Capitol View Park

Off-road triathlon, duathlon, and trail run

May 31st, 2020 – Old Glenns Creek Rd Frankfort KY 40601

Motus Capitol View is located in Capitol View Park in Frankfort, KY just across from the state capitol buidling.  The Kentucky River provides the western boundary to the park and is the location of the swim.   The park hosts several events throughout the year due to the well maintained trail system (thanks to KYMBA) and due to the fact it is located right off the highway with lots of lodging nearby.  The mountain bike course will feature the sink holes, which is very unique to this trail system.  The run will feature the “Green Monster,” a long steep hill about half way through the loop.  Choose your Motus:

 Short Shred:

The Short Shred distance will feature a 800 meter river swim in the Kentucky River (half upstream and half down stream).  Kayak and SUP will also be options for this distance.

The bike course will be about 12.5 miles almost entirely on single track.  Only a short section of pavement at the end of the lap to get back to the trail head/transition area.

The run will be about 4.3 miles and will be about 90% single track trails.

This will earn you points at the Aurum Level as explained on the Motus Off Road Points Series page.


Full Send:

The Full Send distance will be double the distance of the short shred triathlon.  2 loops on the swim (1600 meters), 4 laps on the mountain bike (about 24.6 miles), and 2 laps on the run (8.6 miles).

Aid stations will be in the same locations as the Short Shred triathlon.

This will earn you points at the Platinum Level as explained on the Motus Off Road Points Series page.

The trail run will follow the same course as the triathlon run course.  2 laps. 8.3 miles.  Aid stations will be located in the same locations as triathlon.


This will earn you points at the Platinum Level as explained on the Motus Off Road Points Series page.

The Duathlon will be the same course for the mountain bike and run as the short shred triathlon.  However, it will also feature about a 1.5 mile run instead of the swim.

This will earn you points at the Platinum level as explained on the Motus Off Road Points Series page.

MTB course

2 laps for the short shred triathletes and duathletes.  4 laps for full send triathletes.  A self serve aid station will be set up the trail head.  Athletes can place their extra water bottles (if any) they want to use on a table and grab them on any lap they desire.  Please limit you extra bottles to 2 bottles per athlete.

Run course

This will be the run course for the short shred triathletes (1 lap), full send triathletes (2 laps), and trail runners (2 laps).  3 aid stations will be available during the run course.  The first will be at the trail head just outside of transition.  The 2nd and 3rd location will be located at the top of the green monster hill and just before going back down it.  

Duathlon Run Course

1 lap run course instead of swimming.  No aid stations.

Registration fees:

                                      Short Shred Triathlon, Duathlon, and Kayak:                                  Full Send Triathlon:                                                        Trail Run:

11.15.19 – 12.31.19 –                                           $65                                                                                        $85                                                                              $30

1.1.20 – 4.30.20 –                                            $75                                                                                         $95                                                                              $35

5.1.20 – 5.29.20 –                                            $85                                                                                       $105                                                                              $40

Day of Registration (if not sold out) –    $95                                                                                        $115                                                                              $45

Schedule of Events

  •  May 30th
    • Athlete checking ____ to _____ at ______
  • May 31st – Race day
    •  6:00 – Transition opens and athletes check in
      • Cut off time for full send athletes to check in – 7:00
      • Cut off time for duathletes, kayak/SUP, and short shred triathletes to check in – 7:30
      • Cut off time for trail runners to check in – 8:00
    •  7:15 – Race announcements.
    • 7:30 – Full send triathletes start. Transition closes.
    • 8:00 – Duathletes and Short Shred Triathletes start
    •  8:15 – kayak and SUP athletes
    • 8:30 – Trial runners start
    •  10:30 – Trial run awards
    • 12:00 – Short Shred and Duathlon awards
    •  2:30 – cut off time for full send triathletes
    • 3:00 – awards for full send atheltes.


Awards will be given to all finishers in each event.  AG awards will be handed out for short shred.  Top 3 male and female awards will be handed out to all athlete catagories.

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Other Motus Off Road Events

Motus is an off road series with races in several states.  Check out the full series hereProgressive Endurance also hosts another race later in the year at Green River Lake State Park