WiKi WiKi MAN TRiATHLON
LAKE TAWAKONI STATE PARK - Just 50 miles east of Dallas
Benefiting Animal Allies of Texas a local non-profit animal advocacy / rescue organization, dedicated to improving the quality of animal's lives in our community - in addition to the Emory Volunteer Fire Department
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400 meter SWIM
10 mile BIKE
3.1 mile RUN
2018 Texas State Championship Race
1500 meter SWIM
24.8 mile BIKE
6.2 mile RUN
800 meter SWIM
24.8 mile BIKE
3.1 mile RUN
THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Race day packet pick-up will be allowed BEFORE 6:30 AM. Please be on time. Race morning is extremely busy, therefore Packet Pick-up needs to run like a Soup Nazi Kitchen Line - photo ID in hand, step aside, Collect Packet, step aside, No Questions, and NEXT. Thank you. ;) Big Earth Racing has a NO REFUND policy, however we do offer partial discounts for those canceling during our cancellation period. A discount code for 75% of your race registration fee will be offered, if you cancel up to 21 days prior to the event. Discount codes can be used to register for another Big Earth Racing event and will be valid for 12 months after the event date. Race transfers between race distances will be allowed and must be done on imATHLETE. If transferring to a more expensive race, a fee will be applied for the cost difference.
For safety reasons, Big Earth Racing reserves the right to modify or cancel a race due to severe weather conditions. When severe weather is present, all precautions will be made to ensure the safety of the athletes.
Top Overall and Masters for Male and Female
Age Group, Athena, and Clydesdale will be three deep for Male and Female
Top three Teams for the Sprint Team Cup Challenge
USAT Age Group Breakdowns can be found in the 2018 Racer Packet
2020 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - WiKi WiKi MAN TRi IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS
THIS IS NOT A RELAY TEAM.
Racers can now join together to compete as a team. Racers will be timed in their own Age Group just like always, however their times will also be combined with their teammate's times for a total team time.
Group Teams must consist of at least 3 and at most 5 members, and each team MUST include at least one Female Racer. The top 3 finishing times will count towards the team ranking, and one of the top 3 times must include a female finishing time.
THE RICHARDSON BIKE MART SPRINT TEAM CUP CHALLENGE
(Texas-Size Sprint Distance Only - No Additional Charge)
SWIM COURSES: The Wiki Sprint, Texas-Size Sprint, and Olympic swim legs all have a beach entrance, and take place in beautiful Lake Tawakoni. The Texas-Size Sprint and Olympic are both single looped courses that run counter-clockwise. The Olympic swim leg shares the same course as the Sprint, however it takes racers farther into the lake for a larger loop to complete 1500 meters. The Wiki Sprint has a 400 meter out and back course that begins on the beach and exits on the beach. Both the Texas-Size Sprint and Olympic course have Swimmers exiting the boat ramp where they will run approximately 50 feet into the transition area.
BIKE COURSES: The Wiki Sprint has a 10 mile out and back bike leg. The 24.8 mile out and back course for the Texas-Size Sprint and Olympic bike leg is mostly flat with a couple of rolling hills with very few intersections and only two turns.The Texas-Size Sprint and the Olympic bike legs share the same distance - the same course. That's Right! Biggest little Sprint in Texas.
RUN COURSES: The Wiki Sprint Texas-Size Sprint, and the Olympic run legs mostly share the same course. The run course takes you out of the transition area and down a short path to a trail head. This short but fun 1/4 mile trail run weaves through trees, before it takes you back to pavement. Once you hit the road, the course quickly takes you out of the park and it becomes an out and back with a couple of rolling hills. Back in the park, it is a fast and straight path to the finish line. The Olympic run course takes you just past the Sprint turn-around and then comes back into the park to the Trail Head where Olympic racers head out again for another loop.
TRANSITION AREA: The transition area is conveniently close to the swim exit. As soon as racers exit the water from the boat ramp, they are only steps from the timing unit and then head directly into the transition area. It is a large transition area, so there will be plenty of room to rack your bike and find your way in and out.
