Markey Race for Women's Cancer


Markey Race for Women's Cancer Triathlon :
Triathlon : Swim 400 meter pool swim, Bike 14 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Markey Race for Women's Cancer Duathlon :
Duathlon : Run 3.1 Miles, Bike 14 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
  • Race Date: Sunday, June 26, 2011
  • Start Time: 7:00 AM
  • Entry Fee:$60.00 until June 16th, $75.00 June 17th - June 25th
  • Location:The Club at Spindletop Hall
  • Address: 3414 Ironworks Pike
  • City/State/Zip:Lexington, Kentucky 40511
  • Country: USA

The Markey Race For Women's Cancer is a sprint distance triathlon, duathlon, and 5K fun run/walk. It is open to men and women and was established to honor all women with cancer, particularly those with gynecologic malignancies. The purpose of the race is to raise public awareness of Gynecologic Cancers. All proceeds from the race will directly benefit the Markey Cancer Center Gynecologic Cancer Patient Advocacy Fund and your registration is a tax deductible deduction! You will receive a receipt for registration and donation in your race packet. Fundraising is not required; however, if you would like help raise awareness and money for the Markey Cancer Center Gynecologic Cancer Patient Advocacy Fund, we encourage you to do so! For more information on how to donate without registering or fundraising for the race, please see our race website


The Club at Spindletop Hall (

3414 Ironworks Pike

Lexington, KY 40511

Date: June 26, 2011


Sprint Triathlon (400 meter swim, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run)

Duathlon (3.1 mile run, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run)

5K fun run/walk. Note: a small portion of the run for all three events will be on grass

Registration for the Markey Race for Women's Cancer is limited to the first 200 participants, so register early to guarantee a spot!

PACKET PICK UP: 3 options for participant convenience.

Thurs (6/23/10), Fri (6/24/10) from 6pm-8pm at Swim Bike Run of Kentucky, located at 320 N. Ashland Ave, Lexington KY (859) 455-3384, or at the Race Information meeting (highly recommended for beginner triathletes/duathletes) on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Spindleop Hall from 9am to 12pm. Athlete Info meetings will be held at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30am. Race morning packet pickup is by special request only for out of town athletes (email race director at [email protected]).


Back again for the 2011 racing season! We are proud to announce this triathlon race series that includes three premier sprint triathlons in the Central Kentucky area! We established this series in order to continue to support the growth of the sport of triathlon in our region!

We are proud to be the first race in the CENTRAL KENTUCKY TRIATHLON RACE SERIES. The series includes 3 sprint races: Markey Race for Women's Cancer Triathlon, Lame Duck Try-Athlon, and the Susan Bradley-Cox Tri for Sight. (This series only applies to the triathlon, not the duathlon races). See our website ( for further details.

NOTE: Registration for the Markey Race for Women's Cancer Triathlon and checking "Yes" to be considered for the CENTRAL KENTUCKY TRIATHLON RACE SERIES does NOT guarantee you a spot in the Lame Duck Try-Athlon or the Tri for Sight. In addition to marking "Yes", you must also register for these races individually and complete all three triathlon events. Don't forget to register EARLY for the Lame Duck Try-Athlon and the Tri for Sight. These two races tend to sell out.

Every participant that signs up for all three races and finishes each race will be automatically entered as a participant in the series (you must be registered by August 26th for the Susan Bradley-Cox Tri for Sight to be eligible for the race series due to t-shirt deadlines). As stated, entry to this series is FREE! The awards ceremony for this series will be held at the series finale, the Tri for Sight. Every participant in the series will receive a free t-shirt, plus an entry into a drawing for FREE triathlon gear!!! Awards will be given out to the top five male and female overall finishers. Overall winners are determined by total time of all three races, and the participant with the lowest combined time will be named the winner!

Course Information:


Swim: 400 Meters

The starting line is located at Historic Spindletop Hall in Lexington, Kentucky ( Participants are seeded according to swim time, regardless of gender. The swim will begin at 7:00am on June 26, 2011 and will consist of a 400m pool swim.

