This popular triathlon, with distances of 500 meter swim, 13.8 mile bike and 3 mile run, has seen numerous professional triathletes take part over the years including Michael Lovato, Kelly Williamson, Desiree Ficker, Amy Marsh, Pat Evoe, James Bonney, Andrea Fisher, and Jamie Cleveland. It has been voted best triathlon by Competitor Magazine readers and listed as best “under the radar” triathlon by Triathlete Magazine. Governor Rick Perry has also participated in the triathlon a couple of times.
“Jack’s Generic Tri is a fun and very beginner friendly venue,” explains Race Director, Dan Carroll, of High Five Events. “It’s a challenging but fast course with a rockin’ post race party. Even the governor got on stage and played guitar with the band.”
This year participants will be treated to technical t-shirts, free post-race massage, custom water bottles and swim caps, ice cream, New Belgium beer, a post race meal and much more. In addition, professional timing and photography, as well as a great volunteer crew, make this triathlon a top notch event year in and year out.Jack’s Generic Tri is the fourth event of the Texas Tri Series (www.texastriseries.com), a six event series of triathlons designed to start with a short sprint triathlon and finish with a half Iron distance. To complete the series a person must participate in or volunteer for each of the events. Every finisher of the series is invited to the Finisher’s Party at the Hyatt in downtown Austin. The final two events of the series are the Austin Tri (www.TheAustinTri.com) in downtown Austin on Labor Day and the Kerrville Tri Festival (www.KerrvilleTri.com) October 1-2 in Kerrville.