Life Time Tri CapTex was founded in 1991 and has become one of the most popular multisport races in the country. The “Premier Texas Triathlon” is now part of the Life Time Triathlon Series and fills the streets of Austin on Memorial Day, selling out with 3,000 participants. Life Time Tri CapTex attracts all levels of athletes from top ranked professionals to first-time triathletes. The event includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint and international distances, First Tri distance and sprint and international distance relays.
Life Time Tri CapTex begins with a swim in Lady Bird Lake with the spectacular backdrop of the downtown Austin skyline. Bursting out of T1, bikes cross the 1st Street bridge and head north past the Texas Capitol and up to the University of Texas, returning through the heart of downtown Austin on Congress Avenue and heading west along Cesar Chavez Blvd and Lady Bird Lake to Austin High School and back to the 1st Street bridge. International distance competitors complete four laps, sprint distance is 2 laps and the First Tri is one and done. Back to T2 and then out on the run which follows the south side of Lady Bird Lake then crosses the Ann Richards Bridge, famous for the largest urban bat colony in the U.S., with millions of bats taking to the skies from its superstructure at dusk. International distance athletes complete 2 laps of the run course and everyone finishes on Auditorium Shores to a jammin’ finish and post-race festival.