Markey Race for Women's Cancer Triathlon/Duathlon/5K


Markey Race for Women's Cancer Triathlon :
Triathlon : Swim 400 meter pool swim, Bike 13 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Markey Race for Women's Cancer Duathlon :
Duathlon : Run 3.1 Miles, Bike 13 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Markey Race for Women's Cancer 5K fun run/walk :
Running : Run 3.1 Miles
  • Race Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012
  • Start Time: 7:00 AM
  • Entry Fee:$60 for tri/du until June 15th,
    $75 starting June 15,
    $25 for the 5K,
    $30 starting June 15
  • Location:The Club at Spindletop Hall
  • Address: 3414 Iron Works Pike
  • City/State/Zip:Lexington, Kentucky 40511
  • Country: USA

Markey Race For Womens Cancer is presented by the Club at Spindletop Hall!

This is 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 donation! 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!


Sprint Triathlon (400 meter swim, 13 mile bike, 3.1 mile run),

Sprint Duathlon (3.1 mile run, 13 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 250 triathlon participants and first 100 duathlon participants, so register early to guarantee a spot!

RACE PACKET PICK UP: two options for participant convenience: Friday June 22nd, 2012 from 5pm-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 23, 2012 at Spindleop Hall from 9am to 12pm. Athlete Info meetings will be held at 10am and 11am. Race morning packet pickup is for out of town athletes.


There are two main parking areas. The main parking area for athletes and volunteers is the grass parking lot at the Club at Spindletop Hall. Parking at Spindleop will be open from 5am to 6:30am. To further ensure a safe race for our participants, you will NOT be able to leave this parking lot until our last cyclists is back in the transition area. The latest time for the last cyclists to return is 10am, but we expect to be able to open that parking lot much early than 10am (and will open it as soon as we are able to). But if you park in this lot, there is a small possibility that you will not be able to leave until 10am.

If you have to leave prior to this time or if you arrive AFTER 6:30am, you will need to park at the Berea Rd Soccer complex and walk over to the Club at Spindletop by accessing the Legacy Trail. You can follow the Legacy Trail over to Spindletop. This will be around a 10 minute walk over to Spindletop.

We are also working on a third option for those who would like to park at Fasig Tipton and take a shuttle over to the Club at Spindletop Hall. We are currently working on those details so check back for an update!

Course Information:


Swim: 400 meter Pool swim. Athletes will start in a time trial fashion, with the fastest swimmers giong first. Athletes will go every 20 seconds, and will complete a 400 meter snake swim (going up and back in one lane, then under the lane line to the next lane, etc fo finish the swim). The depth of the pool varies from 4ft. to 6ft.

Bike 13 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 Mt. Horeb Pike on take Mt. Horeb Pike all the way to just before the Scott County Line. You will turnaround just before the county line at 6100 Mt. Horeb Pike. You will then take the same route back towards transition area located at the Club at Spindletop Hall. The Ironworks Pike section of the course will be closed to traffic. The entire bike course is in awesome condition! Roads are in great shape!


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! We will have aid stations at mile 1 and mile 2 on the run course.


Note: The cuff-off for the run in 11am. All athletes must be to the finish line by 11am for safety reasons. Apprx. 1 mile of the run course is on low cut grass


Run 3.1 miles (5K): same course as the triathlon run course

Bike: 13 miles: same course as the triathlon bike course

Run: 3.1 MIles (5K): same course as the first 5K

*The duathlon will strat shortly after the triathlon

5K Fun Run/Walk

Run 3.1 miles or 5K. This will be the same course as the 5K used for the triathlon and the duathlon


Other Info:

McDonald's Central Kentucky Triathlon Race Series!

Back for the 2012 Season! We are proud to announce this triathlon race series that includes three premier sprint triathlons in the McDonalds Central Kentucky area! We established this series in order to continue to support the growth of the sport of triathlon in our region!

The Markey Race for Womens Cancer Triathlon is proud to be first race in the MCDONALDS CENTRAL KENTUCKY TRIATHLON RACE SERIES. The series includes 3 sprint races: Markey Race for Womens Cancer Triathlon, Lame Duck Try-Athlon, and the Susan Bradley-Cox Tri for Sight. While each athlete must register for each individual event separately, registration for the MCDONALDS CENTRAL KENTUCKY TRIATHLON RACE SERIES is free! Upon registration, you will be asked if you want to be part of the series. Simply check the Yes box to register for the series and dont forget to register EARLY for the Lame Duck Try-Athlon and the Susan Bradley-Cox Tri For Sight Triathlon. These two races have limited registration and may 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 September 1st 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 our event, the Susan Bradley-Cox 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!

NOTE: Registration for the Markey Race for Womens Cancer Triathlon and checking Yes to be considered for the MCDONALDS CENTRAL KENTUCKY TRIATHLON RACE SERIES does NOT guarantee you a spot in the Lame Duck Try-Athlon or Susan Bradley-Cox Tri For Sight. In addition to marking Yes, you must also register for these races individually and complete all three triathlon events (duathlon is not involved in this series).

Here are the individual race websites and the Swim Bike Run of Kentucky website: Race date is Saturday, July 28th Race date is Sunday, September 23rd

If you have further questions regarding this series, please contact Beth Atnip at [email protected]

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