Events and Fees

The Eleventh Annual TriWaco Events and Fees information is below, but did you know that 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, and we’re confident the Annual TriWaco event will continue to grow in popularity. Thank you to Bicycle World, this year’s presenting sponsor.

Entry FeesSprint Sprint AquabikeSprint RelayOlympicOlympic AquabikeOlympic Relay
Oct. 25th - Dec. 31, 2018 (Early Bird)$75$40$125$95$60$160
Jan. 1 - March 31$90$55$140$110$75$175
April 1 - July 13$105$70$155$125$90$190
At Expo$115$80$165$135$100$200


The Aquabike Races is an endurance sport composed of swimming and cycling stages. It’s an ideal race for athletes who are focused on the swim and bike legs of the triathlon without the run.

Sprint Tri

400m open-water swim (each participant has 30 minutes to complete the swim) • 20K ride through the country • 3.5 mile run along the Brazos River Sprint Tri Relay

Olympic Tri

1500m open-water swim (each participant has 1 hour to complete the swim) • 40K flat & fast ride taking you through the heart of Baylor Univ & McLane Stadium • 10k run along the Brazos River and in Cameron Park (Max race time limit is 4.5 hours)

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Noon to 7 p.m. • Check-In at the Waco Convention Center – Texas North Room All participants will receive their registration packet with a TriWaco gift package. TBD – Athlete Briefing and Course Review Tri-Now endurance. TBD – Practice swim hosted by Waco Tri Club. Meet at swim start area. TBD. – Athlete Briefing and Course Review Tri-Now endurance.

*Please note: For an additional $20, race day packets can be picked up from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. on race day (Sunday, July 14).

Sunday, July 14, 2019

5:00am Transition Opens 6:00am Transition Closes 6:15am Pre-Race Meeting at swim area 6:30am  Olympic Race begins – rolling start  7:00am  Sprint Race begins – rolling start Self-seed by projected swim completion time ~9:00am Sprint Awards ~9:30am Olympic Awards 11:30am  Race Course Closes

Refund Policy

All registrations are non-refundable. There is no rain date for the event. In cases of inclement weather, natural disaster, acts of god, acts of war or other unforeseen extraordinary circumstances, race management reserves the right to cancel the event and/or modify the race course for safety concerns. Under such circumstances, there will be no refunds or transfer of entries. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid. All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all. Management reserves the right to reject or accept a race entry for any reason. We do understand that having a medical issue can sideline a season. If you have a medical issue and cannot compete in the event, please contact for consideration of a transfer into next year’s race.

H-E-B Kid’s Zone

Come by and play! The H-E-B Kid’s Zone will be open 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. near the suspension bridge finish line. The YMCA will have a bounce house, arts and crafts.

Event Hotel Sponsor

Hilton Waco is the official TriWaco hotel sponsor and is located at the starting and finish area for TriWaco.


All Finishers receive a commemorative finisher medal!  

OPEN WAVE (Olympic distance only)
This wave is for pros and elite age groupers. If you would like to race this category, you will not be eligible to race in your age group or receive age group awards.
1st – 3rd Male
1st – 3rd Female

Your race age is based on your age on December 31, 2019.
The minimum age to participate are as follows: Sprint Distance- 13yrs old, Olympic- 15yrs old,
1st Overall Male & Female,
1st Overall Male & Female Masters
1st – 3rd Male and Female in each of the following age groups: 14 & under (racing sprint race); 15 – 17 18 – 24 25 – 29 30 – 34 35 – 39 40 – 44 45 – 49 50 – 54 55 – 59 60 – 64 65 – 69 70+

Clydesdale – Males 220lbs or over
Athena – Females 165lbs or over

1st – 3rd overall
1st – 3rd overall

Sprint 1st – 3rd overall
Olympic 1st – 3rd overall

Sprint 1st – 3rd Male; 1st – 3rd Female
Olympic 1st – 3rd Male; 1st – 3rd Female


This is the best local race I've done in Central Texas. This includes every event of the Texas Tri Series and the Austin 70.3. The bike course is fast and flat, while the run course is very challenging. The finish line on the historic bridge is fantastic.

Contact Us

General Inquiries:
Amanda Haygood –

Registration Inquiries:
Debra Cortese – Owner and Director of Tri-Now Endurance at