Waco is the home of the first triathlon ever held in the state of Texas. The Waco Striders hosted the event in May 1980 with 24 men and one woman to compete in the Olympic distance at Lake Waco with the staging area at Speegleville Park.
The event grew to 500 entries with a waiting list each year. The 12th annual Waco Triathlon was in 1991. That was the last year for the triathlon until the new TriWaco in 2009. Many triathletes considered the Waco Triathlon the best in Texas.
The 2009 TriWaco event included 600 triathletes and turned away approximately 200. The TriWaco event was a success and we expect the demand for 2013 to grow. The event grew to 800 in 2010 and to more than 900 in 2011 and 2012.
TriWaco 2013 will host a maximum of 1,000 athletes.Swim under the Suspension Bridge • A country ride in the heart of Texas • Run through Cameron Park
Results from TriWaco 09: