Tri-OKC: A premier tri club

Triathlons for triathletes


Do you like to race? So do we!

Scholarships and Grants

Applications for TriOKC Scholarships and the Triathlon Advancement Grant are due! Learn More.


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The Triathlon Club of Oklahoma City (Tri-OKC) was formed in January of 2003. It developed out of what was then known as the Oklahoma Triathlon Club, or OTC, which was founded in the early 1990s by a few friends who wanted to introduce multisport to the state. The official statement of purpose of Tri-OKC the club is:

“To strengthen and advance the sport of triathlon; To promote the educational pursuit of triathlon, general physical fitness, and the representation of the sport of triathlon within the community; To publish and otherwise disseminate information related to the sport of triathlon; Generally to do such things as may be necessary to accomplish the above, but not for the pecuniary profit or gain of its members, directors or officers”

We have always been and will remain a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of multisport, as a means to individual and community fitness and health.

We host aquathlon, duathlon and triathlon races, at club, regional and national levels. We are always looking to share and spread that special kind of crazy that defines the multisport athlete, so if you think you might want to put a swim before your run, or a bike ride after your swim, or a run after your bike ride, or do the whole swim/bike/run thing, then get in touch!

Tri-OKC is a 501(c)7 organization.

Crazy loves company!


Find our full calendar of activitives below. Races highlighted in red.

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January 16: January Thaw Run

Lake Arcadia Spring Creek Park, 9:00am start
5K run and social

February 18: TRIOKC Expo

Mercy Hospital, Edmond, OK, 6:30-9:00pm
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers,
Social and Meeting

March 19: March in Okarche

Okarche Park, Okarche, OK. 1:30pm start
Contact: Beau Lee,
5K run/ 30K bike/ 5k run.

March 31: March TriOKC Meeting

Mercy Fitness Center, Edmond, OK. 6:30pm start
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers

April 28: April TriOKC Meeting

Mercy Fitness Center, Edmond, OK. 6:30pm start
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers


Lake Thunderbird, Norman, OK (Boathouse), 10:30am start
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers, 405-923-0151
500Yd Swim/2M Run


Lake Thunderbird, Norman, OK (Boathouse), 6:30pm(ish) start
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers, 405-923-0151
300Yd Swim/1M Run

May 26th: May TriOKC Meeting

Mercy Fitness Center, Edmond, OK. 6:30pm start
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers



JUNE 2nd: $5.00 Splash-n-Dash Social (500m swim/2 mile run)

Details and registration:
(START TIME: 6:45pm)

JUNE 3rd: Free Open Water Swim Clinic

Details and registration:


(includes Tri-OKC High School Championship)
750m Swim/13 mile Bike/5K Run
Details and Registration:


(includes USAT Oklahoma State Olympic Distance Championship)
1.5K Swim/40K Bike/10K Run
Details and Registration:

June 19: Arcadia Splash and Dash

Edmond, OK (Arcadia, Spring Creek), 8:00am start
Contact: Piers Hale,
500y Swim/3K run

July 10: DU DRAPER ON-ROAD DUATHLON (SMW Regional Duathlon Championship)

OKC, OK (Lake Stanley Draper – Marina), 7:00am start
Contact: Jane Hresko, Send Email to Jane, Ph: 405-204-3243
3K Run/14M Bike/3K Run

July 31: Lake Arcadia Sprint Distance Aquathon

Edmond, OK (Arcadia, Spring Creek), 8:00am start
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers
750m Swim/3K run

July 28: July TriOKC Meeting

Mercy Fitness Center, Edmond, OK. 6:30pm start
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers

August 6: Lake Thunderbird OWS: 500m, 1mi and 5K swim

Lake Thunderbird Boathouse, Norman, OK. 7:15am start
Contact: Katrina Menard, Send email to Katrina

August 14: ARCADIA LAKE TRIATHLON & AQUABIKE (SMW Regional Sprint Championship)

Arcadia Lake, Edmond, OK (Edmond Park), 7:30am start
Contact: Piers Hale, ,
1000 Yard Swim/20 Mile Bike/4 Mile Run & Aquabike
4 Mile Run Course Map | 20 Mile Bike Course Map

August 28: Lake Thunderbird Long Course Aquathon

Lake Thunderbird, Sunday, August 28, 2016 7:30 AM
Two race options:
OPTION 1: "The 1000 and Five": 1000m swim and a five mile run

This year, at one month out from the ITU Long Course World Championships
the Long course really goes long:

OPTION 2: "The 4000 and Ten": 4000m swim and a ten mile run

Details and Sign up here:

Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers, PH: 405 923 0151

September 24: ITU World Long Distance Triathlon Championship

Lake Hefner, Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: David Wood, Send Email to Dave, Ph: 405-815-7626


El Reno, OK (Lake El Reno), 9am start
Contact: Piers Hale
1500m Swim/10k Run

October 16: FALL CLASSIC DUATHLON (Oklahoma State Championship)

Route 66 Park, Lake Overholser, OKC, OK, 10:30am start
Contact: Piers Hale,
Short Course: 2M Run/10M Bike/2M Run
F1 Long Course: 2M Run/10M Bike/2M Run/10M Bike/ 2M Run

October 27: October TriOKC Meeting

Mercy Fitness Center, Edmond, OK. 6:30pm start
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers

November 24: November TriOKC Meeting & Annual General Meeting

Mercy Fitness Center, Edmond, OK. 6:30pm start
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers

December 3: TriOKC Christmas Party

Schlegel’s Bicycles (Pro shop), OKC, OK. 6:30pm start
Contact: Piers Hale, Send Email to Piers


Club Officers

Piers Hale

President: Piers is a USAT Certified Race Director and ARC Certified Life Guard. He’s been in the USA for over a decade, but races for the British Triathlon team. Despite these foreign roots he is dedicated to building the multisport community here in the OKC metro area.

