Jack’s Generic Triathlon Builds 17th Edition for Hundreds of Triathletes

17th edition features triathletes of all levels, from pros to first-timers

High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, continues their 2019 triathlon season with the 17th edition of Jack’s Generic Triathlon. The event will take place on Sunday, August 25th, at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in East Austin. More than 700 triathletes will participate in this beloved Central Texas race, including professional triathletes Kearci Smith, Brandi Swicegood, Peter Murray, and Pablo Gomez.

“I am really excited to race Jack’s Generic Triathlon for the first time,” said Smith, who placed 8th at the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. “With the option of an open wave I look forward to the opportunity to race some great local competition.”

Smith was also the 2016 and 2017 Texas State Sprint Triathlon Champion. Swicegood finished second female at 2018 JGT. Peter Murray and Pablo Gomez finished 2018 JGT first and second overall, respectively. Drunk Athlete has put together another super team featuring Patrick Pressgrove, Stewart Mickler, and Cat Adkins. All athletes have been featured on the Austin-based Drunk Athlete podcast.

Generic details

Jack’s Generic Triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. It will feature a 600m swim, 11.2-mile bike ride, and a 5K. The aquabike will consist of a 600m swim and 11.2-mile bike ride. Relay teams of two or three can complete all three disciplines. 

Jack’s Generic Tri has three different divisions: Open, age group, and Athena/Clydesdale. The Open Division allows participants to begin regardless of age, with a mass swim start. Everyone else will start based on their age group, with two participants entering the water every few seconds. Jack’s Generic Tri is also returning the Athena and Clydesdale categories.

Participants receive a commemorative 17th-anniversary shirt, sunglasses, reusable water bottle, swim cap, finisher’s medal, post-race food and beer, and the signature swag toss. Professional timing, a wonderful volunteer crew, hundreds of supportive spectators, and an electric finish line festival will ensure the 17th Anniversary of Jack’s Generic Triathlon is one to remember. Packet pickup will take place at Mellow Johnny’s in downtown Austin.

Jack’s Generic Triathlon was created 17 years ago with the participant in mind and is well-known as one of the most participant-friendly triathlons. Registration is open for Jack’s Generic Triathlon. Volunteer positions are available as well. Triathletes who can’t make it to Austin can participate in the virtual Jack’s Generic Triathlon.

Celebrate Bike to Work Day on May 17th

Bike to Work Day fueling stations

Bike to Work Day takes place on Friday, May 17th. This day highlights the benefits of cycling to work and the need for increased awareness when it comes to bike transportation safety. More than 50 Austin businesses and companies are participating. No matter where you live in Austin, you’ll pass a fueling station on your way to work. City Hall alone will have 9 different fueling stations!

Visit High Five Events at Paramount Theatre

That’s right, High Five Events has teamed up with Paramount Theatre for Bike to Work Day! We’re giving away goodies from 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 and plan to raffle a race entry. Stay tuned to social media for more updates. Whether it’s your first or your final stop, swing by, refuel, and chat with us for a little bit!

Downtown locations

  • Austin B-Cycle – 1090 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
  • Bicycle Sport Shop – Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge **LIVE MUSIC STATION**
  • Houndstooth Coffee – 401 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
  • Jump – 3rd St. and Brazos, Austin, TX 78701
  • Mellow Johnny’s – 400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701 (Open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
  • The Paramount Theatre – 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
  • Patagonia – 316 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
  • Regions Bank – One Congress Plaza, 100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (Corner of 2nd & Congress)
  • Shoal Creek Conservancy with Sayers Advisors – Duncan Park / Shoal Creek Trail between 9th and 10th Streets **LIVE MUSIC STATION**
  • TownLake YMCA – 1100 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703
  • Waller Creek Conservancy with Easy Tiger – 709 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78701


  • Alliance Transportation Group – Kramer Station
  • AURA – Shoal Creek Blvd. at Far West turnoff, 78757
  • Austin Beerworks + Giant Bicycles – 9601 Neils Thompson Drive, south entrance Pickle Research Center, 78758
  • Dia’s Market – 812 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757
  • Hyde Park Neighborhood Association – 408 E. 43rd St., Austin, TX 78756
  • Patagonia – 316 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
  • Quack’s Bakery – 411 E 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751
  • Regions Bank Arboretum – 314 W Braker Ln, Austin, TX 78759
  • Regions Bank Anderson Mill – 13301 US-183, Austin, TX 78750
  • Regions Bank Cedar Park – 401 N Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
  • Regions Bank Wells Branch – 1721 Wells Branch Pkwy, Austin, TX 78728
  • Upper Crust Bakery – 4508 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
  • Wells Branch Speedy Stop – 14735 Merrilltown Dr., Austin, TX 78728
  • We Are Blood – 4300 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78756
  • Wheatsville Food Co-op with Cyclistlaw – 3101 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705


  • Austin Habitat for Humanity – Onion St & E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702
  • C3 Presents – 1645 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
  • Cycleast – 1619 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
  • Easy Rider Pedicab – 333 Attayac St, Austin, TX 78702
  • Hops & Grain Brewing – 507 Calles St #101, Austin, TX 78702 (Open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.)
  • Houndstooth Coffee – 2823 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702
  • LIVESTRONG Foundation – 2201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
  • Michael F. Adams Station / Mueller Neighborhood Association – Roundabout at Aldrich Street & Mueller Blvd.
  • Texas Coffee Traders – Onion St. & E. 4th St., Austin, TX 78702 **LIVE MUSIC STATION**


  • BIKEALOT – 5330 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745
  • Bouldin Creek Cafe – 1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
  • CHUMBA USA – 4505 Terry-O Ln A-104, Austin, TX 78745
  • Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden – 121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704 (Open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
  • Crux Climbing Center – 121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704
  • MOD BIKES – 1632 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
  • Regions Bank Mopac – 6611 S MoPac Expy suite 100, Austin, TX 78749
  • Spokesman – 440 E St Elmo Rd, Austin, TX 78745
  • St. Elmo Elementary School – 600 W St Elmo Rd, Austin, TX 78745
  • Wheatsville Food Co-op – 4001 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
  • Yeti Flagship Store – Barton Springs Rd. & Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704