37th Annual 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 37th Annual 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 2020 Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon is an USAT sanctioned event.
As we look forward to racing in 2021 and beyond, we want you to know that your health and safety is our top priority. Keeping this in mind, race day is going to look a little different than it has in the past.
We thank you for accepting the changes and procedures we must follow in order to comply with health and safety guidelines. Your cooperation allows us to create the safest environment possible at the same time, keeping everyone safe while doing what they love.
*Athletes will be required to wear a mask when not actively participating in the event.
Triathlon - Olympic
1500 meter swim, 27 mile bike (6 laps), and a 6.2 mile run
Triathlon - Long 1000 meter swim, 18 mile bike (4 laps), and 4.5 mile run
Triathlon - Short 500 meter swim, 9 mile bike (2 laps), and 3.1 mile run
Triathlon - Super Sprint (athletes 11 and older)
200 meter swim, 4.5 mile bike (1 lap), and 2.25 mile run
*Please note that ALL swim events will begin with a TIME TRIAL start in 2021 in order to accommodate physical distancing requirements.
Duathlon 3.1 mile run, 13.5 mile bike (3 laps), 3.1 mile 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 Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon has again been designated by the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon Committee as “Paratriathlon Friendly”. Athletes wishing to race in this division will register under "Individual PC Open Division".
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.