Race Information

TRIATHLON RACE INFORMATION

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Smithville Lake in Smithville, Mo.2016_Tri_Finish_Line_Jump_300high

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Registration Fees

Thru August 31
$85 – Triathlon OR Duathlon (plus USAT membership)
$200 – Triathlon Team Relay (plus individual USAT memberships)
$25 – Tri Girls

Thru June 30
$98 – Triathlon OR Duathlon (plus USAT membership)
$225 – Triathlon Team Relay (plus individual USAT memberships)
$25 – Tri Girls

Thru July 28
$115 – Triathlon OR Duathlon (plus USAT membership)
$250 – Triathlon Team Relay (plus individual USAT memberships)
$25 – Tri Girls

Hotel Information
Need a place to stay for the race?  We have a room block at the Kansas City Airport Marriott for $109 (plus taxes) per night. Reserve your room by July 7 to secure the special race rate.  Click here to book a room online.

TRI-DU_Logo_2017_175wide2016 Race Results can be found here.   

2016 Race Photos can be found here.  

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another year or another person. Once your registration entry has been received, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, or if the event is cancelled because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances.  The race director reserves the right to cancel this event if weather conditions pose a danger to the participants.

Packet Pickup

Wednesday, July 26, 12-7 p.m.
Friday, July 28, 12-7 p.m.
Race day packet pickup available on request by emailing WIN for KC at slankford@sportkc.org.

Epic Bike and Sport – NEW LOCATIONtriathlon race information packet pickup
6423 N Cosby Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64151

What to bring:

  • Photo ID*
  • Money for raffle tickets, WIN for KC Merchandise or last minute items from Epic

*According to USAT regulations all participants are required to show a photo ID at packet pickup before receiving race materials. This means that no one besides the participant can pick up their packet. If a participant is unable to attend either packet pickup, they can pick up their packet on race day.

Parking Information

WIN for KC strongly advises all athletes, volunteers and spectators to carpool and arrive as early as possible to the event.  Athletes, please arrive between 5-6:15 a.m. to allow time to park, transport bike and gear, get set up in transition area, etc.

WIN for KC works with Park It parking services to provide parking for all of our participants and spectators. We ask for your cooperation with the parking staff as they work to fit everyone’s vehicle safely into the lot.

There are several different parking options and they are as follows:

  • Athlete Parking – Vehicles displaying the parking tag may park in the designated Athlete Parking area.  This Parking area is closest to the race site (off Paradise Road).   This parking lot will be closed from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. or until the last cyclist is off the bike course.  No exceptions.  If you need to leave prior to 10:30 a.m. there is a drop off area at the corner of Paradise Road and Collins Rd.  A spectator may drop off an athlete and then use the Spectator Parking.
  • Volunteer and Sponsor Parking – Vehicles displaying the appropriate permit may park in the designated Volunteer and Sponsor Parking near the transition area/race site.
  • Spectator Parking – Vehicles that do not have an Athlete Parking tag will need to park in the Spectators Parking.  This parking is located south of the convenience store on Collins Road/Camp Branch Road at the Kelsey Youth Camp. There will be shuttle service available for spectators use only from Kelsey Youth Camp to the Paradise General Store (8419 Collins Rd, Paradise, MO 64089).  Spectators will be asked to walk from the Paradise General Store to the race site (which is about a ½ mile walk).  If you will be traveling with someone that may have difficulty making the walk, please bring along their handicap parking pass. This will allow you to park in the volunteer and sponsor parking lot.

Everyone is encouraged to CARPOOL. This will help alleviate your stress on race day and support our Going Green efforts!

Location

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Location: Sailboat Cove on Smithville Lake in Smithville, MO. Click here for directions from downtown Kansas City

Distances and Course Information

Triathlon: 500-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 3.1-mile run

  • Triathlon Course: The swim will be in the water to the south of Sailboat Cove on Smithville Lake. The transition area will be on a paved parking lot near the beach. The bike course is a mostly flat with some rolling hills on county highways. The run is on the paved trails to the southeast of the transition area. Course maps TBA.
    • Aid Stations:  There will be three aid stations along the course: one just outside of the transition area and two along the run course. Water and an electrolyte drink mix (Gatorade) will be provided at each aid station.

Duathlon: 1.5-mile run, 10-mile bike, 3.1-mile run

  • Duathlon: The first run will be on a paved trail near Sailboat Cove. The transition area will be the same as the triathlon, on a paved parking lot near the beach. The bike course is a mostly flat with some rolling hills on county highways. The second run is on the paved trails to the southeast of the transition area. Course maps TBA.
    • Aid Stations:  There will be three aid stations along the course: one just outside of the transition area and two along the second run course. Water and an electrolyte drink mix (Gatorade) will be provided at each aid station.

Age Groups: 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ and NEW Athena. Note: We will be following the USAT age-up rule: your age group placement will be based on your age as of December 31, 2016.  Athena participants are not eligible for age group awards.

Swim Start 

Participants can choose between a standard wave start or a time trial start (individual start). Waves will be determined by age groups, not swim time.  The wave start will not affect the overall results as the swim start is still chip timed. You will not enter a swim time at registration. There will be pace signs on race morning and if you are not part of the wave start you will place yourself in line according to your estimated time for the 500 meter swim.

Wave Start:

  • Recommended for experienced triathletes who have done a wave start before.
  • Each wave will have approximately 50-60 swimmers that will begin the race all at the same time.  This means there is a possibility that you will run into someone, get kicked, or get elbowed.
  • Wave participants will start first at 7:30 a.m., followed by the time trial participants.
  • You will be placed in waves based on your age group.  Waves will be posted at packet pick up.
  • Your cap color will reflect your wave assignment.
  • Wave participants will line up in the front of the swim line by wave number.  There will be volunteers holding signs with your wave number.
  • Waves will enter the water approximately every three minutes.
  • Wave swimmers will start on the beach at the edge of the water.
  • Each wave will start with all swimmers time starting when the start horn sounds.
  • Wave swimmers and time trial swimmers will all be competing for the same age group awards.  It is possible for a time trial competitor or a wave start competitor to win the age group.
  • Wave swimmers will NOT be assigned special bike racks.  The transition area bike racks will be assigned by race number for all participants.  Your race number is assigned by age group.

Time Trial/Individual Start:

  • Recommended for first timers and beginners.
  • Swimmers will enter the water one at a time, every three seconds.
  • ·         Swimmers are more spaced out than a wave start, but still have the possibility of passing other swimmers or getting passed.
  • ·         A time trial competitor’s time starts when they cross the timing mat just before entering the water.
  • ·         Time trial swimmers will line up behind the wave start swimmers.
  • ·         Time trial swimmers will line up based on their anticipated swim time. There will be volunteers holding signs with anticipated swim times.
  • ·         Wave swimmers and time trial swimmers will all be competing for the same age group awards. It is possible for a time trial competitor or a wave start competitor to win the age group.
  • ·         The transition area bike racks will be assigned by race number for all participants. Your race number is assigned by age group.

Race Day Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 29, 2017

5:15 a.m.

  • Gates open to participants and spectators
  • Packet pickup opens in gazebo
  • Body Marking and Chip pickup opens
  • Transition Area opens

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

  • Swim warm-up area open

7 a.m.

  • Pre-race meeting for all participants
  • Transition Area closes

7:30 a.m.

  • Race Starts
  • Paradise Road closes to all vehicles

10:30 a.m.

  • Door prize winners posted at Gazebo
  • Awards Ceremony (approximately)
  • Paradise Road and Transition Area open (approximately)

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