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Course

All courses are preliminary and subject to change.

Course Description

Sprint Distance: The Sprint Distance course is a 400 meter swim, 18 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run.
Sprint Distance Duathlon: The duathlon course is an 18 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run. It will be a time trial start.
Intermediate Distance: The Intermediate Distance is a 1000 meter swim, a 36 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run. The bike will be 2 loops and run course will be a single loop.
Half Distance: The Half Distance course is a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile Run. The bike course will be 3 loops, and he run will be 2 loops.

The swim start will be located on the Peoples St. T-Head, in the marina area. The bike and run course for all events will be along Ocean Drive. The finish is at the newly constructed Bayfront Park.

Course Maps

Swim Course
      Bike Course
      Run Course
      Site Map

Elevation Profiles

The bike course is pancake flat. Seriously. Nothing but flat, smooth, fast pavement. It will be windy going in one direction, but you'll have a tailwind half the time. There is one small, gradual rise on the half and intermediate distance run course.

Transition Areas

All events at the Republic of Texas Triathlon Festival will use a two transition area format. Participants will ride their bicycles during the event after the swim, from T1 to T2, where they will begin the run. There is mandatory bike check-in and gear bag drop on Saturday before the event.. Complete details are available on the Event Details page.

Water Temperature

Water temperature is usually in the mid 70s in mid April, so the swim will likely be wetsuit legal.

Bike Course Aid Stations & On Course Nutrition

There will be 3 aid stations on the bike course, at approximately miles 9, 27, and 45. The aid stations will be stocked with water, Gatorade, and CLIF Bar product.

Run Course Aid Stations

The Half and Quarter Distance run course will have aid stations at approximately each mile. The stations will be stocked with water, Gatorade, pretzels, and fruit. The Aid Stations for the Sprint Distance will only have Water and Gatorade.

At each station there will be certified athletic trainers, provided by Medicine in Motion, who can provide injury assessment and first aid. There will also be EMTs on vehicles roaming the course searching for athletes in need of assistance.

Finish Line Medical Tent- Presented by Medicine In Motion

The finish line medical tent is staffed by Dr. Martha Pyron who is board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine, Licensed Athletic Trainers who are trained to provide musculoskeletal injury assessment and first aid, and other nurses and medical assistants who are able to provide all race participants with excellent care on site. The medical tent is and supplied to treat common triathlon related injuries and illness, and to begin stabilization procedures for more severe problems. Any race participant who requests assistance will be evaluated in the medical tent and treated based on event protocols for athlete medical care. The medical team may authorize transportation to a nearby hospital in case of serious injury or illness, but will likely be able to manage any medical need an athlete will have including stitches, splints for injury, and bandages.

Weather Contingency Plan

In the event of foul weather, the start time of this event may be delayed by up to 1 hour. Should the weather conditions be unsafe for the swim, this event will be changed to a bike-run utilizing the same distances as the triathlon. The duathlon will use a time trial start based upon the same order. If the weather makes it too dangerous for cycling, the event will become a 5 Km run for all participants.

Race Rules

This event will use USA Triathlon Age Group rules.

Swim Wave Order

The swim wave order for each event will be published approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

The Half Distance has the following cut-off times enforced:

End of Swim: 1:10 from start of last swim wave of Half
End of Bike: 5:30 from start of last swim wave of Half(13 mph average)
Run Halfway: 7:00 from start of last swim wave of Half
Finish Line: 8:30 from start of last swim wave of Half