TRIATHLON / DUATHLON / AQUABIKE RACE DETAILS

 

Triathlon SprintOlympic Team
INDIVIDUAL SPRINT TRIATHLON

750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run

JUNIOR TEAM SPRINT TRIATHLON (Age 12-15)
750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run

TEAM SPRINT TRIATHLON
750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run

INDIVIDUAL OLYMPIC TRIATHLON
1500m Swim / 40km Bike / 10km Run

TEAM OLYMPIC TRIATHLON
1500m Swim / 40km Bike / 10km Run


 

DUATHLON SPRINT

5km Run / 20km Bike / 5km Run

DUATHLON STANDARD
10km Run / 40km Bike / 5km Run

 

 

Aquathon Swim/Bike

AQUATHON STANDARD
1500m Swim / 40km Bike

 

 


All athletes are welcome whether it is your first triathlon race, you are en route to Ironman, or you want to compete on a team, come out and enjoy racing in the spectacular scenery of the Columbia Valley. The swim takes place in Lake Windermere, followed by an out and back cycle route. The run course is a single loop for both the “Sprint” and “Olympic” competitors. Cash prizes for Olympic individuals!! (see the “Race Features” page for more details).

For competitive junior athletes 12 to 15 years of age, we encourage their participation and are offering an event specifically for this age group to compete as a team. Therefore, children have an opportunity to take part during both days of our triathlon weekend, the Young Hearts Triathlon and as a team member in the Heart of the Rockies Triathlon.

Race Experience Includes:

– Professionally operated race

– Souvenir cycling jersey (Gran Fondo, Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathon, Team Events)

– Souvenir cycling jersey (Gran Fondo, Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathon, Team Events)

– Souvenir swim cap (Triathlon/Aquathon/Open Water Swim)

– Race number bib – please wear the bib “in front” on the run for the benefit of our announcers)

– Run course aid stations stocked with water and gels

– Post race food and refreshments

– Awards ceremony at 11:15am

– Bragging rights

COURSE MAP

Sprint & Olympic Triathlon Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interactive Bike 20km Course

Interactive Bike 40km Course

Interactive Run Course 5km

Interactive Run Course 10km

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWIM COURSE

Olympic Tri/Aquabike = 1500 meters

Sprint Tri = 750 meters

Mass start, out and back swim in the magical waters of Lake Windermere. Lake Windermere is a warm lake (20C/70F) however wet suits are highly recommended. The course is triangular with one turn-around buoy.  Athletes swim in a clockwise direction exiting at the finish near the playground, approximately 200 meters west of the start. Upon exiting the water, swimmers will be directed along a paved pathway for approximately 100 meters to the swim finish line. Boaters and kayakers will be on the water to assist (Volunteers welcomed).  Raise your hand if you require assistance at any time – rest stops aren’t against the rules!

PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE COMPETING BOTH AS AN “INDIVIDUAL” AND AS A “TEAM SWIMMER” you must tag your team cyclist at their bike position in the T1 transition zone.

BIKE COURSE

Olympic Tri/Aquabike/Duathlon = 40 kilometers

Sprint Tri = 20 kilometers

This is an out and back cycle with a turnaround on Westside Road. Note that the race course is not closed to traffic so please ride safe. No drafting – triathlon rules are in effect.

Cyclists leave T1 transition area heading north on 3rd Avenue and turn left onto Laurier Street to be faced with a climb over the railroad overpass to the controlled intersection near Sobey’s. Both traffic light controlled intersections (Laurier/3rd Avenue & 4th Street/7th Avenue) will be manned by professional flaggers through the day. Turn right on to 4th Street, to pass Sobey’s, then turn left on to 10th Avenue (at the T intersection) and continue along 10th Avenue to 13 Street. Turn right on to 13 Street where a short climb takes you to 13th Avenue (Westside Road). Turn left on to 13th Avenue/Westside Road. From here to the turnaround point (Olympic @ 20 km / Sprint @ 10 km), cyclists will have clear sailing on an undulating, low traffic, scenic road. Caution is advised on the return due to tight turns and a rapid descent back to the transition area.

