2016 Kemah Triathlon

Kemah, TX
The City of Kemah & Kemah Boardwalk
April 23 – 24, 2016

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BAYOU CITY TRI SERIES RACE 1 OF 4 - THE KEMAH TRIATHLON - Jump from a boat (Olympic) or start from shore (sprint). Register now to beat the early sellout!

AVAILABLE KEMAH TRIATHLON RACE DISTACES

Olympic Distance Tri
.93-Mile Swim, 24.85-Mile Bike, 6.2-Mile Run

Sprint Distance Tri
500-Meter Swim, 12.5-Mile Bike, 3.1-Mile Run

Youth Distance Tris
50-100-Meter Swim, 1-2-Mile Bike, .5-1-Mile Run

LINKS TO ALL THE BAYOU CITY TRI SERIES EVENTS
Race 1 - Kemah Triathlon
Race 2 - Cypress Triathlon
Race 3 - Towne Lake Triathlon
Race 4 - Mammoth Lake Triathlon

Registration

Registration is closed

REGISTRATION MERCHANDISE

DISCOUNTS (limited quantity, first come first serve)

  • 100% Discount to anyone with a professional USAT triathlon card.*

  • 100% Discount to any male athlete with a qualifying time of 2:05 or less and any female athlete with a qualifying time of 2:15 or less in an Olympic distance race completed in the past 12 months.*

  • 50% Discount avaiable to any para-triathletes.** Those that use the para-triathlete discount must register in the para-triathlete division.

  • 25% Discount avaiable to any sentinels (police, fire, emt, military).** Those that use the sentinel discount must register in the sentinel division.

  • 5% Discount available to all USAT certified triathlon teams/clubs. Team/Club leader must email us for team code (below).**

To obtain your discount code please email proof to Santiago at info@onurmark.net.

*Good for only the Olympic distance race, limited to the first 30.
**Good for either the sprint or Olympic distances. Limited to the first 25 para triathletes (50% off) and 75 sentinels (25% off). 5% club discount is unlimited but may not be combined. Above applies to both the sprint and Olympic.

Event day registration

There is no event day registration for any Kemah Triathlon events.

Refunds

The are no refunds, rollovers, discounts on future races or participant transfers for any reason. Our “no refunds policy” also applies to weather cancellations as well as changes to the race after registration. The nature of triathlon, both racing and planning is that unforeseen changes can occur at any time no matter how finalized anything seems to be.

It your job to frequent the website and check your emails. If you use a work email there is a good chance our emails and website will be blocked by your firewall. Use a personal email address and check the site from home. Like us on Facebook and join our newsletter to get the latest information.

Any changes made to the race are done because we have to, usually out of safety for our participants that arise after the race has been planned. We are triathletes too and do everything to create a better, safer, more enjoyable experience for all of you.

USAT

A USA Triathlon (USAT) membership is required. You will be able to purchase a one day or one year membership during registration

Schedule

Sunday, Apr 17

7:00 AM OutRival Swim/Run Clinic - CHECKIN BEGINS
7:30 AM OutRival Swim/Run Clinic - SWIM CLINIC BEGINS
8:00 AM OutRival Swim/Run Clinic - SWIM PRACTICE BEGINS
9:00 AM OutRival Swim/Run Clinic - RUN PRACTICE BEGINS
10:00 AM OutRival Swim/Run Clinic - TRANSITION DEMO BEGINS

Thursday, Apr 21

11:00 AM Packet Pickup #1 (All Events) @ Fleet Feet, 6590 Woodway Dr Houston, TX 77057
7:00 PM Packet Pickup #1 (All Events) - ENDS

Friday, Apr 22

1:00 PM Packet Pickup #2 (All Events) @ Perry Family YMCA, 1700 League City Pkwy League City, TX 77573 (All Events) - BEGINS
7:00 PM Packet Pickup #2 (All Events) - ENDS

Saturday, Apr 23

5:30 AM Youth Tri & 5k Run Parking & Packet Pickup - BEGINS
7:00 AM Youth Tri - BEGINS
8:30 AM 5k Run - BEGINS
8:45 AM Youth Tri Awards Ceremony - BEGINS
9:30 AM 5k Run Awards Ceremony - BEGINS
11:00 AM Packet Pickup #3 (All Events) @ Perry Family YMCA, 1700 League City Pkwy League City, TX 77573 (Olympic/Sprint) - BEGINS
11:00 AM Early Bike Checkin (Non Mandatory) - BEGINS
1:00 PM Athlete Briefing (Non Mandatory) - BEGINS
7:00 PM Packet Pickup #3 (Olympic/Sprint) - ENDS
7:00 PM Early Bike Checkin (Non Mandatory) - ENDS

Sunday, Apr 24

4:00 AM Sprint & Olympic Tri Parking - BEGINS
5:00 AM Olympic Tri Boat Loading - BEGINS
5:30 AM Transition (Olympic) - CLOSES
6:00 AM Olympic Tri Boat Loading - ENDS/DEPARTS
6:30 AM Transition (Sprint) - CLOSES
6:45 AM Sprint Triathlon (Shore Start) - BEGINS
6:45 AM Olympic Triathlon (Boat Start) - BEGINS
9:30 AM Sprint Tri Awards Ceremony - BEGINS
11:00 AM Olympic Tri Awards Ceremony - BEGINS
11:30 AM Event Conclusion

Course

ALL COURSES TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

YOUTH TRI COURSE - Open water bay swim protected between two docks and most kids can touch (if they want) for most of the swim). Very safe. Flat bike and run course within the City of Kemah.

