|Aug. 27 is entry deadline for new Women's Triathlon|
Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials first announced this unique event in late 2007 and anticipate the new triathlon will fill to capacity with 350 participants. The triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and involves a 500-meter swim starting and ending at the park's beach, a 2.6-mile run on existing trails within the park, and a 10.6-mile bike consisting of a square loop on county roads to the east of Kill Creek Park. This USA Triathlon-sanctioned event will be open to individuals, as well as to teams in family, friends, corporate, and club categories.
Until Aug. 27, the cost is $50 for individuals and $75 for teams. After Aug. 27 and until Aug. 29, the cost is $60 for individuals and $85 for teams. After Aug. 29, the cost is $70 for individuals and $95 for teams. For brochures and registration forms, go to www.jcprd.com/activities/special_events.cfm or call (913) 831-3359. Registrations are being taken on-line at www.sportkc.org. In addition, participants, including team members, must also be members of USA Triathlon. One-day memberships are $10 and annual memberships are $39. Forms are available at www.usatriathlon.org.
Volunteers are also needed for this event. If you would like to volunteer, call (913) 236-1231.
In addition to the triathlon, The Olathe Medical Center Women's Expo will take place in Kill Creek Park on Sept. 13 in conjunction with this event. The Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and will feature booths of all kinds featuring vendors focused on women's health and interests. The expo is free and open to the public. Business which would like more information about reserving a booth should call (913) 236-1253.