Free Parking-5:30am suggested arrival time
Suggested arrival is 5:30am for parking. Transition area OPENS at 5:30am and CLOSES at 6:45am. Plenty of free parking is available only a half-mile from the race site, then ride your bike, with helmet on, to the Aquatic Center. Lot 1...5330 Hwy 6 South in Missouri City, on the right side, at SugarCycles (bike sponsor), in the LA Fitness parking lot. NOTE: HEB lot, street parking at the First Colony Aquatic Center, and street parking adjacent to the FC lake IS NOT available for parking. Lot 2...Limited VIP Parking of 75 spots is available at the Aquatic Center lot, 4350 Austin Parkway, for $35 FLS Race Charities donation. NOTE: Any and all cars parking on the race course will be immediately towed for race access. Please DO NOT arrive to transition area after 6:45am. Closed then. Competitors only in Transition Area.
About This Event
25th ANNUAL! Join us for the Silver Anniversary. TAT is a GREAT TRI for first-timers, as well as a speed test for the experienced triathletes. Must swim 12:00 or better for 300 meters in open water to participate. Course: 300-meter straight-shot, wide, point-to-point lake swim in First Colony next to the transition area/ 10-mile bike with plenty of police protection/ 3-mile shaded neighborhood run. Mid-October weather is usually beautiful. Many in the field are first-timers, who will receive first-timer medals at SL Memorial Hermann tent, as well as hundreds of multi-year returnees. Minimum age of 10 years old, as of 12/31/16. Must be a current annual USAT member for $50 at www.usatriathlon.org (preferred), or be billed for a one-day $15 USAT license online. Annual membership for 17-and-under youths is $15. Ages 10-17 and College Triathlon Team members are always ONLY HALF-PRICE at Try Andy's Tri. Bring current USAT card and photo ID to pick up your packet in person if annual member. Please practice open water swimming beforehand to be safe. Tri Time Limit is 2 hours-flat. (12-min swim, 55 min bike, 47 min run/walk, 6 min total transition times). Race benefits THIRTEEN great causes. Field Limit is 650 for safety. Thanks! I strongly encourage ALL of our first-timers to take one of our TWO Saturday morning First-Timer Tri Clinics. The majority of our entrants are local...Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, and Missouri City comprise the vast majority of our field. However, folks come in from all over Texas and beyond for this tri! Lots of good competition. SORRY, there are NO refunds, NO transfers of entry, NO deferrals for any reason. NO exceptions to this rule, as fees are already spent on a vast array of race expenses, as well as given to charity. Thanks for understanding and please do not email requesting. NOTE: Dangerous weather could force cancellation of this event, without refund or re-scheduling.
2018 Try Andy's Tri date
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 will be our race date for TRY ANDY'S TRI next year. Plan on it.
Swim Lessons/Tri Lessons for Newbies
Tri Clinic Instructor Brian Watson of FLS offers swim lessons and cycling lessons for newbies here in Sugar Land at reasonable prices. 25 years of experience. Text or call Brian at 713-301-9104. Thanks.
Relay members (Wave 5) must STAY at their rack, while in the transition area. As soon as their leg is completed, each relay member must exit the transition area. We must keep a clear path for all other individual racers following. Thanks!
9:15am Awards Ceremony and prize drawings
9:15am start for Awards Ceremony and prize drawings at finish. $1,500 prize purse to First, Second, Third Overall Males and Females. ONLY THOSE IN WAVE ONE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZE MONEY. $400 check for First, $225 check for Second, and $125 check for Third. $150 FLS gift certificate to Overall Masters (40+) winners. Plaques to top three in age groups 14-and-under through 75+, five-year age groups male and female. First Place to Relay Teams in Male, Female, and Mixed. Prize drawings are handled by tear-tags, and you must be present to win.
Sunday Oct 8 TAT Practice Tri
Sunday October 8 (7 days before TAT) at 7:00am at race site (4350 Austin Parkway), we will have a race overview, practice lake swim, group bike ride on bike course, and group run on the run course with Race Director Andy Stewart, Tri Instructor Brian Watson, Asst Director Carlos Franco, and others. Lasts until 9:15am. $25 fee is donation to FLS Race Charities. Thanks.
Limited VIP Parking, $35 FLS Charities donation.
Limited VIP Parking at the First Colony Aquatic Center, 4350 Austin Parkway, is available for a $35 donation to FLS Race Charities. You will be given at Parking Pass and placed on a list. The lot is on Austin Parkway, just past the transition area, and limited to the first 75. Arrive 5:30am-6:00am please. Thanks!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your team tent at 5:45am race morning. Team tents will be set up off Crosslakes Blvd, near finish on grass, near or on the hill. Street will be closed at Austin Parkway/Crosslakes, so you must be let in by me. Park at next-door elementary school, after drop off. Thanks!
2017 Sponsors. Thanks!
Title Sponsor: Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital on Hwy 59 at Grand Parkway. Gold Sponsors: DE Harvey Builders, Finish Line Sports, and SugarCycles in Missouri City. Booth: Lonestar Cryo-Sugar Land, ReConnect Chiro-Missouri City, and KIND Bars. Please email email@example.com if your company would like to be a race sponsor. Thanks!