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History of JGT

History of JGT

Jack’s Generic Tri 2016

What: 14th Annual Jack’s Generic Tri
When: Sunday, August 7, 2016
Where: Lake Pflugerville Pflugerville, Texas

Distance:  Sprint  – 500 M swim, 13.8 mile bike, 3 mile run

                   Intermediate – 1000 M swim, 25,8 mile bike, 6 mile run
                   Aquabike: – 1000 M swim, 25.8 mile bike
History:
A lot of people will tell you that they think the name “Jack’s Generic Triathlon” is very clever or funny. You might even agree, but do you know why it’s called that? Here’s the story behind the name and the theme:Jack’s Generic Triathlon was founded by Jack Murray in 2003, at a time when he thought many triathlons had forgotten about the participants. Events had become so focused on getting big sponsors, accommodating pro athletes, and trying to look good that they sometimes neglected the actual product – the race. Athletes ended up paying more, but their racing experience was actually less. Jack had the idea to put on a race with very little pomp & circumstance, yet at the core be a great race. It would be well organized, safe, good value, and of course, fun. From the outside, it wouldn’t look terrific, but the participant experience would be great. It reminded him of the generic isle at the supermarket: It’s the same quality products, sometimes even better, but you don’t have to pay for the fancy packaging. And hence, the name Jack’s Generic Triathlon was born.While today, more than 14 years after the first Jack’s Generic Triathon (JGT as we call it), our races do have a lot more fancy packaging, but at their core they still try to preserve the values of Jack’s Generic. Each race is designed, planned, and priced with you, the everyday triathlete in mind.

Check out some photos from years past:

    

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You can see more photos on our Facebook page.

It has been a fun time and we can’t wait to see you at the finish line!!

 

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