Marley’s Kids Triathlon





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May 21, 2016
4:30pm-6:30pm   Late Registration & Packet Pick Up

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


May 22, 2016

11:30 am*(subject to change)

Buffalo Springs Lake, 5 miles southeast of Lubbock, TX on East 50th (FM Rd. 853)

Semi-arid, so you will not sweat in the shade!

  • Average high: 90.8 Fahrenheit
  • Average low: 64 Fahrenheit
  • Average humidity: 20%-35%
  • Average wind: 10 – 13 MPH

Participant Divisions

RACING AGE            SWIM         BIKE                              RUN

5-6 Youth 100 m 5k (3.1 miles) 1k (.6 mile)
7-8 Youth 100 m 5k (3.1 miles) 1k (.6 mile)
9-10 Youth 100 m 5k (3.1 miles) 1k (.6 mile)
11-12 Youth 200m 10k (6.2 miles) 2k (1.2 miles)
13-15 Youth 200m 10k (6.2 miles) 2k (1.2 miles)

Travel & Hotel

Clarion Hotel Grand Park
3201 South Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79423
Phone: (806) 797.3241
Fax: (806) 793.1203
Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Check-out time: 12:00 pm
Ask for the triathlon rate, $92.00. (Good for up to 4 people/room)

Buffalo Springs Lake
9999 High Meadow Road
Lubbock, Texas 79404
Phone:  (806) 747.3353
Fax: (806) 747.3714
Call or visit their website with questions concerning camping.


Transition Map

100 M/200 M
The Open Water Swim is straight across the shallow portion of the inlet at Sandy Point Beach. We will have lifeguards standing in the water beside the swimmers.  The swimmers will be following a lane rope to guide their swim. If a swimmer needs to stop and rest they can hold onto a lifeguard or rope or touch the bottom to rest. The average water temperature in Buffalo Springs Lake is 70-74 degrees.

5 km/10 km

Out and back bike course on flat, asphalt roads.

1 km/2 km
Out and back run course on almost flat, asphalt roads.  There is one slight rise in the road on the return running beside the beach.


All finishers will receive a finishers medal when they cross the finish line.





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 Marley’s Kids Tri. The race is not included in the camp price but we do have a discount code. For race information click here.