Event Info

Multiple Race Options


• 400m open-water swim (30 minutes to complete)

• 16mile bike

• 5K run along the Brazos River 

• Sprint Tri Relay available


• 1500m open-water swim (1 hour to complete)

• 40K bike ride 

• 10k run along the Brazos River and in Cameron Park (Max race time limit is 4.5 hours)

• Olympic Tri Relay available


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.

Did you know Waco is the home of the first triathlon ever held in the state of Texas? The Waco Striders hosted the first triathlon in May 1980 with 24 men and one woman competing 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, with many triathletes considering the Waco Triathlon the best in Texas. The last Waco Triathlon was held in 1991 and was reimagined as what is now TriWaco in 2009.

We are confident that TriWaco will continue to grow in popularity year after year and continue to be one of the most challenging and fun triathlons in the state. 

400M | 16mile Bike | 5K run

Sprint Aquabike
400M | 16mile Bike
The minimum age to compete in the sprint race is 13

1500M Swim | 40K Bike | 10K run
The minimum age to compete in the race is 15

Olympic Aquabike
1500M Swim | 40K Bike
The minimum age to compete in the olympic race is 15

USAT Wetsuit rules:

Wetsuit use temperature guidelines per

USA Triathlon Competitive Rules Article IV- 

Swimming Conduct Section 4.4 Wetsuits -

Effective July 1, 2020


78.1°F – 83.9°F

Participatory only, ineligible for awards/rankings

84°F or Above



Water temperature will be available at packet pickup. Official water temperature will be taken race morning but USAT official.

Water temperature is typically ~86 degrees in the Brazos River in July. It is suggested to plan that wetsuits will not be allowed in the race


General Inquiries:
Waco Chamber of Commerce – marketing@wacochamber.com

Registration/Race Inquiries:
Debra Cortese – Owner and Director of Tri-Now Endurance at Debra@Tri-Now.com