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Covid 19 Update: 8-12-2020: POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
DAR apologizes that you might of received an e-mail by mistake on the Disco Triathlon the other day. It was an automated e-mail that was set up weeks ago assuming everything would be on schedule for the event. We were wrong as the virus continues to cause problems and to that end after consulting with park officials, who must adhere to government restrictions and prioritizing the safety of all participants, we regret to announce that both events have had to be postponed until 2021. Instead of making both events virtual we would rather wait and plan two awesome events next year. We really thought moving Texasman Triathlon entries to the Disco Tri would be enough time to circumvent COVID 19 and Disco would be on schedule… wrong!
Looking at 2021 if you signed up for the TexasMan Tri , then you will be automatically transferred to next year's date of Sunday May 2, 2021 and if you signed up for the Disco Tri, then you will be transferred to next year's date of Sunday September 19, 2021. If you signed up for both, then you will be transferred to both the 2021 TexasMan Tri and Disco Tri.
As a registered participant you do not need to do anything except change the date on your calendar. DAR will automatically move you to next year's date. The pandemic has been a challenging “adventure” for everyone but postponing both events is the right decision.
Thank you for understanding, we look forward to celebrating together next year. Really appreciate everyone working with us to get thru this mess
Covid 19 Update: 8-8-2020: DAR has been checking with Park Officials on a weekly basis and right now they are following the Government restrictions of mass gatherings of 10 or less. Next week we will look at all options available to us and make a decision if we will be able to have the event as planned.
Covid 19 Update: 8-1-2020: We are closely monitoring and working with the local authorities, and the Texas Department of State Health Services. We are following the Government regulations and restrictions. Right now mass gatherings are 10 people or less. Hopefully by September that number will increase to 500 or more. If we are unable to hold the event because of Covid 19 then we will look at other options available to us. It’s too early to make any calls and will have a better idea over the next 3-4 weeks. Right now the event is moving forward as planned. Thanks for all your support and understanding as we work together in this unprecedented time. Safety is our number one priority.
While some of our other races are more competitive, Disco is without a doubt our most popular. It's simple… Gold chains, big hair, polyester and silk, a KILLER race course, a beach start and a finish next to the lake.
We offer three distances at Disco.
Sprint: 500 yards open water swim, 17.6 mile ride and 3.1 mile run.
Olympic: 1 mile open water swim, 23-mile ride and 6.2 mile run.
X-50: 1 mile open water swim, 40 mile ride, 9 mile run.
– All have a spectator friendly beach start
– The bike ride has a couple of “Texas Hills”
– The run is awesome! Runners enjoy a tree lined state park route.
Please note, the cut off time for the X-50 course is 1:30 pm. If you are unsure you can complete the course by this time, please register for the Olympic or Sprint distance.
Disco Sprint Distance:
Swim - 500 yard open water
Bike - 17.6 miles
Run - 3.1 miles
Disco Olympic Distance:
Swim - 1 mile open water
Bike - 23 miles
Run - 6.2 miles
Disco X-50 Distance:
Swim - 1 mile open water
Bike - 40 miles
Run - 9 miles
There will be a relay team option for the Olympic and X-50 distances. Relay teams require 3 participants either all male, all female or a combination of both! There will be a first place award for the fastest team for each distance.
There will be an Aqua-bike division for the X-50 distance. Awards are one deep for female, male and co-ed for each division.
For those not interested in awards, Disco Tri offers a wet-suit non eligible award division for the Sprint, Olympic, X-50 and X-50 Aquabike division.
You won’t be alone at Disco. You’ll have a thousand fellow athletes joining you on the course, along with tons of spectators to cheer you on and join us on the dance floor to do that boogie thang! Costumes welcome.
All participants will receive an awesome L/S Half Zip shirt, and Finishers Medal.
Packet Pickup times and locations will be announced a week before the event.
DAR Triathlons are USAT sanctioned events and conducted in accordance with USA Triathlon rules.
1. Photo ID is required.
2. Adult competitors MUST pick up their own packet! You cannot pick up for someone else or
send someone to get your packet.
a. Each adult member of a relay team must pick up their own packet.
b. With proper identification, an adult can pick up for a minor.
3. Each competitor must be a current member of USAT or purchase a one-day USAT permit during the registration process.
4. Preregister on your own device before arriving at Packet Pickup.
5. No event transfers or deferrals at Packet Pickup
5. No Race Day Packet Pickup unless:
a. Athlete lives more than 20 miles from the nearest packet pickup location.
b. Athlete has an email permission/confirmation from email@example.com.
6. Race day online registration and Packet Pickup close 30 minutes before race start.
Dallas Athletes Racing has a no refund or transfer policy as shown on the website.
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
Swim waves are determined by gender and age. You will receive a swim cap that is assigned to your wave. You must wear your swim cap during the swim portion of the event. The race will begin with the first swim wave starting approximately 7:30am after the safety briefing.
The awards will be three deep per age group along with Athena and Clydesdale (39 and under, 40+).
One award deep for overall female & male, overall masters female & male and overall grand masters female & male.
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 -69, 70-74, and 75 & over
Masters Division (one award deep for each below):
Male – 40-59
Female – 40-54
Male – 60 and over
Female – 55 and over
For each distance (Sprint, Olympic, X50), there will be awards for both Athena and Clydesdale categories, three awards deep for male 39 and under, male 40+, female 39 and under and female 40+.
There will be Aqua-bike division for the X-50 distance. Awards are one deep for female, male and co-ed for each division.
There will be a relay option for Olympic and X-50 distances. Awards are one deep for Olympic and X50 distances. Relay teams must consists of three individuals minimum. A team of two is not permitted.
Awards are based on gun time for open water swim events, chip time for running events and pool swim triathlon events.
You or a designated person must be present to pick up your award. Awards are not available for pick up or mailing post event.
Transition will be open at 6:00a.m. and will close at 7:15a.m. Please have your helmet available for inspection. Body marking will be available at the transition entrance.
Save time entering transition race morning by having a friend body mark you before you arrive to transition to avoid waiting in line! Using a black, thick sharpie, have a friend write your race number vertically, (sized 2 inches minimum per number) on your outer left arm and outer left calf. Be sure the skin is clean and does not have lotion or sunscreen prior to labeling.
Swim waves will be announced the week of the race.
Swim waves are determined by gender and age. You will receive a swim cap that is assigned to your wave. You must wear your swim cap during the swim portion of the event.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
DISCO - WET SUIT OPTION - NOT AWARD ELIGIBLE
Johnson Branch Unit 100 PW 4153 Valley View, TX 76272-741 (exit 483 from I35 North) (940) 637-2294Open in External Application
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