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Third Times a charm!

Aight, we’ve locked this baby down for year 3! The last two Luling Dry Tri’s (or just Dry Tri as the cool kids call it) have been AWESOME (that’s a scientifically backed statement! and we’re preparing to make this third annual event maintain the level of badassedness you’ve come to expect! (we’ve been advised by legal that it’s not cursing if you made the word up…)

So you’re obviously on this website cause you’ve either competed in one or both of our previous events, (high five!) or you’ve been leaked info regarding our good time in the Watermelon Capitol of Texas and you want in on a piece of the action.  Either way, you’re clearly an intelligent, adventurous, probably goooood lookin, individual seeking to secure a good time in the best athletic event to ever hit a city famous for BBQ, Watermelon, and Oil. (Yeah, we’ll resort to flat out flattery to hold your interest! That’s how we roll!)

Browse the website and check out all the deets, and add us on Facebook so you can share in all the buildup leading up to the event. (cause lets be honest, the facebook is way mo fun when you’re involved!)                                              (see there’s that flattery again… yeah… I know!)


Want to do a triathlon but not have to swim? This run, bike and paddle triathlon might be what you’re looking for! Known as a ‘no swim’ triathlon, or a DRY TRI, (clever right?)  our event is designed to be challenging, fun and is organized to benefit our local Police and Firefighters.  This event starts with a 12 mile bike ride, then a 3.2 mile run, then a 6 mile paddle, we cap it all off by celebrating yo awesome display of physical prowess with a good time party down on the river! (BBQ, Beer, Live Music, yeah- Awesome!) OWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

Luling, once known as the ‘Toughest town in Texas’ is proud to present our THIRD Annual Luling Dry Tri! When you register, you select to show your support and throw your own swag into the collective effort to help decide which department is worthy of this year’s bragging rights! The POLICE took the First years title, FIRE stole the show last year winning the award. Who’s going to get it this year?!!!

We will ALWAYS host our event the Sunday before Patriots Day (September 11th). We intend to have a collective effort to show support for those who believe that in valor there is hope. We ride, run and paddle in remembrance of the worst terrorism incident to ever occur in the history of the world, in terms of shear loss of human life, which resulted in the death of almost 3000 civilians, 343 Firefighters and Paramedics, 72 Police Officers and 1 Police K9. We will also pay tribute to all those Police and Firefighters who have died in the Line of Duty, having made the ultimate sacrifice. A memorial presentation will occur during the ceremony and awards celebration at Zedler Mill.

There’s really NO reason you shouldn’t come hang with us, and throw your effort into a good time, with good people, for a good cause!


Luling, the southern gateway to Caldwell County, is a rural community of over 5,500 residents located along the San Marcos River. Luling is located just off I-10, near the US Hwy 183 – I-10 interchange. Luling is south of Austin and east of San Antonio with the neighboring municipalities of San Marcos, Seguin, Lockhart and Gonzales. We are located within easy driving distance of San Antonio, Austin and Houston. Meaning Luling is within an hour’s drive of two major international airports, three regional airports, thirteen colleges and universities and the amenities associated with two of Texas’ major metropolitan areas. Luling is called the “Crossroads to Everywhere” for good reason.

Truly a “Celebration of What Makes Texas Great”, Luling is known world-wide for its mouthwatering bar-b-que, agriculture, Zedler Mill, the annual Watermelon Thump, and now Texas’ first inland Paddling Trail!

Once known as “the toughest town in Texas”, Luling was established in 1874 as the railhead of the newly constructed Sunset branch of the Southern Union Pacific Railroad. Because of the town’s central location, Luling became the gathering point for cattle drivers on the Chisholm Trail & into Chihuahua, Mexico. As a result the town grew considerably. Cotton and cattle were the mainstay of the local economy for almost fifty years. On August 9th, 1922, Edgar B. Davis’ Rafael Rios No. 1 blew in, opening an oil field 12 miles long and 2 miles wide. We aint been like any other place, ever since! Be sure to check out the Luling Area Chamber of Commerce and the Luling Main Street websites for more information on why we’re so awesome!


     All net registration proceeds will be split 50/50 between the Luling Police Department and the Luling Fire Departments. Officers and Firefighters, respectively, will determine what needs the “boots on the ground” have and may choose to supplement department equipment needs, volunteer/ reserve needs, Special unit’s needs (Examples: K9 or Swift Water Rescue) or make a charitable donation to a memorial foundation. (Examples: Texas Peace Officers Memorial, National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, National Fallen Firefighter Foundation or the Texas Firefighters Memorial. etc.)

The Luling Fire Department will be earning all profits from BBQ plate sales.

The Luling Area Chamber of Commerce will be earning all profit from beer sales.

The Luling High School Cross Country Team will be earning all profit from non-alcoholic (water/ tea) beverage sales.

The Luling Women’s Auxiliary Fire Department will be earning all profit from the spaghetti plates on Saturday night (Sept. 6th) Packet pickup pasta party!

The Luling Police Department will be earning all profit from merchandise sales.

 Have a question? Check out the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) tab at the top of the page, or contact us directly!

 See you 09/07/14 at the 3rd Annual-

Luling Dry Tri!

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