Keep Texas Wild Triathlon

Mathis, TX

About this Event

The “Keep Texas Wild Triathlon” will consist of two events, a Sprint Tri and aMini-Sprint Tri. This USAT sanctioned event is being held at beautiful Lake Corpus Christi State Park in Mathis, Texas and is presented by the Corpus Christi Triathlon Club. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Colin’s Hope.

Keep Texas Wild Triathlon

Sprint Tri & Mini-Sprint Tri

In Memory of David Aviles

Former Lake CC State Park Superintendent

Date:  Saturday, April 16, 2016

Time: 8:30 AM Estimated Triathlon Start Time

Race Day Schedule:

6:45 AM         Transition Area Opens (bike check and body marking begins)

7:15 AM         Timing Chips Available

8:05 AM         Transition Area Closes

8:10 AM         Mandatory Pre-race Meeting

8:30 AM         Sprint Swim - Men’s Wave Start

8:33 AM         Sprint Swim - Women’s Wave Start

8:36 AM         Mini-Sprint Swim - All Mini-Sprinters Wave Start

10:30 AM       Awards Presentation (Planned-Based on Finishers) 

Note:  Arrive early!  It will take time to get through the line at the park entrance, find a parking spot, walk your gear to transition, etc.  Have you race bib ready to show at the entrance for free entry into the park.

Location: Lake Corpus Christi State Park, The park is on Park Road 25 located 4 miles southwest of Mathis off of State Highway 359.  It is 35 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.


Sprint Tri - 700 meter Swim, 12 mile Bike and 5K Run

Mini-Sprint Tri
- 350 meter Swim, 5.5 mile Bike and 1.5 mile Run

Sprint Tri Relay
- 700 meter Swim, 12 mile Bike and 5K Run.  Minimum relay team size is two (2) people. Maximum relay team size is three (3) people. Relay teams may be all Male, all Female or Mixed (Male and Female).

The Mini-Sprint Tri is designed for those individuals who have limited triathlon experience.  The Mini-Sprint allows individuals to "Try a Tri". If you have always wanted to do a Tri or are just starting out in the sport, the Mini-Sprint is for you!

The Keep Texas Wild race course can be challenging for new and experienced triathletes.  The swim is in deep open water with wave starts (many athletes swimming side by side).  The bike is an “open course” which means that although law enforcement will be present, the roads will be open to regular vehicular traffic.  There are some small hills on the bike course.  The run course is hilly.  Please do not attempt this race unless you are well trained and prepared.  Participants under the age of 15 years old will only be admitted with pre-approval from the Race Director.  The Race Director has the right to deny a participant entry into the race if he feels it would be unsafe to do so.


Sprint Tri Individual - Overall Male / Female and Overall Masters Male / Female (40 and Up) plus 1st / 2nd / 3rd Male and Female for the following age groups (19 & Under), (20-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60-69), (70+)

Mini-Sprint Tri Individual
- Overall Male / Female and Overall Masters Male / Female (40 and Up).  No age group awards for Mini-Sprint Tri

Sprint Tri Relay
- 1st / 2nd / 3rd Overall Relay Team.  No Age group awards for Relay

Swim Course: (Water Temperature MAY be lower than 78 degrees and wetsuit legal)

The swim will be held in Lake Corpus Christi.  It will be a wave starts on a clockwise triangle shaped course. Athletes will enter the water by wave assignment and start approximately 3 minutes apart.  The Sprint swim is 2 LOOPS and the Mini-sprint is 1 loop.

Bike Course:

The bike course starts in the park and exits to the right on Park Road 25.  The turn-around is on Park Road 25 just before Highway 359.  Once back at the park entrance, Mini-Sprinters will turn left back into the park.  Sprinters will proceed past the entrance towards Mathis on FM 1068.  The turn-around is on FM 1068 in Mathis.  Once back at the park entrance, Sprinters will turn right into the park.  Bike support will be provided by Bay Area Bike & Tri.  The bike course will be marked with white signs that have blue directional arrows.

