BLITZ_kananaskis

13th Annual Blitz Duathlon Kananaskis Country

Returns to Station Flats

Online Registration closes Friday at midnight.  Race day “Cash Only” $125 until 8:00am.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

WHAT
3.6km Trail Run, 19km Road Bike, 7km Trail Run
WHEN
Sunday September 11, 2022
WHERE
NEW LOCATION – Station Flats, Kananaskis (HWY 66) – West of Bragg Creek

Race Details

Times:

7:30am – Athlete Check-in Opens
8:30am – RACE START
9:30am – Food

Blitz Duathlon Transition

Course

Terrain
Running Route: Cross country trails with natural surface.  Expect paths to include roots, small rocks and occasional mud.  Regular running shoes will work fine.

Cycling Route: Paved Highway 66.  Please note that we are racing on roads that are open to the public. PLEASE use caution and obey our marshals who may stop you before crossing traffic.

Course Maps

Leg 1: 3.7km Trail Run

The first leg of the race is the most technical and consists of a loop on the Tom Snow trail/1st Ridgeback loop (counterclockwise).  The Tom Snow has a few mud holes that you can run around, and the Ridgeback loop is narrower with a climb.  Elevation gain of 86m.  Click here for an interactive map.

Transition Zone

Your run will return through the start/finish line arch into the transition zone.  Proceed to your bike and remember to buckle up your helmet before taking your bike off the rack.  It must remain on until you return and rack your bike.  Walk your bike to the mount/dismount line and begin your ride.

TEAMS:  Upon finishing the first run, exchange your ankle timing chip with your cyclist teammate at the bike rack.  Cyclists then un-rack bike and proceed to the mount line to begin the cycle portion.  Upon returning from the bike, cyclists dismount and return to the rack and exchange the timing chip with their runner teammate.

Leg 2: 19km Road Bike

The bike course is out and back on Hwy 66 to Beaver Flat.  It is paved highway with rumble strips and some loose gravel at certain sections.  The bike route has a total elevation gain of 276m, mostly gaining in the first 9km. Once you hit the turnaround point, it’s a nice quick ride back to transition.  Traffic will not stop for cyclists so proceed when with your turn around and entrance to Station Flats with caution.  We will have a sweep vehicle in case of mechanical break-down.  Click here for an interactive map.



Leg 3: 7km Trail Run

The final leg of the race is a run out and back on the Sulphur Springs trail.   This trail has 4 or 5 rolling hills but they are relatively short.  The overall elevation gain is 86m, broken up over the 7k run.  There is a shallow stream to cross and one section that often is a big mud hole covered with a few logs to help you cross, or you can run around it.   Click here to view the interactive map.

Parking

Parking is available at Station Flats near the start/finish line.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to cheer on friends and family members while enjoying a beautiful fall day in Kananaskis.  We ask that spectators do not follow the participants on the highway in order to avoid excessive traffic.  Leashed dogs are permitted in the park.

Race Support

Aid Station:  We will have an aid station at the run start with water and Reboost maple gels.

First Aid: There will be a medic on-site at the timing tent through the day.  A support vehicle will travel the road for assistance during the cycle portion.

Bike Support:  During the race, there will be a truck cruising the truck for roadside assistance.

Timing Chips: All athletes must check in the morning of the race to get their ankle timing chip.  Relay team partners will also receive a chip.  Race bibs must be worn in the front on the run portions.

Washrooms: Several outhouses available around parking lot.

PARTICIPANT LOVE

Still not sure if this race is for you? Here’s what others had to say:

“This is the best race that I have done in all the years I have raced. So much fun and very well organized. All the other athletes and volunteers were awesome as well. Thanks gang”

“It was a fun atmosphere yet also very well organized. I liked how there was no waiting around for draw prizes or awards. Excellent post-race meal as well.”

“​It was my first time at this race and it was well organized and a lot of fun! ”

“Great venue, trails were good, scenic ride with a challenging hill climb. Lots of volunteers who were awesome, energetic, and encouraging”

​”It was great, everyone was really supportive, the course was challenging, the announcer was great at the finish line, it was a great day! Thank you for all that you did for this race!”