PACKET PICKUP INFORMATION
Packet pickup will be held at our official packet pickup partner, Typhoon Texas Waterpark. We will have staff and volunteers on hand to assist you in getting through the line and providing any answers to your questions you may have. Please make sure you read the entire website for information prior to coming to packet pickup.
UNLESS YOU PURCHASED RACE MORNING PACKET PICKUP, YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR CHILD'S PACKET DURING ONE OF THE DESIGNATED TIMES LISTED BELOW.
Address: 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd. Katy, TX 77494
Phone: (832) 426-7071
See Schedule of Events page for details.
USAT Packet Pickup Rules
Per USAT rules, only legal guardians of a minor 17 year old or younger may pick up a packet for a registered participant. You must show a legal photo ID. We do not need your child's USA Triathlon membership card, verification of membership is handled by our registration platform.
To expedite the packet pickup process please bring your event confirmation email (or email sent before the event) with your custom QR/bar code so we can scan your child in. A printed copy is not necessary, you can have the QR code up on your phone screen. If you have it on your phone please make sure the brightness is set to max before getting to the check-in table.
If you do not have your QR code available, you can resend your confirmation email by visiting your RunSignUp profile page and clicking Manage Registration under the Typhoon Texas Kids Triathlon event. Check our RunSignUp's tutorial for Resending Your Confirmation Email if you need assistance.
Lines tend to be longest at the beginning of each packet pickup day. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE PRIOR TO COMING TO PACKET PICKUP.
Packet Pickup Items
You will receive multiple items in your race packet including:
- 1 timing chip per registered child or relay team
- 1 timing chip strap per registered child or relay team
- 1 run bib
- 1 sticker sheet with bike and helmet stickers
- 1 swim cap
- 2 TriTats race number temporary tattoos
- 1 TriTats "L" or "S" temporary tattoo (indicating Short or Long Course)
- 1 event shirt (size selected when you registered your child)
- 1 event goodie bag with surprise items
- 1 wristband for your child's entry into Typhoon Texas Waterpark after the event
- 1 wristband for a parent to claim their child from the Kids Corral after the race
If purchased when you registered, you'll also receive a wristband for each additionally purchased entry into Typhoon Texas Waterpark after the event. Additional wristbands can be purchased the day of the race.
Before leaving packet pickup, please double check to make sure you have everything and that the numbers match your assigned race number. The items that should have matching race numbers include your sticker sheet, bib number, timing chip, and TriTats race tattoos. If you get home and realize you are missing something please email our Packet Pickup Director, Cheryl Stitt, by using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
You cannot change your shirt size at packet pickup. Because we order everything far in advance and base our orders off your selections during registration, changes made at packet pickup may results in someone else not receiving what they ordered. Please be respectful of this. If you wish to exchange an item, you may try to do so after the event at the volunteer tent if we have leftover items.
Race Morning Packet Pickup
THERE IS NO RACE MORNING PACKET PICKUP UNLESS YOU PURCHASED THE OPTION BEFOREHAND. If you purchased race morning packet pickup you may still pick up your child's packet at any of the schedule packet pickups before the race. There are no refunds for race morning packet pickup if you choose to pick up your child's packet early.
Race morning packet pickup will be held near the transition area in the Katy Mills Mall parking lot (see Course & Race Site Map for details). Please note that if you are picking up on race morning you must still have your child prepared to begin the race at the scheduled time. Applying race numbers and TriTats temporary tattoos take time so please plan accordingly. The event WILL NOT be delayed for those arriving late to pick up their packets on race morning.
Race morning packet pickup can still be purchased as an add-on until 7pm on May 19th or until we've reached the limit for race morning packet pickup. After that time (or sellout), registration for race morning packet pickup will be closed and no more purchases will be allowed. Space for race morning packet pickup is limited to 100 children. This is to ensure we can have everyone properly checked in before the scheduled start time.
Contact our Packet Pickup Coordinator
Have questions about packet pickup? Please use the form below to contact our packet pickup coordinator.