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JCPRD Shawnee Mission Triathlon logo
July 10, 2016
SHAWNEE MISSION PARK
7900 RENNER RD.
SHAWNEE, KS
2016 Race Day Is In...


2015 Race Results
Race results will be posted online at mtecresults.com.



32nd Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon
The 32nd Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon is one of the Kansas City’s premier racing events. This closed course event offers a Short Triathlon Course, a Long Triathlon Course, and new this year a Duathlon Course. All of the courses are routed in Shawnee Mission Park and on the Mill Creek Streamway Trail System which adjoins to the park. Athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31st of this year (2016). The 2016 Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon is an USAT Sanctioned Event.

Open Options
Open Options, formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City, is proud to serve as the title sponsor of the triathlon and duathlon. The local United Cerebral Palsy was founded in 1949 by family members of people with Cerebral Palsy, and in 1998 merged with Open Options, Inc., a provider of community living services founded in 1977. Our organization serves people with a broad range of disabilities, and their families – from those with Down Syndrome to Autism Spectrum Disorder to physical disabilities—through several programs, including Targeted Case Management, Individualized Supported Living, Group Living, and Community Integration. In addition, our Senior Link program coordinates services for seniors to live independently, our Kids on the Block program provides disability awareness and education, and our Sports program is a year round competitive training program designed for athletes with physical disabilities.

Long Course – Triathlon
The Long Course is 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 4 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 run 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 2 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.

Duathlon Course
The Duathlon Course is a new addition in 2015. The distances for the duathlon are a 3.1 mile run, a 13.5 mile (3 laps) bike and a 3.1 mile 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.

Kansas Duathlon Series
The Kansas Duathlon Series is for all athletes participating in the following events: HP3 Duathlon, Open Options Shawnee Mission Duathlon, and Prairie Punisher Duathlon. The duathlon series event highlights our partnership with the City of Gardner Parks and Recreation. Duathletes must compete in at least two of the three events to have the opportunity to be recognized as a Kansas Duathlon Series winner. This series is separate and distinct from the USAT regional and national rankings. Athletes competing in these Kansas Duathlon Series events will automatically be placed in the Series Standings by the Points Series Committee. Click here for more information.

Athena & Clydesdale Categories
This event hosts Athena divisions for women and Clydesdale divisions for men. The minimum weight for men is 220 pounds and for women 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.

Open Water Swim
JCPRD will offer open water swim training for all athletes to train for this event.

Shawnee Mission Park Beach
will allow open water swim every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm starting in late May through the end of July. Specific dates are yet to be determined.

Cost is $4.00 per participant per visit ($4.50 per non-JoCo resident).

Kill Creek Beach will allow opne water swin every Monday from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm starting in early June to the beginning of September. Specific dates are yet to be determined.

Cost is $4.00 per participant per visit ($4.50 per non-JoCo resident).

The fee will be required per visit for open swim. All triathletes are welcome to train and all swimmers are asked to wear a swimsuit. Open water swimming fees DO apply for Johnson County and non-residents.

Event Schedule

Packet Pick-Up:*

Information will be emailed or mailed a week before race day to all entrants that have registered.

Friday, July 8, 2016
12:00 - 6:00pm
Elite Cycling
10673 Mission Rd
Leawood, KS 66206
Saturday, July 9, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Shawnee Mission Park Marina Parking Lot Under the Tent
7900 Renner Road
Shawnee Mission, KS
Pre-Race Orientation:
Saturday, July 9 at 4:00 pm
FIRST TIME TRIATHLETES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

Event Day

5:00 AM
  • The Theatre in the Park gates open to the athletes, vendors, and spectators for parking. Shuttle busses will begin transporting people down to transition.

• Transition area opens
6:40 AM
  • Transition area closes
• Shuttle busses will stop transportation
6:45 AM
  • First heat will begin with the Challenged Athlete Division. A heat sheet will be provided prior to event day.
10:30 AM
  • Shuttle busses will start transporting people back from transition to Theatre in the Park Parking Lot.

Awards
Awards will be presented to the top three male, female, and team overall finishers in all of the courses. Individual awards will be presented to the winners of each registration category in accordance to the number of individual registered in that category.

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

Athena & Clydesdales Age Groups
Under 40 40 and Older

Age group and team awards given as follows:
1-5 entries
(1 award)
6-10 entries
(2 awards)
11-15 entries
(3 awards)
16-20 entries
(4 awards)
21+ entries
(5 awards)

Volunteers Welcome
Volunteers are needed with or without experience! All volunteer receive a t-shirt and pancake breakfast. If interested, please call Kyle Blackburn at Mill Creek Activity Center, (913) 826-2964 or email kyle.blackburn@jocogov.org.

Sponsors Welcome!
If your company would like to sponsor this family friendly event please email Kyle Blackburn at kyle.blackburn@jocogov.org or call Mill Creek Activity Center at (913) 826-2964.


Downloadables
2016 Course Map [coming soon]
2016 Instructions for Fundraising [coming soon]




60th Anniversary - JCPRD!
A Day in the Park
Cars In the Park
Ernie Miller 30th Anniversary
Great American Campout
HP3 (Heritage Park) Duathlon & Triathlon
Milldale Spring Community Day
Mildale Farm Fest
Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon
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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Media Sponsors:
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Certifications / Sanctions:

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