La Torretta Del Lago Resort - Montgomery, Texas (Conroe)
The 17th Annual Oil Man Texas Triathlon is the premier Long Distance Triathlon in southeast Texas. Our field limit will be 900 participants.
As many of you may have seen recently in the news, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa has been acquired by a new owner, Songy Highroads and The Wampold Companies. As a result of extensive renovations and enhancements to the resort, Songy Highroads and The Wampold Companies will temporarily close La Torretta on June 4, 2019. The golf course will remain open.
Given the complexity and extent of the renovations, they anticipated that remaining open would be too disruptive to their guests and group clients. Plans for redevelopment will be finalized shortly and construction could begin as early as a few months. The property will be rebranded to the first Margaritaville Resort in Texas.
Unfortunately for us, it means we are unable to host Oilman 2019. This will be the first time in 16 years we have been unable to hold the event. We are hopeful that Oilman will return in 2020. We apologize for having to postpone our most favorite event. This has come as quite a shock to us as you can imagine.
We will continue to keep you updated on the progress and possibility of the event in 2020. You have been so supportive of Oilman Texas over the last 16 years and we are so very grateful for the many amazing years of racing there.
La Torretta Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe 1 hour north of Houston, in Montgomery, TX.
Entry fees and categories are listed below. The processing fee is not included in these prices.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICKUP!
SORRY, NO REFUNDS, DEFERRALS OR TRANSFERS OF ENTRIES.
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON November 2nd at NOON!
Registration is available at packet pick-up if there are still spots open.
INDIVIDUAL (Pricing the same for Athena/Clydesdale Divisions)
$155 January 1 - January 31, 2019
$175 February 1 - May 31, 2019
$205 June 1 - September 30, 2019
$235 October 1 - November 2 (or race sells out)
$145 January 1 - January 31, 2019
$165 February 1 - May 31, 2019
$195 June 1 - September 30, 2019
$225 October 1 - November 2 (or race sells out)
$235 January 1 - January 31, 2019
$255 February 1 - May 31, 2019
$285 June 1 - September 30, 2019
$315 October 1 - November 2 (or race sells out)
This is mandatory. You must purchase a one day license or an annual license for each participant, including ALL relay members! USAT membership is now part of the registration process. You can purchase a one day, annual, renew your current membership or upgrade via our registration site.
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 WON'T KNOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 5TH.
FYI, wetsuits HAVE been allowed all 14 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, and energy gels will be at run aid stations. A medical team will be on hand along with an ambulance throughout the day.
Packet pick-up is available on two days:
Wednesday, October 30th
Bicycle World of Houston
14536 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Saturday, November 2nd
La Torretta del Lago Resort (race site and host hotel)
11 am - 6 pm. There will be a race expo with vendors in the packet pickup area.
12:00 PM PRE RACE MEETING IN EUROPA AMPITHEATRE (Around the corner from packet pick up)
Each team member is REQUIRED to pick up their own packet. You do NOT have to come together, but each person MUST 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!
RACE DAY SCHEDULE 2019 (TENTATIVE)
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.
Tower rooms are $149 per night plus taxes and fees. 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. MUST MAKE RESERVATION BY OCTOBER 2ND!!!. ROOMS ARE RELEASED AFTER THAT DATE IF NOT ALREADY FILLED.
Reservations can be made online HERE, or by calling 936-448-3024. Be sure to mention Oilman for the block rate!
BUFFET DINNER AT HOTEL SATURDAY EVENING
Restaurant 157, located inside the hotel, has a buffett from 5pm - 9pm. It's a GREAT option for your group, family or tri club. Here's what's on the MENU!
Adults (13+) = $24.00+
Kids (6-12) = $12.00+
Kids (0-5) = 1 complimentary per purchasing adult
Each participant and/or Relay Team will be given a timing chip for professional timing. Chips must be worn the correct way and turned in after the race at the finish line.
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 these categories and 3 deep in relay categories. Aqua bike divisions go three deep in Females and three deep in Males. Everyone will receive a custom finisher medal at the finish line!
Charities selected for benefiting from the Oil Man Texas Triathlon include: Ordinary Saints, Boy Scouts of Montgomery, Cut n Shoot HOG Chapter, Salt & Light Homeschool Sports, Woodlands HS Girls Cross Country Team, and the L3 Foundation.
Oilman Texas Partners with Snapping Tortuga!
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Click HERE to go to the registration page for the event. Oilman participants receive a 10% discount for the 5K, 2.5K or the 1250M open water swim event.
Use OILMAN10 if you are a registered participant.
Don't miss this great opportunity to practice an open water swim in Lake Conroe!