Buffman & Squeaky Olympic Distance Triathlon


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$75 through 12/31/17
$83 (1/1/18-5/18/18)
$88 (5/19/18)

$80 through 12/31/17
$88 (1/1/18-5/18/18)
$93 (5/19/18)


When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 4:30pm-6:30pm 

Nike Factory Store
2910 W Loop 289 #805
Lubbock, TX 79407


Buffalo Springs Lake, 5 miles southeast of Lubbock, Texas, East 50th St. (FM RD. 835)
Sunday, May 20, 2018
8:40 a.m. (please note that some of the particular details may change)
Semi-Arid (You don’t sweat in the shade!) Average High 90.8 degrees; Average Low 64.3 degrees; Average Humidity 20-35%; Average Wind South 10-13 m.p.h. Note: Due to the extreme temperatures experienced in the 1994 race, (a history making 113 degrees F.), Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon race management has established a policy that we may alter the race based on extreme weather conditions. You will be advised the day before if changes are required.

Course Maps & Descriptions

SWIM: 1500 meter lake swim in the Buffalo Springs Lake, USA Triathlon wetsuit rules will prevail.

Note: The water temperature in Buffalo Springs Lake, on the average, is 70-74 degrees (even during the 113 degree day of 1994 the water temperature was never over 74 degrees). It is a spring fed lake so it stays cool; therefore, you should bring your wetsuits. Wetsuits are allowed with 78 degrees or cooler.

BIKE: 40 km out & back course within the canyons surrounding the lake. Course is mostly flat with 5 climbs on asphalt roads.

RUN: 10 km out & back course that is pancake flat. The tree lined neighbourhood roads offer nice shade and the finish line will be pumping music and cheers to welcome all athletes home.

Aid stations will be in transition area & run turnaround. Water, fluid replacement, Gu, sponges, ice, etc., will be provided along the course. A medical team will be on hand along with 2 ambulances in the course area.

General Awards:

Top 3 or Top 10%, whichever is greater. Also, include masters male and female and grand masters male and female. Approximate time will be 12:30 p.m., at the race site.

Male & Female Age Groups

  • 10 – 11
  • 12 – 14
  • 15 – 19
  • 20 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70 – 74
  • 75 – 79
  • 80+
  • Physically Challenged
  • Clydesdale/Athena Division:
    Weight Class Division. In events where a weight class division is different, the minimum weight shall be 220 pounds for men and 165 pounds for women, monitored by the event organizer. The weight class age categories for men and women shall be 39 years of age and under and 40 years of age and over. Participants are not eligible to complete in a weight class division and in an age group division at the same event.
  • Relays: Mixed, Male and Female divisions.






Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon Camp — May 2017

This camp targets the IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake and is also an excellent opportunity to gain insightful training and knowledge of open water swimming, biking, running, transitions and race nutrition for any 70.3 or Half Iron distance race. The camp is designed for the beginner to advanced level triathlete and is limited to 35 people per session.

This year athletes will have the option to race Buffman and Squeaky Triathlon in May. The race is not included in the camp price but we do have a discount code. For race information click here.