La Torretta Del Lago Resort - Montgomery, Texas (Conroe)
The 11th Annual Oil Man Texas Triathlon is the premier Half Iron Distance triathlon in southeast Texas. Our field limit will be 900 participants.
The 1.2 mile swim in Lake Conroe, the 56 mile bike in scenic Montgomery County, and the 13.1 mile run will take place from the newly renovated La Toretta Del lago Resort on Lake Conroe!
La Torretta Del Lago Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe 1 hour north of Houston, in Montgomery, TX.
Field limit is 900 entrants. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICKUP - DON'T SIGN UP IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT! SORRY, NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFER OF ENTRIES - PERIOD! Registration is available at packet pick-up if there are still spots open.
Early individual $145 BY May 31, 2013
Early 3 person relay $210 BY May 31, 2013
Regular Individual $170 from June 1 - September 30, 2013
Regular 3 person relay $235 from June 1 - September 30, 2013
Late individual $195 from October 1 - November 02, 2013
Late 3 person relay $260 from October 1 - November 02, 2013
Course maps (subject to change) are available HERE.
The USA Triathlon guidelines will determine if wet suits will be allowed for official timing purposes. USAT officials will measure the water temperature the day before the race. PLEASE DON'T EMAIL OR CALL ASKING FOR WATER TEMP OR IF WET SUITS WILL BE ALLOWED-WE REALLY CAN'T RESPOND BECAUSE WE WON'T KNOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 3RD. FYI, wetsuits HAVE been allowed all 10 years of our race!
Aid stations will be available on the bike (3 water bottle hand ups) and on each mile of the run. Stations will be provided at swim entry and exit points. Water, Gatorade, energy gels, Endurolytes, and fruit will be provided along the run course. A medical team will be on hand along with an ambulance throughout the day.
Packet pick-up is available on two days:
Tuesday, October 29th
12 Noon to 6:00 PM
Bicycle World and Fitness
14536 Memorial Drive
Saturday, November 2nd
La Torretta del Lago Resort (race site and host hotel)
11 am - 6 pm. There will be a race expo with many triathlete vendors in the packet pickup area.
2 PM PRE RACE MEETING IN EUROPA AMPITHEATRE (Around the corner from packet pick up)
1 PM THIRD COAST TRAINING SEMINAR
Each team member should come to packet pick up. You do NOT have to come together, but each person should come with Driver's License and USAT membership information.
NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP OR REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE. Please make arrangements to come on these days. USA Triathlon requires that each contestant pick up their own packet with photo id and be an annual or one day member of USAT!
IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A ONE DAY MEMBERSHIP, THE COST IS $12.00. YOU MUST HAVE CASH OR CHECK.
NO CREDIT CARDS!!!
5:30AM TRANSITION AREA OPENS
6:45AM TRANSITION AREA CLOSES
7:00AM TRIATHLON BEGINS - FIRST WAVE
7:24AM LAST SWIM WAVE STARTS
8:39AM SWIM CUT OFF
12:30PM BIKE CUT OFF
3:00PM AWARDS (APPROXIMATELY)
3:24PM RUN COURSE CUT OFF
Lodging is recommended at the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa (race site),600 La Torretta Boulevard Montgomery, TX 77356. The reservation number is (877) 286-9590. Tower suites are $149 per night and 2 bedroom cottages are priced at $249(reduced for 2011!) for a 2 bedroom cottage with living room. These rates are available for Friday-Sunday nights if you want to come early/stay late. If a late check-out is unavailable, complimentary showers will be available at their fitness center. Ask for the Oil Man (Formerly Iron Star) Triathlon. Other hotels to be added soon! You can check with the Best Western and Super 8 motels on Hwy 105.
Run Wild Timing will provide chip timing with all split times, including transitions. The ChampionChip fees are included in your entry fees. You will get your chip on race morning across from the transition area. Complete results will be available at eztoregister.com, www.runnertriathletenews.com, www.runwildtiming.com, and www.out-loud.org as soon as possible after the race.
Awards will be given to the overall Male and Female and overall Master's Male and Female. Age group awards go 3 deep, utilizing USAT 5 year age group divisions. There will be Clydesdale (men over 220 lbs) and Athena (women over 165 lbs) divisions. Awards will go 3 deep in the relay categories and the aqua bike divisions. Everyone will receive a custom finisher medal!
Houston Racing Triathlon Club, Lone Star Multi-Sport Club, Tri on the Run, Kingwood Tri Club, and OutRival Racing will all be having training events to help prepare for this triathlon. Check their websites for these events.