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TXST Sprint Tri

The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat Tours

The Texas State Sprint Triathlon is comprised of a 500-meter swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 5k run. This event is one of the few opportunities to swim in the pristine and protected waters of Spring Lake. Don't miss your chance! The race is great for veterans and first time triathletes. 

Registration information:
Click HERE to register

This event is open to and welcomes all levels of participation.

-450-meter swim
-12-mile bike
-3-mile run

Offered options are a Swim/Bike, Swim/Run, Bike/Run, and Relay Team option to encourage entry into the sport.

Price Increases on all Events on July 1st and January 1st.
Shirt Order Deadline April 1st.
No Refunds

The swim is the best swim in Texas in the Spring Lake with clear visibility and fresh waters. This is one of the only times in the whole year people are allowed to swim in this Lake. The year around water temp is just over 70 degrees so wet-suits will be allowed.

The bike course is mostly flat our Post Rd with some rolling hills.

The run course is part on the road and part cross-country ending in a downhill in the shade. There is one good climb on this course.

The Texas State Triathlon Club is aware of the environmental emphasis at the Meadows Center. We strive to reinforce this emphasis through this event. We want to work with the Center so that the majority of the participants are aware of what the area means to Central Texas. For 2020, Earth Day will be observed the Saturday, the day before the event. We will be working with the Meadows Center to Co-Promote and collaborate the two events and this beautiful site!

The Club also has a focus of contributing to the development of our sport and athletes. We encourage beginners and youth to come to TRI IT. If you feel you are not ready for the swim, bike and run, come out and BE A PART by Ruining or Walking the 3-mile course.

A Texas State Triathlon Club finisher celebration to follow the event with awards and goodies.

Packet Pick up information- To be announced no later than one month prior to the event.

Parking- All Participants, Volunteers, and Spectators need to park @ Bobcat Stadium East Parking Lot A

Address- 1100 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

Safely walk across Aquarena Springs Dr. to the Meadows Center

Race Time Line (Tentative, official schedule will be announced two weeks prior to the event)

5:30 AM- Transition & Body Marking Opens
5:30 AM- Registration/ Packet Pickup Open
5:30 AM- Transition Open
6:30 AM- Packet Pickup Closes
6:45 AM- Pre-race Lead Warm Up
7:15 AM- Transition Closes
7:15 AM- Swim Line up begins
7:15 AM- Pre-Race Athlete Meeting at the swim start
7:25 AM- National Anthem
7:30 AM-Race Start- Race Order- Relays - Tri (Youngest to most wise) - AquaBike - Aquathlon - Duathlon (By Transition)
10:00 AM- Awards

This is an order of start by time trial and bib number one swimmer every 3-5 seconds-
Tri by age youngest to most wise
Duathlon (By Transition)


TOP Three Male and Female Overall and Masters

Top three in Age Groups - Male and Female - <19, 20-24="" 25-29="" 30-34="" 35-39="" 40-44="" 45-49="" 50-54="" 55-59="" 60-64="" 65-69="" 70="">

Top three male and female in Swim/Bike, Swim/Run, Bike/Run

TOP Male - Female - Mixed Relays Teams

Bring up the Rear TXState Champion

What's Near Here?

The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Temporarily closed 

The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat Tours, formerly Aquarena Center, offers interpretive and self-guided tours, historic glass bottom boat rides, wetlands boardwalk, Texas River exhibits, nature-friendly Gift Shop and much more.

Spring Lake Snorkel Program

Temporarily closed 

See the local flora and fauna of Spring Lake up close and personal with the Spring Lake Snorkel Program! Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round. **Click HERE to schedule your tour**

Explore Spring Lake SUP & Kayak Training and Interpretive Tours

Temporarily closed 

The Meadows Center and REI Outdoor School have teamed up to offer new water-focused activities at Spring Lake. All activities are education focused and led by interpreters who are committed to protecting and sharing Spring Lake. **Click HERE to schedule your tour**