5K RUN COURSE - Flat and fast through the City of Kemah and around the Kemah Boardwalk.

SPRINT TRI COURSE - Open water swim starting from and ending at the shoreline. Tranditional swim but can be rough at times. Flat and fast bike and run course. Run goes through the City of Kemah and around the Kemah Boardwalk.

OLYMPIC TRI COURSE - Open water swim starting from a boat nearly a mile off shore. Straight swim from boat to shore exit. Mostly flat bike course (a couple hilly bridges) and flat run course through the City of Kemah and around the Kemah Boardwalk.

*All open water swims are salt water and difficulty varies from year-to-year depending on the weather. The bike course(s) have been known to have a strong headwind on the way out.

Start

YOUTH TRI
7th Street and the shoreline. 7am - 4/23/16

5K RUN
Start Location TBD - 8:30am - 4/23/16

SPRINT TRI
7th Street and the shoreline. 6:45am - 4/24/16

OLYMPIC TRI
1500m Offshore from the Colonel. 6:45am - 4/24/16

Finish

All events will finish in the same spot, under our large finish line structure in the 6th Street Parking lot next to transition.

Time limits

SATURDAY 5K RUN CUTOFF
9:30am

SUNDAY OLYMPIC CUTOFF
7:50am Swim Cutoff
9:30am Bike Cutoff
11:00am Run Cutoff

*There are no other cutoffs. Those that must be pulled fro mthe course are done so due to stricty guidelines on when we must open all lanes on all roads. Please know this before registering. Anyone that does not make the cutoff will be brought in to the post race area and may get a medal and enjoy the post race. Being cutoff does not constitute a refund or furute discount of any kind.

Spectators

All spectators will be directed to park in whatever parking is left over after the athletes and volunteers arrive in the morning. There is no specially designated parking for spectators. Spectators are to stay off open roads and off the race course. All other areas are open.

Weather

Every year is slightly different in reguards to weather. There's been years where there's been no wind, sun, and mild temperatures and other years where it's been rainy and windy. It's Texas in April. We have had more very nice racing days at the Kemah Triathlon than not.

Directions

PRE RACE PACKET PICKUP ADDRESS

Thursday - Fleet Feet, 6590 Woodway Dr Houston, TX 77057

Friday & Saturday - Perry Family YMCA, 1700 League City Pkwy League City, TX 77573

EVENT ADDRESS (everything else)

City of Kemah Visitors Center Parking Lot
603 S Bradford
Kemah, TX 77565

Travel information

HOTELS

The Boardwalk Inn
0.3 miles from trans.
8 Kemah Waterfront St. Kemah, TX 77565
(281)334-9880

Holiday Inn Kemah
0.2 miles from trans.
805 Harris Ave. Kemah, TX 77565
(281)334-0003

Days Inn
0.9 miles from trans.
1411 Texas 146 Kemah, TX 77565
(281)538-0077

Palace Inn Kemah
0.9 miles from trans.
1411 Texas 146 Kemah, TX 77565
(281)538-0077

Passport Inn & Suites
0.2 miles from trans.
601 Texas Ave. Kemah, TX 77565
(281)334-4855

BED & BREAKFAST

Kemah Escape
.2 miles from trans.
617 9th Street Kemah, TX 77565
(281)334-4141

Seaside Inn
.2 miles from trans.
503 Bay Ave. Kemah, TX 77565
(281)423-6288

Clipper House Inn
400 feet from trans.
701 Bradford Kemah, TX 77565
(281)334-2517

Captain’s Quarters
.2 miles from trans.
701 Bay Ave. Kemah, TX 77565
(281)334-4141

Edgewater Inn
.9 miles from trans.
1447 Bayshore Dr. Kemah, TX 77565
(281)334-4141

Prizes

Sprint & Olympic Male/Female awards given per below. All athletes are eligible for overall awards. Top 3 places are awarded to all groups except for Masters and Grand Masters. Relays and Couples/Teams each get one award per person.

  • Top 3 Overalls
  • Masters Overall
  • Grand Masters Overall
  • Para Triathletes
  • Sentinels
  • Under 15
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+
  • Athenas - Under 40
  • Athenas - 40 & Over
  • Clydesdales - Under 40
  • Clydesdales - 40 & Over
  • Relays - All Male
  • Relays - All Female
  • Relays - Mixed
  • Couples/Teams

Volunteers

Click Here to volunteer for the Kemah Triathlon.

Contact info

info@onurmark.net

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