Rookie Triathlon canceled for the first time in event history
Thank you for your interest in the 17th annual Rookie Triathlon. We absolutely love this event and have produced this fun triathlon annually since 2004. We are so thankful to all the participants, volunteers, and event partners who join us every year.
Let’s get the bad news out of way so we can get to the good news. Unfortunately, as a result of mandates by local/state governments and the recommended CDC guidelines we are forced to cancel the Rookie Tri scheduled for May 3rd. And, unfortunately, postponement is not a viable option based on permitting and venue availability.
We know that this news is disappointing. We also understand the time dedicated to training for this race, so please know that this cancelation was made with the safety of the entire community in mind. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility and understanding.
The Good News
All registered participants can transfer to one of our upcoming triathlons or request a full refund. Events that are open to transfer include:
- CapTex Tri Sprint Distance – May 25, 2020
- Jack’s Generic Triathlon – August 23, 2020
- Kerrville Triathlon Sprint Distance – September 26 – 27, 2020
- 2021 Rookie Triathlon – May 2, 2021
If the transferred event is also canceled, transfers/refunds will be offered via a similar process. Participants who wish to upgrade distances at CapTex Tri or Kerrville Tri will need to pay the difference in registration for that distance. That request can only be filled after the transfer to the Sprint distance is complete.
All merchandise and USAT Membership purchases will be refunded for the event, regardless of transfer or refund request. Participants may request a full refund if they do not wish to transfer registration to any of the above events. Current virtual participants will be refunded and are invited to join in the new virtual event that will be launching next week. We are asking that all participants submit their request by Friday, April 10th. Anyone who does not fill out the request form will automatically be transferred to next year’s Rookie Tri at no cost.
Every participant should have received an email with details on how to complete this process. If you did not receive the email please check your spam folder, then email [email protected] and we are happy to resend you the link.
More Good News: Free Virtual Rookie for Everyone!
We are also offering up a free virtual triathlon/duathlon to all participants and the triathlon community at large addition. There will be fun incentives + free downloadable personalized bibs & finisher certificates. The free virtual event will launch next week, so keep an eye on your inbox!
We look forward to seeing you soon and will continue to post blogs & social media on triathlon, training, and everything you need for a healthy & happy lifestyle.