TRIATHLON / DUATHLON / AQUABIKE RACE DETAILS

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Triathlon SprintOlympic Team
For 2021 we offer a Bike/Run option for triathletes not comfortable completing the swim course.  Just let us know at race package pickup.
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 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

TRANSITION ZONE

Athletes park at the tennis courts along 4th Ave just north or Kinsmen Beach, Invermere.

SWIM COURSE

Olympic Tri/Aquabike = 750m x 2 laps = 1500 meters

Sprint Tri = 750 meters

Mass start, out and back swim in the magical waters of Lake Windermere off Kinsmen Beach. 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.  Upon exiting the water, swimmers will run across the road (carpeted) to the park and the transition zone.  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.

Interactive map

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 4th Ave, then turn left on 4th ST, left on 7th Ave, right on 15th ST, right on 8th Ave and then left on 13th Ave.  Ride up the hill through town with flaggers controlling traffic and left at the four-way stop on to 13th ST.  Ride south on Westside Road to the turnaround point (Olympic @ 20 km / Sprint @ 10 km), cyclists will have clear sailing on an undulating, low traffic, scenic road.

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.

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)

View Interactive Map Here

Run Course

Olympic Triathlon = 2 x 5km = 10km

Sprint Triathlon =  5 km Out & Back

Duathlon = Run 1 is 2 x 5km = 10km, Run 2 is 5km

Run out of transition south on 4th AVE, crossing only when road is clear and turn left over grass path to 3rd Ave before the beach.  Turn right down 3rd Ave, left up 2nd Ave and continue up hill across railroad bridge and turn right on 13th Street.  Continue north and around the Eddie Mountain Memorial Centre connecting into 4th Ave north.  Turn left on 6th Street, left on 6th Ave, across 9th Street and on to 5th Ave where you will turn around at the 2.5km mark.  Return to start – it’s all downhill!

  • 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.

View Interactive Map Here

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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