Summer Roundup Triathlon | Rufus Racing

Rufus Racing

July 11, 2021

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Event Info

Travel & Lodging

Stay at our Host Hotel! TownePlace Suites 


Directions to Race Site- The Farm at Redbud (private property-not open to the public at any other time) 30-45 min travel time

Address to put into your phone: CR 180/Redbud Rd- Farm is 1/2 mile east of that intersection. Looks for event signs

Directions from I-44: travel east towards Springield, exit onto I49 North: take the exit for hwy M/baseline Blvd go 2 miles to CR 160 turn north/right go 1 mile to Redbud road turn west/left  and go about 1 mile.


Directions to race site from North Joplin: Take Main street /Hwy 43 north to M hwy/Baseline road (15 miles) turn east onto baseline rd/M hwy and go 6 miles to CR 180. Turn north/left onto CR180 go 1 mile up to Redbud Road turn east/right. The Lake is a half mile down on the north/left side of the road, look for the parking signs directing you.

**Mention Rufus Racing or Triathlon when booking to receive room discount


After 6/20 rooms can be booked if still available by calling (417) 659-8111 TownePlace Suites

Book Online 2021

$99.00 USD per night

(taxes not included)

Why you should stay here for race weekend:

    • Grab and go breakfast for athletes starting at 3:30 AM
    • Late checkout (upon request) until 2 PM
    • Just off of I44. So you can get to race site faster
    • Staying in Joplin and at our host hotel helps the race and means we can continue to make it a great event
    • You get a Suite for the price of a regular hotel room

"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