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JCPRD Shawnee Mission Triathlon logo
SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
SHAWNEE MISSION PARK
7900 RENNER ROAD
SHAWNEE, KS
7:00 AM
2015 Race Day Is In...



CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


REGISTRATION CLOSES: NOON (12PM) ON THURSDAY, JULY 9TH

31st Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon
The 31st 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 (2015). The 2015 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.

Open Options Team Captains
New this year, Open Options, will be engaging persons with disabilities as “Team Captains” to provide encouragement and inspiration to participants through emails, videos and social media. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the designated Team Captains. These Captains will be present on event day to meet their teams as well as hand out finisher’s medals. As a Team Member you may choose to make a donation by creating a fundraising page (at the time of your event registration) or ask others to make a donation to your team on your behalf. While not mandatory for participation, your donation is greatly appreciated. 100% of the donations will go directly to Open Options and make a significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Check Out the Team Captain Profiles:
 


Bio


Bio

 


Instructions for Fundraising
[PDF]

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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.

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.


Event Fees*

TRIATHLON - SHORT COURSE  
Indiv
$70 until 6/22
$80 after 6/22
$90 after 7/6
Teams
$100 until 6/22
$110 after 6/22
$120 after 7/6
       
TRIATHLON - LONG COURSE  
Indiv
$75 until 6/22
$85 after 6/22
$95 after 7/6
Teams
$105 until 6/22
$115 after 6/22
$125 after 7/6
       
DUATHLON  
Indiv
$60 until 6/22
$70 after 6/22
$80 after 7/6
Teams
$90 until 6/22
$100 after 6/22
$110 after 7/6
*These rates also apply for Athena, Clydesdale, and Challenged Athlete Divisions


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 on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm starting May 26 through July 30. Cost is $4.00 per participant per visit ($4.50 per non-JoCo resident).

There will also be open water swim at Kill Creek Beach every Monday from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm starting June 1through September 7. 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 10, 2015
12:00 - 6:00pm
Elite Cycling
10673 Mission Rd
Leawood, KS 66206
Saturday, July 11, 2015
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 11th 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)

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

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
2015 Course Map [2MB]
2015 Instructions for Fundraising [1MB]




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Supporting Sponsors:
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Media Sponsors:
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