Great White North TEAM Olympic Distance
The GWN offers a Bike/Run option for athletes not comfortable completing the swim course in 2021.
Olympic Triathlon participants enjoy the “Olympic Course” two lap swim at 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. Swimmers will proceed into the transition zone and attach their timing chip to their team cyclist’s ankle.
Why do 40km when you can do 50km! After you 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 rack your bike. Technical support will be provided on course but make sure you have the appropriate supplies in case of mechanical issues. Cyclists will proceed into the transition zone and let their run team mate attach their timing chip to their own ankle.
NEW COURSE – 10km
Your run takes you on a 2 LAP course through the town of Stony Plain and it’s trail system. From the transition zone, 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. The turnaround is located at the 2.5k mark, head back to the pavilion repeat another lap and run to your race finish!
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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 5 year categories as follows.
18-24 / 25-29 / 30-34 / 35 – 39 / 40-44 / 45-49 / 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65-69 / 70-74 / 75+
RACE RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Great White North Triathlon follows all applicable ITU rules
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.
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.