Blitz Duathlon FAQ’s

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?  Or get a refund? 
Registration is non-refundable but can be deferred to next year.

Please email tom@platinumracing.ca to notify us of any changes to the registration.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN NO MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCES so please do not email the race directors asking for one.

Will I get my timing chip at package pick-up?

Ankle timing chips will be handed out at package pick-up starting at 8:00am.

Will Highway 66 be open to the public during the race?

Yes, Highway 66 will be open to the public as the government will not allow us to close the road. There will be course marshals and numerous signs on the road to inform all drivers that cyclists are on the road.

What is the condition of Highway 66?

We have requested the highway be cleaned for the race, however Alberta Transportation is unable to do so. We will sweep at the turn around point (10k mark) and the entry into Station Flats but you are responsible for your own safety, so please use caution while riding.

How does it work for transition between run to bike & bike to run. Do you get timed during transition or does clock stop at end of run, restart for bike, etc?

You will receive a time for your first run, bike, and overall finish time. At the end of the race, we will post all three times and from that you can determine how long each transition took you.

Do athletes in partner teams need to pass the timing chip?

Partners will each have their own race bib and timing chip.

Will there be bike racks in the transition area? Can I leave a bag with clothing/shoe change with my bike?

Yes there are bike racks at the transition stage. Because it is a run, bike, run you should not need a change of clothes and therefore only shoes and helmet will be allowed by your bike. All other belonging (bags, change of clothes) can be kept at the bag check area.

How does the bag/gear check work?

Gear check is available on race day at the start/finish line from 8am-2pm. You can check your bags, jackets, draw prize tickets, etc. so you do not have to worry about leaving everything in your car and not being able to get a change of clothes for after the race. Please note that any items not picked up by 2pm on race day will be donated to charity.

Are there changing rooms if we need to change clothes between each leg?

The transition area will be in the parking lot area of Station Flats, so no, There are no changing rooms. Most athletes just change their shoes and maybe their top so a private changing area isn’t necessary. There are outhouses nearby if athletes need to do a complete change of clothing.

Will the race be cancelled if the weather is bad?

The Race Director may delay or cancel the race due to adverse, inclement, or unsafe weather. The Race Director also reserves the right to modify the course at any time before or during an event by his/her own judgement or if instructed by local law enforcement personnel or park officials. Should the event be delayed, the starting time of the event will be moved back accordingly. Your entry fee is not refundable if an event is cancelled due to adverse, inclement, or unsafe weather.

Can I use a road bike since the bike portion is on Highway 66?

Yes, you can use a road bike. Highway 66 is paved highway.