Events and Fees

The Ninth 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.

Entry FeesSprintSprint RelayOlympicOlympic Relay
Now - Dec. 31, 2016 (Early Bird)$75$125$95$160
Jan. 1 - June 30$90$140$110$175
July 1 - July 22$100$155$125$190
At Expo$110$165$135$200


Sprint Tri

400m open-water swim (each participant has 30 minutes to complete the swim) • 12 mile ride through the country • 3.5 mile run along the Brazos River
Sprint Tri Relay Entry fees: $125 Early Bird offer through December 31 • $140 after January 1 • $155 after July 1 • $165 at Expo
Sprint Tri Entry fees: $75 Early Bird offer through December 31 • $90 after January 1 • $100 after July 1 • $110 at Expo

Olympic Tri

1500m open-water swim (each participant has 1 hour to complete the swim) • 25-mile 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)
Olympic Tri Relay Entry fees: $160 Early Bird offer through December 31 • $175 after January 1 • $190 after July 1 • $200 at Expo
Olympic Tri Entry fees: $95 Early Bird offer through December 31 • $110 after January 1 • $125 after July 1 • $135 at Expo

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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.

12:30 p.m. – Transtion Clinic and Course Review 12:30 p.m. with Tri-Now endurance. By transiton area next to bronze cattle.

2:00 p.m. – Practice swim hosted by Waco Tri Club. Meet at swim start area.
*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 24).

Sunday, July 24, 2016

5:00 a.m. – Transition opens
6:30 a.m. – Transition closes
6:45 a.m. – Pre-race meeting at swim area
7:00 a.m. – Race start

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 event, please contact for consideration of a transfer into next year’s race.

H-E-B Children’s Area

Come by and play with Hula Hoops and bubbles! The H-E-B Children’s Area will be open 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. near the suspension bridge finish line.

Event Hotel Sponsor

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

TriWaco Event Rules

USATsanctioned_2017webTriWaco is a USAT sanctioned event and the following rules apply. There are no exceptions to the rules below:

In accordance with USA Triathlon requirements, all competitors must hold a USAT membership. You may go to and purchase one before hand. They will also be available with online registration or at packet pick-up. If card has been lost, a replacement card can be printed from the USAT website.

ALL Athletes must bring Photo ID and current annual USAT membership card to pick up packet, OR athlete must purchase a one day membership: $15/adult. One-Day Pass payable by cash or check only.

You may also purchase an annual membership at packet pickup, prices are as follows:
Adult – $50, for all adults 18 and over.
Youth – $10 for athletes 17 and younger, benefits are the same as adult membership

Important: You must pick up your own packet. We will not allow someone else to pick up your packet for you, no exceptions. Each member of relay team must pickup their own packet. You must pick up race packet in order to participate in race.


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 – or 254-757-5611

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

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.