Jack’s Generic Triathlon was founded by Jack Murray in 2003, at a time when he thought many triathlons had forgotten about the participants. Events had become so focused on getting big sponsors, accommodating pro athletes, and trying to look good that they sometimes neglected the actual product – the race. Athletes ended up paying more, but their racing experience was actually less. Jack had the idea to put on a race with very little pomp & circumstance, yet at the core be a great race. It would be well organized, safe, good value, and of course, fun. It reminded him of the generic aisle at the supermarket: It’s the same quality products, sometimes even better, but you don’t have to pay for the fancy packaging. And hence, the name Jack’s Generic Triathlon was born.
Today, the event has a lot more fancy packaging, but at its core, it is still all about the participants. Each edition is designed, planned, and priced with you, every day at the forefront of the experience.
5:00 AM - Parking Opens – Carpooling Encouraged!
5:30 AM - Transition Opens
5:30 – 6:30 AM - Out of Town Packet Pick Up at Pavilion on site. Don’t forget your ID and proof of USAT membership.
7:00 AM - Transition Closes – Take your goggles and swim cap and head to the water!
7:15 AM - Pre Race Mandatory Meeting with Race Staff
7:30 AM - Jack’s Generic Tri Starts!
10:15 AM - Awards Ceremony
10:45 - Bike Check Out – Tentative. The bike course must be completely clear of participants before we can release bikes. No bikes will be released before this time. Please plan accordingly.
The Jack’s Generic Triathlon sprint distance course is a 600-meter swim, 11.2-mile bike, and a 5K run. The swim course does an out and back rectangle in Walter E. Long Lake. The swim course has orange marker buoys, and red triangle turn buoys. Swim with the buoys on your left.
The event features on centrally located transition area that has restrooms and an aid station that can is available before or after the swim and bike.
The bike course goes around the lake for 11.2 and features some rolling hills. There is a hill after the third right turn; it is best to downshift before entering the turn to make it up the hill with ease.
The run is on a mix of off-road path and paved road. The run course returns to the finish line where participants receive their finisher medal and a reusable water bottle filled with ice cold water.
Relays can consist of 2 or 3 persons.
All relay team members must visit packet pick up and present photo ID and proof of eligible USAT status. The relay packet can only be released after each member has checked in.
Relay team members will rack together. Team members will wait in the relay pen near the rack. Their team member will return their items to the rack and then meet the next team member in the pen to exchange the chip.
Aquabike participants will start with their division. Once the bike portion of the race is over, you can run through the finish line chute to retrieve your medal.
Awards will be given to the following categories:
Top 3 overall males and females in the open division
Overall masters male & female.
Top 3 male and female in each age group, starting at 19 & Under and going to 75+ in 5-year increments.
Top 3 male and female overall in the Aquabike Division.
Top 3 in Clydesdale Division
Top 3 in the Athena Division
Relay teams will be presented trophies for top 3 teams overall.
Divisions & Age Groups
Age groups are separated in 5-year increments. Your race age is based on your age on December 31st of this year. This is done so that you race at the same age for the entire season.
Individual Age Groups Men and Women
19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
The minimum age to participate in this event is 12 years old.
$105.00 - Sprint Triathlon
$185.00 - Relay Triathlon
$40.00 - Virtual Triathlon
$105.00 - Aquabike
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