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Chinook Triathlon / Duathlon / AquaBike Race Details

2019 Provincial Triathlon Championships & World ITU Qualifier

Represent Canada at Edmonton 2020 World Championships!  Our Olympic (Standard) Distance Triathlon has two qualifying spots for each five year age group.  Learn more about qualifying here.

Race Details

Saturday June 15, 2019

If you have additional race-related questions about this event after reviewing the race details and updates below, please contact us.

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Pre-race Coached Clinics

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Transition Logistics

This is a two transition course.  T1 at Lake Midnapore and T2 at Granary Road are 19km apart.  Please refer to Race Day Procedures on the Schedule of Events page to learn more.

SWIM COURSE

Half-Distance (aka Long Course) and AquaBike (Long Course) Swim Start: 7:30am Midnapore Lake (Long distance Teams included)

• Warm up stops 10 minutes before race start – get your face wet, it’s an easier start this way. Next you will be corralled through the timing sensors to ensure you are in your event and to make sure we account for you at swim exit.
• Wear the Swim Cap provided.
• You have 1hr 15min to complete your swim. If you’re having difficulty finishing we’ll canoe up next to you and ask you if you’re doing OK and if you think you can finish. Our goal is to give everyone the opportunity. If it’s obvious that you won’t make the time cut-off when starting the second lap,  we will have to disqualify you from the event (so get in some pool laps before race day)
• The swim will be 2 laps of 950m around the right side of the buoys, you will come back to shore on your first lap and run around the beach-buoy and back out to complete the second lap. As you come back to the shore you will exit to the left up the boat launch and around to transition. You’ll cross the timing sensor to record your swim time.

Olympic and AquaBike Short Swim Start: 8:45am Midnapore Lake (Teams included)
• Warm up will be 10 minutes before race start – get your face wet, it’s an easier start this way. Next you will be corralled through the timing sensors to ensure you are in your event and to make sure we account for you at swim exit.
• Wear the Swim Cap provided.
• You have 1:00hour to complete your swim. If you’re having difficulty finishing we’ll canoe up next to you and ask you if you’re doing OK and if you think you can finish. Our goal is to give everyone the opportunity. If it’s obvious that you won’t make the time cut-off at the half way point, we will have to disqualify you from the event (so get in some pool laps before race day)
• The swim will be 1 lapsof 750m around the right side of the buoys.  As you come back to the shore you will exit to the left up the boat launch and around to transition. You’ll cross the timing sensor to record your swim time.

TRIATHLON TRANSITION ONE

DUATHON RUN COURSE ONE  5 x 1km Laps (5km)

Duathlon Start: 8:45am Lake Midnapore Transition Area
• You will be corralled at the east exit of T1 for the Duathlon Run start.  The race start coincides with the Olympic distance triathlon start.
• Run five laps (keep count) clockwise around marked course.  On your final lap, enter T1 from west side to transition to cycle.  Refer to transition map below.

DUATHON TRANSITION

BIKE COURSE OLYMPIC 41km

For interactive route map click here.

Distance: 40.8km
Start/Finish: Lake Midnapore, Granary Road
Elevation: 538m / 1765 ft
Aid stations: 0

• Number Bibs to the back (use a race belt)
• Helmet chinstrap must be secured once you touch your bike and must remain secured until you finish and rack your bike, there are stiff penalties for not complying.  Triathlon Alberta, TriCan and ITU rules apply.
• Drafting: Know the rules for drafting because you will be assessed a 10 minute penalty. Minimum two bike lengths behind.  Absolutely, No Riding side by side.  If you are in the TriTogether wave, you are allowed to ride in groups without penalty (you just won’t qualify for a finishing position).
• Passing on the course: If you are going to pass, you yell out “PASSING ON THE LEFT”. You must stay on the right side of the solid line. If you cross over the solid line you will be assessed a 10 minute penalty.
• Being Passed: If you are being passed and someone yells “Passing on the Left” you must move over to the right and allow the athlete to pass. If you block the athlete you will be assessed a 10 minute penalty.
• Litter: We want to keep the environment clean and free of pollution, so we request you drop off all litter at the aid stations or carry it with you. Water bottles must be dropped at the aid stations. Anyone littering on the road will be penalized a 5 minute penalty. Please consider this rule as we are given the use of the land from organizations that rely on us to respect the environment.
• No Walkmans, MP3 Players, iPods, cell phones allowed on the bike course. No exceptions to the rules, immediate disqualification.
• Police controlled intersections: Please pay attention while going through the controlled intersections as the City of Calgary Police Service & Rural Marshals will do their best to make sure you get through the intersection safely.  As you know there are always drivers out there that sometimes don’t pay attention.  Please use judgment as this is not a closed course.
• We are making every effort to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience but please be careful as you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.

BIKE HALF-DISTANCE LONG COURSE 82km

For interactive route map click here.

