Welcome to the 2012 Jack's Generic Triathlon!
Jack's Generic Triathlon was founded by Jack Murray in 2003, at a time when he thought many triathlons had forgotten about the participants. Events had become so focused on getting big sponsors, accommodating pro athletes, and trying to look good that they sometimes neglected the actual product - the race. Athletes ended up paying more, but their racing experience was actually less. Jack had the idea to put on a race with very little pomp & circumstance, yet at the core be a great race. It would be well organized, safe, good value, and of course, fun. From the outside, it wouldn't look terrific, but the participant experience would be great. It reminded him of the generic isle at the supermarket: It's the same quality products, sometimes even better, but you don't have to pay for the fancy packaging. And hence, the name Jack's Generic Triathlon was born.
Today, the event has a lot more fancy packaging, but at its core it is still all about the participants. Each edition is designed, planned, and priced with you, the everyday at the forefront of the experience.
The course is short enough for the beginner, and still challenging enough for the experienced athletes to 'light it up'. Jack's is one of the best well run, safest, and most fun triathlon events you will ever do. The 'relatively short' swim is held in the Texas Ski Ranch cable lake, free from any boats. The bike and run are held on back country central Texas roads with little to no traffic. The event concludes with a party with free burgers, beer, and ice cream.
Jack's Generic Tri is the 4th event in the 6th Annual Texas Tri Series.