Location: Lenexa, KS US 66219 Directions
Type: Triathlon, Duathlon
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://jcprd.com/194/Open-Options-Shawnee-Mission-Triathlon-D.

Events
Event Time Price Details
Short Course - Individual
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Short Course 2 Person Team
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Short Course 3 Person Team
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Short Course - Challenged Athlete
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Short Course - Athena / Clydesdale
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Long Course - Individual
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Long Course 2 Person Team
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Long Course 3 Person Team
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Long Course - Challenged Athlete
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Long Course - Athena / Clydesdale
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Duathlon - Indivdual
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Duathlon 2 Person Team
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Duathlon 3 Person Team
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Duathlon - Challenged Athlete
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Duathlon - Athena / Clydesdale
Time
7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
N/A
Place
Shawnee Mission Park
7900 Renner Road
Lenexa, KS US 66219
Description

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 34th Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon takes place 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 2018 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 www.openoptionskc.org

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.

COURSE OPTIONS

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.

**Both Triathlon courses will have the option of a Wave Start and a Time Trial Start. Please select which option you would like at registration. If you select Wave Start, you will be asked to provide an approximate swim time so we can seed you in waves. 

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 Kathryn.Renner@jocogov.org 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.

Packet Pickup
Packet pickup will take place on Friday, July 6th at Endurance House Kansas City (8940 NW Skyview Ave. Kansas City, MO 64154) from 11am - 6pm. Saturday, July 7th at the Shawnee Mission Park marina parking lot under the white tent in the northwest corner (7900 Renner Rd. Shawnee, KS 66218) from 1-4pm. There will also be a pre-race orientation at 3pm on Saturday, July 7th in the same location as packet pickup that day. *Please be advised. We follow ALL USA Triathlon rules: Athletes MUST pick up their own race packet. Meaning, you are not allowed to pick up anyone else's race packet nor is anyone allowed to pick up your packet. This applies to relays as well - ALL team members must pick up their packet. All athletes must show photo ID in order to receive their packet as well as their USAT membership card. One-day licenses are not subject to showing their membership card as they will not have one. Race day packet pickup is reserved for out of town athletes ONLY. 

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2018 Race Ambassador Team

It doesn't matter if this your first Triathlon or your 50th ... sometimes we all just need a little motivation or even a running buddy to push us toward our goals. Whatever your motivation is, we have an awesome team of race ambassadors that are here to help you achieve your goals! 

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