CapTex Tri 2024 Celebrates Triumphs and Community Spirit

2,000 Athletes Join Annual Memorial Day Event in Downtown Austin

The Ascension Seton CapTex Triathlon drew in over 2,000 triathletes from more than 34 states and 11 countries. Participants took on the challenge, navigating a swim in Lady Bird Lake, cycling through downtown streets, and taking on the run along Auditorium Shores. Athletes showcased their skills across a range of distances, including Rookie, Sprint, and Olympic categories, as well as Aquabike and Relay options.

Over 300 volunteers came out to support the participants. The annual Memorial Day weekend event commenced with athletes collecting their race packets at the CapTex Tri Health and Fitness Expo on Sunday, May 26th, setting the stage for the main event on Monday morning, May 27th. This year was the debut for the event’s official mascot Bouy. Bouy lead the race day warm up alongside the Austin Triathlon Club, and offered many photo opportunities that added to race day excitement. 

“We are thrilled with the incredible energy and participation we saw at this year’s CapTex Tri. The athletes’ dedication and the support from our volunteers and the community truly made this event special,” said Stacy Keese, co-owner of CapTex Tri. “We are excited to continue growing the triathlon community, inspiring more people to take on this rewarding challenge in the years to come.”

Noah Shlesinger took the Overall Champion title in the Olympic distance in a time of 01:58:00, while the female champion Andrea Nunez-Smith finished in 02:12:13.

Following the race, participants enjoyed the sounds of local bands at the Finisher Festival, which offered a variety of refreshments including tacos, snacks, and drinks. Athletes also had the chance to recover in the Eight Beer Garden. Additionally, CapTex Tri announced exclusive early access pricing for the 2025 event, available until Friday, June 11th, providing participants with the opportunity to secure the best rates for next year’s race. 

“Competing in the CapTex Tri was an unforgettable experience filled with camaraderie, achievement, and pure exhilaration. From conquering the course to soaking in the fun atmosphere of the finisher festival, I had a blast every step of the way” shared Lauren Parravicini, a first-time triathlete in the Olympic division. “The energy, the excitement—I’m hooked! Already counting down the days until my next triathlon adventure.”

The CapTex Tri would like to thank the volunteers, City of Austin, Austin Fire Department, Austin Police Department, Palmer Events Center, and sponsors Ascension Seton, EIGHT Beer, evamore, GU Energy, Nuun Hydration, Fleet Feet, Texas Drain Specialist, Rocket Science Sports, Bicycle House, Super Coffee, and Austin Sports Commission.  

About High Five Events: Based in Austin, Texas, High Five Events is a community-centric company that has become one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States. Our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations. High Five Events has been on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for 2020 (ranked 1853) and 2019 (2163).