Run Course:

The run course will be on the roads located inside the State Park.  The run course will be marked with orange signs that have black directional arrow.  The orange signs will be mounted on top of orange traffic cones.  The run course is an out and back. 


Bike racking in transition will be open (not assigned).  Please remember that the bike racks are designed for six (6) bicycles per rack. The Race Director will re-open transition after the last person has started their run.  An announcement will be made when transition is open to retrieve your bike and gear.  If you have finished your race, please stay clear of transition to allow all the athletes easy access to their transition area.

Transition Map:


Course Maps:

(click Course Maps on the upper right hand side of the screen under Actions)

State Park Map:

The State Park entry fee is included in the registration fee for participants.  Show your race bib to the park entry attendant for “free” entry.  Spectators will pay a $5 per person entry fee.  Entry for kids 12 and under is free.  For more information about overnight camping, air conditioned shelters, or other park amenities click the link below:

State Park Website

Event Parking:

Event Parking Map

Registration Fees: (Absolutely NO Race Day Registrations!)

Sprint Tri Individual

$50.00 until January 31, $70.00 from February 1 to April 14, $80.00 at Packet Pickup

Mini-Sprint Tri Individual

$45.00 until January 31, $55.00 from February 1 to April 14, $65.00 at Packet Pickup

Sprint Tri Relay - Team Price (NOT per person price)

$90.00 until January 31, $110.00 from February 1 to April 14, $120.00 at Packet Pickup

NO Additional Online Registration Fees!!! "The price is the price."

Register EARLY and $ave.

No Refunds (Rain or Shine).

No Race Transfers except for Relay Team.

Online Registration Closes at 6pm on Thursday, April 14, 2016


If you register by Thursday, March 25, you will receive an event shirt.  Registrations after March 25 MAY receive a shirt.  Please register now to ensure that you receive an event shirt.  

Shirt Sizes:

Adult - Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large

One Day USAT Membership:

You MUST be covered by USAT supplemental insurance to participate in this Triathlon Festival; NO Exceptions. You are covered by USAT insurance if you are a member of USAT. If you are not a member of USAT, you must purchase a one day membership to USAT. The one day membership for USAT is $12 for Adults ages 18 and up and $10 for Youth ages 17 and under. If you are not a USAT member, you can purchase your one day membership when you register for the event. You can also purchase your one day membership at packet pickup. The registration fee shown above for the event does not include the one day membership for USAT or the cost of a USAT membership. The $12 fee or the $10 fee is collected by event management on behalf of USAT.

Packet Pickup:

Packet Pickup will be held on Friday, April 15, 2015 at Bay Area Bike & Tri from 12Noon to 6:00pm. Please make note of the end time for Packet Pickup: 6pm. Bay Area Bike & Tri is located at 6020 SPID, Corpus Christi, TX 78412. Bay Area Bike & Tri is located in the Gulfway Shopping Center at Airline and SPID.

Remember to bring your USAT membership card to packet pickup if you are a member. If you do not have your USAT card with you at packet pickup you will be required to purchase a one day USAT membership to obtain your packet. All participants must bring some form of governmental ID card to packet pickup.

Timing: Athletes Guild will provide timing for the Mini-Sprint and Sprint Triathlon. You will be issued a timing chip with a velcro strap the morning of the event. You must wear your timing chip on your Left ankle during the entire event. For relay teams, you will exchange the timing chip in transition at the location where your bicycle is racked. 


We have a discounted rate (15% off) at La Quinta Inn, 12909 I H 37, Mathis, TX 78368.

Call 361-547-0200 and let them know you want the “Keep Texas Wild Triathlon rate”.  You must book by April 1, 2016 to receive the discounted rate.

Race Director:
Chris Nelson,  (361) 877-9444

Additional Information:

Produced by - Members of the Corpus Christi Triathlon Club.  Volunteers Needed!


When & Where

Apr 16, 2016

Saturday, 8:30 AM

Event Schedule

Mathis, TX

Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Courses & Maps

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