Transition Area:

Following the swim, the participants will proceed to the transition area immediately behind the pool and will transition to the bike.

Cycle: 14 Miles

This is a rolling hills course through the beautiful hills of horse country. As you cycle through the tree-lined hills of the Bluegrass, you are sure to see many horse farms and experience Lexington at its best. The cycle begins from the transition area, cyclists will bike out of Spindletop on the right side of the drive, turn right on Ironworks Pike, left at Russell Cave Road, left at Huffman Mill, Left onto Old Lemons Mill Road, left at Mt. Horab Road, right onto Ironworks Pike and left back into Spindletop Hall.

NOTE: There is a cut off time for the cycle. Athletes who are unable to complete the cycle and in the transition area by 10 am will be pulled off the course for safety reasons.

Run: 3.1 Miles (5K)

This is an out and back course from the transition area, down Spindletop drive on the left side, left on Ironworks Pike and back. Although a portion is on grass, this is a flat and fast run course.

Note: The cuff-off for the run in 11am. All athletes must be to the finish line by 11am for safety reasons.

Note: During the race, the Lexington Police will close one lane of Ironworks Pike to traffic from the Horse Park to Newtown Pike.


Run: 3.1 mile

Bike: see above Triathlon course information

Run: 3.1 miles see above Triathlon information

Will start shortly after the Triathlon.

Cut-off time for the cycle: 10 am; Athletes must finish the cycle and be in the transition area by 10 am!

Cut-off time for the run: 11 am; Athletes must complete the second run by 11 am!

These times will be enforced for participant safety and athletes will be removed from the course.


Directions to Spindletop Hall: 3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
From the south: Take I-75 north to the Iron Works Pike exit, take a right onto Iron Works Pike towards the Horse Park. Continued on and the Driveway to Spindletop Hall will be on your right. From the North: Take I-75 south to the Iron Works Pike exit, take a left (east) onto Iron Works Pike towards the Horse Park. Continued on and the Driveway to Spindletop Hall will be on your right.

You can also take Newton Pike to Iron Works Pike. Turn onto Iron Works and head west towards the Kentucky Horse Park. The driveway to Spindletop Hall will be on your left.

Directions to Berea Soccer Complex:

Take Newtown Pike to I-75 North, take the Ironworks exit off of I-75 North and turn right/east towards the Horse Park. Turn right onto Berea Road and take your first left into the Berea Soccer Complex.

Directions to the IBM parking lot: take Newton Pike to Aristides Blvd, turn onto Aristides into Coldstream Research Park. After you turn, take your first left into the IBM building parking lot.

Come, bring your entire family, and plan to cheer your athlete on! There are plenty of great spots for spectating. Kids will enjoy our finish-line activities!

Following the event and awards ceremony, Historic Spindletop Hall will be open for use for the day for all participants, volunteers, and spectators! Food and beverages for spectators will be available for purchase from Spindletop Hall. Please bring cash.

PARKING NOTE FOR SPECTATORS: (see are website for further details)

There are two parking lots for athlete parking: One main grass lot (to the right side of Spindletop Hall upon entering the grounds), and one paved lot (to the left side of Spindletop Hall upon entering the grounds). To further ensure a safe race for all participants, participants, volunteers, and guests who are parked in the main grass lot WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE UNTIL THE LAST CYCLIST is to the transition area. Parking in the lots is granted on a first come first ser

Other Info:

Racing Strategy

The transition area will open to athletes for set-up, obtaining their timing chip, and bodymarking at 5:00 am. Participants are encouraged to come early! The triathlon will get underway first, followed by the duathlon, and then the 5K fun run/walk.

This is expected to be a fast and safe course. Please be aware of the cut-off times: 10 am for the cycle (must be off the bike in transition area by 10 am) and 11 am for the run (must be at the finish line by 11 am). These limits will be enforced for participant safety!

All cars parked in the grass area next to the Historic Spindletop Hall will not be able to exit until the last cyclist if off the course (approximately 10:00am). We are working on having additional parking at the Kentucky Horse Park or other locations, with shuttles running to and from Historic Spindletop Hall.

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