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Oil Man Texas Triathlon La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa

Sunday, November 6th, 2011
7:00 AM, Conroe, Texas

The Oil Man Texas Triathlon online registration is closed in order to assign race numbers. You can register at packet pickup on Wednesday at noon or on Saturday. T-shirts will be limited for people who sign up this week! Only cash or checks will be accepted for registration at packet pickup. USA Triathlon fees are in addition to race entries!

The 9th Annual Oil Man Texas Triathlon (Formerly Iron Star Triathlon) is the premier half Iron Distance triathlon in southeast Texas. Our field limit will be 800 participants in 2011. 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 Torretta Del Lago Resort on Lake Conroe. A Fabulous location, great spectator viewing, and an awesome post-race party, including custom finisher medals! Come and be a part of this awesome 9th year event!

LOCATION

La Torretta Del Lago Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe 1 hour north of Houston, in Montgomery, TX.

COURSE

Swim: 1.2 mile open water lake swim in Lake Conroe. Wave starts, clock-wise rectangular course, swim cut-off time is 75 minutes. Bike: 56 miles on a circular course, along farm to market roads with limited traffic on mostly National Forest terrain, with rolling hills. Run: 13.1 miles on asphalt and paved roads, mostly flat with some rolling hills. Course cut-off time is 8 hours. Course maps (subject to change) are available HERE.

WET SUITS

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. DON'T EMAIL OR CALL ASKING FOR WATER TEMP OR IF WET SUITS WILL BE ALLOWED-WE WON'T RESPOND BECAUSE WE WON'T KNOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 5th. FYI, wetsuits HAVE been allowed all 8 years of our race!

AID STATIONS

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 2 ambulances throughout the day.

HOST HOTEL/LODGING

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.

CHAMPIONCHIP TIMING & RESULTS

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 www.runnertriathletenews.com, www.runwildtiming.com, and www.out-loud.org as soon as possible after the race.

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the overall Male and Female and overall Master's Male and Female. Age group awards will go at least 3 deep (most divisions 5 deep), utilizing USAT 5 year age group divisions. There will be Clydesdale (men over 200 lbs) and Athena (women over 150 lbs) divisions. Awards will go 3 deep in the relay categories and the aqua bike divisions. Everyone will receive a custom finisher medal!

CHARITY TIE INS AND VOLUNTEERS

Charities selected for benefiting from the Oil Man Texas Triathlon include: Ordinary Saints, Boy Scouts of Montgomery, LoneStar MultiSport Club, Cut n Shoot HOG Chapter, Woodlands HS Girls Cross Country Team, and Woodlands HS Triathlon Club. All volunteers will receive a special volunteer shirt and other goodies. WE NEED YOU! Call 713-816-5060 to volunteer.

TRAINING EVENTS

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.      

VOLUNTEERS

All volunteers will receive a special volunteer shirt and other goodies. WE NEED YOU! Call 713-816-5060 or Contact us to volunteer.

 

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