Sunday, September 18, 2022

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

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

September 15, 2022

The Strathmore Aquatic Centre has had an unexpected failure and will be closed for extended repairs.  As a result, we will be staging a Run-Bike-Run duathlon for all categories.  

We know that this is disappointing news for everyone who have dedicated themselves to the swim training.  After the race send us an email with your personal best 250m or 500m swim time from 2022 and it will be added to your official bike and run times on a special result page.  In the meantime, enjoy the extra run and the on-course comradery of a mass start!

2022 Race Categories

Try-A-Tri Duathlon:   2.5KM RUN – 10 KM BIKE – 2.5 KM RUN

Sprint Duathlon:  2.5KM RUN – 20 KM BIKE – 5 KM RUN

Relay Teams:  Your swimmer is welcome to complete the first run leg or have your runner complete both.

Schedule Of Events

Race Day Entry:  7:30am – 8:30am

Race Package Pickup:  8:00am – 8:45am

Start time: 9:00am Sharp!

Location: Strathmore Aquatic Centre, 130 Brent Blvd., Strathmore. AB

Course Alterations

Run 1 – Out-and-back to Aid Station 1

Bike – To 5km turn (Tri-A-Tri one lap, Sprint Duathlon two laps)

Run 2 – Tri-A-Tri out-and-back to Aid Station 1, Sprint Duathlon continues to turn at 2.5km mark and returns (5km).

Parking

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 bib race number and 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.

Relay Team Exchange

Relay team runners will exchange their timing chips at the end of Run 1 with heir cyclist 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 line. 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 second runner will meet their cyclist at the bike racks when they return for the final exchange.

RUN 1

The first run begins at the start/finish arch on Brent Blvd and travels east.  Turn at the second aid station and return to complete your 2.5km distance.

Click here for interactive map

 

BIKE

The bike will follow Highway 817 north with the turn at 5km.  Try-a-tri completes one lap (10km) and Sprint completes two laps (20km) . 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.

 

Click here for interactive map.

RUN 2

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 Aid Station and the middle portion of the run will be on paved bike paths between residential houses.  Try-A-Tri runners will turn and return at this point.  Sprint Distance runners will continue and 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.  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

Click here for interactive map

Sprint 5K Run

Click here for interactive map

 

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

Registration

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 overall winner of Sprint & Duathlon