP

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YOUTH TRI COURSE MAP


DOGGIE SPLASH'N DASH COURSE MAP

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Mountain Bike & Trail Run Course MapS

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COURSE CUTOFFS

Cypress Triathlon

  • 8:00am - Swim Cutoff - 4min/100m Average Pace

  • 9:00am - Bike Cutoff - 13mph Average Pace

  • 10:00am - Run Cutoff - 20min/mile Average Pace

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

Cypress Doggie Splash'N Dash
There are no course cutoffs for the doggie event.

Cypress Mountain Bike

  • 7:00pm - Last Lap Cutoff (must be on final lap by this time)

  • 8:15pm - Mt. Bike Final Cutoff (course closed to cyclists)

Cypress Trail Run

  • 9:20pm - Trail Run Final Cutoff (course closed to runners)


LOCATIONS & ADDRESSES

Pre Event Packet Pickup for All Events
Bicycle World
16341 Mueschke Rd, #220
Cypress, TX 77433

Parking for All Tri Events
Cypress Ranch High School
10700 Fry Road
Cypress, TX 77433

Cypress Triathlon & Doggie Splash'N Dash Transition
Empty field as you approach Festival Park from high school parking.

Cypress Youth Triathlon Transition & Pool Swim
Lakeland Activity Center
16902 Bridgeland Landing
Cypress, TX 77433

Post Race Area for All Tri Events
Festival Park
16801 Bridgeland Landing
Cypress, TX 77433

Start, Finish, Parking, & Post Race Area for All Trail Events
Oak Meadows Park
Located at intersection of House and Hahl Road & N. Bridgeland Pkwy.  East of Pope Elementary School.
Parking will be all along the edge of N. Bridgeland Lake Pkwy.
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 Bridgeland Community. All parking must be done at Cypress Ranch High School across the street (Fry) from transition.

  • 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.


RESULTS & AWARDS

No Limits Timing
For issues with your results, contact 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.

Cypress Triathlon Awards - Male & Female - 3 Places Deep

  • Top 3 Overall

  • Masters (40 to 54) - Winner Only

  • Grand Masters (55 & Over) - Winner Only

  • 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 (220lbs & Over) Under 40

  • Clydesdales (220lbs & Over) 40 & Over

  • Athenas (165lbs & Over) Under 40

  • Athenas (165lbs & Over) 40 & Over

  • Relays - All Male

  • Relays - All Female

  • Relays - Mixed

Cypress 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.

Cypress Trails Awards - Male & Female

  • Mountain Bike Awards will go to top 3 per gender / category, at least.

    • We will also give cash payout to Cat 1/Pro racers.

  • Trail Runs Awards will go to top 3 overall plus masters, per gender, at least.

EVENT SPECIFIC SPONSORS - THANK YOU!