TRiKC Triathlon Club of Kansas City: Non - Member News

Welcome to TRiKC's web page. First time visitor? Here you will find basic information regarding the sport of triathlon. Please note that some of pages on the TRiKC web site are RESTRICTED to TRiKC members only, so if you would like more detailed information, we invite you to join TRiKC and become part of the multisports community.

Tri·ath·lon  (tri-ath'-lon')  An athletic contest in which participants compete without stopping in three successive events, usually long-distance swimming, bicycling, and running. The USA Triathlon is the United States governing body of multisports events.


500-800 yards of swimming (pool or lake)

12-15 miles of biking

5K, or 3.1 miles of running


International (Olympic) Distance

1650 yards of swimming (lake, ocean)

25-30 miles of biking

10K, or 6.2 miles of running


Half Ironman or 70.3

1.2 miles (2,200 yards) of swimming (lake, ocean)

56 miles of biking

13.1 miles of running



2.4 miles (4,400 yards) of swimming

112 miles of biking

26.2 miles of running

  The oldest and one of the most respected triathlon clubs in the Midwest providing services and support for all levels of multisport athletes. The clubs membership spans the spectrum of first-timers to veterans of Ironman competition and everything in between.

Local Triathlons - Keep your eye on the Upcoming Events section for times, dates, and additional multisports events.

Spring Migration Triathlon
CGSC Triathlon
Heritage Park Triathlon
Kansas City Triathlon
Topeka Tinman Triathlon
Ironman Kansas 70.3
JCC Youth Triathlon
Shawnee Mission Triathlon
Crossroads Triathlon
Midwest Mayhem
Longview Jr. Triathlon
WIN for KC Women's Triathlon
Jackson County Triathlon
Midwest Meltdown
OMC Women's Triathlon

TRiKC is a Club that is Fast, Fun and Friendly!  

 Get Fast  TRiKC offers FREE clinics to its members and also sponsors an annual Women's Workshop. In addition, we have brick sessions for all abilities each Tuesday from the Spring through the Fall. Our Rewards Program provides you with additional motivation to kick it up a notch. During the winter, join us for the world renowned Big Spin Sessions. Check the Upcoming Events for even more great opportunities.

Have Fun  We love to socialize. The Ironman Party -  we invented it and now we are nationally famous for this party. But the fun does not stop here. Join us for TRiKC's Annual Barbecue and chat with one of the many pros that the club has helped bring to Kansas City, or attend one of our many social gatherings after one of our workouts. If you are not having fun, your not racing well.

We Are Friendly  Have a question? Want to communicate with other triathletes? Need advice? Want to sell or buy something? Check out the TRi Forums page or stop by the TRiKC tent at a race for refreshments. Or, join us for a Brick Session. We invite you to join the our club one that is for all levels and speeds.

Team TRiKC  Not up to doing an entire triathlon on you own? Or just don't like to swim, bike, or run? Sign up for Team TRiKC. Our networking system will hook you up with athletes just like yourself. You chance to enjoy the sport of triathlon and excel at what you do best. 

TRi Newbie?  Today is your lucky day. You have come to the right place. Our web page contains all the information you need to make your quest to become a triathlete a success. TRiKC is committed to providing all new triathletes with the tools they need to complete their first triathlon, from camaraderie, to mentoring, to coaching. We even offer free personal coaching with iTRi KC Triathlon Coaching. We welcome you with open arms and we are proud to serve as your number one resource for all of your triathlon endeavors.

TRiKIDS  We have a special page set up for the junior triathletes in the area which can viewed even if you are not a paid member of TRiKC. Just click the TRiKIDS button at the top for access. Please note that you must register with eteamz and request access to the TRiKids page as a "fan." Paid members of the TRiKIDS program receive full access to the TRiKC web page and a discount for the Longview Jr. Triathlon.

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Even if you are not a TRiKC member, you are still invited to join the TRiKC public "mailing list" which will provide you with periodic information regarding the sport of triathlon. To join our mailing list, simply go a restricted portion of this web page, establish an eteamz/ account, request access to be a "fan" of TRiKC, and note that you wish to be added to our mailing list.

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The Annual TRiKC Barbecue will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The action will start at 5:30pm. Come eat some great BBQ and watch the Women's World Championships featuring American Superstar Gwen Jorgensen. You don’t want to miss it. There is a per person $11.00 charge for current TRiKC members, their spouses, and family members. The party will be catered by Oklahoma Joes and TRiKC will supply the barbecue, soda, beer, and your favorite summer drink. The cost for non-members is $15.00 per person. The small fee is to help offset the catering charges.

The barbecue will be held at 11333 W. 121 Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas 66213 (see the Locations page for a map). So we can insure that we have sufficient food, we need for you to pay in advance. Please mail your checks, clearly marked TRiKC Barbecue, to TRiKC, c/o Jan Schmidt, 7637 Broadmoor Overland Park, Kansas 66204. We need your check no later than September 13. Please also send an email to advising how many are attending in your party:

Hope you can Be there!