Please note that we will be following USAT's new age group rules, meaning that you will compete in the age group which corresponds to your age on December 31, 2013, NOT your age on race day. You will also need to give the body markers this age for them to memorialize in big, black numbers on the back of your leg on race day. Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to pretend you forgot about these numbers when you go to the pool to hang out later that afternoon; when people ask you about them you may nonchalantly reply that yes, while they were sleeping off their Saturday night you were up at the crack of dawn performing heroic feats of athleticism. Also, 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. We are still lobbying for the rule that will let us pick an age and compete in that age group forever.

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 you are a VOLUNTEER.



This is a pool swim and swimmers will be seeded according to swim time, fastest to slowest. Please turn in an accurate 300 meter swim time on your entry. 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. If you do not enter a swim time, you will be placed at the END of the seeded athletes. You have the option of changing your swim time up until midnight of July 17th. E-mail the Race Director, indicate your name, and the time you wish to enter. ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGES ACCEPTED AFTER JULY 17th. NONE. No, not even you.

We cannot stress enough the importance of entering an accurate swim time, but we are certainly going to try. If you do not enter an accurate time, a LOT of people are going to be VISIBLY upset, and EVERYONE will notice and point you out at every race for the rest of your life while whispering things about you behind your back. We will assign people to LOUDLY question your lineage, and pelt you with rocks and garbage. 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. Meters are part of the Metric System, that mysterious system of measurement that the rest of the civilized world, including Canada (how hard could it be?), uses to measure stuff. THERE IS A SLIGHT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A YARD AND A METER (to convert a yard swim time to meters, multiply by 1.1. Or 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, we need your current weight in Stones* (*No we don't).

PLEASE NOTE : YOU WILL BE SEEDED ACCORDING TO THE TIME YOU PUT ON YOUR ENTRY. THE RACE DIRECTOR ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESEED YOU IF YOUR SEED TIME IS INCONSISTENT WITH PREVIOUS RACE RESULTS. AND HE WILL TOTALLY DO IT TOO.



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+

Weight Groups

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

Star Relays
Men, Women, Mixed

Field
Limited to 400 participants & Relays - race usually fills one month in advance.

• Awards will be presented to superior Open, and Masters category males and females

• Age and Weight Groups will be presented three deep.

• Winning Relays will receive awards.


NO DUPLICATION OF AWARDS

• This race will be chip timed
and results will be posted as soon as possible after the race. PLEASE BE PATIENT. Seriously.


General Entry
$65.00 before July 17th
$75.00 at Packet Pickup*

Relay
$90.00 before July 17th
$100.00 at Packet Pickup*

* Online Registration closes at midnight July 17th

• 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


All participants will receive a commemorative race T-shirt.

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. 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.

• NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION •
• ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 17TH•

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)


Saturday, July 20th 1pm-5pm
Finish Line Sports
13895 SW Frwy, Sugarland, TX 77478

Sunday, July 21st 1pm - 5pm
Tru-Tri Sports
24324 NW Frwy, Suite 400, Cypress, TX 77429
Wednesday, July 24th 3pm - 7pm
Houston Cycling Centers, Spring Valley Location
9414 Gaylord Dr., Houston, TX 77024

In addition to your mommy, professional photographers will be present and capturing all the action on race day. Check back here for information about reviewing and purchasing photos from the race.




For Houston Racing Triathlon Club club membership information, CLICK HERE. As always, thanks to the two guys that make this race possible every year : Jeff Trevino and Brede Klefos.




Trey Stone did this. Again.