Sprint Distance: The sprint distance course is a 500 meter swim, 12.9 mile bike, and a 3 mile run. The swim starts and ends on the beach on the north side of Lake Pflugerville. The bike course is on flat and rolling hills on county roads with little traffic. The run is on the crushed granite trail around Lake Pflugerville.
Intermediate Distance: The intermediate distance uses the same course as the Sprint, but all distances are doubled. The swim is 2 loops around the 500 meter course, with a short run across the beach in between. The bike and run are 2 loops each.
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Water Temperature & Quality
The water temperature will be around 80-84 degrees, so the swim will not be wetsuit legal. Information regarding the water temperature will be posted in the news section of this website as the event date approaches.
Finish Line Medical - Presented by Medicine In Motion
The finish line medical tent is staffed by High Five Events Medical Director, Dr. Martha Pyron. Dr. Pyron, founder of Medicine in Motion, is board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine and a former team physician for Penn State University and the University of Texas at Austin.
The finish line medical tent is supplied to treat common triathlon related injuries and illness, and to begin stabilization procedures for more severe problems. Any race participant who requests assistance will be evaluated in the medical tent and treated based on event protocols for athlete medical care. The medical team may authorize transportation to a nearby hospital in case of serious injury or illness, but will likely be able to manage any medical need an athlete will have including stitches, splints for injury, and bandages.
Dr. Martha Pyron specializes in Sports Medicine and Sporting Event Coverage. She is also a Board Certified Family Physician. You may see Dr. Pyron at the finish line or in our Medicine In Motion medical tent during events or in her office Monday thru Friday.
Dr. Pyron ‘s office provides sports physicals with baseline concussion testing, exercise prescriptions, in office x-rays and ultrasound, nutrition evaluations, thorough exam with evaluation and treatment options specific to your problem or injury. Medicine In Motion also provides physical therapy, massage therapy, and joint adjustments. Dr. Pyron takes her time to listen and talk to each patient regarding their symptoms to understand how to treat your injury or illness and provide the best care possible. She works with other medical providers in the community such as acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, and other medical specialists and surgeons to insure you receive the best comprehensive care available.
Weather Contingency Plan
In the event of foul weather, the start time of this event may be delayed by up to 1 hour. Should the weather conditions be unsafe for the swim, this event will be changed to a bike-run duathlon event distances equal to the triathlons. The duathlon will use the same wave starts as the triathlon, but with at time trail start format. If the weather makes it too dangerous for cycling, the event will become a 3 mile run.
This event will use USA Triathlon Age Group rules.