Race Information

PACKET PICK-UP LOCATION

Epic Bike and Sport

Village at Burlington Creek
6000 NW 63rd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64151

Wednesday, July 23 and Friday, July 25 - 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

What to bring:

photo ID

$12 for one-day USAT pass (if not already purchased)

USAT one-year pass (if purchased one)

money for raffle tickets, WIN for KC merchandise, or last minute items from EPIC

excitement!! You are almost there!!!  

NOTE:  According to USAT regulations all participants are required to show a photo I.D. at packet pick-up 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 pick-up, they can pick up their packet on race day. 

USAT Requirements:  All participants are required to show proof of USAT membership or purchase a one-day USAT pass ($12 for adults, $5 for youth).  If you did not purchase during registration, you will be asked to do so at packet pick-up before receiving race materials.


CANCELLATION 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.

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, plan to arrive between 5:00 a.m.-6:15 a.m. to allow time to park, transport bike and gear, get set up in transition area, etc. There are several different parking options and they are as follows: 

Additional details for 2014 Race Day Parking information coming soon! 

  • 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)

  • 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).   

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

 

  

Directions to Parking Areas (from the Kansas City metro area): 

1. Take Highway 169 North to Smithville. 

2. Stay on 169 all the way through Smithville, going through multiple traffic lights (past the Super 8, QT, a Price Chopper)

3. You will leave town on rolling hills. Keep going north on 169 about three miles out of town.  Do NOT turn at the first sign that says Smithville Lake.

4. Turn right on W. Take W around the north side of the lake and you will cross a bridge. Keep going until you see Kelli's Korner.

5. ATHLETES:  Turn right on Paradise Rd (before the Paradise General Store).  The designated Athlete parking will be on your left. 

Maps to Sailboat Cove:
  From Kansas City, MO
  From Overland Park, KS


RACE INFORMATION

Location: Sailboat Cove Park on Smithville Lake, in Smithville, Missouri.

Distances: 500 meter swim, 10 mile bike, 5K run

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, out-and-back on Highways W and J. The run is on the paved trails to the southeast of the transition area. Course Maps

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.

Age groups: While you will be racing in a time trial fashion, for the purposes of timing, you will be placed in the standard USAT age groups, with a few alterations for youth. 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+. Note: We will be following the USAT age-up rule: your age group placement will be based on your age as of December 31, 2014.  

Swim Start:

New for 2014: Due to the increase number of participants, we will offer an experienced triathlete wave at the start of the race. This allows experienced triathletes to complete the swim and get on the bike course sooner, providing a safer flow of athletes throughout the race course. Please note, the experienced triathlete wave placement does not affect overall results as swim start is still chip timed. 

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, 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.
  • Wave start swimmers will wear pink caps.  Time trial swimmers will have green caps.
  • Your wave number will be written on your cap.
  • 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.  
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Time Trial 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.  
  • The time trial start is the same as what WIN for KC has done in past years.
  • Time trial swimmers will have green caps. Wave start swimmers will wear pink caps.  
  • 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.  

 


Minute-Markers will placed are as follows:
6:00
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00 plus

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:15 AM

  • Gates open to participants & spectators

  • Packet Pick-up opens in Gazebo

  • Body Marking and Chip Pick-up opens

  • Transition Area opens

6:30 AM-7:00 AM

  • Swim warm up area open

7:15 AM

  • Pre-race meeting for all participants

  • Transition Area closes

7:30 AM

  • Race starts

  • Paradise Road closes to all vehicles 

8:30 AM

  • Door prize winner names posted in Gazebo

10:30 AM (approximately)

  • Awards ceremony


Your race entry includes many benefits and advantages:

-       Entry into the race
·         Race day parking pass and park fees
·         Safe and enjoyable course (including the bike course is closed to traffic)
·         Reusable race bag
·         Finisher medal
·        
Participant t-shirt
·         Water bottle
·         Finisher towel
·         Finish Line Festival
·         Post-race pancake breakfast
·         Great door prizes and raffle items (Garmin watches, and more)
·         Time trial start
·         Chip-timed event
·         USAT sanctioned event
·         USAT certified race director
·         Certified Green Race
·         Various discounts offered from the event sponsors
·         Friendly, experienced and helpful volunteers
·         Experienced and friendly medical staff on-site

LODGING

Traveling to Kansas City for the triathlon?

Out of town guests are strongly encouraged to camp near the race site.  Clay County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of camping options very close to the race site. 

Fairfield Inn and Suites at KCI.  

Super 8 Smithville Lake

Econo Lodge Kearney 

Super 8 Kearney/KC Area

Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport

Microtel Inn and Suites 

Super 8 Kansas City Airport

Quality Suites Airport

Comfort Inn Kearney

Days Inn

Hilton Kansas City Airport

Homewood Suites

Candlewood Suites

Four Points

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