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Hill Country Challenge RUN/BIKE/PADDLE

 Hill Country Challenge



Date has been set for November 23, 2024

Contact HilaryJackson by phone at 512-516-9184 - email 

[email protected]

or Hoyt Moss 325-446-5087 


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 Hill Country Challenge

Run/Bike/Paddle - Hill Country Challenge Results 2023

Third year’s the charm for the Hill Country Challenge Triathlon!

 Athletes gathered from across the state for the third annual Hill Country Challenge Triathlon on Saturday, November 18th. Unlike last year’s race, complete with sleet and close to freezing temps, racers were met with an ideal temp of 55 degrees and wonderful cloud coverage. The race is a dry tri featuring a 7ish mile trail run, a 17ish mile bike and a 6ish mile paddle down the South Llano River. This year proved to be our biggest year yet with 70 registrants and 31 volunteers. After the race, competitors and volunteers came to the city park pavilion to enjoy a great meal provided by River Harvest Catering out of Sonora and some fantastic music by Junction’s own, Guthrie Moss.  With athletes arriving from across the state of Texas representing the 4 different categories (solo male, solo female, tandem and relay), race directors Hilary Jackson and Hoyt Moss continue to be encouraged by the growth and positive feedback the race has received over the last three years. 

The winners of the divisions were as follows: Asa Holland of Junction, defended his title and achieved 1st place again in the solo male category with a time 3:08.11, Colin Greig of San Antonio, was 2nd,  with a time of 3:28.33 and Cristian Sandoval, also of San Antonio, was 3rd with a time of 3:35.43. The female solo division saw a new champion in local favorite Candace Morrison with a time of 3:44.18. Kelly Cohen of Bandera was 2nd with a time 3:50.22 and Christa Peterson of Bellaire was 3rd with a time of 4:19.44. The tandem category was represented well by old friends of Junction, Ian and Adelaide Rolls of Wimberly in 1st and first overall with a time of 2:55.22 and Zack Evans and Clint Heflin of New Braunfels  in 2nd with a time of 3:13.28. Representing our relay division, first place went to team WimBros (Kasey Duval, Ralph Logan, Welch Urban) of Wimberly; second place was team, Diamond Dogs (Robert Iles, Marcus Whitworth, Graham Gammack) of Austin and 3rd went to team CROST (Cecilia Avila, Roger Huchim, Steven Whewell) of San Antonio. Additional locals who competed in the big event were Bonner Cardwell, Matt Strickland and Tom Rattan. It was fantastic to have amazing representation of Junction in the race!

Thank you so much to the Junction Texas Tourism Board and the City of Junction for making this race possible as well as a huge thank you to all of our volunteers who gave unselfishly of their time and energy and committed their Saturday to making this race a success and to keeping all of the competitors safe! A humongous thank you to Torri Collins-Ehrlich for her never-ending willingness to be our event photographer and capturing the hard work these competitors have put in. A special thank you to the South Llano River State Park, especially Cody Edwards, Lorissa Digiacomo, Debra Snow, Regina Ard, Le Andrews and Brandon Stuart, as well as Connard Baker for his very generous donation of drinks and snacks for the racers and volunteers. We also want to thank Kothmann Insurance, the Honey Bean Coffee and Tea Company and Pint and Plow of Kerrville for their sponsorships that made all the festivities of the day possible!  We are so grateful for the community support and for all of our friends and family that came out to cheer the competitors on. We know that this event, which is fast becoming a Thanksgiving tradition, wonderfully represents the community, celebration and generosity that is Junction. Looking forward to next year’s Hill Country Challenge Triathlon!!


 Click the link below to access Facebook Photos provided by Torri J. Collins-Ehrlich.