11th Annual Lake Pflugerville Triathlon

June 18, 2017 - Start Time: 7:25am


05/24: ***NEW: Texas College Throw-Down! We are giving $100 to the tri team of the school whose athlete crosses the finish line with the best time in the Sprint distance. Aggies use Aggies2017 and Longhorns use Horns2017 for a $10 discount and to get included in this friendly competition. Only registrations between now and June 15 are eligible to participate.

05/22: Because of construction along Pecan, we will be altering the bike course to not go to the tollway. (For the 2017 course, think in terms of The Saint Pat's Half.) The 2017 bike course map is posted on the Course Maps page.

05/13: The city is in the process of cleaning the hydrilla from the lake. (Hopefully, it will remain low, and not go into full bloom in the heat next month.)

05/17: With contruction occurring to improve Weiss Lane, PLEASE be cautious race morning. There may be some modified parking requirements. Please pay attention to the volunteers.

Registration for the 2017 Lake Pflugerville Triathlon is open!

Again for 2017, your registration fee includes all your race photo downloads! Why pay another $30, $40 or $50? Kreutz Photography will have all your pics available shortly after the race.

SPRINT: 500 meter swim, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run

NEW for 2017: Olympic: 1000 meter swim, 28 mile bike, 6 mile run

NEW for 2017: Olympic Relay: 2- or 3-person teams

NEW for 2017: A separate Military/First Responders category

As we had for 2016, 2017 will include a Challenged Athletes category as well.

Lake Pflugerville Aquabike

500 meter swim, 14 mile bike

About The Triathlon

This is a fantastic venue for all levels of athletes, whether you are a beginner or have completed numerous triathlons. For the intermediate and elite, it is a great opportunity to set a new PR. You will feel right at home at this family-friendly event; it is a race you will enjoy with a fun course at a great location.
The sprint distance triathlon starts with a 500-meter swim in Lake Pflugerville with a sandy beach entry and an easy exit to a paved transition area. Then you are off on a 14-mile bike ride through the countryside with enough low rollers to keep it interesting. Racers will finish up with a 3-mile run around the lake on a flat crushed granite trail with water stops along the way.

NEW for 2017: Olympic distance participants will basically do two laps of each component: there will be buoys set along the beach, which the athletes must pass before running to the swim start to begin their second swim lap. That will be followed by two laps of the 14-mile bike and finally, two laps of the run.

NEW for 2017: Relay participants will complete the same Olympic distances, but the race will be divided between 2- or 3-person teams, with different athletes completing the swim, bike and run. The exchange will be tag-team in transition - from swim to bike PRIOR to bike being un-racked; and from bike to run AFTER bike is racked. Relay teams will rack in a specific area of transition, to level the field. For 2017, all relay teams will compete as a group, meaning there will not be a separate category for men, women, or mixed teams. We expect to grow this to the point where we WILL have separate divisions in the future, because of the appeal to a broader group of athletes.

Freeze-Pops and pizza for the finishers... can it get any better than that? Bring your friends and family to this spectator-friendly event or, if you are not racing, volunteer and join the pfun!

About The Aquabike

Growing in popularity among athletes who don't want to run, the AquaBike is a Swim - Bike event. Aquabike athletes will rack their bikes in a specified transition area. Athletes will complete the swim and bike portion of the event as they would normally for a triathlon. However, their time will stop when they cross the timing mat at the entrance to transition after the bike. Athletes will then rack their bike and may choose to run or walk across the finish line, or just proceed directly to the area just after the finish line.

NEW for 2017: Aquabike athletes will start with their Age Group swim wave, as opposed to a separate wave.

About Lake Pflugerville

Lake Pflugerville is a 180-acre reservoir built to provide Pflugerville citizens with drinking water. The lake has become the city's most popular family playground. Lake Pflugerville provides swimming year around and has a 3-mile granite trail along the perimeter of the lake. Located at the intersection of Weiss Lane and Pflugerville Parkway, the lake is open for fishing, swimming, kayak rentals, and kite surfing. In addition, there is a playground, pavilion and beach area and boat launch. (No motor boats or glass containers, please). Families and residents have enjoyed events at the lake including Kid Fish and Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival. The lake has become a training hot spot for swimmers, runners, cyclists and triathletes.

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