september 8, 2024

Rose City Tri

This annual sprint triathlon is known for a beautiful course around Lake Tyler and its trend of attracting new participants from across East Texas and beyond each year.

Annual Sprint Triathlon

USAT South Central Region Special Qualifier for the Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships


CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System has partnered with East Texas Triathletes to present the Rose City Triathlon. This annual sprint triathlon will take place at a specially designed Lake Tyler course.

Rose City Tri is known for a beautiful course around Lake Tyler and its trend of attracting new participants from across East Texas and beyond each year. In fact, each year members of USA Triathlon Association vote on their favorite small, medium, and large triathlon. Over the past few years our – South Midwest – region (4 states) has voted the Rose City Triathlon favorite small (2008) and medium (2009 & 2012) triathlon, as well as champ venue for 2011 and 2013.

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Event Details

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Packet Pickup

Saturday, September 7 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Race day, September 8 - 6:15 AM - 7:30 AM

Peter's Autosports
3306 W Grande Blvd
Tyler, TX 75703

Race Day Schedule

6:15 AM - Race Day Packet Pickup
6:30 AM - Transition Opens
7:40 AM - Transition Closes
7:50 AM - Athlete Pre-Race Mandatory Meeting
7:55 AM - Invocation
8:00 AM - National Anthem
8:00 AM - Race Starts

Onsite Food Truck

Saturday, September 7 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
at Peter's Autosports

Race Day, September 8 - 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
(Please plan to arrive early for race morning pick up)

Athlete Guide

Welcome to the 16th annual CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose City Triathlon, hosted by the East Texas Triathletes! Please read this ATHLETE GUIDE completely, as it includes important details to ensure you have a safe and successful race. Each athlete must pick up his or her own race packet. No exceptions! You must provide ID! Rose City Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event. Each competitor is responsible for knowing and following all USAT rules.

Please refer to the USAT website for a complete list of rules located at If you have questions about the race, please contact


We will recognize the top three (3) overall male/female and the top three (3) male/female in the following age groups.

Overall Awards

Overall Masters

Age Group Awards

14 and under
15 - 19
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34

Age Group Awards

35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59

Age Group Awards

60 - 64
65 - 69
70 and up

about Rose City Tri

The race is held at the beautiful Lake Tyler.


***USAT Membership is required.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
East Texas Triathletes has a NO REFUND policy. Please note that we do not offer any refunds or discount codes if you cancel your registration for this event.


650-meter swim

13-mile bike

3.1-mile run



The Rose City Triathlon takes place at The Boulders at Lake Tyler

16538 McElroy Road | Whitehouse, TX 75791

The race will include:

    • 650-meter open water swim
    • 13-mile bike
    • 3.1-mile run

***Courses are subject to change. Per USAT rules, athletes are responsible for knowing the course. Course maps will be available at packet pickup for your convenience. All questions and concerns can be sent to

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Did you know that 59.6% of participants are male / 39.5% of participants are female C-Level executives who are well educated. Major age range is from 25-39 making up 50% of participants Average Income-$126,000. Triathletes are passionate, loyal and lifestyle-minded, with a heavy Type A personality trait.

join our volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Rose City Triathlon! It takes dozens of volunteers to help us create a successful event. We are excited to have your involvement. Please complete this form and select the area most interested in serving. Please note volunteers are needed for three days, September 6, 7 and 8. Race day is September 8, 2024 at Lake Tyler.

Meet Our Race Director

Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson has been the race director for Rose City Triathlon since 2015 and on the board for East Texas Triathletes since 2013. He is a financial advisor and is passionate about helping families with their financial journey. He has three children, Christopher, Daniel, and Meagan, and loves traveling with them in his free time. Jonathan is an endurance athlete and completed his first triathlon in 2012. Since then he has completed six half Ironmans and two full Ironman races. In 2021, Jonathan became a USAT Level 1 Certified Race Director. 

Hotels & Lodging

The Boulders at Lake Tyler is the perfect spot to stay for your race weekend. There are many on-site lodging options, including RV rentals, cabins and glamping! The Boulders offers a one of a kind experience for the entire family. Bring your poles and cast from a recently renovated fishing barge and boardwalk. The bait and tackle shop, boat launch and slips will add to your convenience. Clean and spacious RV lots and tent sites on or with a lake front view provide the perfect camping atmosphere.

Athletes: PLEASE MENTION Rose City Triathlon on booking and/or checking in. You can enter this in the “special request” section of online booking.


Sponsored by CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances and hosted by East Texas Triathletes, the proceeds benefit Smith County Volunteer Fireman’s Association

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CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances

hosted by

sanctioned by

USA Triathlon


Smith County Volunteer Firemen Assoc

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East Texas Collision Repair

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