Tulsa Area Triathletes Tulsa Tri 2021

Sat June 19 - Sun June 20, 2021 Barnsdall, OK 74002 US Directions

Sprint Triathlon

$70 06/19 7:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2020 at 11:59pm CST

Relay Team Sprint (per person fee)

$35 06/19 7:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT Price increases after May 16, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Kid's Triathlon (12 and Under ONLY)

$30 06/19 10:30AM CDT - 12:30PM CDT Registration ends June 16, 2021 at 5:00pm CDT

Olympic Triathlon

$85 06/20 7:00AM CDT - 11:30AM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2020 at 11:59pm CST

Aquabike Short (Oly)

$85 06/20 7:00AM CDT - 11:30AM CDT Registration ends June 16, 2021 at 5:00pm CDT

Tulsa Half (70.3 miles)

$155 06/20 7:00AM CDT - 2:30PM CDT Price increases after December 6, 2020 at 11:59pm CST

Aquabike Long

$135 06/20 7:00AM CDT - 2:30PM CDT Registration ends June 16, 2021 at 5:00pm CDT

Doubler Sprint (Sat) and Olympic (Sun)

$135 06/19 - 06/20 7:00AM CDT - 2:30PM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2020 at 11:59pm CST
TAT Tulsa Tri 2020 has been Postponed to June 2021

We appreciate your patience as we work through race planning. As Governor Stitt announced re-opening our state we were hopeful that Tulsa Triathlon 2020 could race as scheduled. Unfortunately, we have no alternative but to postpone Tulsa Triathlon to June of 2021 because there is too much uncertainty surrounding athlete, volunteer, staff and supporter safety at the event.

Many factors went into this decision. Personal safety and comfort, lack of clarity regarding mass gathering restrictions, and newly issued USA Triathlon COVID-19 race guidelines weighed heavily in our decision-making process.

Race volunteers, including medical staff, are a critical element to race success. Tulsa Triathlon requires over 75 race volunteers. We reached out to several of our regular volunteers and learned that many feel understandable hesitation volunteering at this time. Additionally, medical volunteers couldn’t be certain of their availability.

Rescheduling to late summer or fall was considered however this is not an option due to uncertainty related to ongoing mass gathering/event restrictions, scheduling conflicts and weather challenges.

All registered participants will be deferred to Tulsa Tri 2021 race. If you would like to transfer your registration to TAT Chris Brown Tulsa DU in August 2020 please email barbara@runnersworldtulsa.com. If you would like to transfer your registration to another person for 2021 please email barbara@runnersworldtulsa.com with the contact information for the person you are transferring your registration to for 2021 race.


COVID-19 guidelines from USA Triathlon, the governing and sanctioning body of our events, make it effectively impossible to conduct a safe, fun race and fully comply with these guidelines. Some of the key USAT COVID-19 guidelines are:

  • Transition (we have over 350 racers)
    • Consider spacing bikes a minimum of 3 – 4 feet between bikes per rack
    • More racks and less people per rack
    • Spread bike racks apart from one another rather than right next to each other
  • Bike Course
    • Provide the best possible athlete distribution on the bike course to support physical distancing
    • Under any racing format, encourage athletes to wear face coverings if possible
    • Minimize pinch points of the course where cyclists are forced to ride close to each other because of road conditions or other obstacles
  • Run Course
    • Encourage athletes to wear face coverings
    • Minimize pinch points on the course that cause athletes to naturally run closer to each other
    • Consider a looped course vs. out and back
    • The athletes are recommended to avoid running directly behind another athlete at a distance less than 13 feet. If the distance is less, it is recommended to be either at a 45-degree angle or alongside the other athlete and avoid facing each other
  • Volunteer staffing
    • All aid station volunteers should have on gloves and face coverings
    • Volunteers should be permanently grouped into a group that only pours cups and a group that only hands cups out. If a volunteer handing out cups comes in contact with an athlete, we do not want to cross contaminate with the pouring station
    • If a volunteer comes in contact with an athlete, they should replace their gloves and use wipes to wipe the area of the body that was touched.

We’re working to ensure that our 2021 TAT Race Series is worth the wait. In the meantime, we hope to see you having fun and training for the Chris Brown Tulsa Duathlon scheduled for August 23rd, 2020.

Thank you for understanding during this unprecedented time,

COVID 19 and FAQs

Update 05/16/20 - We will have a final decision on 5/18/20 if the race will be able to take place due to COVID-19 restrictions and USAT Guidelines. Registration has been suspended until we have a final decision.

Update 3/31/20 - TAT Tulsa Tri is scheduled for June 20-21st. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, we are writing to provide an update on TAT Tulsa Tri which is scheduled for June 20th and 21st at Birch Lake. Please know that the health, safety and well-being of you and the community at large is our highest priority.  As a special event we follow the guidelines of the CDC and also coordinate and abide by the policies with the City of Barnsdall, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Corp of Engineers for putting on a successful Tulsa Tri.

RunnersWorld Racing and Tulsa Area Triathletes is in regular contact with the local authorities and are aware of the recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States. as well as the Mayor prohibiting of private and social gatherings.

At this time the Tulsa Triathlon remains scheduled to take place on June 20th & 21st. The decision to race as scheduled or postpone will be made and communicated no later than May 18th.


  • Can I do the race as a Virtual Race? We anticipate being able to offer that option if postponed, however, with pools closed and the Stay-at-Home order in place, we are not currently able to offer a virtual race option. Look for an update in our May 18th communication.
  • Can I defer to 2021? Yes. If you would prefer to defer to Tulsa Tri 2021 email barbara@runnersworldtulsa.com  and we will defer your registration and your 1 day pass, if purchased, to Tulsa Tri 2021.
  • Why are you waiting until May18th to determine if Tulsa Tri will be postponed? This is the latest date for determining if the race will be postponed. This allows time for the local authorities and any CDC revised guidelines.

We appreciate your understanding as we work through this dynamic and ever-changing situation, while keeping your safety at the forefront of all decision-making. We understand the hours you have dedicated to training for this race and the difficulty of dealing with this uncertainty. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this unprecedented time.


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://tatraceseries.com/tat-tulsa-triathlon.html.

Co Rd 2409 and Lake Access Road
Barnsdall, OK US 74002

Tulsa Area Triathletes is excited for 2021's Tulsa Triathlon! Join us on June 19-20, 2021 at Twin Cove Point at Birch Lake in Barnsdall, OK. This is a beautiful location for swimming, cycling and running.  The schedule for 2021's events will be Sprint distance and Kid's Tri on Saturday and Olympic, Aquabike and Tulsa Half distance on Sunday. 
More information can be found on the TAT Race Series website!

This is a great race for newbies and the experienced! If you are wanting to test the waters of triathlons join us for the Sprint! Or maybe you are thinking about a 70.3 mile distance triathlon or need something before your Full triathlon race, join us for the Olympic or Tulsa Half distance.

No refunds for this event due to weather, cancellation or if postponed.

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