Playtri Festival International, Sprint & My First Tri Races

Current Water Temp: 78.6 Degrees 5/30/14

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June 1st, 2014 at 6:45 AM. Transition opens at 5:00am


Marriott Las Colinas
223 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039


International Distance: swim 1500 meters – bike 22 miles (3 loops) – run 10K (4 loops)

Sprint Triathlon: swim 500 meters – bike 14 miles (2 loops) – run 5k (2 loops)

My First Tri: swim 300 meters – bike 7 miles (1 loop) – run 1.5 miles (1 loop)


Swim course will be in an excellent spectator friendly lake with viewing points from several areas.

Bike Course is on clean urban roads. The course is slightly hilly but fast. Each major intersection and turn will be traffic controlled with directional assistance.

The Run course is flat, fast and spectator friendly.  Aid stations will be located approximately every .75 miles. Each aid station is equipped with water and sports drink.

The course officially closes at 1pm for all participants.

Click here for Swim (My First Tri,Sprint, International)

Refund Policy

No Refunds or Transfers allowed.

Group Training Program for the Playtri Festival Triathlon

Join our 8 week training program that kicks off April 7th and experience the contagious energy of training with people all sharing the same goals and challenges! Training with our group has endless benefits: a structured program, safe and trusted training routes, opportunities to meet new friends, not to mention coached workouts! Accountability is also a huge perk as most athletes find they will go the "extra mile" when they are not alone.

Free Coach Consultation

Email by Monday, May 26th to get a 30 minute Consultation with a Playtri Coach free during packet pickup hours.  This is your opportunity to meet with a Playtri Coach and get advice on any topic.  

Packet Pick Up / Late Registration

Tuesday, May 27th 11:00am-7:00pm
Rockwall Cycling - 972-771-8297
939 East I-30
Rockwall, TX 75087

Wednesday, May 28th 11:00am-7:00pm
Playtri Store McKinney - 469-342-6776
7951 Collin McKinney Pkwy (Corner of Weiskopf Ave & Collin David North)
McKinney, TX 75070

Thursday, May 29th 11:00am-7:00pm
Playtri Store Dallas - 214-370-9010
6465 E Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 350
Dallas, TX 75214

Friday, May 3oth 11:00am-7:00pm
Playtri Store Colleyville
7171 Colleyville Blvd.
Colleyville, TX 76034

Saturday, May  31st 11:00am-4:00pm
Race Expo - Dallas Marriott Las Colinas
223 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039

Note: No refunds given to those participants who have not picked up their packets.

Race Updates and Reminders

All last-minute updates and reminders will be posted on the Playtri Facebook page - please like us on Facebook so you get all the up-to-date information!

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USAT Membership

The Playtri Festival Sprint Triathlon, My First Triathlon and International Distance Triathlon are USAT sanctioned events. All established USAT rules will be in effect and will be strictly enforced. You must show your USAT member card and your photo ID at packet pick up - no exceptions. Friends and family will not be allowed to pick up anyone's packet. If you are an annual USAT member and do not bring your member card to packet pick up, you must buy a $12 one day membership or a $45 annual membership through online registration or at packet pickup.

All established USAT rules will be in effect and will be strictly enforced. You must show your USAT member card and your photo ID at packet pick up - no exceptions. Friends and family will not be allowed to pick up anyone's packet.

Athena and Clydesdale Rule Change - 3.2 Age Group Competition

  • a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete's age on December 31 of the year of the event.
  • b. Weight Class Division - In events where a weight class division is offered, the minimum weight shall be 220 pounds for men and 165 pounds for women, monitored by the event organizer. The weight class age categories for men and women shall be 39 years of age and under and 40 years of age and over. Participants are not eligible to compete in a weight class division and in an age group division at the same event.

Awards / Amenities

Sprint / International Triathlon:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female - Only eligible if you race in the Open Wave.  Open wave intended for elite amateur athletes (This is NOT the same thing as Professional). 
  • Overall Masters and Grandmasters Male and Female (Open Wave participants are not eligible for these awards).
  • Age Group / Weight Class awards will be 3 deep for both Male and Female (Open Wave participants are not eligible for these awards).
  • Relay Team awards will be for top 3 overall
  • Finisher's Medal

My First Triathlon:

  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Top 5 Overall Male and Female

**All racers who are registered by May 15th are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt and goodie bag when they pick up their packet.

Travel Information

Dallas Marriott Las Colinas
223 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039 USA
Phone: 972-831-0000 - $94.00 Rate
To get the Playtri Rate: 
Please call or email Amy Fitzgerald at or 972.831.0000.

Playtri $94 hotel rate is valid from May 29th - June 2nd.

If you would like to arrive earlier, the Playtri hotel rate is $122 from May 26th - 28th. 

Dollar Rent-A-Car

Get a 5% Playtri Discount when renting a car Click Here


A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Keep Irving Beautiful. 


Many volunteers from numerous North Texas civic organizations are committed to make your race a safe and memorable experience. Thank you to all of them.

Weather /Water Temperature

Average temperature on race day: low 75 - high 95.

Water temperature will probably not be wetsuit legal. USAT Wetsuit rules will apply – participants allowed to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit.

For safety reasons, Playtri 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.

Chip Timing by Run-Far

Run-Far Athlete Tracking

Run-Far Racing Services will be providing athlete updates via text message on the day of the race. An invitation to take advantage of this option will be emailed out about one week before race day. Let your friends and family keep track of you throughout your race!

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 an hour before race start. 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.


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Race Contact

If you have any questions or need any additional information, email us at, or call us at (214) 697-6922.


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