Age groups are separated in 5 year increments. Your race age is based on your age on December 31st of this year. This is done so that you race at the same age for the entire season.
The minimum age to participate are as follows: Sprint Distance- 12yrs old, Olympic Distance- 14yrs old.
Individual Age Groups Men and Women
12-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79,80+
The open division exists for the fastest participants. The idea is to let the pros and elite age groupers compete against each other, regardless of age, and to therefore make the age group waves a little more friendly.
The AquaBike program gives athletes the opportunity to compete in a category where they will complete the swim and bike portions of the race, while omitting the run leg of the race. AquaBike category for the Olympic distance only. Please note: there are no relay options available for this event. It is an individual event only.
For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon, we offer the Relay division. Relay teams will consist of two to three members, each member will complete one segment of the event and “pass the baton” to the next member in the Transition Zone. There are no age groups for the relay division, all relay racers will compete for the fastest overall time.
All finishers at the Austin Triathlon Festival will receive an official Finisher Medal to commemorate their awesome achievement. These high quality medals will look great hanging on a wall in your home or office.
An Overall Champion will be awarded for Male, Female, and Masters categories in all Distances. In the Olympic Distance, 2nd and 3rd place over all will be awarded in the Open Division.
Age Group Awards will also be presented to the top 3 male and female in each age group, starting at 19 & Under and going to 80+ in 5 year increments. AquaBike awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall.
Relay Awards are given to the top 3 teams overall.