Sunday, September 18, 2022

Strathmore Aquatic Centre – 130 Brent Blvd., Strathmore. AB





What’s included with your Entry Fee?

  • Professionally chip-timed event with accurate split times and real-time updates via Zone4
  • Limited Edition race SWAG souvenir
  • Beautiful unique finisher medal
  • Number bib
  • Try-Diva-Tri Swim cap
  • Traffic control and road closures, police support (you get to ride through intersections!)
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Safe, fun and beginner friendly event by very experienced race company (produces Ironman 70.3 Calgary, etc.)
  • Bragging rights – an incredible race experience that will be life-changing!
  • Awards for top three in Sprint, Tri-A-Tri and Duathlon.



Friday September 16, 2022 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

TCR Bike Shop 1817A 10 Ave SW, Calgary

Late Package Pickup race morning at pool before 8:00am



There is plenty of parking in the Hockey Arena parking lot just east of the Recreation Centre/High School.  You (and family) can also park behind the facility.

Transition Zone

First Things First

Arrive at least one hour before your wave start, proceed to the transition zone, rack your bike and stage your gear under your bike.  Large bags should be kept in your vehicle.  Proceed to the timing tent to pick up your designated ankle timing chip which you wear through the race.   It’s also a good idea to walk through the transition zone to familiarize yourself with the race flow.   You can change into swim wear in the pool change rooms.

Start Times


SPRINT DISTANCE:: Start time 9:00 a.m.

TRY-A-TRI: Start time (Estimated) 10:15a.m.


Swimmers can change in the facility locker rooms and queue for their start wave by the hot tubs.  When an open lane is available, the lap counter will flag you to walk to the pool and begin.  Once complete, proceed to the exit and out to transition.  Race clothing must be staged at your bike rack.

The swim is in a 25-metre swimming pool and will start 10 min after a pre-race briefing at 8:45am. There are 6 lanes in the pool and a maximum of 4 swimmers in each lane (wave).  When you pick up your timing chip on race morning, let us know you preferred swim heat.  This keeps swimmers of similar abilities together.  We’ll mark your heat letter on your leg to help you remember.

Sprint Triathlon Swim Heats

A – Relay Teams

B – 18+ min

C – 16-18 min

D – 14-16 min

E – 12-14 min

F – 10 – 12 min

E – under 10 min

Tri-A-Tri Triathlon Swim Heats

F – 10+ min

G – 8-10 min

H – under 8 min

We will start with the Sprint distance (500m) first in the pool (while the duathlon gals are running) and once all Sprint distance has completed with their 10 laps/20 lengths, we will begin the 250m Try-A-Tri distance swim (5 laps/10 lengths).

Swimmers are to swim in a counter-clockwise circle only. Passing in the lane is permitted but please pass with caution. We will be utilizing a continuous feed swim – that is, when one lane of 3 or 4  swimmers exits the water, another group of 3 or 4 swimmers of similar swim ability will slip in (NO DIVING!) to begin their swim. We will line up all participants according to your heat letter. Ensure your know your estimated 500m swim time (or test out your swim again very soon with your new time) to aid us in seeding racers for an effective swim. Swimmers with estimated swim times over 20 min will start in the earlier waves.

The RELAY swimmers for the sprint distance with 500m swim will start with the first sprint racers. Volunteers will count your laps. At 450m (or 200m for the Try-A-Tri), the lap counter will place a flutterboard in the water to notify you that you have 50m to go.  Exit the pool with caution and no running on deck!

All Sprint Relay participants will start AFTER Heats A & B swimmers are done (4 team’s swimmers with similar swim times per lane). Relay Swimmers will exit the pool after their 500m swim, cross the timing mat (to end swim time) and proceed to the relay exchange (swim to bike) at the bike racks. Once the relay cyclist receives the ankle timing chip, they may remove their bike from the bike rack and walk bike (no bike riding) to the mount area. Cyclists must stay at their bike for the relay exchange but not remove their bike until they have the timing chip ankle strap secure on their left ankle.


The bike will be one loop on the shoulder of Highway 817 for BOTH DISTANCES. The roadway will be open to vehicle traffic so please ride with caution and obey marshals and police. ANSI approved helmets are mandatory for the race and they must be bike helmets (ski or hockey helmets are not allowed). Bike and helmet inspection  long before the race is highly recommended to ensure your bike and helmet are safe. It is important for your safety, and the safety of other competitors that your bike is roadworthy.



Try-A-Tri 10K Bike Map

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Sprint 20K Bike Map

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You must wear your race number on your front during the run (race belts work great for this).  The run follows the bike path along Brent Blvd. (east of the transition area) and will cross Brent Blvd. at Maple Tree Way (continuing on the bike path on the south side of Brent Blvd.) The route will turn south on Cambridge Glen Dr. (at the church) then west on Cambridge Crescent (all on sidewalks).  The water station and the middle portion of the run will be on paved bike paths between residential houses. Runners will turn left at the end of the bike path at Cambridge Crescent and run on the residential sidewalk of Cambrille Crescent to the turnaround.  All runners will return the same route to the finish line.  Run will be well marked. (Map will be available at Race package Pick-up.) All roadways will be open to vehicle traffic. Marshals will be present along the out and back course. This run is entirely flat with NO hills. For your safety, absolutely no headphones (IPODs, MP3 players, etc.) on the run allowed.

Try-A-Tri 2.5k RUN

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Sprint 5K Run

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Free Solo Challenge – Virtual Racing To Stay Motivated

Complete a Try-Diva Tri “solo challenge” event where you want, when you want. Try it in a day, a weekend or longer. Results live forward so you can challenge yourself over the season or for years to come.

Watch this Video of 2012 Strathmore Women’s Triathlon