August 14, 2013
Chris “Macca” McCormack to Race TriRock Austin Triathlon
  •  Race is set to sell out; Register at before price increases on Aug. 22
  • Labor Day triathlon includes music along the sprint and intermediate distance courses

image001-748x417AUSTIN, TX – Aug. 14, 2013 – TriRock Austin Triathlon presented by REI today announced that two-time Ironman world champion Chris “Macca” McCormack will headline the sprint distance at the Labor Day triathlon. More than 2,000 participants will join Macca as they descend into Lady Bird Lake and onto the streets of Austin on Monday, Sept. 2. The race is close to selling out, but registration is still open and triathletes are encouraged to sign up before the next price increase on Aug. 22 to enter at the lowest price.

“I just love TriRock as it embraces everything I love about triathlon—the people, the venues, the competition and old-school racing,” said McCormack, a 2007 and 2010 Kona champion who will follow this race by competing at the inaugural Challenge Penticton in Canada on Aug. 25. “Just toe the line and have fun! And I simply love Austin. It’s an amazing city with so much to do. I’m always excited to get back to Texas!”

TriRock Austin features sprint and intermediate distance events as well as a three-person relay. The event starts on Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake and will include music along the courses, followed by a post-race party and finish line concert. Austin participants will receive a finisher’s medal, technical t-shirt, red carpet finish, post-race breakfast and access to the concert and beer garden.

“We are excited to watch Macca compete in the sprint distance race and know he’ll truly enjoy the city and all elements of the race,” said Molly Quinn, Vice President of Triathlon at Competitor Group, organizers of the TriRock Triathlon Series presented by REI. “With its scenic downtown course under the backdrop of the Austin skyline, this is a perfect end of summer event highlighting Labor Day Weekend.”                                            

For more information about TriRock Austin, visit


About the TriRock Triathlon Series presented by REI

The TriRock Triathlon Series presented by REI is organized by Competitor Group, the creators of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. The TriRock Series started in 2010 in San Diego, the birthplace of triathlon. The TriRock Series has grown into one of the Nation’s premier multisport series, taking place in eight cities across the U.S. in 2013.  The triathlon events feature Olympic and Sprint distances with entertainment positioned along the race route. Each event also features a finish line festival with a beer garden, free breakfast, red carpet finish and a post-race concert.

The TriRock Series is part of Competitor Group’s larger triathlon platform which features a world-class triathlon series, the world’s #1 triathlon website and the world’s #1 and #2 triathlon magazines—Triathlete and Inside Triathlon. The platform also includes The Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, one of the most prestigious triathlons in the United States. For more information, please visit or follow @TriRockSeries on Twitter.


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