When & Where

The Rookie Tri

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Walter E Long Park : 6700 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, TX 78724

First Wave starts at 8:00 AM

Weekend Schedule

See the full weekend schedule and swim waves here.


  • Rookie Triathlon – 300 meter Swim 11 mile Bike 2 mile Run
  • Aquabike – 300 meter Swim 11 mile Bike
  • Relay- 2 to 3 Person Team complete the Rookie Triathlon

Participant Perks

  • Super cool shirt & swag bag
  • Personalized Bib when you register before April 10th!
  • Free post race massage and injury evaluation
  • Free post race treats, drinks, and beer garden
  • Spectator friendly course & great crowd support
  • Fantastic aid stations
  • Professional timing
  • Custom finisher medals
  • Awards for Rookies & Veterans
  • A finish line party you won’t want to end!


Body Marking

Body Marking happens in front of transition. Each participant will have their numbers written on the top of each arm and above their knees. Their “triathlon age” which is how old they will be on December 31 of the year is written on their right calf. Relay teams get an R on the left calf.  Participants must be body marked before entering transition.

Transition Area

Transition will have racks assigned to each age group. It is open racking within your age group. You must be body marked and wearing your athlete wristband before you enter transition. Only participants are allowed in transition, friends and family (including children) must wait outside of transition.

There will be mechanics just outside of transition for any last minute needs and with bike pumps for airing up your tires. Once transition closes, you will not be allowed back in so make sure and arrive early.

Relay Corral

Relays will have one chip assigned for the group. The team members will meet in the corral next to the relay rack to exchange the timing chip. After the bike, the team member will rack their bike and then proceed to the corral to pass the chip to the runner. Team members must wait in the corral and are not allowed to wander transition. Be sure to have an idea of your team mates timing so that you are there when they return. All relay team members receive a finisher medal that can be picked up at the finish line. 2 person relay groups will split the disciplines 2 and 1.

Bike Check-Out

Bikes will not be allowed out of Transition until the final cyclist has completed the bike course. It is expected that this will be around 11:o0 AM. Participants will be allowed back into transition after they finish, but bikes may not be removed from the racks. Please be courteous to your fellow participants.

How to Wear Your Timing Chip

The timing tag must be worn around the ankle. Most people prefer to wear it on their left ankle, for less chance of it getting caught on the bike. If you wear a long wetsuit, make sure the tag is under your suit.

  1. Wrap the tag around your left ankle
  2. Remove the white backing paper on the end of the tag.
  3.  Carefully apply the tag around the ankle

Make sure and apply the tag dry and correct the first time. Do not reapply the tag as the adhesive will weaken and you may lose the tag. 

Finish Line Festival

The finish line festival is open to all participants and spectators. Participants will receive free hot food and drinks, as well as other treats. Food & drink for spectators may be available for purchase and may be free at some vendors. Free water will be available for everyone. Make sure and stick around for the live bands and good times!

Texas Tri Series

The Rookie Tri is the 1st event in the Texas Tri Series. The Series is composed of five triathlon events. Participants can complete the series by participating in all of the events. Participants will be given credit for participating in an event if they finish the event as a competitor, or if they volunteer. For more information, visit www.texastriseries.com.