When: Sep 17, 2017
Location: Lake Ray Roberts Johnson Branch State Park | FM 3002 | Valley View, Texas 76272
Price: $131 and up
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Sunday September 17th, 2017

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  • Overview

    While some of our other races are more competitive, Disco is without a doubt our most popular.

    It simple… Gold chains, big hair, polyester and silk, a KILLER race course, a beach start and a finish next to the lake.

    We offer three distances at Disco.

    Sprint: 500 yards flat lake swim, 17.6 mile ride and 3.1 mile run.

    Olympic: 1 mile swim, 23-mile ride and 6.2 mile run.

    X-50: 1 mile swim, 40 mile ride, 9 mile run.

    – All have a spectator friendly beach start

    – The bike ride has a couple of “Texas Hills”

    – The run is awesome! Runners run through a tree lined state park.

    You won’t be alone at Disco. You’ll have a thousand fellow athletes joining you on the course, along with tons of spectators to cheer you on and join us on the dance floor to do that boogie thang! Afros welcome!

    The X-50 distance: In 2011, Dallas Athletes Racing introduced a new distance to the Disco triathlon series,The X-50 distance triathlon. The intention of this race is to let athletes achieve both SPEED and ENDURANCE. Longer than an Olympic distance and shorter than a Half-Ironman, the X-50 distances are as follows: 1 mile swim, 40 mile bike, and 9 mile run. The Disco Triathlon Series features a sand beach swim start. The bike ride features some “Texas hills”. (If you’re not from Texas, a Texas hill is just that… a hill… which breaks up the flat terrain of the area). The run is mostly tree lined through the state park.

    Race features:

    • Open to men and women
    • Sand beach start to an open-water swim
    • Post-race festivities include a live Disco band

  • What You Get

    All participants will receive a tech garment and all finishers will receive a medal.

  • Awards

    Award time 11:45a.m.

    Overall male, Overall female, Overall masters ( male & female ) and Overall grand masters ( Male & female ) awards and first thru 3rd place awards in each age group. 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & over

  • Course Information

    Distance classification: X-50

    Adult Race Only

    Transition Area Map

    Swim – 1 mile | See Swim Map

    Bike – 40 miles| See Bike Map

    Run – 9 miles | See Run Map

  • Packet Pick Up

    Packet Pick Up locations and times will be announced approximately two weeks prior to the event.

    Please bring a photo ID. If registering at packet pick up, please bring your USAT ID. One day USAT licenses will be available for $15.00.

    You must be present to pick up your packet, no one can pick up the packet for you.

    Friends and family members may not pick up packets unless athlete is a minor.

    No race transfers or deferrals.

    *Residents of Fort Worth may pick up their packets race morning.

  • Race Day Schedule

    Sunday, September 17th, 2017

    5:00 am – Your Alarm Goes Off

    6:00 am – Transition Opens & Body Marking

    7:15 am – Transition Closes

    7:25 am – Final Race Briefing on Beach

    7:30 am – Race Wave Starts

    11:45 am – Start of Awards and Post Race Party

  • Parking

    There is parking within walking distance of the race site for participants and spectators.

  • Hotel Accommodations



    DENTON, TX 76205

    Guest rooms: 153

    Phone: 940-383-4100



    DENTON, TX 76205

    Guest rooms: 84

    Phone: 940-387-0591



    DENTON, TX 76201

    Guest rooms: 75

    Phone: 940-384-1700



    DENTON, TX 76205

    Phone: 940-891-4900



    I-35 EXIT 486

    VALLEY VIEW, TX 76205

    Phone: 940-726-3447

  • Important Information

    1. It is the responsibility of each athlete to know the race course and any potential hazards which may exist on it.

    2. The Disco events have no aid stations on the bike course. Aids stations on the run course will be approx. every mile. Aid stations will have water, ice and replacement drink.

    3. Transition area is old school. Open racking/ first come first serve with in your race area! (Sprint in one area/Olympic in another area)

    4. Wetsuits will not be allowed. It’s Texas. The water is warm! All athletes must wear a swimsuit. Nudity at this race is a 4-hour penalty or lunch with David Hasselhoff.

    5. Make sure that you properly wear your race numbers (for all races) and timing chip (for all races). You will receive two numbers at packet pick-up. The bicycle frame number goes on your bicycle’s top tube, just behind the handlebars. The bib number must be worn on the front of your body during the entire run portion of the event. You will be body marked on race morning before the swim and the timing chips will be located close to transition also on race morning.

    6. The roads are open to traffic. Ride on the right hand side of the road on the shoulder unless instructed otherwise by a police officer or a race official. Please discourage your friends and family members from driving on the race course while the race is in progress. Do not cycle in the car lanes.

    7. Spectators will not be allowed into the transition areas. If you would like to hand your gear to a friend over the transition area fence before you begin the bike portion of the event you are welcome to do so.

    8. Park only in designated parking places. Parking lots specifically designated for the Disco athletes and spectators will be provided.

    9. Please help our volunteers keep the countryside clean and the residents of the area happy by discarding rubbish (gel packets, water bottles, banana peels, wrappers, cups, etc.) at the aid stations while racing.

    10. Award ceremony will be following the race near the finish line tent!

  • Race Results

    Results and photos will be posted here after the race.


Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page for any questions you may have regarding race details. For more information on sign-up or race logistics along with general information, e-mail DAR Race Info or call (214) 502-9837.

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X-50 Three Person Relay