Race on for now, but LifeTime Tri Cap Tex organizers monitoring Lady Bird Lake in advance of Monday event

Athletes make their way through the course at the LifeTime Tri CapTex. File photos by Jay Janner
Athletes make their way through the course at the LifeTime Tri CapTex. File photos by Jay Janner

Weather forecasters are calling for rain today and tomorrow, but so far it’s all systems go for Monday’s big downtown triathlon.

Stay tuned, though. That could change Sunday, depending on how much runoff goes into Lady Bird Lake, where the swim portion of the race is scheduled to take place.

Organizers of the Life Time Tri CapTex said this today:

“In coordination with the City of Austin and the Lower Colorado River Authority, we are continuing to monitor both water quality and water levels of Lady Bird Lake leading up to the Life Time Tri CapTex event on Monday, May 30. A final decision will be made on Sunday as to whether the swim portion of the race should continue or be cancelled and the race continue as a bike/run.”

Registration is still open for the event, which includes international, sprint and super sprint distance triathlons, plus relays, an aquabike division and a duathlon.

Registration fees range from $99 for the super sprint to $189 for the international distance relay through Saturday. On-site registration ranges from $119 for the super sprint to $209 for the international distance relay.

For more information or to register, go here.

Athletes make their way through the course at the LifeTime Tri CapTex. File photo by Jay Janner
Athletes make their way through the course at the LifeTime Tri CapTex. File photo by Jay Janner

 

 

 

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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