20 Sep Record Numbers Expected for 2017 Kerrville Triathlon
High Five Events wraps up their 2017 triathlon season with the Kerrville Triathlon Festival. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24, in Kerrville, Texas. More than 1400 athletes will participate in this beloved Hill Country race, the largest in the event’s seven-year history.
Among the 1400 participants are: Natasha van der Merwe, 2017 female Rookie Triathlon champion; Andy Lee, 2016 male Kerrville Triathlon half distance champion; Todd Gerlach, 2016 male Kerrville Triathlon Debra Zapata Sprint distance champion, Antonio Ferreira da Silva Neto, 2nd place male at 2017 Rookie Triathlon and 2017 Jack’s Generic Triathlon; and Bart Stevens, one of many local Kerrville triathletes.
“This will be the seventh year we’ve produced the Kerrville Triathlon Festival and the only thing that matches the beauty of this Hill Country course is the welcome we receive from the city and its residents,” said Stacy Keese, co-owner of High Five Events. “Athletes love participating because there’s a distance for everyone and the finish line festival is a place where they can float in the Guadalupe River, eat a great meal, have a cold beer, and celebrate their accomplishments.”
The Kerrville Triathlon Festival will feature the Debra Zapata Sprint distance, sprint relay, and kids fun run on Saturday. Quarter distance, quarter aquabike, half distance, half aquabike, and half relay will all take place on Sunday. The sprint distance will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and the half distance will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Participants can pick up their packet at the Kerrville Triathlon Expo and Packet Pickup at the host hotel, Inn of the Hills. The expo and packet pickup, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23. Registration for all distances is still open for the Kerrville Triathlon Festival. Volunteer positions are available as well.
Athletes will receive raglan-style shirts, reusable bags, water bottles, swim caps, beer, belt buckle finisher’s medal, a post-race meal including fajitas and tacos 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.
The Kerrville Triathlon would like to thank sponsors H-E-B, Clif Bar, State Wheels, the City of Kerrville, Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Peterson Health, Jack and Adam’s Fredericksburg, and Ben Phillips, Real Estate Advisor for Engel and Volkers Austin.