Please note that we will be following USAT's age group rules, meaning that you will compete in the age group which corresponds to your age on December 31, 2015, NOT your age on race day. On race day, the body markers will ask you what your age will be at the end of the year. You will be momentarily confused, as performing complex mathematical computations at butt-thirty on a Sunday morning is probably not in your wheelhouse. It's OK. We'll wait. Once you derive the solution, we will place that number on the back of your leg in the blackest of black markers. It will stay on your leg long enough for you to parade around the grocery store later on, acting like you forgot about it. And yes, we do the numbers on your arms too. Invest in a cool tank-top. We apologize in advance for any emotional trauma that might result from requiring people to actually acknowledge they they are about to hit a milestone birthday, but haven’t quite yet come to terms with it. Face it. You're old.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED : If you are A) Awesome, and B) available to VOLUNTEER to assist in the production of this fine event, then you should C) CLICK THIS LINK RIGHT HERE to email the Race Director and state your intent to VOLUNTEER to be a VOLUNTEER for this event. As a VOLUNTEER. While we cannot confirm that VOLUNTEERS will be rewarded handsomely through some Karmic event in the near or distant future, we are pretty sure that VOLUNTEERS are among the sexiest beasts on the planet, will most definitely receive a cool t-shirt FREE OF CHARGE, and are almost always allowed to cut to the front of the beer line at Saturday night's post-race party. Which you are invited to. If we have one. If you are a VOLUNTEER.

This is a pool swim in a swimming pool, and swimmers will be seeded according to swim time, fastest to slowest. On your entry form, please turn in an accurate 300 meter swim time. Accurate, as in 'realistic'. Athletes not swimming within one minute of their seed time will be highlighted in the race results, and variances from seed times will be posted on every social media site currently in existence, along with a very unflattering picture of you bending over while coughing. If you get scared and do not enter a swim time, you will be placed at the END of the seeded athletes, possibly at an entirely different pool. You DO have the option of changing your swim time up until 3 PM on June 12th. Of THIS YEAR. If this is you, E-mail the Race Director, tell him your name, apologize for making him do extra stuff, buy him a sandwich (ham), and tell him the time you wish to enter. ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGES ACCEPTED AFTER JUNE 12th. NONE. No, not even you. Or you.

We cannot stress enough the importance of entering an accurate swim time. This is important. Tax-day important. Flowers on Mother's day important. 'No those pants do not make you look fat' important. Did you even read the last paragraph? If you do not enter an accurate time, a LOT of people are going to freak the freak out, and EVERYONE will notice and point you out at every race for the rest of your life (assuming you have the dignity to enter another one) while whispering things about you behind your back. LOUDLY. We will assign people to steal your neighbor's newspaper, and then blame it on you. So for Pete's sake, go to a pool BEFORE you enter the race, bring a watch, and TIME YOURSELF. Remember, it's 300 METERS, NOT Yards, NOT Barleycorns, and NOT Smoots (35,433 Barleycorns = 176.28 Smoots, FYI). Meters are part of the Metric System, that delightful system of measurement based on whole, round numbers that makes perfect sense that we, as Americans, have collectively pooped on. That being said, there is a SLIGHT difference between a Yard and a Meter. That slight difference is enough to jack up your swim time and make life miserable for everybody else, so pay attention : To convert a yard swim time to meters, multiply the Yard time by 1.1. Have your kid do it. Use the internet. You probably have an app for it. We really don't care, just get it right. Then, instead of putting down some random set of numbers on your entry form, you'll put down an accurate time, and everyone will be much happier. Trust us, it's for your own good. Also, for extra credit, tell us how many Perches are the equivalent of 14.913 Chains (Answer : 59.652. We know you'll never do it).


Age Groups 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 +

Weight Groups

Clydesdales : Men 200+ lbs., Athenas : Women 150+ lbs.

Men, Women, Mixed

Limited to 400 participants & Relays - race usually fills one month in advance, so quit farting around and sign up.
• Awards will be presented to the awesomest Open and Masters category males and females

• Age and Weight Groups will be presented three deep.

