Terms of Service

Terms of Services


By joining IronTex Triathlon and clicking the box that you agree to the Terms of Service, you agree to adhere to the team rules and release of liability posted below:


IronTex Triathlon Club Rules


These rules are mostly general common sense, but the lawyers and insurance folks require that they are posted. If you have a question or are unclear about any of them, ask a coach.



  1. You agree to the terms of the release of liability waiver.
  2. Club members will not bring the club, coaches or members into dispute.
  3. It is the responsibility of all IronTex club members to come prepared and be on time to any and all club training events. Practice begins at the posted start time. Members are to bring proper hydration, nutrition and equipment (bike helmet, pump, shoes, etc.).
  4. Members must sign in and out to all training events when required by the coaching staff.
  5. Members must abide by the rules and regulations of USA Triathlon with regard to racing.
  6. Member must advise a coach of any health concerns prior to participating in ANY team training events.
  7. Member must always treat other members, volunteers, coaches, family and friends of members with courtesy and respect.
  8. Members must agree to participate in a minimum of two (2) Adopt-a- Park clean-up sessions per year.
  9. Group workouts take precedence over training schedules. The coaching team endeavors to align training plans with group workouts and vice versa. If you attend a group workout you agree to participate fully.
  10. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.
  11. Doping and cheating will not be tolerated.
  12. Have fun.



  1. It is IronTex club policy that NO MEMBER ever swim alone in open water.
  2. Members must SIGN IN and SIGN OUT for any open water swimming event. If a member is not signed in by the time the open water swim event has begun, you will not be allowed to participate in the open water swim. Safety is paramount. Headcount out must equal headcount in.
  3. If is the members responsibility to bring the appropriate equipment (swim cap and approved color, wetsuit, goggles etc). Swim caps are REQUIRED at every open water event. Wetsuits will be required or prohibited per Article IV paragraph 4 of the USA Triathlon swim rules.
  4. Once you exit the water and are accounted for, you are not allowed to re-enter.



  1. Members must wear an approved helmet and strapped when riding at any training event, NO EXCEPTIONS!
  2. Limit riding abreast to 2 riders; single file is preferred.
  3. Obey all local traffic laws and be aware of your surroundings. YOU are responsible for your safety.
  4. IronTex members must be courteous to other road users.



  1. Avoid running on roads when possible. However when there is no alternative, always run against traffic.
  2. Be courteous when running on trails, bike paths, etc. We need to leave a positive impression of our IronTex.
  3. Bring proper hydration, nutrition and equipment.

Release of Liability
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In exchange for participation in the activity of triathlon training organized by Michael Blankenship (“IronTex Triathlon”) and/or use of the property, facilities and services of IronTex Triathlon, I agree for myself and (if applicable) for the members of my family, to the following:

  1. I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by IronTex Triathlon, or the employees, representatives or agents of IronTex Triathlon.
  2. I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the above described activity and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) my family members, and further release and discharge IronTex Triathlon for injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my family’s use of or presence upon the facilities of IronTex Triathlon, whether caused by the fault of myself, my family, IronTex Triathlon or other third parties.
  3. I agree to indemnify and defend IronTex Triathlon against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from my or my family’s use of or presence upon the facilities of IronTex Triathlon.
  4. I agree to pay for all damages to the facilities of IronTex Triathlon caused by my or my family’s negligent, reckless, or willful actions.
  5. Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under Texas law.

By purchasing an IronTex Triathlon training plan and/or participating in IronTex Triathlon sanctioned training sessions, I certify that I have read this document and understand it. I further understand that I surrender certain legal rights.