Great White North Sprint Distance Triathlon
The GWN offers a Bike/Run option for athletes not comfortable completing the swim course in 2021.
A single ‘triangle’ loop 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 and kayakers to ensure your safe completion of the first of three disciplines. Volunteers will be on hand to aid in removing wetsuits (if you wear one) in preparation for transition on to the bike.
Participants may select to skip the swim this year and simply bike / run the course. The bike start is just outside Transition 1 where we will release athletes in intervals with the other triathletes.
The Sprint Bike course is a clockwise loop around Hubbles Lake then back to town. After you head out of transition turn right onto Allan Beach Road then turn right on 16A/Parkland HW. Continue west 4km and turn right on Beach Corner Road. Continue north 2.5km and then turn right on Yellowhead HW. Continue east and turn right on HW 779 riding south into Stony Plain. Turn right at 44th ave, turn right at 50th st, and into T2 at the pavilion to rack your bike. Technical support will be provided on course but make sure you have the appropriate supplies in case of mechanical issues.
The run course takes you out of T2 and onto 50th ST southbound. Turn left on 47th ave, follow to 45th ave and then turn right and head to the trail system. The turnaround is located 2.5km mark, head back to the pavilion to finish.
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RACE RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Great White North Triathlon follows all applicable ITU rules
There will be no drafting on the bike leg of the Great White North Triathlon. The draft zone is 3 meters wide by 7 meters long.
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!
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 here.