26 Sep Kerrville Triathlon Festival Highlights Texas Hill Country
This past weekend, more than 1400 participants flocked to Kerrville, Texas, to participate in the 7th Annual Kerrville Triathlon Festival. The 7th edition of the most scenic triathlon in Texas featured the largest field in the event’s history, great competition throughout all events on both days, and the national anthem sung by Grammy award-winning artist and Debra Zapata sprint participant Shawn Colvin. The course was headlined by a swim in Nimitz Lake, a bike ride through the Texas Hill Country, and a run along the Guadalupe River.
The Kerrville Triathlon Festival took place from Friday, September 22, to Sunday, September 24, and featured eight different events, including sprint, quarter, half, aquabike, relays, and a kids fun run. The Debra Zapata sprint distance, sprint relay, and kids fun run took place on Saturday. All other events, including the quarter and the half, took place on Sunday. Kerrville Mayor Bonnie White officially started all the events.
Peter Murray (1:02:14), of McGregor, Texas, won Saturday’s sprint event while Rebecca Rivers (1:12:05), of Elgin, Texas, won the female division of the sprint. Sunday’s winners and their times follow: quarter – female winner, Carly Conrad (2:30:38), male winner, Pablo Gomez (2:14:14); half – female winner, Natasha van der Merwe (4:40:42), male winner, Ben Munguia (4:16:27). Results for Saturday and Sunday are available.
“I’m thrilled to be involved with the Kerrville Triathlon and thought it was a great turnout,” said Kerrville Mayor Bonnie White. “We are pleased to welcome so many triathletes to Kerrville. The event was well-managed by High Five Events and we know next year will be bigger and better!”
Athletes received raglan-style shirts, reusable bags, water bottles, swim caps, beer, belt buckle finisher’s medal, custom age group awards, a post-race meal including fajitas from H-E-B, fruit, snacks, and an opportunity to float in the Guadalupe River. Professional timing, a great volunteer crew, hundreds of supportive spectators, and an electric finish line festival will showcase why the Kerrville Triathlon is one of the best triathlons in Texas. Photos can be found on the Kerrville Triathlon Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds in addition to the website.
The Kerrville Triathlon Festival would like to thank all of the volunteers for coming out and making the event as great as it was. The Kerrville Triathlon would like to thank sponsors H-E-B, Oskar Blues Austin, Clif Bar, State Wheels, the City of Kerrville (especially Mayor Bonnie White), Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Peterson Health, Jack and Adam’s Fredericksburg, and Ben Phillips, Real Estate Advisor for Engel and Volkers Austin.