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(Houston, Texas – Aug. 8, 2022) – Road races, a triathlon for kids and an ‘aquathon’ for adults and teenagers are all part of a weekend of athletic events during the Lago Mar Multisport Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21, at Lagoonfest Texas.
“This is a great event, whether your family and friends are taking part in the events, or you just enjoy watching some good family-friendly activities at a staycay summer venue,” said Uri Man, Chief Executive Officer of The Lagoon Development Company. “This is the only such race at a crystal clear lagoon in North America, with the clear waters enhancing safety for the racers. The competitors can focus on improving their performances; they are not racing against sharks or jellyfish which are clearly absent from our lagoons!”
Race Director Ron Stitt concurs, saying that it makes “a huge difference” for competitors.
“The swim portion of triathlons and aquathons are usually held in the ocean or a lake where visibility is low and there are other dangers,” Stitt said. “Racers being able to sight and see buoys is important, so hosting the swim portion in crystal clear water is a big deal.”
Racers get free Lagoonfest Texas day passes, along with discounted food, drinks and activities — with spectators able to purchase entry tickets at a discount.
Those who want to race and compete can register now at www.lagoonfesttexas.com and click on the Lago Mar Multisport Festival link at the top of the home page. Race packet pick-up is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the lagoon at the Lago Mar community entrance gate, located at 3240 Lago Mar Blvd. in Texas City, Texas, and the mornings of each event day.
Race fees range from $52 to $99, depending on the selected event. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal, photos and race shirt or hat.
All races and other activities take place at Lagoonfest Texas at the following times and dates:
Saturday, Aug. 20 (5K & 10K Road Race and Youth Triathlon) — Racers of all ages can participate in either road race. For the youth triathlon, those age 6 to 10 will compete in a 75-yard swim, two-mile bike ride and three-quarter-mile run, while competitors aged 11 to 15 will swim 150 yards, bike for 4 miles and run for 1.5 miles.
6 a.m. – Parking Opens & Packet Pickup Begins
6:30 a.m. – Youth Triathlon Transition Open
7:30 a.m. – Youth Triathlon Transition Closed
7:30 – 7:40 a.m. – 5k Run Start
7:45 – 7:55 a.m. – 10k Run Start
8 a.m. – Youth Triathlon Swim Line Forms
8:20 a.m. – Youth Triathlon National Anthem & Announcements
8:30 a.m. -Youth Triathlon Start (short course will go first, followed by long course)
10:30 a.m. – Awards Ceremony
Sunday, Aug. 21 (Aquathon) — Youth and adults can compete. The full course consists of a 200-yard swim and 5K run and is for adults and youth aged 11 or older. Adults and teens age 16 and up can also choose to follow the long/extreme course. The long course is an 800-yard swim and 10K run. The extreme course features two 800-yard swims and 10K runs.
6 a.m. -Parking Opens and Packet Pickup Begins
7:30 a.m. -Full Course Start
7:45 a.m. -Long Course Start
8:00 a.m. -Extreme Course Start
10:30 a.m. -Awards Ceremony
Learn more and register at www.LagoonfestTexas.com and click on the Lago Mar Multisport Festival link at the top of the home page.
About The Lagoon Development Company
The Lagoon Development Company develops, operates and owns the ticketed access component of large-scale crystal clear lagoons for swimming and watersports. The company is responsible for the design, financial feasibility, capitalization, and bottom line profitability of several lagoons in different stages of planning, construction, and operation, including a 2-acre lagoon at Balmoral, the first lagoon to be approved for swimming in the U.S. and a 12-acre lagoon at Lago Mar, the largest in Texas.