Race Information

2019 Event Information

Registration deadline: Sunday, April 21, at 11:59 p.m.

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The James O'Rourke Memorial Triathlons are open, inclusive events that provide athletes of every ability level the opportunity to participate in the sport of triathlon. We offer three divisions — Competitive, for experienced athletes; Fitness, for triathletes who are getting started on their journey; and Relay, which allows teams of three to share the triathlon experience. In addition, we offer specially-tailored triathlon events for children. The triathlons begin and end at the North Platte Recreation Center, located at 1300 South McDonald Road in North Platte. Click here for a map to the Rec Center.



Athletes begin by swimming 500 yards (that's 20 pool lengths) in the North Platte Recreation Center's indoor pool. Swimmers will proceed in heats, two athletes to a lane. Athletes in competitive division must swim the entire distance. Athletes in fitness and relay divisions may water-walk, swim or any combination of the two. After finishing their swim, athletes will leave the pool and proceed to the bike staging area in the southwest parking lot of the Recreation Center.


Athletes bike 14 miles on an out-and-back route — departing from the North Platte Recreation Center to ride down Leota Street and turning south on Buffalo Bill Avenue, crossing over the South Platte River and Interstate 80. Riders will continue to Walker Road, then turn west before turning around at the midpoint and returning by the same route to the bike/run staging area in the southwest parking lot at the Recreation Center.


Athletes finish the triathlon with a 5K run, proceeding down Leota Street from the Rec Center before turning south on Buffalo Bill, again crossing over the river and I-80. Runners will turn at the midpoint on South Buffalo Bill and return to the finish line at the Rec Center.

For more information about what to do on race day, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

2019 Race Dates and Times

Early packet pickup is available for all races from 7-8 p.m. on Friday. Check-in and final packet pickup begin at 6:30 a.m. on each race day; all athletes must check in on the day of their race, even if they have already picked up their packets. Mandatory pre-race meeting held at 8 a.m. on race day.

Competitive Triathlon

Saturday, April 27

Race start at 8:30 a.m.
Early packet pickup 7-8 p.m. on Friday, April 26
For athletes with some athletic experience or those who enjoy the challenge of competition.
• Entrance fee: $45

Fitness Triathlon

Sunday, April 28

Race start at 8:30 a.m.
Early packet pickup 7-8 p.m. on Friday, April 26
For athletes who wish to improve their fitness, first-time triathletes, or those who just want an experience!
• Entrance fee: $45

Relay Triathlon

Sunday, April 28

Race start at 8:30 a.m.
Early packet pickup 7-8 p.m. on Friday, April 26
A triathlon for three athletes — one swimmer, one bicyclist and one runner. Relay divisions are: All Men; All Women; and Co-Ed. 
• Entrance fee: $99

Click to see our Kids Triathlons page for children 14 and under.