|Register on or before Aug. 15 to receive the lowest registration fee for the ninth annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon|
Register on or before Aug. 15 to secure your spot at the lowest registration price for the ninth-annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, and features a new Micro-Distance option for 2016.
The triathlon will begin at 8 a.m. and involves a 500-meter swim starting and ending at the park’s beach, followed by a 10.6-mile bike consisting of a square loop on county roads to the east of Kill Creek Park, and a 3.1-mile run on park trails.
The new Micro Distance event consists of a 200 meter swim, 4 mile bike, and a 2 mile run. The concept of the Micro Distance is to offer a race that gives participants the experience of a real triathlon without the intimidation. The bike and run portion of the Micro Distance will be located within the park. Micro Distance can be completed as a team/relay.
This USA Triathlon-sanctioned event will be open to individuals, as well as to teams with two or three athletes. A duathlon first introduced in 2015 will be offered as part of this event again and will consist of a 3.1-mile run, followed by a 10.6-mile bike, and another 3.1-mile run.
Started in 2008, the Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon is the first all-women’s triathlon sanctioned by the United States of America Triathlon Committee in the state of Kansas, and is a special event of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. It was recognized in 2009 as the Kansas Recreation and Park Association’s Outstanding New Program. This event is limited to 450 participants and is expected to fill, so early registration is encouraged.
On or before Aug. 15, registration fees for the triathlon are $70 for individuals and $95 for teams. After Aug. 15 and until Sept. 5, the cost is $80 for individuals and $105 for teams. After Sept. 5, the cost is $90 for individuals and $115 for teams.
For the new Micro-Distance event, the cost or before Aug. 15, registration fees are $50 for individuals and $90 for teams. After Aug. 15 and until Sept. 5, the cost is $60 for individuals and $100 for teams. After Sept. 5, the cost is $70 for individuals and $110 for teams.
Until Aug. 15, registration fees for the duathlon are $60 for individuals and $90 for teams. After Aug. 15 and until Sept. 7, the cost is $70 for individuals and $100 for teams. After Sept. 7, the cost is $80 for individuals and $110 for teams. . For more information and maps of the course go to jcprd.com. To register for this race, go to www.jcprd.com/activities/special-events.cfm.
In addition, participants, including team members, must also be members of USA Triathlon. One-day memberships are $12 and annual memberships are $45.
Following the event, sponsor Panera Bread will provide bagels and cream cheese. Other sponsors include: KC Multisport, Academy Sports +Outdoors, Kansas City Blazers, Hiland Dairy Products, TriKC, Finan Chiropractic, Natural Grocers and Yoga Six.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event or need additional information, call (913) 826-2950.