Great White North Team Half Distance (Long Course)

Great White North Half Swim

2km

The GWN offers a Bike/Run option for athletes not comfortable completing the swim course in 2021.

An open water 2 km swim is held in Hubbles Lake. Allan Beach features a large sandy area for the start and finish. We use a mass start so seed your self appropriately. This is a calm lake and the course is well marked and we will have a large contingent of lifeguards, scuba divers, and kayakers to ensure your safe completion.  Swimmers run into transition zone and attach their timing chip to the ankle of their team cyclist before they start the ride.

90km

After you receive your swimmer’s timing chip, head out of Allan Beach Resort you turn right on Hwy 16 and head to Hwy 779 and turn south and head into Stony Plain. Turn right at 44th ave, turn right at 50th st, head past the pavilion and right onto parkland hwy. Take the overpass interchange onto hwy 779 and head north to the turn around 19.5km out, head back to Stony Plain and repeat the out and back. Technical support will be provided on course but make sure you have the appropriate supplies in case of mechanical issues.  When you finish, your runner should be waiting at your designated bike race location to take off your timing chip and attach it to their own leg.

Great White North Run

21.1km – NEW RUN COURSE

The run course takes you through the town of Stony Plain and it’s trail system. You head around the pavilion pond and out on 43rd ave, turn right on 50th st and turn left on 47th ave, follow to 45th ave and then turn right and head to the trail system.  This is a three lap course.

Click here to view the interactive run course

 

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AGE GROUP AWARDS

Awards will be presented to the top 3 in each Age Group for both men and women. The Age Groups are broken down into 10 year categories as follows.

18-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+

RACE RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Great White North Triathlon follows all applicable ITU rules with some exceptions as follows:

DRAFTING

There will be no drafting at The Great White North Triathlon. The draft zone is 3 meters wide by 7 meters long. This rule is strictly enforced! We have experienced drafting marshals on the bike course. If you draft, you will be caught, and if you are caught, you will be penalized.

1st offense = 4 min in the P.T.
2nd offense = 4 min in the P.T.

WETSUITS

Allowed and highly recommended!   Due to the nature of our climate, the water temperature can vary between 74 and 58 degrees Fahrenheit, therefore, it is recommended that you wear a wetsuit!

Note: We do have volunteers to help strip your wetsuit at the swim/bike transition, so please make sure that you are wearing something under your wetsuit!

SPORTSMANSHIP

Any competitor behaving in an unsportsmanlike manner will be disqualified on the spot. Our volunteers are the main reason this race is so great!

Please treat them with the utmost respect at all times, including all activities before and after the event.

If you have any question regarding rules, please contact us via our CONTACT PAGE.
RACE RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Great White North Triathlon follows all applicable ITU rules with some exceptions as follows:

DRAFTING

There will be no drafting at The Great White North Triathlon. The draft zone is 3 meters wide by 7 meters long. This rule is strictly enforced! We have experienced drafting marshals on the bike course. If you draft, you will be caught, and if you are caught, you will be penalized.

1st offense = 4 min in the P.T.
2nd offense = 4 min in the P.T.