Rufus Racing

Sat & Sun
July 8 & 9, 2017

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Event Info

Triathlon Weekend Schedule:

Saturday July 8:


  • Splash and Dash has been canceled due to low interest
  • 10 AM
    Triathlon Clinic at Ewert Park
  • 1:00-5:00 PM
    Packet Pickup at RunAround 5th and Main in Joplin

  • *Subject to change

Sunday July 9:

  • 5:00 AM
    Transition opens
  • 5:00-6:00 AM
    late packet pickup (no race day regsitration)
  • 6:00 AM
    Transition closes for all races
  • 6:00 AM
    Olympic Triathlon starts at Tong Farms
  • 7:00 AM
    Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon start at Tong Farms
  • 8:15 AM
    Post-Race Party starts
  • 10:00 AM
    Awards (subject to change)
  • 10:00 AM
    Course cut off - All volunteers will be pulled from course for a rolling 4 hour closures. The finish line will stay open until 10:30 AM but no course support will be provided

Family Area presented by

A Triathlon is oftentimes a family activity. That’s why we have a family area on Sunday July 9 with bounce houses and activities for the kids located at race site!

"This was the first time I rode your event ride...Over the years I have participated in many rides...both charity and non-charity....I was blown away when I got to the finish and checked in and was given a finisher medal...I only have them from half-marathons...what a pleasant surprise!!!!" -Svitak Freedom Ride Participant

"It's the best course, most well-run and organized, and most fun triathlon in the area" Summer Roundup Triathlon Racer

"You are the best!!! extra-ordinary is all I can say....I will spread the word in NorthWest Arkansas that this is a MUST ride. I am so glad I signed up1! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!-Svitak Freedom Ride Participant

"Everything is FANTASTIC! The course is great. Slip n' slide at the end is rad. Yummy food afterwards is awesome. Can't get better than this!" Summer Roundup Triathlon Racer

"Shout out to Ruth Sawkins and her Awesome Rufus Racing Team! Ruth taught me how to run AND ride a bike AND Seriously believe in myself!"-Cindy P. Kansas

"Nice finisher's medal, great people at the Undercliff water stop!! Just a fun time with a lot of friends and very well put together!! Very organized!"- Svitak Freedom Ride Participant

"Last year was fun......but, this new shake up is way better! It much more challenging! Great job!"- Charles B. Let's Get Awesome! participant