Sunday, July 8, 2018
The 34th Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon and Duathlon are great competitive races and one of the Kansas City Metro Area’s premier racing events. The race has been put on by the Johnson County Parks & Recreation District (JCPRD) for 33 consecutive years. Over 700 triathletes, from beginner to seasoned, annually swim-bike-run on the completely closed, USAT sanctioned and paratriathlete-friendly course.
This closed course event offers a Short Triathlon Course (Sprint Distance), a Long Triathlon Course (International Distance), and a Duathlon Course for a wide range of national athletic racing talent. The Long Course is a .62 mile (1000 meter) swim, 18 mile bike (4 laps) and a 4.5 mile run. The Short Course is a .31 mile (500 meter) swim, 9 mile bike (2 laps), and a 3.1 mile run. The Duathlon Course is a 3.1 mile run, a 13.5 mile (3 laps) bike, and a 3.1 mile run.
Be Inspired by Your Team Captain!
A unique aspect of this race is the promotion of disability awareness. During the registration process, race participants will be assigned to a team on the Open Options team captain page. Team captains represent the people with disabilities served by Open Options, and they will be present on event day to meet their teams and hand out finisher’s medals. Click on their pictures to read their inspiring bios!
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.