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July 10, 2016
7:00 AM
2016 Race Day Is In...

32nd 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 32nd 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 joins the Mill Creek Streamway Trail offering 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 501(c)3 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

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 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.

Long Course – Triathlon
The Long Course is a .62 mile (1000 meter) swim, 18 mile bike (4 laps), and 4.5 mile run.

Short Course – Triathlon
The Short Course is a .31 mile (500 meter) swim, 9 mile bike (2 laps), and 3.1 mile run.

Duathlon Course
The Duathlon Course is a 3.1 mile (5K) first and second run and 10.6 mile bike

*Participants also have the option to compete in each of these courses as a team, in relay format. Each individual of the team can compete in one or two legs of the triathlon or 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.

Event Fees

Each entrant (including team members) must be a member of USA Triathlon. One-day memberships for adults are $15 or annual memberships are $50.

Additional fees for each event are as follows:
Triathlon – Short Course
$70 until 6/24
$80 after 6/24
$90 after 7/6
$100 until 6/24
$110 after 6/24
$120 after 7/6
Triathlon – Long Course
$75 until 6/24
$85 after 6/24
$95 after 7/6
$105 until 6/24
$115 after 6/24
$125 after 7/6
$60 until 6/24
$70 after 6/24
$80 after 7/6
$90 until 6/24
$100 after 6/24
$110 after 7/6

Dive into Training
JCPRD will offer open water swim training for all athletes competing in this event at Kill Creek Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Beach for $4.00 per participant, per visit ($4.50 per non-JoCo resident).

Shawnee Mission Park Beach, the scheduled event venue, will host on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm starting May 24 through July 28.

Kill Creek Beach will host every Monday from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm starting May 30 through September 5.

All triathletes are welcome. Wetsuits are allowed.

Pre-Race Orientation
Saturday, July 9 at 4:00 pm at Shawnee Mission Park Marina Parking Lot – ALL FIRST TIME ATHLETES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

Awards will be presented to the top three male, female, and team overall finishers in each of the courses. Individual awards will be presented to the top 3 athletes of each age division, as listed below:

Men & Female Age Groups (5 year increments)
16-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 (and so on...)

Athena & Clydesdale Age Groups
Under 40 40 and Older

Volunteers Are Appreciated!
All volunteers receive a t-shirt and pancake breakfast. If interested, please call 913-826-2950 or email

Sponsors Welcome
If your company would like to sponsor this family friendly event please call 913-826-2950 or email

2016 Course Map [TBA]

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Milldale Spring Community Day
Mildale Farm Fest
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Paws in the Park
Shawnee Mission Triathlon
Summertime Arts & Crafts Show
Trucks & Big Rigs For Kids

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Supporting Sponsors:
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