TO USE AN INTERACTIVE COURSE MAP
WIKI WIKI MAN TRIATHLON RACE VENUE - LAKE TAWAKONI STATE PARK
Where is Lake Tawakoni ? Surprisingly, it's the same distance from Dallas as Lake Ray Roberts, however if you live south of 635 it is even closer. Head east out of town towards Terrell to find Lake Tawakoni State Park. The lake is 35 minutes east of Rockwall, 50 miles from Dallas, and a straight shoot out on 80 to Wills Point. About 9 miles north of Wills Point on Lake Drive / FM 47 you'll find the State Park. There will be Lake Tawakoni signs, as well as RACE signs to show you the way. ADDRESS: 10822 FM 2475 Wills Point, TX 75169
FROM DALLAS: Take Highway 80 east through Terrell to Wills Point. Be sure not to miss the 80 exit to Terrell. If you miss the exit it will take you 10 miles out of the way. Once you enter Wills Point, turn left on North 4th Street and head north to Lake Drive / FM 47. Turn right onto Lake Drive / FM 47 and proceed north to FM 2475. Look for Race Signs - Turn left onto FM 2475 and head north until you reach Lake Tawakoni State Park. You will also see signs for Lake Tawakoni State Park along the way.
FROM INTERSTATE 20: Take State Highway 20 to FM 47 north through Wills Point to FM 2475. Turn left onto FM 2475 and head north until you reach Lake Tawakoni State Park. There are also signs for Lake Tawakoni State Park along the way.
FIND DRIVING DIRECTIONS
USAT WETSUIT RULES
USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.
USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.
Typical water temperature for the race will be in the mid 60's to lower 70's. This race will be wetsuit legal.
PACKET PICK-UPS & LATE REGISTRATION
Please keep in mind, you will need to present a photo ID in order to pick-up your race packet. USAT rules and regulations state that YOU MUST PICK-UP YOUR OWN RACE PACKET. Friends and relatives cannot pick-up your packet for you. No exceptions please. Parents and legal guardians are allowed to pick-up packets for minors.
The Colony, TX 75056
p. (972) 306-2000
7951 Collin McKinney Pkwy, Suite 1500
McKinney, TX 75070
SATURDAY - Day before the Race
LAKE TAWAKONI STATE PARK - RACE VENUE
10822 FM 2475 Wills Point, TX 75169
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TERRELL
300 Tanger Drive
Terrell, Texas 75160
QUALITY INN & SUITES
103 Mira Place
Terrell, Texas 75160
Dog Friendly Hotel
BEST WESTERN CANTON INN
2251 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
RACE SITE CAMPING
For those outdoor enthusiasts, we are offering camping sites and RV Hook-Ups Friday (MAY 4th) and Saturday (MAY 5th) night to all of our Race Participants for a processing fee of $40 for both Friday and Saturday night. Reservations are a package deal with one fee for race weekend camping.
Lake Tawakoni is a beautiful and comfortable venue for camping. Camping on-site at the race venue is not only convenient; it will eliminate travel time, giving you more time to sleep on race day. What's better than opening your tent flap or RV door and rolling into the transition area? There will be a park entrance fee of $5 per person upon arrival. Spaces are limited and fill up fast, so please contact us today to reserve your site! All camping reservations must be made via this site.
CAMPING RESERVATIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE
The Wiki Wiki Man Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event. All participants must be current members of USAT or purchase either a one-day permit for $15 or a $50 annual membership during the online race registration process. You will be able to purchase or renew your USAT membership on the imATHLETE site during the registration process. You must show your USAT member card and your photo ID at packet pick up. To purchase an annual USAT membership, or for more information about membership click HERE.
USAT COMPETITIVE RULES
All established USAT rules will be in effect and will be strictly enforced. These Competitive Rules are adopted by USA Triathlon and govern the administration of all races and events sanctioned by USA Triathlon. They are binding on all members of USA Triathlon and all persons who enter or participate in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon. For a complete list of the USAT Rules please review them HERE.
CHIP TIMING BY PLAYTRI
This is a chip-timed event. Each participant will be required to wear a timing chip in order to be counted in the results. Timing chips are assigned to participants according to bib number. Please pick-up your timing chip the morning of the race at the chip timing station beginning at 5:30 am. ALL TIMING CHIPS SHOULD BE RETURNED AFTER YOU CROSS THE FINISH LINE. A $30.00 fee will be charged to the participant if the timing chip is not returned. Awards are based on chip times.