Short Course Triathlons

Here is a list of area short course triathlons for 2011: May 7 - Fort Leavenworth May 15 - Bike Source Duathlon/Triathlon, Heritage Park, Olathe June 18 - Tinman, Lake Shawnee, Topeka July 10 - Shawnee Mission, SM Park July 18 - Midwest Mayhem, Lonestar Lake July 30 - WIN for KC, Smithville Lake (women only) Sept 10 - Olathe Medical Center, Kill Creek Park (women only)


Marilyn Hull 7 years, 7 months ago

What are the distances on a short course? Do you know if they allow walkers to do the "run" part?

AllHeart 7 years, 7 months ago

Marilyn, the distances vary with each race (each race has a website you can check out). But an approximate is 500 meter swim, 12 mile bike, 5K.

The two women's triathlons (WIN for KC and Olathe Medical Center) there are people that run/walk the run. The Heritage Park, Shawnee Mission, Midwest Mayhem are a little more "competitive" and co-ed but I am sure there are people that run/walk.

If it is a first triathlon for someone and they are even a little unsure on any one of the three disciplines I would highly recommend starting with one of the women only triathlons. That being said, if someone is just uncomfortable with swimming in a lake they might look into the triathlon at Fort Leavenworth. Their swim is in a pool and is only 200 meters. The bike (12.6 miles) and run (5K) are both outside.

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