2018 Towne Lake

Towne Lake is very excited to partner with us again for the 2018 Towne Lake Triathlon!
It's only getting better as they finish the pavilion area around transition!


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!

NEW: EVENT CANCELLATION INSURANCE


EVENT DATE(S)

Towne Lake Triathlon (Sprint & Olympic)
Monday, September 3rd 2018

Towne Lake Sprint Duathlon
Monday, September 3rd 2018

Towne Lake Youth Triathlon
Sunday, September 2nd 2018

Towne Lake Youth Duathlon
Sunday, September 2nd 2018


EVENT DISTANCE(S)

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

Towne Lake Adult Sprint Triathlon Relay
450-Meter Swim, 12-Mile Bike, 3.1-Mile Run

Towne Lake Adult Sprint Duathlon
3.1-Mile Run, 12-Mile Bike, 3.1-Mile Run

Towne Lake Adult Olympic Triathlon
1500-Meter Swim, 24-Mile Bike, 6.2-Mile Run

Towne Lake Adult Olympic Triathlon Relay
1500-Meter Swim, 24-Mile Bike, 6.2-Mile Run

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

Towne Lake Youth Triathlon - Long Course (11 - 15 Years Old)
125-Meter Swim, 2-Mile Bike (2-Loops), 1.15-Mile Run

Towne Lake Youth Duathlon - All Ages (15 & Under)
.6-Mile Run, 2-Mile Bike (2-Loops), .6-Mile Run


LOCATION

The address shown is for Lone Star College in general. Once parked, walk north up Towne Lake Pkwy.

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

 
 
 

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).  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 BCTS 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.

See All Pricing on our Reg System

  • Towne Lake SPRINT Triathlon INDIVIDUAL - 875 Capacity
  • Towne Lake SPRINT Duathlon INDIVIDUAL - 300 Capacity
  • Towne Lake OLYMPIC Triathlon INDIVIDUAL - 875 Capacity
  • Towne Lake SPRINT Triathlon RELAY - 50 Capacity
  • Towne Lake OLYMPIC Triathlon RELAY - 50 Capacity
  • Towne Lake YOUTH Triathlon INDIVIDUAL - 500 Capacity
  • Towne Lake YOUTH Triathlon RELAY - 10 Capacity
  • Towne Lake YOUTH Duathlon INDIVIDUAL - 200 Capacity
  • Towne Lake Triathlon Pre Race Swim/Run Clinic - 250 Capacity
  • Towne Lake Triathlon Event Morning Packet Pickup - 100 Capacity
    • Must signup before event morning. Must be registered (paid for separately/additionally) to pickup event morning.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

  • 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, August 30th, 2018

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

Friday, August 31st, 2018

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

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

  • 12:00pm - Packet Pickup #3 (All Events) @  Tru Tri begins.
  • 5:00pm - Packet Pickup #3 (All Events) @ Tru Tri ends

Sunday September 2nd, 2018

- No Packet Pickup this day!

  • 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.
  • TBD       - Youth Du - Event begins.
  • 9:30am - Youth Tri - Awards Ceremony begins
  • 12:00pm - Non Mandatory Pre Race Bike Checkin @ Race Site begins.
  • 5:00pm - Non Mandatory Pre Race Bike Checkin @ Race Site ends.

Monday September 3rd, 2018

  • 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.
  • 7:40am - Towne Lake Triathlon @ Swim Start - Sprint Event begins.
  • 7:45am - Towne Lake Duathlon @ Lone Star College - Duathlon 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

  • Packet Pickup is located at Tru Tri Sports - 16341 Mueschke Rd. #220, Cypress, TX 77433.
  • 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.

ATHLETE BIB NUMBER LOOK UP
(This will be updated after Wed of race 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).


TOWNE LAKE TRIATHLON SWIM WAVES

Waves will be updated by week of race

OLYMPIC SWIM WAVES & CAP COLORS

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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

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There will be about 250 youth signed up for the youth 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 OF THIS YEAR). 

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 be 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 Map: 

  • 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

  • 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. 
  • Bring old flip flops you don't mind parting ways with.  We will try to get any left behind items in a pile back at T.A. for a while.  But once teardown starts, everything gets put in the trash or donation bins. 
  • You will start on the beach and enjoy the running beach wave start into the water!  Your wave will get called up to the edge of the ramp.  Then when released, you will take off into the water off the ramp.  Just pay attention to your wave being called, and you'll be good to go.
  • When you exit at the end of the swim, you'll see a dock with about eight ladders to exit the water with. People will be there to help you up the ladders if need be.  Please go slow and easy until you get off the dock, and then proceed to transition as fast as you want.

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 Maps:

  • 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

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TRANSITION AREA for All Races
Adult and youth transition will be located further north down Towne Lake Parkway at the parking lot next to the 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 athletes will walk down Towne Lake Parkway where they will see the lake and the swim start on the left. 

POST RACE AREA for All Races
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.


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