12th Annual Kerrville Triathlon Festival Sets New Records
September 27, 2023
Largest participant field in history gathers for The Most Scenic Triathlon in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, September 27, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Kerrville Triathlon Festival marked its 12th year this past weekend on September 23-24, 2023. A record setting 2,100 triathletes from 27 states, an all-time high for the event, flocked to the scenic backdrop of Kerrville, Texas. As with previous years, the breathtaking course featured swimming in Nimitz Lake, cycling through the iconic Texas Hill Country, and running along the picturesque Guadalupe River.
The sold out Kerrville Triathlon Expo served as the starting point of the weekend, where participants picked up their race packets. The festival had races spanning across both Saturday and Sunday, starting with the Rookie and Sprint Distance events on Saturday. The event saw more than 350 volunteers, each receiving a special appreciation package, contributing to the success of the festival.
“We’re immensely proud of how the Kerrville Triathlon Festival has grown over the years,” said race director Stacy Keese. “The record turnout this year underscores the appeal of the sport and the allure of the Kerrville scenery. We’re committed to delivering an exceptional experience for participants, and it’s heartening to see this sentiment reflected in the growing numbers.”
Post-race, participants reveled in the offerings of fajitas, refreshments, and cold beer from EIGHT beer. They also had the chance to unwind in the soothing waters of the Guadalupe River. To keep the momentum going for the next year, Kerrville Tri announced special Launch pricing for 2024, available until October 10th.
Stewart Mickler, who also led each day’s warm up as part of the Austin Tri Club, shared, “Each year, the Kerrville Triathlon outdoes itself. The organization, the course, the community support – it’s truly unparalleled.”
The champions for this year’s events are as follows:
Rookie Distance: Alex Flynn secured the top spot for men with a time of 01:09:15, while Mary Nunnally led the women, finishing in 01:12:07.
Sprint Distance: Ben Rawson took the title for men in 01:05:20, with Anjelica Barrientos clinching the women’s title in 01:09:17.
Quarter Distance: Michael Neugebauer and Desiree Wells were victorious in the men’s and women’s categories with times of 02:23:29 and 02:29:53, respectively.
Half Distance: William Flynn dominated with a time of 03:58:00, and Sierra Snyder Elcock reigned supreme for the women in 04:39:29.
The Kerrville Triathlon wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to the City of Kerrville, Kerrville Fire Department, Kerrville Police Department, Kerr County Sheriff’s Department, Kerrville Parks and Recreation, Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau, our wonderful volunteers and sponsors including Peterson Health, H-E-B, GU Energy Labs, Nuun Hydration, evamor, Fleet Feet Austin, EIGHT Light Larger, Super Coffee, Texas Drain Specialist, Jack and Adam’s Bicycles Fredericksburg, Mamacista’s,Hill Country Bicycle Works, Gatorade, and Peak Fitness.
About High Five Events: Beginning with the launch of a single triathlon in 2003, High Five Events has grown to become one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States. High Five Events is a community-centric company based in Austin, Texas. Their staff has more than 100 years of combined experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations. High Five Events has been on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for 2020 (ranked 1853) and 2019 (2163).