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Keep Texas Wild Triathlon

April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Keep Texas Wild Triathlon presented by the Corpus Christi Tri Club:Website:
The Keep Texas Wild Triathlon at beautiful Lake Corpus Christi State Park offers two race distance options. The Sprint, Sprint Relay and Mini-Sprint Triathlon. The course can be challenging for new and experienced triathletes. The swim is in deep open water with wave starts (many athletes swimming side by side). The bike is an “open course” which means that although law enforcement will be present, the roads will be open to regular vehicular traffic. There are some small hills on the bike course. The run course is hilly. Please do not attempt this race unless you are well trained are prepared. All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal.
Pricing  & Registration

600 yard swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run
Price through February 28 – $60
March 1 through April 19 – $70
At packet pick up (if available) $80
Sprint Relay
600 yard swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run
Price through February 28 – $110
March 1 through April 19 – $130
At packet pick up (if available) – $140

300 yard swim, 5.5 mile bike, 1.5 mile run
Price through February 28 – $45
March 1 through April 19 – $55
At packet pick up (if available) – $65

No Refunds (Rain or Shine). No Race Transfers except for Relay Team.  Online Registration Closes at 6pm on Thursday, April 19, 2018 and is limited to the first 150 registered participants.



Packet Pick Up

Regular Packet Pick Up
Regular Packet Pickup will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Bay Area Bicycles from Noon to 7:00pm. Please make note of the end time for Packet Pickup: (7pm). Bay Area Bicycles is located at 6020 SPID, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 in the Gulfway Shopping Center at Airline and SPID.

Late Packet Pick Up
Late Packet Pick Up is available for an additional fee of $10.00 per athlete.  Since you will not have a race bib for entry into the State Park, there will also be a $5.00 per athlete fee at the park entry gate.

Remember to bring your USAT membership card to packet pickup if you are a member.
If you do not have your USAT card with you at packet pickup you will be required to purchase a one day USAT membership to obtain your packet. All participants must pick up their own packets and bring some form of governmental ID card to packet pickup.
One Day USAT Membership:
You MUST be covered by USAT supplemental insurance to participate in this Triathlon; NO Exceptions. You are covered by USAT insurance if you are a member of USAT. If you are not a member of USAT, you must purchase a one day membership to USAT. The one day membership for USAT is $15 for Adults ages 18 and up and $10 for Youth ages 17 and under. If you are not a USAT member, you can purchase your one day membership when you register for the event. You can also purchase your one day membership at regular packet pickup. The registration fee shown above for the event does not include the one day membership for USAT or the cost of a USAT membership. The $15 fee or the $10 fee is collected by event management on behalf of USAT.

Groups or individuals, we need all the help we can get! Volunteers are an integral part of producing successful events.  Volunteering for KTW is a great opportunity to support your community, earn required services hours, and build team work and camaraderie.

Need                         Date                             Time                     Place                              Details
Packet Stuffing        Thursday, April 19       7:00 PM               Bay Area Bicycles          Race packet stuffing following the brick workout
Packet Pickup          Friday, April 20            12:00-7:00 PM     Bay Area Bicycles          Two hour shifts working Packet Pickup
Race Set Up              Friday, April 20            All Afternoon       Lake CC State Park        Course, transition and race setup
Race Volunteers       Saturday, April 21       6:30-10:00 AM     Lake CC State Park       Various race volunteer assignments*
Clean Up Crew          Saturday, April 21       10:30 AM-12:00   Lake CC State Park       Assist with course break down
*Some race day volunteer assignments include kayakers (swim course safety), food prep and distribution, aid station drink distribution, packet and timing chip distribution, course turn direction, finisher medal distribution, and more!
Click here to email Chris and volunteer.

Race Course

The swim will be held in Lake Corpus Christi.  It will be wave starts on a clockwise rectangle course. Athletes will enter the water by wave assignment and start approximately 2 minutes apart. Sprint swimmers will turn at the last orange buoys.  Mini-sprinters will turn at the yellow buoys.

The bike course starts in the park and exits to the right on Park Road 25.  The turn-around is on Park Road 25 just before Highway 359.  Once back at the park entrance, Mini-Sprinters will turn left back into the park.  Sprinters will proceed past the entrance towards Mathis on FM 1068.  The turn-around is on FM 1068 in Mathis.  Once back at the park entrance, Sprinters will turn right into the park.  Bike support will be provided by Bay Area Bicycles.  The bike course will be marked with white signs that have blue directional arrows.

The run course will be on paved roads located inside the State Park.  The run course will be marked with orange signs that have black directional arrows.  The orange signs will be mounted on top of orange traffic cones.  The run course is an out and back.

Click here to print course maps

Sprint Tri Individual – Overall Male / Female and Overall Masters Male / Female (40 and Up) plus 1st / 2nd / 3rd Male and Female for the following age groups; (19 & Under), (20-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60-69), (70+)
Mini-Sprint Tri Individual – Overall Male / Female and Overall Masters Male / Female (40 and Up).  There are no age group awards for the Mini-Sprint
Sprint Relay – 1st / 2nd / 3rd Overall Relay Team.  There are no Age group awards for the Sprint Relay

Maps & Park Entry

Location:  Lake Corpus Christi State Park.  The park is on Park Road 25 located 4 miles southwest of Mathis, Texas off of State Highway 359.  It is 35 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.

Click here to print Course Maps

Click here to print the Event Parking Map

Park Entry:  The State Park entry fee is included in the registration fee for regular packet pick up participants.  Show your race bib to the park entry attendant for “free” entry.  Spectators and late packet pick-up participants will pay a $5 per person entry fee.
Entry for kids 12 and under is free.  

Race Day Schedule

6:45 AM         Transition Area Opens (bike check and body marking begins)
7:15 AM         Timing Chips Available
8:05 AM         Transition Area Closes
8:10 AM         Mandatory Pre-race Meeting
8:30 AM         Sprint Swim Wave 1 – Men 39 and under and all Relay swimmers
8:32 AM         Sprint Swim Wave 2 – Men 40 and over
8:34 AM         Sprint Swim Wave 3 – Women 39 and under
8:36 AM         Sprint Swim Wave 4 – Women 40 and over
8:38 AM         Mini-Sprint Swim Wave – All Mini-Sprinters
10:30 AM       Awards Presentation (Tentative)
Arrive early!  It will take time to get through the line at the park entrance, find a parking spot, and walk your gear to transition.
Have your race bib ready to show at the park entrance for free entry.

Athletes Guild will provide timing for the Mini-Sprint and Sprint Triathlon. You will be issued a timing chip with a velcro strap the morning of the event. You must wear your timing chip on your left ankle during the entire event. For relay teams, you will exchange the timing chip in transition at the location where your bicycle is racked.

Event Shirts
If you register by Thursday, March 29, you will receive an event shirt.  Registrations after March 29 MIGHT receive a shirt.  Please register now to ensure that you receive an event shirt.  Shirt Sizes:  Adult – Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large

Camping at Lake Corpus Christi State Park
For information about overnight RV or tent camping, air conditioned shelters, or other park amenities click here.
La Quinta Inn, Mathis, Texas
We have a discounted rate of $79.00 at La Quinta Inn, 12909 I H 37, Mathis, TX 78368.
Call 361-547-0200 and let them know you want the “Keep Texas Wild Triathlon rate”.  You must book by April 6, 2018 to receive the discounted rate.  The rate is only good for Friday night, April 20.

A portion of race proceeds will benefit Colin’s Hope to prevent children from drowning.

Chris Nelson – fireman.nelson@gmail.com

Other Info: 2018 race registration? • Registration Information


April 21, 2018
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