For safety of competitors and to avoid additional vehicular traffic on Westside Road, please advise your family & friends not to follow competitors by car on the bike course. Volunteers are stationed at the turnaround points for the Sprint distance and for the Olympic/Standard distance; however, cyclists must carry their own water and nutrition. Cyclists are cautioned to slow down on the return at the corner of 13th Street and 10th Avenue as this is a downhill, left hand turn with an opposing slope!

All Cyclists must rack their bicycles in advance of race start in the T1 transition zone.

  • Helmets must be secured prior to mounting bikes.
  • Cyclists must walk their bikes to and from the “mount / dismount” line.
  • No Drafting! Cyclists will be disqualified.
  • No Littering
  • Cyclists exit and return using T1 (Transition Area 1)

Run Course

Olympic Triathlon = 10km Loop

Sprint Triathlon =  5 kilometer Out & Back

Duathlon = Run 1 is 10km Loop, Run 2 is 5 kilometer Out & Back

Olympic & Duathlon Run 1 Competitors:  The 10 kilometer scenic loop takes runners east on Laurier Street, over the bridge (Columbia River) on to a short connecting path to Lakeview Place and continuing along Lakeview Road. Runners will pass an aid station, and later follow the scenic paved trail through Lakeview Meadows. Upon exiting this trail, runners turn right on Lakeview Drive and proceed to the turnaround and aid station just before Highway 93. Runners are advised to stay left along Lakeview Drive to the intersection at Lakeview Drive and Athalmer Highway. Turn left on to Athalmer Highway for the downhill over the bridge to the finish at James Chabot Provincial Park. There will be 4 aid stations on the course. Don’t forget to follow the “red hearts” painted en route.

Sprint Competitors & Duathlon Run 2: A 5 kilometer scenic loop takes runners east on Laurier Street, over the bridge (Columbia River) on to a short connecting path to Lakeview Place, continuing south for a short distance on Lakeview Road to the turnaround and aid station (at approximately 2.5 kilometers). On the return, go right at the fork of Lakeview Place and Lakeview Road for the climb to Athalmer Highway. At the top, turn left on Athalmer Highway for the downhill over the bridge to the finish at James Chabot Provincial Park. Don’t forget to follow the “red hearts” painted en ruote.

  • This rolling run course has outstanding views of the lake and the beautiful Columbia Valley.
  • Please ensure that you wear your race number in front so as to be visible for our timers and volunteers. Water and gels will be available at the aid stations along the route. Please refer to the “Transition Flow” map
  • Transition zone flow is one-way.  All runners must exit T2 (Transition Area 2 on the map) and pass the finish area. DO NOT exit where cycling traffic enters T1.
  • Fun run 5km and 10km participants will start beside the run finish line.

CATEGORIES

INDIVIDUALS
Sprint Individual (750m/20km/5km)
Participants in the Sprint distance event must be 16 years or older. Male and female age group categories are based on age as of December 31st of the race year:

16-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-54
60-69
70+

 

Olympic Individual (1500m/40km/10km)
Participants in the Olympic Individual Event must be 18 years or older. Male and female age group categories are based on age as of December 31st of the race year:

16-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+

 

Note for Individual Competitors:
Individual competitors may compete as the swimmer on a Relay Team. (These competitors will need to wear two timing chips during the swim and hand off the appropriate chip to the Team Cyclist in transition.)

TEAMS
Sprint Junior Team (750m/20km/5km)
Junior Team (For ages 12-15 only – total member ages of 3 legs must not exceed 48)

Sprint Team (750m/20km/5km)
Family: OPEN (For immediate family members only.)

Male:
To 71
72-119
120-154
155+
Female:
To 71
72-119
120-154
155+
Mixed:
To 71
72-119
120-154
155+

 

Olympic Team (1500m/40km/10km)
Family: OPEN (For immediate family members only.)

Male:
To 71
72-119
120-154
155+
Female:
To 71
72-119
120-154
155+
Mixed:
To 71
72-119
120-154
155+

Age Categories for Male, Female, & Mixed teams are based on the combined ages of the swimmer, cyclist & runner as of December 31st of the current race year.

Note for Teams:

Teams can be made up of either 2 or 3 persons. In the case of a 2-member team, 1 of the 2 members must complete 2 legs of the triathlon.
Individual competitors may also compete as the Team Swimmer on a Team.

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