Jack's Generic Triathlon was founded by Jack Murray in 2003, at a time when he thought many triathlons had forgotten about the participants.
Events had become so focused on getting big sponsors, accommodating pro athletes, and trying to look good that they sometimes neglected the actual product - the race.
Athletes ended up paying more, but their racing experience was actually less.
Jack had the idea to put on a race with very little pomp & circumstance, yet at the core be a great race. It would be well organized, safe, good value, and of course, fun. From the outside, it wouldn't look terrific, but the participant experience would be great.
It reminded him of the generic isle at the supermarket: It's the same quality products, sometimes even better, but you don't have to pay for the fancy packaging. And hence, the name Jack's Generic Triathlon was born.
Today, the event has a lot more fancy packaging, but at its core it is still all about the participants.
Each edition is designed, planned, and priced with you, the everyday at the forefront of the experience.
Driving Directions The event starts and finishes at Lake Pflugerville, Pflugerville, TX. Please be aware that roads may be in the process of closing or already closed early in the morning of the event.
All spectators should plan to arrive before 8 AM or they will have a difficult time reaching the parking areas.