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United Way Triathlon Fundraiser - August 3, 2019



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.


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

(620) 241-5152

​​​​​​2019 Triathlon Registration is open!



​"The Fastest Short Course in Kansas" returns for its 12th year and has been moved up before the start of school!

The United Way Triathlon has moved to the first Saturday in August.   Triathletes will dive in starting at 8 a.m. August 3rd, at the McPherson Water Park, 511 Lakeside Drive in McPherson, Kansas.  

Adults  will compete in a 200-meter swim, a 7-mile bike ride, and a 2-mile run; Junior competitors (ages 5-15) have a 100-meter swim, 3.5 mile bike and .75 mile run.  This is the third year for the Junior Triathlon. 

You can also enlist a team and each member can take a leg of the race!

Both adults and youth can register as a relay team.   And there's a corporate challenge as well if you want to join with your co-workers, with a traveling trophy being the prize!