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2017 Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon and Duathlon

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Shawnee Mission Park 7900 Renner Rd. ShawneeKS  66219
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Shawnee Mission Park 7900 Renner Rd. ShawneeKS  66219

About This Activity

33rd Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon

There are seven days in a week and “someday” isn’t one of them. Make the commitment to become a triathlete or duathlete today! The 33rd Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon occurs in Shawnee Mission Park and takes athletes throughout the most visited park in the state that serves as a 1,250-acre urban refuge. Additionally, the course adjoins to the Mill Creek Streamway Trail that offers asphalt pathways snaking along the stream and through hillside forests. With a Short Triathlon Course, a Long Triathlon Course, and a Duathlon Course, there is something for every athlete ranging in experience from first timer to the seasoned veteran. The 2016 Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon is an USAT sanctioned event.

The Beneficiary: Open Options
Open Options is a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services and resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the greater Kansas City area.

For more information about Open Options, visit www.openoptionskc.org.

Pick a Team and Be Inspired by Your Team Captain!
As the final part of triathlon registration, triathlon participants will join a team on the Open Options team captain page.  Team captains, who represent the people served by Open Options, provide encouragement, inspiration and gratitude to their team members through emails, videos and social media. Also, they will be present on event day to meet their teams and hand out finisher’s medals.


Join Us for a Fun and Friendly Fundraising Competition!

A friendly fundraising competition among the seven teams is moderated by the team captains on the Open Options team captain page.

You’re invited to make a donation toward your team’s goal of $1,000 and encourage your friends and family to do so, too.  While not mandatory for participation, your donation is greatly appreciated – 100 percent of dollars raised go directly to Open Options and make a significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Event details and schedule

Long Course - Triathlon

The Long Courseis a .62 mile (1000 meter) swim, 18 mile bike (4 laps) and 4.5 mile run. The swim start will be a time trial start with two people entering the water every three seconds. Race morning, you will place yourself by the appropriate pace sign according to your swim time.  The bike course is four laps of the main park road with rolling hills. The majority of the run course is on the Mill Creek Streamway Trail.  The first part of the course also takes place on the main park road.  Participants have the option to compete in this course as a team, in a relay format. Each individual of the team can complete one or two legs for the triathlon. There is a three member maximum on the team and at least two members are required in order to compete in the team category.


Short Course - Triathlon
The Short Course is a .31 mile (500 meter) swim, 9 mile bike (2 laps) and 3.1 mile run. The swim start will be a time trial start with two people entering the water every three seconds. Race morning, you will place yourself by the appropriate pace sign according to your swim time.  The bike course is two laps of the main park road with rolling hills.  The first part of the run course takes place on the main park road, and the last part takes place on the Mill Creek Streamway Trail.  Participants also have the option to compete in this course as a team, in a relay format. Each individual of the team can complete one or two legs for the triathlon. There is a three member maximum on the team and at least two members are required in order to compete in the team category.

Athena & Clydesdale Categories

The triathlon races in this event hosts Athena divisions for women and Clydesdale divisions for men.  The minimum weight for men is 220 pounds and for women is 165 pounds.  The age categories for these divisions for men and women will be 39 years of age and under, and 40 years of age and over.  Participants are not eligible to compete in these divisions and in an age group division at the same event.

Duathlon Course

The Duathlon Course distances for the duathlon are a 3.1 mile (5K) run, a 13.5 mile (3 laps) bike and a 3.1 mile (5K) run.  The race begins on the main park road near the check-in tent.  The run segments will take place on the main park road and the Mill Creek Streamway Trail.  The first run course will be in a loop going in a counter clock wise direction, and the second run course will be the same loop but in a clock wise direction.  The bike segment will consist of three laps around the park on the main park road.  Participants also have the option to compete in this course as a team, in a relay format. Each individual of the team can complete one or two legs for the duathlon. There is a three member maximum on the team and at least two members are required in order to compete in the team category.

Dive into Training!

JCPRD offers open water swimming at Kill Creek Park Beach on Mondays from 6pm-7:30pm beginning June 5th through August 28th. Fees for this are $4 for JoCo residents and $4.50 for non-JoCo residents.

 

Stay tuned to this event page for updates on additional free triathlon trainings.

2017 Race Ambassadors

From new triathletes/duathletes to the elite, our Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon and Duathlon race ambassadors are here to inspire others in the multi-sport community. Ambassadors receive perks like a complimentary race registration, race gear and more.

Applications for our 2017 Race Ambassadors are being accepted through March 15, 2017. Please email Kathryn.Renner@jocogov.org for the 2017 Race Ambassador application. 

Event Schedule

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, July 7th (12pm to 6pm) – Elite Cycling in Leawood, Kansas

Saturday, July 8th (3pm to 5pm) – The Pavilion at The Theatre in the Park within Shawnee Mission Park

*$10 late fee for those registering at packet pick-up

 

Pre-Race Orientation:

Saturday, July 8th at 4pm – The Pavilion at The Theatre in the Park within Shawnee Mission Park FIRST TIME TRIATHLETES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

 

Event Day:

5:00am

  • The Theatre in the Park gates open to the athletes, vendors, and spectators for parking.  Shuttle buses will begin transporting people down to transition.
  • Transition area opens

6:40am

  • Transition area closes
  • Shuttle busses will stop transportation

7:00am

  • First heat will begin.  A heat sheet will be provided prior to event day.

10:00am (approximately)

  • Shuttle buses will start transporting people back from transition to Theatre in the Park Parking Lot.

 

 

 

Organizer Info

Map & Direction

Shawnee Mission Park 7900 Renner Rd. ShawneeKS  66219
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