United Way Triathlon set for August 18

By KBBE News
August 01, 2018

Rob Mackey, Executive Director of United Way of McPherson County, spoke at the McPherson City Commission last week about their upcoming triathlon.

Their 11th annual triathlon will be on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Lakeside Park in McPherson.

“We already have dozens of triathletes registered coming from all over the state of Kansas and a few from the neighboring states,” Mackey said.

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. Participants are asked to 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.

-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.

-You can download a course map at: www.unitedwaymcpherson.org/triathlon.html