Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kerrville Tri: Hotel Rooms are Available!

As of today the following accommodations are available event weekend:
Big Texan Inn
Days Inn of Kerrville
Guadalupe RV Park
Kerrville Schreiner Park

Registration will remain open through at least Friday, September 30th.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kerrville Water Quality & Swim Update

High Five Events is pleased to announce that the swim portion of the Kerrville Triathlon will take place as planned. The water is adequate depth for swimming and the Upper Guadalupe River Authority (UGRA) tests show that the bacteria levels in the water represent a low risk.

Observations by the event staff found the water visibility is about 5ft and there is little to no debris in the water. There are a few stumps and branches that have been exposed due to the low water level, but those will be removed prior to the triathlon. The preliminary water temperature is 77 degrees.

The low water levels make access to the water difficult from the shore line at the location of the swim start and swim finish. Special ramps will be built for the triathlon to provide easy access into and out of the water.

The Upper Guadalupe River Authority ( conducts Swimability Studies on a weekly basis throughout the summer. The latest test on September 6, 2011 shows that the levels are well below the threshold level considered safe for swimming. The test results may be viewed here: The location of the Kerrville Triathlon swim is the UGRA Dam. UGRA will conduct a test the week prior to the triathlon.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Water Temp & Wetsuits

The official water temperature for the 2011 AVIA Austin Triathlon is 83 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to the warm air and water temperatures, wetsuits will not be legal for any participants.