All you guys are amazing, and Matt would be overwhelmed at what you pulled off.Someone that Obviously Knows Matt ;)
It is a great thing what you guys are doing. My wife and I were honored to be a part of it and to try to give back a little when others have given so much. Thank you for letting us share in this event.Husband and Wife Volunteers
I had never been to a triathlon before, but it appeared to be very well thought out. The medals given to the participants were awesome!Volunteer
It would be great if Jason Key could lead the swim in a Yellow Speedo next year.Volunteer
Yes, the experience was more fun and rewarding than I had imagined. I had a great time, and thankfully the weather was nice.Volunteer
It was awesome.Bereft Triathlete
Well done! It was a nice way to honor Matt.Triathlete
This could become one of those epic events in the community – so many positive things have been said, and this was such a phoenominal event. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!Triathlete
This race was very well organized! You clearly have experienced triathletes in charge! Great job!!Triathlete
Thanks for the opportunity to honor a fellow soldier, and to volunteer for a cause which will help other wounded warriors. Really enjoyed getting to know and work with the team organizers. Hope to be able to serve in Matt’s honor again next year.Chris @ Smithville American Legion
Great job for your first race. The venue was small enough that it wasn’t an overwhelming mass like the 800+ people triathlons. Very friendly for all racers and volunteers.Volunteer
I volunteered with my Mom and two daughters. We couldn’t think of a better cause.Volunteer
It was my first. Others that have done tri’s before said this was the most organized event they had been to. GREAT JOB!!!Triathlete
It was an awesome experience. Although I didn’t know Matt, I can tell he was a very special individual. His friendship really meant a lot to the guys who organized this event.Volunteer
Great Triathlon. It was a great experience and is my favorite course. Thank you – everyone did an excellent job organizing this race.Triathlete
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Camping: On-site camping is available at Crows Creek - close proximity to transition area. For more information, please visit the Clay County Parks Smithville Lake website.
Hotels: Several hotels exist near the Kansas City International Airport - approximately 13mi from Crows Creek. The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association website has a lot of great information about things to do and places to stay.
Directions:169 N toward Smithville to 92 HWY and go East or I-35 toward Kearney to 92 HWY and go WestTake 92 HWY to HWY “E”/County Road “E” and go North, “E” will take you to Crows CreekTurn left onto Crows Creek Campground Rd and stay to your left at the forkRace site is at Shelter 5; there are also Crow's Creek signs along the route as well as race signs
Race Day Parking / CARPOOL: Athlete's and Volunteers will not have to pay to enter the park. Spectator payment TBD if applicable. PLEASE consider carpooling with other participants, volunteers and/or spectators.
Crows Creek Park, Smithville, MO
USAT Rules2013 Rule Book
Training PlansOfficial Training Plans for USA Triathlon