Katrina Menard

Katrina Menard was a competitive swimmer as a kid and a Division 1 Cross Country and Track runner in college, so multisport was an exciting new venture for her to do both sports at once. She started doing Aquathlons in 2012, and once mastering the bike she climbed up the ranks through the years, culminating in a 3rd place Age Group finish at the Redman Age Group Long Course Nationals last year. She loves multisport because of the people who partake in it, and has a goal of broadening its appeal across all age groups.

Cara Nance

Club Secretary: Cara fell in love with multisport in 2007. She enjoys being involved and helping make sure that club events go smoothly. She and her husband both do multisport and she particularly enjoys cheering-on people to compete or complete their event. She says “the camaraderie of multisport is what pulled me in from the beginning.”

Jane Hresko

Treasurer: Jane Hresko was a founder-member of Tri-OKC and is one of the club’s race directors. Jane is the person you need to contact if you are interested in sponsoring the club or one of our events. She has competed in multisport events at national and international level, but more recently has dedicated herself to ensuring that the metro has a thriving multisport community.

Board Members

Jon Chennault

Ever dependable Jon Chennault has long been one of our most dedicated volunteers, he is one of the first on the scene for set up and one of the last to leave at the end of the day. He is a demon on the bike and can run for ever. He likes big trucks and fast cars.

Roger Gartman

Roger is a Certified USAT Adult/Youth Race Director who has been involved with Triathlon since ’85. As a founding member and one of the first Club Directors of TRI-OKC since its inception in January of ’03, Roger has been instrumental in the creation of several of the club races: The Fall Classic Duathlon, March In Okarche Duathlon and the first F-1 Duathlon in the state, the Lazy E Formula One Duathlon that was discontinued in ’06. Roger enjoys the thrill of being involved by continuing his support for the club and the club races (along with his new wife, Rachelle) and seeing the influx of so many “newbies” into the sport of Triathlon.

Mat Jones

Several years ago Matt was challenged to try multi-sport. His first event was the Route 66 Splash and Dash; addicted to the thrill of swim-run, he immediately signed up for the sprint triathlon just a couple of days later. He says, “The Tri-OKC family adopted me and took me under their wing. In the last three years I have competed in 30+ multi-sport events and have volunteered at most. I have developed some of the strongest bonds with others in our club, and consider them family.”

Kirsten Chapman

Kirsten Chapman has served on the board and as an officer of the club for a number of years. She is a world class duathlete, so watch out for her at our duathlon series!


We do things.... More or less regularly

Swim Training

Pool Locations:
Downtown YMCA
Edmond YMCA
Earlywine YMCA
Norman YMCA - 364-9622, Masters Class
UCO - 348-9622, Masters Class
The Lighthouse - 751-3344, Masters Class

Bike Training

Tue - 405 Bicycles, 310-2453 for details
Thur - Schlegel’s, 232-4040 for details
Sat - 405 Bicycles, 310-2453 for details
Sun - Schlegel’s, 232-4040 for details

Run Training


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Oklahoma Spine Hospital
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Orthopedic Association
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Hospital Discount Pharmacy
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Schlegel Bicycles
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Neuroscience Specialists
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Embassy Suites, Downtown OKC
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Function Physical Therapy, Seaton DO, P.T.
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Allegiance Credit Union
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This is our Wednesday.

Newsletter and Updates

Piers Hale

Published Nov 25, 2016


Thank you to Katrina Menard for organising our election of board members who will serve from Jan 1 2017 until Dec 31 2019. Congratulations to Kyle Glass and Dan Chapman, but thank you too to each of the candidates for being willing to put themselves forward with the offer to dedicate two years to building the club. I hope that all of the candidates will feel that they have the endorsement of the membership to remain active in the community, as we all know, it takes many more people than just the board and officers to make races and club events happen. We'll raise a glass (not Kyle) to them all at the Xmas dinner on the 3rd December at Schlegels.

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Welcome! Although our Tri-OKC season of sanctioned racing is over, the club still has quite a lot going on.

Dan Chapman is still leading open water swims at Arcadia Lake on a Wednesday, and Steven English has begun coordinating rides in OKC. Schlegels rid es are on Saturdays too, (average pace of +/-19mph)

Tri-OKC Board Elections:

Of immediate concern, though, is the election of two members to the Tri-OKC board. Jon Chenault and Roger Gartman's two year term has come to an en d and it is time for the club to choose their replacements. Those elected will help the Club officers and continuing board members to coordinate our season and club activities for the coming two years.

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Katrina Menard

Published Nov 25, 2016
Ironman Arizona 2017

Race report by Tri-OKC member Reid Foster, who pulled out a Kona-Qualifying sub 9 hour performance at IMAZ this year!

Nice work, Reid, and congratulations!

“This is my first race report ever so please excuse any mistakes and I’m open to any criticisms. I have had multiple requests for a race report so here it is… don’t judge! IM Arizona, from what I understand, is one of the most popular and sought after races in North America. The weather and race venue this year did not disappoint and I finally understood why this race is so popular and now is very special to me.

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Contact Information

780 E. Britton Road
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114
Treasurer: Jane Hresko, CPA (405) 204-3243
President: Piers Hale (405) 923-0151

TRI-OKC is a 501(c)7 organization

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Support Us

We rely on your support. If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities with Tri-OKC and promote your buisness to our community of active and energetic athletes, please phone or email the club treasurer, Jane Hresko.

Created by John Krause - Copyright 2016