Bevoman Triathlon is the 2016-2017 USAT South Midwest Collegiate Conference Championship race, hosted by Texas Triathlon at the University of Texas at Austin. This third annual event will take place on April 2nd, 2017 and will serve as a great tune-up race for collegiate athletes before USAT Collegiate Club Nationals.
New this year, we will be adding an open division, allowing anyone to race alongside some of the fastest collegiate triathletes in the nation at Pace Bend Park in beautiful Texas Hill Country.
When: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017. Race starts at 8am.
Where: Pace Bend State Park, Spicewood, TX (2011 Pace Bend Rd N, Spicewood, TX)
Race: Olympic Distance Triathlon (1500m Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run)
Registration: Race entry is $100, or $75 for collegiate/high school athletes. Registration includes entry into the Olympic distance race, race morning park entry, an event t-shirt, and delicious post-race food.
Relay: Participants may form a relay team of 2 or 3 athletes of any category/gender. The timing chip will be passed from athlete to athlete in the transition area. Team captain should register for the entire team (put additional team members in the “Team Name” box at registration). Cost is $130 to cover additional park entries, shirts, and food.
Prices increase by $10 on March 1st, 2017. Registration closes on March 31st, the Friday before the race. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds. Additionally, since Bevoman is a USAT sanctioned race, non-USAT members will be required to purchase a $15 one day membership.
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We need 80 volunteers to make this event possible. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please fill out the Volunteer Form.
All volunteers will receive free park admission/parking, an event T-Shirt, and post-race food!
If you are volunteering with a group, please contact your volunteer coordinator for arrival and position information. If you are camping overnight, be sure to attend the volunteer meeting at the Improved Campsites on Saturday at 7pm.
If you are not volunteering with a group and have not received a position assignment, please report to the volunteer check-in table at the Parking Area by 7am on Sunday where a volunteer coordinator will direct you.
If you have a special position assignment, you should receive an email with additional instructions. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday March 31st
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Packet Pickup at Austin Tri Cyclist (923 Barton Springs)
Saturday April 1st
Noon – 2:00pm – Packet Pickup at Austin Tri Cyclist (923 Barton Springs)
Noon – 5:00pm – Recommended park arrival for camping athletes
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Recommended park arrival for camping volunteers
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Packet Pickup at Improved Campsites
6:00pm – Pasta Dinner hosted by Arkansas and USTA (RSVP Only)
7:00pm – Volunteer Meeting for race-day volunteers (no athletes) at Improved Campsites (Mandatory for volunteers camping at the park)
Note: There will be many informal activities at Pace Bend Park throughout the day, such as: course recons, hiking, swimming, cliff jumping, cooking smores, etc. We recommend meeting up with other athletes/teams and enjoying the beautiful park with others!
Sunday April 2nd (Race Day!)
5:00am – Park Gates and Parking Area open
5:30am – Transition/Packet Pickup open
7:00am – Volunteers must be checked in
7:15am – Swim Warm Up starts (no lifeguards on duty, swim at own risk)
7:30am – Packet Pickup closes
7:40am – Transition closes and Swim Warm Up ends
7:45am – Pre-Race Briefing near Swim Start
7:55am – Collegiate Men enter water
8:00am – Collegiate Men start, Collegiate Women enter water
8:05am – Collegiate Women start, Open Wave enters water
8:10am – Open Wave starts
11:00am (approx) – Bike Checkout Begins (When last athlete starts run leg)
11:30am – Awards Ceremony begins in Transition
1:00pm – Bikes must be removed from Transition
Bevoman Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, and will be following and enforcing the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules.
Wetsuits are strongly recommended for your safety. Austin Tri Cyclist will be offering weekend wetsuit rentals for a special price of only $25, just be sure to mention that you are racing Bevoman! Check out the current water temperature leading up to the race for an idea of what to expect. Water temperatures in early April are typically around 65°F.
All race divisions will be NON-draft legal. USAT officials will be on the course enforcing drafting and position rules. Helmets and handlebar plugs are required. Triathlon and time trial bikes are allowed given they meet the specifications in the USA Triathlon rules.
All athletes must present a valid Photo ID to pick up their packet. If you are registering during packet pickup, you must additionally present proof of USAT membership or purchase a $15 one day membership.
