Austin Triathlon Club is a proud supporter of the 2019 Bevoman Triathlon, an olympic distance race brought to you by the students of the Texas Triathlon team. Bevoman will take place on March 3, 2019 at Pace Bend Park, just 45 minutes from downtown Austin. Bevoman will feature a wetsuit swim and relay options. All club members receive 20% off race registration. Here is a race preview, courtesy of Tomas, the race director.
What is it?
Bevoman is an Olympic distance triathlon that will take place March 3rd in the Blue Bonnet decorated Pace Bend Park. This race is natural, grass fed, local, and completely organized by the students of the Texas Triathlon team at the University of Texas at Austin. It will be the 4th annual Bevoman and the 5th race hosted by the Texas Triathlon team. Originally, Bevoman was created to serve as the Southern Midwest collegiate conference championship race. In doing so, it has hosted some of the fastest collegiate athletes in the nation. Today, it’s still a championship race but you don’t need to be a collegiate athlete to participate. Our race is open to any and all triathletes. We want to encourage anyone who is interested to come check it out by offering four divisions; a collegiate division, a junior division, an open division, and a relay division. For the open and junior divisions, awards based on gender and age will be given out for the top three finishers of each. Awards for the fastest swim, bike, and run splits will also be given out. Most importantly, since triathletes love nothing more than food after a race, you can count on there being a banquet with something for everyone at the finish line.
How does Bevoman work?
It gets the people going. Bevoman is also something of a social event. We will have the improved campgrounds of Pace Bend reserved for participants and volunteers to campout the day/night before the race. Every year the campground becomes alive with triathletes preparing for the next day as well as enjoying the great outdoors. If camping isn’t your thing, there will be dedicated parking on race day and your park entry fee will be free, complimentary of the team. During the race, participants can rest assured knowing we have dedicated race support surveying the course as well as volunteers all along the course to help you get to that finish line. We also have returning sponsors from last year, so you can look forward to some High Brew coffee before and after the race as well as Nuun on the run course!
But what about the course?
The race is Olympic distance, so it will be a 1500m swim, a 40k bike, and a 10k run. The swim will be one rectangular loop in Lake Travis, followed by a four-loop bike course along FM2322 and Grisham Trail (the main roads of the park), and you will finish with an out and back run that features a brief running trail. The water will be a little cold, so this race will be wetsuit legal and wetsuit encouraged. On the bike course, treat yourself to some nice rolling hills on roads flanked by bluebonnets, volunteers, and supporters.
If you’re not interested in racing but want to be involved or know anyone who would be able to help make the race possible, become a volunteer! This is a student organized event, so no one is being paid. Everything is done out of our own free time and resources are limited. Putting together this race is a great reward itself but it requires a lot of effort. Most of the team will be racing Bevoman, so we must rely on outside volunteers out on the course ensuring everything (and everyone) is running properly. If you or someone you know is interested, you can sign up here.
That’s Bevoman in a nutshell. It’s a unique race and we hopefully have something special in store for anyone who comes out to race this year. I’m Tomas, the race director, and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see you there!
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