Oil Man Texas Triathlon
Sunday November 2, 2014
La Torretta Del Lago Resort - Montgomery, Texas (Conroe)
The 12th Annual Oil Man Texas Triathlon is the premier Half Iron Distance triathlon in southeast Texas. Our field limit will be 900 participants.
The 1.2 mile swim in Lake Conroe, the 56 mile bike in scenic Montgomery County, and the 13.1 mile run will take place from the newly renovated La Toretta Spa & Resort on Lake Conroe!
La Torretta Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe 1 hour north of Houston, in Montgomery, TX.
Entry fees and categories are listed below. Please note that these prices are ALL INCLUSIVE of any credit card processing fees. You will not see additional charges on your card! This is a CHANGE in our registration process.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICKUP! SORRY, NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFER OF ENTRIES.
Registration is available at packet pick-up if there are still spots open.
$161.00 Now through May 31, 2014
$187.50 June 1 - September 30
$214.00 October 1 - October 29
$235.50 Now through May 31, 2014
$262.00 - June 1 - September 30
$288.50 - October 1 - October 29
This is mandatory. You must purchase a one day license or an annual license for each participant, including ALL relay members! USAT membership is now part of the registration process. You can purchase a one day, annual, renew your current membership or upgrade via our registration site.
- Swim: 1.2 mile open water lake swim in Lake Conroe. Wave starts, clock-wise rectangular course, swim cut-off time is 75 minutes.
- Bike: 56 miles on a one loop counter clock-wise course, along farm to market roads with limited traffic on mostly National Forest terrain, with rolling hills. Bike cut off time is 12:30pm.
- Run: 13.1 miles on asphalt and paved roads, mostly flat with some rolling hills. Course cut-off time is 8 hours. This is a THREE LOOP RUN COURSE!
Course maps (subject to change) are available HERE.
The USA Triathlon guidelines will determine if wet suits will be allowed for official timing purposes. USAT officials will measure the water temperature the day before the race. PLEASE DON'T EMAIL OR CALL ASKING FOR WATER TEMP OR IF WET SUITS WILL BE ALLOWED-WE REALLY CAN'T RESPOND BECAUSE WE WON'T KNOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 3RD. FYI, wetsuits HAVE been allowed all 10 years of our race!
Aid stations will be available on the bike (3 water bottle hand ups) and on each mile of the run. Stations will be provided at swim entry and exit points. Water, Gatorade, energy gels, Endurolytes, and fruit will be provided along the run course. A medical team will be on hand along with an ambulance throughout the day.
PACKET PICKUP (2014)
Packet pick-up is available on two days:
Wednesday, October 29th
12 Noon to 6:00 PM
Bicycle World and Fitness
14536 Memorial Drive
Saturday, November 1st
La Torretta del Lago Resort (race site and host hotel)
11 am - 6 pm. There will be a race expo with many triathlete vendors in the packet pickup area.
12:00 PM PRE RACE MEETING IN EUROPA AMPITHEATRE (Around the corner from packet pick up)
12:30 PM TBD
1:30 PM TBD
Each team member should come to packet pick up. You do NOT have to come together, but each person should come with Driver's License and USAT membership information.
NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP OR REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE. Please make arrangements to come on these days. USA Triathlon requires that each contestant pick up their own packet with photo id and be an annual or one day member of USAT!
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
5:30AM TRANSITION AREA OPENS
6:45AM TRANSITION AREA CLOSES
7:00AM TRIATHLON BEGINS - FIRST WAVE
7:24AM LAST SWIM WAVE STARTS
8:39AM SWIM CUT OFF
12:30PM BIKE CUT OFF
3:00PM AWARDS (APPROXIMATELY)
3:24PM RUN COURSE CUT OFF
Lodging is recommended at the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa (race site).
600 La Torretta Boulevard Montgomery, TX 77356.
Tower rooms are $152 per night and 2 bedroom golf cottages are priced at $262 with living room. These rates are available for Friday-Sunday nights if you want to come early/stay late. If a late check-out is unavailable, complimentary showers will be available at their fitness center. MUST MAKE RESERVATION BY OCTOBER 1. ROOMS ARE RELEASED AFTER THAT DATE IF NOT ALREADY FILLED.
Reservations can be made online by clicking below, or by calling 877-286-9590. Be sure to mention Oilman for the block rate!
CHAMPIONCHIP TIMING & RESULTS
Run Wild Timing will provide chip timing with all split times, including transitions. The ChampionChip fees are included in your entry fees. You will get your chip on race morning across from the transition area. Complete results will be available at eztoregister.com, www.runnertriathletenews.com, www.runwildtiming.com, and www.out-loud.org as soon as possible after the race.
Awards will be given to the overall Male and Female and overall Master's Male and Female. Age group awards go 3 deep, utilizing USAT 5 year age group divisions. There will be Clydesdale (men over 220 lbs) and Athena (women over 165 lbs) divisions. Awards will go 3 deep in the relay categories and the aqua bike divisions. Everyone will receive a custom finisher medal!
CHARITY TIE INS AND VOLUNTEERS
Oilman Bibs with QR Codes!
Each race bib has a QR code which means that after you finish, you and the folks that came with you can scan the code with your smartphone and have immediate race results information! Make sure to download the app!
Oilman Texas Practice Swim & Swim Clinic
Sunday, October 6th
Don't miss this great opportunity to practice an open water swim in Lake Conroe!