Jack's Generic Triathlon

Jack's Generic Triathlon Jack's Generic Triathlon is a Sprint Triathlon featuring a 600m swim, 11.2-mile bike, 5K run, in Austin, Texas. A great triathlon event that is short enough for the beginner, and still challenging enough for the experienced athletes to 'light it up'.

Held at Decker Lake, this is an event you definitely don't want to miss. Jack's Generic Tri, is, well, it's generic. Created as a return to the events of old, when everything was all about the participants. Jack's is one of the best well run, safest, and most fun triathlon events you will ever do. The swim is held in Decker Lake. The bike and run are held on backcountry, central Texas roads with l

Held at Decker Lake, this is an event you definitely don't want to miss. Jack's Generic Tri, is, well, it's generic. Created as a return to the events of old, when everything was all about the participants. Jack's is one of the best well run, safest, and most fun triathlon events you will ever do. The swim is held in Decker Lake. The bike and run are held on backcountry, central Texas roads with l

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Hey everyone, we have an update concerning this year’s Jack's Generic Tri scheduled for August 29th. It contains some go...
04/14/2021
2021 Jack’s Generic Triathlon and Rookie Triathlon Canceled

Hey everyone, we have an update concerning this year’s Jack's Generic Tri scheduled for August 29th. It contains some good and some not-so-good news.

Bad news first. We're canceling 2021 JGT due to heightened COVID-19 requirements and a low number of registrations. Unfortunately, postponement is not a viable option based on permitting and venue availability.

Good news now! Everyone who is registered can transfer to one of the following events at no cost:
- Austin Half Marathon - April 25, 2021
- CapTex Tri Rookie, Sprint, or Olympic distance - May 31, 2021
- Kerrville Triathlon Rookie, Quarter, or Half distance - September 25-26, 2021
- 3M Half Marathon - January 23, 2022
- Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K - February 20, 2022

Registrants will also have the option to request a refund for their event if they do not wish to transfer to any of the listed events.

More good news! CapTex Tri and Kerrville Triathlon will now include Rookie Divisions and distances! Read more and learn about the Rookie Divisions and distances.

Jack's Generic Tri, scheduled for August 29th, has been canceled due to heightened COVID-19 requirements and a low number of registrations.

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04/06/2021

Tell your tri friends that JGT's Special Launch Pricing ends tonight, April 6th! We can't wait to get back to generic swimming, cycling, and running!⁠ bit.ly/JGT21reg

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Begin this week the most generic way possible, register before the JGT price increase tomorrow, April 6th!
04/05/2021
Online Registration & Pricing Info - Jack's Generic Triathlon

Begin this week the most generic way possible, register before the JGT price increase tomorrow, April 6th!

Online registration and price increase schedule for Jack's Generic Triathlon. Covers refund policy and age limits. Participant shirt sizing chart.

How many times have you crossed our generic finish line?
04/04/2021

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Think about your best tri friend. Now think about your best tri friend joining you at JGT! Remind them about the upcomin...
04/02/2021

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Remind them about the upcoming price increase on April 6th! bit.ly/JGT21reg

Think about your best tri friend. Now think about your best tri friend joining you at JGT!

Remind them about the upcoming price increase on April 6th! bit.ly/JGT21reg

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03/29/2021

Attention generic triathletes: our Best Pricing ends after the upcoming price increase next week, April 6th! bit.ly/JGT21reg

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03/27/2021

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Finish your week on a high note by registering for JGT and adding Aug. 29th to your calendar! bit.ly/JGT21reg
03/03/2021

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02/26/2021

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Fellow Texans, it has been a very difficult and challenging week. But within this time we have personally experienced an...
02/19/2021

Fellow Texans, it has been a very difficult and challenging week. But within this time we have personally experienced and seen so much support and selflessness from our friends, neighbors, and even strangers.

We have seen cops stop to share gas with stranded drivers, neighbors taking elderly to warming centers, food and water freely given to those in need - the list goes on and on. We are so grateful and hope that those who are still experiencing the effects of the outages can get assistance as soon as possible. To all the workers putting in the extra hours in these harsh conditions THANK YOU!

