June 10 and 11, 2023
We’ve expanded the race schedule to include challenges for the entire family over the weekend of June 10 and 11 at Ellis-Porter Park in Jefferson City. Introducing our inaugural Great Escape Kids and Youth Triathlons. These events take place Saturday, June 10. Race start is 7 p.m. This family event kicks off a weekend of races with The Great Escape sprint, sprint relay, super sprint and duathlon taking place at the park Sunday morning, June 11.
Kid’s and Youth Triathlon Race – June 10 @ 7 p.m.
Courses for the Great Escape Kid’s Triathlon are not yet final, but most of each race will be within the park. The swim portion will be in the 50-meter Ellis-Porter pool. Distances for the kid’s triathlon for ages 5-8 will be approximately: swim 25 meter; bike 1.50-1.75 miles; run .50 mile. Distances for the youth triathlon for ages 9-12 will be approximately: swim 100 meter; bike 3-3.25 miles; run 1.25-1.50 miles. Race start is 7 p.m., June 10.
Adult Triathlon Race – June 11 @ 7 a.m.
The 7th annual Great Escape Triathlon takes place on Sunday, June 11, 2023, with a 7 a.m. race start. This is a well-organized, but relaxed, event for first time triathletes ages 13 and up and takes athletes past the Algoa State Penitentiary on the bike course and the historic Missouri State Penitentiary on the run course . Events include the classic 400-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike and 3.2mile Sprint Triathlon. Don’t like the water? We also have a Duathlon for bikers and runners or team up to do our 2 or 3-person Team Relay. For those wanting a mini version of the sprint, we have the Super Sprint consisting of a 200-meter pool swim, 5.3-mile bike and 1.8-mile run.
Adult Age Divisions (based on your age as of 12/31/2023):
- 65 and over
Awards – Event awards for the Kid’s and Youth Triathlon are being determined. Event awards for the Sprint Triathlon will be presented to the overall male and female finisher and the top three male and female finishers in each age group. Awards for Supersprint will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers. Duathlon and Team Relay Team will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each event.
Early bird registration prices end January 22. For pricing on all races, visit the registration website at runsignup.com/Race/MO/JeffersonCity/jcmotri.
For general information visit jcmotri.com.
Also stay up to date with triathlon information at: https://www.facebook.com/jcmotri/
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions.
These events are co-sponsored by the Jefferson City Area YMCA, Jefferson City Parks and Recreation and Jefferson City Outdoors. Anyone 13 years and older can participate. Proceeds benefit swimming programs/scholarships at JC Parks and the Y.
June 12, 2022 – RESULTS