|July 23 is initial entry deadline for 3rd annual Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon|
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 park trails, 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.
Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials first conducted this unique event in 2008 and officials anticipate this year's event will easily fill to capacity with 350 participants.
Until July 23, the cost is $60 for individuals and $90 for teams. After July 23 and until Sept. 4, the cost is $70 for individuals and $100 for teams. After Sept. 4, the cost is $80 for individuals and $110 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.
Following the Triathlon, sponsor Olathe Medical Center will provide “post-race” activities in the form of cholesterol/glucose screenings, blood pressure screenings, women’s health information, and rehabilitation information from 9 to 10:30 am.. The cholesterol/glucose screenings will be $10. All other services and information will be free of charge. All participants, volunteers, family members, and friends are encouraged to take advantage of this health information provided by Olathe Medical Center. In addition, Chris Cakes will also be on-site providing pancakes. Pancakes will be free of charge for all participants and volunteers and $5 for spectators.
Volunteers are also needed for this event. If you would like to volunteer, call (913) 236-1231.