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JULY 2018
7:00 AM
2018 Race Day Is In...

34th Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon
There are seven days in a week and “someday” isn’t one of them. Make the commitment to become a triathlete or duathlete today! The 33rd Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon occurs in Shawnee Mission Park and takes athletes throughout the most visited park in the state that serves as a 1,250-acre urban refuge. Additionally, the course joins the Mill Creek Streamway Trail offering asphalt pathways snaking along the stream and through hillside forests. With a Short Triathlon Course, a Long Triathlon Course, and a Duathlon Course, there is something for every athlete ranging in experience from first-timer to the seasoned veteran. The 2017 Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon is an USAT sanctioned event.

The Beneficiary: Open Options
Open Options is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides programs, services and resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the greater Kansas City area.

For more information about Open Options, visit

Pick a Team and Be Inspired by Your Team Captain!
As the final part of triathlon registration, triathlon participants will join a team on the Open Options team captain page. Team captains, who represent the people served by Open Options, provide encouragement, inspiration and gratitude to their team members through emails, videos and social media. Also, they will be present on event day to meet their teams and hand out finisher medals.

Join Us for a Fun and Friendly Fundraising Competition
A friendly fundraising competition among the seven teams is moderated by the team captains on the Open Options - Team Captain page.

You’re invited to make a donation toward your team’s goal of $1,000 and encourage your friends and family to do so, too. While not mandatory for participation, your donation is greatly appreciated –
100 percent of dollars raised go directly to Open Options and make a significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities.


Triathlon - Long Course
The Long Course is a .62 mile (1000 meter) swim, 18 mile bike (4 laps), and 4.5 mile run.

Triathlon - Short Course
The Short Course is a .31 mile (500 meter) swim, 9 mile bike (2 laps), and 3.1 mile run.

Duathlon Course
The Duathlon Course is a 3.1 mile run (1st run), 13.5 mile bike (3 laps), 3.1 mile run (2nd run).

The duathlon 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.

USAT-Sanctioned Para Friendly Race
The Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon has again been designated by the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon Committee as “Paratriathlon Friendly”.  Interested in learning more about this Paratriathlon friendly race or want to sign up? Contact Katy Renner at or 913-826-2964 for more information.

Athena and Clydesdale Categories
The triathlon races in this event hosts Athena divisions for women and Clydesdale divisions for men. The minimum weight for men is 220 pounds and for women is 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.

  1/1 - 1/31
2/1 - 4/1 
4/2 - 7/1
after 7/1
Short Course - Individual
$70 $75 $85 $95
Short Course - Team
Long Course - Individual
Long Course - Team
Duathlon - Individual
Duathlon - Team
*Each entrant (including team members) must be a member of USA Triathlon. One-day memberships for adults are $15 or annual memberships are $50. Youth memberships are $10.

*$10 late fee for those registering at packet pick-up

*Must be registered by 7/1/17 to guarantee t-shirt

Awards will be presented to the top three male, female and team overall finishers in each of the courses. Individual awards will be presented to the top three athletes in each age division as listed below:

Men & Female Age Groups (5 year increments)
16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44 (and so on…)

Athena & Clydesdale Age Groups
16-39 & 40+

Dive into Training!
JCPRD offers open water swimming at Kill Creek Park Beach on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm beginning June 5th through August 28th. Fees for this are $4 for JoCo residents and $4.50 for non-JoCo residents.

Stay tuned to this event page for updates on additional free triathlon trainings.

Race Results
Race results will be posted online at

2017 Race Ambassadors
From new triathletes/duathletes to the elite, our Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon and Duathlon race ambassadors are here to inspire others in the multi-sport community. Ambassadors receive perks like a complimentary race registration, race gear and more.

Applications for our 2017 Race Ambassadors are being accepted through March 15, 2017. Please email for more information.

Volunteers Are Appreciated
All volunteers receive a t-shirt and post-race refreshments. If interested, please contact Katy Renner at (913) 826-2964 or

Sponsors Welcome
If you or your company would like to support this family friendly event, please contact Katy Renner at (913) 826-2964 or

2017 Tri, Du and Bike Course Map [625KB]

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