• Winning Relays will receive awards.

• This race will be chip timed
and results will be posted as soon as possible after the race. PLEASE BE PATIENT. Seriously man, just chill. We'll get them out as soon as we can.

General Entry
$65.00 by June 15th*
$75.00 at Packet Pickup*

$90.00 before June 15th
$100.00 at Packet Pickup* That's some serious jack, so don't delay.

* Online Registration closes at midnight June 15th. Registration will be available at Packet Pickup, if entries have not reached capacity.

• 4 AM : Time to make the donuts
• 5 AM
: Parking begins
• 5:30
: Transition opens
• 6:30
: Transition closes
• 6:40
: Pre-Race Announcements/Anthem
• 6:45
: Race begins
• 9:30
: Awards
• 1:30 : You are getting sleepy
• 2 PM : Take a nap. You earned it.
• 4 PM : Bust out that tank top and head to the Kroger.

All participants will receive a commemorative race T-shirt that will totally make you look buff, along with some random fancy finisher item.

This year's event will feature post-race refreshments, music, and bragging and/or excuse-making. Meet your friends and other galactic travelers at the pavilion for some war stories...

Take IH-10 West and exit at Pin Oak in Katy (you will see Katy Mills to your left across IH-10). Turn right, drive to the stoplight, and turn left. At the next stoplight, turn right on Avenue D. Drive about one mile to Gardenia Lane and turn right. Star volunteers will provide parking instructions. Follow them. Get there early - parking goes fast !

This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and membership is required to participate. Members must show current membership card at packet pickup. One day permits are available during packet pickup for $12.00. Note : USAT annual memberships will not be available at packet pickup (see USAT website for info on annual memberships).

Dates & locations for packet pickup are listed below.

IMPORTANT : USAT rules require that you show a photo ID and valid USAT card to pick up your packet. Friends or family members CANNOT pick up your packet for you.


There are a number of lodging opportunities along I-10.

Best Western Katy Inn & Suites in Katy
Phone : (281) 395-6200
2006 Katy Mills Blvd., Katy, TX 77494

Springhill Suites by Marriott Houston Katy Mills in Katy
Phone : (281) 644-4455
2501 Texmati Dr., Katy, TX 77494
Hilton Garden Inn Houston West Katy in Katy
Phone : (281) 644-2400
2409 Texmati Dr., Katy, TX 77494

Comfort Suites in Katy
Phone : (281) 644-6100
25115 Katy Frwy (I 10), Katy, TX 77494 (Suburban)

Packet pickup will be Saturday June 20th Noon – 7:00 PM •  AOK Medical Center • 9180 Katy Freeway – Suite 200 (upstairs)

We will be hosting a 'First Timer's' Clinic for all you shiny new triathletes who have no idea what you're doing; or for those of you who just want to brush up on the fundamentals. The clinic will be held Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Peckham Pool, in Katy (The race pool. Duh.). This clinic is 100% FREE OF CHARGE to Houston Racing members; a small contribution may be required of non-members. The clinic is being hosted by none ot her than Gentleman, Scholar, and Race Director Dave Rainey, and accomplice Ben Proko. We'll be swimming in the actual pool used for the race, and will have the opportunity to closely examine the run and bike courses for spiders, pennies, etc. Bring ALL your crap with you (except that attitude), same as you would on race day. Makes for excellent practice.

The clinic will be broken into half-hour sessions, covering the swim, the bike, the run, and transition. To register, please eMail Dave.

While we know that the AWESOME selfie you take of you and your bitchin' bike before the race will absolutely burn up the Twittersphere, we are still going to ask some people with fancy cameras to show up and take pictures of you. Please buy them when they become available, because screenshots are lame.

For Houston Racing Triathlon Club club membership information, CLICK HERE. As always, thanks to the two chuckleheads that make this race possible year after year : Jeff Trevino and Brede Klefos. They are both actual dudes, and they are both pretty cool. Just ask Jeff.

Yup. Again.