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Event Overview

The bike ride and run are on live city streets with protected intersections. Participants will be staged in heats based on 200-meter swim time. Please be as accurate as possible when reporting times. Age groups will be determined based on number of registrations. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each division. The first place team will also receive recognition.

Event Regulations

  • Bikers must wear an approved helmet during the bike portion of the event. 
  • No headphones will be permitted during the race. 
  • Bikes must have working brakes. 
  • No drafting will be permitted during the bike portion of the event.

Event Details

  • All events will begin and end at the McPherson Water Park, 511 N. Lakeside Drive.
  • The 200-meter swim includes a serpentine swim in the McPherson Water Park pool.
  • Bikers will follow a 7-mile route on live streets starting east on Euclid, North on Maxwell, east on Northview until 17th Avenue and then retrace back through west Lakeside Drive.
  • Runners will follow a 2-mile route on live streets starting west on Simpson, south on Hartup, east on Euclid, north on Charles, east on Simpson, north on Eshelman, west on Sharp and then loop southwest through west Lakeside Drive.
  • Click here to download a map of the race course.

Junior Triathlon

​Junior Triathlon (ages 5 to 15). The Junior Triathlon will include a 100 meter swim, 3.5 mile bike ride and a .75 mile run. The Junior Triathlon will follow along the same routes as the adult triathlon. The cost to register is only $25 and includes a free t-shirt. Talk your child today and encourage them to start a tradition of fun, health, and competition and join the Junior Triathlon.



United Way Triathlon Fundraiser

United Way of McPherson County
P.O. Box 55, McPherson, KS 67460

(620) 241-5152

2018 Triathlon Registration is open


​​The 10th Annual McPherson County United Way Triathlon was once again a huge success. Thank You to all of the volunteers, participants, sponsors, family members, fans, and to the community of McPherson for helping to make this a great day for everyone involved.This annual event brings people together young and old, near and far to participate in a morning of competition, fun, and fellowship. We are blessed to have such a supportive community to build on the success each year. 

As this was the 10th annual Triathlon the United Way Triathlon committee, headed by Scott Barkley, chose to add a new twist to the event. For 2017 we added a youth registration to our event. The youth could participate in the event with shorter swim, run, and bike distances. We accepted youth registration from 5 to 15 years of age. Our expectations were shattered when we had over 35 young people sign up and compete in the triathlon. 

We look forward to the 2018 triathlon event. Keep an eye on the website next spring and be sure to register early. Thanks again to everyone involved for making this such a HUGE SUCCESS!!!

or mail your check to
United Way of McPherson County
P.O. Box 55, McPherson, KS 67460