Welcome to Texas' Hardest Half!
WE'VE ADDED AN OLYMPIC DISTANCE 2013 !!!!!
MAY 26, 2013 (SUNDAY, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND)
Tri Tyler Half, 7:30am start ............$175 early entry
Tri Tyler Olympic, 7:45am start........$75 early entry
THIS YEAR!!! FREE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS!
FREE ADULT BEVERAGES SPONSORED BY MILLER 64 GG DISTRIBUTING, LLC - post race
HALF IRON & OLYMPIC
We invite you to join us Memorial Day weekend for the second annual event of the Tri Tyler Half. For those of you interested in a little less "fun" that day, we are now offering the Tri Tyler Olympic. This equally challenging event begins immediately after the start of the Half.
The Half begins with a 1.2 mile swim, starting in waist deep water (76-80 deg. temp) next to the dam. Buoys placed 100 meters apart with large turn buoys make for a smooth swim leg in calm waters. The cutt-off time for the Half is one hour, ten minutes. The Olympic course will be to the interior of the Half.
Our bike course is on smooth roads, covering 56 miles of beautiful East Texas countryside. This course is very scenic yet challenging. The first 25 miles are relatively tame. The second half gets into some hills broken up by a reprieve of 4 miles of downhill and tailwind. Feel free to boast of climbing both Killer Hill and Water Tower Hill in a Half-Iron triathlon. Four hand ups of water and gatorade placed evenly on the course, assure you will be hydrated for the run to come. The Olympic course borrows the tail end of the Half course, allowing the experience of Water Tower Hill and Yarborough Lane. There will be two water hand-ups for the Olympic course.
The run course for the Half and Olympic are out and back on Eastside Rd. The Lake road is mostly shaded, smooth and roller coaster. Don't be surprised to see deer crossing your path. You will have aid stations at every mile marker, filled with water, gels, gatorade, pickle juice, pretzels, bananas, and ice.
Post race food and drinks will be provided under the well seated tent, along with a well staffed medical team. Finisher medals for the Olympic. Finisher t-shirts & laser cut stainless steel finisher medals for those completing the Half. All participants will recieve a t-shirt at packet pick-up. Awards for Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Age Groups, Athena, Clydesdale, and Relay Teams will be given at the awards ceremony under the big tent. Cash Awards for the Half totalling $5000.00 (less one penny) will be available to the Pro's and amateurs alike.
We look forward to seeing you race day! Have a great spring training and don't forget your hill training.
Steve Farris, race director
To register Click Here.
2012 RESULTS Click Here