Distance: 81.5km (trust us, it’s plenty)
Start/Finish: Lake Midnapore, Granary Road
Elevation: 952m / 3123 ft
Aid stations: 3 at 26km, 51km and 72km (use ’em)

• Number Bibs to the back (use a race belt)
• Helmet chinstrap must be secured once you touch your bike and must remain secured until you finish and rack your bike, there are stiff penalties for not complying.  Triathlon Alberta, TriCan and ITU rules apply.
• Drafting: Know the rules for drafting because you will be assessed a 10 minute penalty. Minimum two bike lengths behind.  Absolutely, No Riding side by side.  If you are in the TriTogether wave, you are allowed to ride in groups without penalty (you just won’t qualify for a finishing position).
Aid Stations rules:
• Do not race through the aid stations.  If you are picking up supplies you MUST slow down.
• Do not throw your water bottles at the volunteers, drop them on the grass before and/or after the aid tables set up on the side of the road.
• Yell out your choice of bottled beverage:  F2C GlycoDurance or Water.
• If you are going to stop, look behind you to make sure it’s clear and pull off the shoulder to stop.
• Single file is the proper order for getting beverages. If you fail to follow through single file then you will be penalized 5 minutes. Explanation: If you are behind an athlete and you want to get a water bottle then you must stay behind the athlete to get your aid. Once through the aid station then you can pass.
• Passing on the course: If you are going to pass, you yell out “PASSING ON THE LEFT”. You must stay on the right side of the solid line. If you cross over the solid line you will be assessed a 10 minute penalty.
• Being Passed: If you are being passed and someone yells “Passing on the Left” you must move over to the right and allow the athlete to pass. If you block the athlete you will be assessed a 10 minute penalty.
• Litter: We want to keep the environment clean and free of pollution, so we request you drop off all litter at the aid stations or carry it with you. Water bottles must be dropped at the aid stations. Anyone littering on the road will be penalized a 5 minute penalty. Please consider this rule as we are given the use of the land from organizations that rely on us to respect the environment.
• No Walkmans, MP3 Players, iPods, cell phones allowed on the bike course. No exceptions to the rules, immediate disqualification.
• Police controlled intersections: Please pay attention while going through the controlled intersections as the City of Calgary Police Service & Rural Marshals will do their best to make sure you get through the intersection safely.  As you know there are always drivers out there that sometimes don’t pay attention.  Please use judgment as this is not a closed course.
• We are making every effort to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience but please be careful as you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.

RUN COURSE (ALL EVENTS & DISTANCES) 

For interactive route map click here.

Distance: 1 Loop 10km, 2 loops+ 21km
Start/Finish: Granary Road
Lap Elevation:  149m / 488 ft per lap
Aid stations: 3 at T2 and every 2km serving water, snacks & F2C HydraDurance.

Transition 2:
• Dismount at the dismount line, walk your bike on the mats to your spot and rack your bike. Do not undo your chinstrap till you rack your bike. Penalty will be assessed for not following the rules.
• Entering into Transitions after the completion of your bike, yell out your race category and the volunteers will direct you into your corral (Half Distance, Olympic, Team or Duathlon).
• Timing sensor will pick up your time
• Find your spot on the rack and your run gear will be where you left it this morning
• Your dry bag and your blue bag will also be at that spot.
• Make sure to place your bike directly over your run gear.  Be respectful as you have 4 other athletes that will be placing their bikes as well.
• Put your run gear on and exit out of transition to the left and start your run (at the end of the race as you go to retrieve your gear we will have security personal to cross check your gear with your race number).
• As you exit transition you will cross the timing sensor to record transition times.
• Transition Aid Station will be located at the sensor marker so fuel up!

Run course:
• Bibs to the front
• Olympic (1 loop), Half Distance Long Course (2 loops) of 10.5km run course
• Exit transition and follow pylons to exit of Granary Road.
• Follow clockwise route to south-end of course.
• At the second aid station, flagmen will user you across traffic on 242 Ave to the out-and-back loop on 1106 Drive W.  Return back to 242 Ave watching for cars and cyclists on the course.  Return down the hill on 112 ST W to the finish line at Granary Road.
• Long course athletes (Half Distance individual & teams, Long AquaBike individuals & teams) run beside finish line and begin second lap at T2.
• When you’ve finished reward yourself with that big fat medal, some hot grub and the adoration of even the toughest cowboy.
Run Course Rules
• Number Bibs to the front (use a race belt)
• These are open roads to cars, TRUCKS, cyclists and runners alike.  STAY TO THE RIGHT!
• Absolutely no littering on the course.  It’s God’s Country for heaven’s sake! If you are caught you will have a 5 minute time violation and be forced to go back and pick up the litter. We take this
rule very seriously. Drop your litter off as you go through the Aid Stations
• No Walkmans, MP3 Players, iPods, earbuds and cell phones allowed on the run course. No exceptions to the rules, immediate disqualification