Our staff is still scattered and many still without, so we will be taking the weekend to recover, regroup, and get in a good run once the snow melts. If you have reached out to us through DM or email please know that we will respond as soon as possible.

📷 Photography by Pearcey Proper

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We have seen cops stop to share gas with stranded drivers, neighbors taking elderly to warming centers, food and water freely given to those in need - the list goes on and on. We are so grateful and hope that those who are still experiencing the effects of the outages can get assistance as soon as possible. To all the workers putting in the extra hours in these harsh conditions THANK YOU!

Our staff is still scattered and many still without, so we will be taking the weekend to recover, regroup, and get in a good run once the snow melts. If you have reached out to us through DM or email please know that we will respond as soon as possible.

📷 Photography by Pearcey Proper

02/16/2021

Hey y'all! Just a quick update from us. Our team is without power so we will not be able to answer emails or questions that come in through social. Stay safe everyone and we will be back as soon as we can.

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Calling all generic triathletes - you can still take advantage of our $89 Best Pricing! Trust us, you and your friends d...
01/19/2021
2021 Jack’s Generic Triathlon Opens Registration

Calling all generic triathletes - you can still take advantage of our $89 Best Pricing! Trust us, you and your friends don't want to miss this deal!

Registration is open for the 2021 Jack's Generic Triathlon! It'll celebrate its 18th anniversary on August 29th, in Austin, Texas.

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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About JGT

The 18th annual Jack’s Generic Triathlon will take place on Sunday, August 23rd. JGT is a great triathlon that is short enough for the beginner, yet challenging enough for the experienced athletes to 'light it up.' Held at Decker Lake in Austin, Texas, this is an event you definitely don't want to miss. Jack's Generic Tri, is, well, Generic. Created as a return to the events of old, when everything was all about the participants. JGT is one of the most well run, safe, and fun triathlons you will ever do. Join us for the triathlon, stay for the after party!

Event Distances:

Sprint Triathlon – 600m swim, 11.2-mile bike, 5K run

Sprint Aquabike – 600m swim, 11.2-mile bike

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When will a decision be made on if the race is happening or not? Asking after seeing Lubbock IM cancel a few days before race day.
Is there a way to sign up for the newsletter? I want to register for August 2021 and need notification when registration opens up. I checked the website but I'm not able to add my email to the newsletter field at the bottom.
Hi, my name is Paul Holmes. Someone may have mistakenly picked up my brown paper bag from the transition space, which had my clothes and more importantly my car keys in it. If you get home, and discover a pair of Honda Car Keys, please comment here. Thank you.
When is the last day you can sign up for JGT?
Just got my virtual jack’s generic tri 🏅 YAY !!!!
Hi, any ETA on when results are going to be fixed?
Did anyone else who started later have a swim time that was absurd. I started at about 8:08am and it said it took me 54 minutes to complete my swim (it took me 16 minutes)..... Seems that my timer started at the beginning rather than with my age group. I was nowhere near the start or finish line at 7:30am, so I wouldn’t have accidentally triggered my tracker to start. So, online in the results it said it took me 2hours and 16 minutes to complete this event in total and I really did it in 1hr 38minutes.
Hello! I enjoyed the race! I have raced Aquabike at this venue before. I was wondering, however, when you will update the results. My husband, Mike Farrell (#47) and I (#46) started our Aquabike race today at the same time side-by-side. I beat him by nearly 30 minutes. Surprisingly :-O The results came back as follows: Mike Farrell 01:18:22 Davina Farrell 01:51:02 :-O
Had a good time at the race - can't wait for Kerrville -- I have to ask, though, is the phrase" On your left" entirely outlawed in Austin? On terrible roads, yall, where people ARE going to be less predictable, it's not just polite, it's WISE to say "On your left" 12 or 13 people passed me, TWO said it
Making our way to Jack's!TXTRI looking forward to a good race!