Packet Pickup will take place at the following times:
Transition Area: Transition area will serve as race headquarters. Bike racks are located to the east side of the Tatum Cove parking lot. Restrooms will be on opposite (west) side of the parking lot. Team tents, packet pickup, post race food, sponsor tents and awards will be set up in the middle of the parking lot.
Course Description: Olympic Distance Triathlon – 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run.
Swim: Athletes will start in waves. The collegiate men’s wave will start at 8am and subsequent waves will start in 5 minute increments. Each wave will start in the water, behind the first buoy. Athletes should swim along the outside of the buoys, keeping the buoys on the right at all times.
T1: Athletes will run up the boat ramp upon exiting the water. At the fork, stay to the right and enter in the southwest corner of transition. When exiting transition in the northeast corner, stay in the left lane and mount at the mount line shortly after transition. Follow the cones up the hill, and finally turn left while watching out for racers and other traffic merging into the main road.
Bike: The bike course consists of 4 laps of rolling hills for over 1000ft of elevation gain. All bike traffic should stay to the right, inside lane of the road. Although park traffic will be minimal, the outer road lane will remain open to traffic during the race. Note that between about 9.5km to 10km on each lap, the bike course will narrow down to around 6ft to accommodate bikes, traffic, and runners on the same road. Please be extra cautious here and avoid passing if possible.
T2: Upon finishing the 4th lap around the course, athletes will make a left turn back into transition. Be aware of other athletes and traffic. The dismount line is the same as the mount line, at the bottom of the hill next to transition. Be sure to slow down to safely make the turn at the bottom of the hill. Enter transition from the northeast corner and start the run through the same southwest corner that was used for T1.
Run: The run is an out-and-back course consisting of pavement and off-road trail terrain. Athletes should stay to the right of the course, to allow room for 2 way traffic. Aid stations will be located approximately every 3km. The finish line is located just before the grass field next to transition.
Saturday Arrival: While you can camp anywhere in the park, we recommend camping near the improved campsites. This is where a majority of collegiate teams will be camping, and closest to all the action. Camping is NOT allowed near transition area as this area will be closed and cleared in advance of the race.
Sunday (Race Morning) Arrival: Please arrive early to allow ample time for parking and transportation to the transition area. You will be greeted by a volunteer at the park entrance that will validate free entry for athletes and volunteers. Spectator entry cost is $10/car, but you can save this by carpooling with a participant. Upon entering, drive straight for 4 miles (red line on above map) until a parking volunteer directs you to turn for parking. Please drive slowly and watch out for athletes along the road. You can park anywhere in the grass field. Parking is not allowed near the transition area.
Athletes should gather everything they will need for the race and walk or bike approximately 1 mile (blue line on the above map) to the transition area. There will additionally be a limited number of shuttles running between parking and transition.
Camping at Pace Bend Park is preferred. Nothing beats being able to wake up and walk to the race course! For $15 per vehicle (cash/check only), you can get a primitive camping pass, which allows you to set up camp in any open area of the park.
Pace Bend Park also has a limited number of improved camping passes for $20 per vehicle (cash/check only), which have access to sites with running water, electricity, and showers. All 20 improved sites are reserved for collegiate teams racing at Bevoman, and assignments will be sent out a few days before the race. Please email us to reserve them. If you are not assigned improved campsites, don’t worry! There will be plenty of primitive camping spots available.
Remember that you will need to bring your own tent, camping supplies, water, and food. For information, visit the Pace Bend Park Website.
Inside the park, there is a baptist camp called Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center. If you have a group, they offer motel lodging. You can submit a reservation request on their website, but we cannot guarantee availability. Alternatively, a quick internet search will pull up other nearby hotels.
For those who are not staying in the park, we have arranged to pay park entry fees for all athletes and volunteers on race morning arriving before 8am. On arrival, notify the volunteer at the park entrance that you are with Bevoman and they will let you in for free!
To help support Bevoman, please email Preston Ray for more information.
2015 Race Results: http://www.texastriathlon.org/bevoman/results-2015
2016 Race Results: http://www.texastriathlon.org/bevoman/results-2016
Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Contact race director Kyle Polansky at email@example.com