2020 RACE DATE: Saturday, September 12th
SPRINT DISTANCE TRIATHLON: 500M POOL SWIM – 20 KM BIKE – 5 KM RUN
TRY-A-TRI: 250M POOL SWIM – 10 KM BIKE – 2.5 KM RUN
SPRINT DISTANCE DUATHLON: 2.5KM RUN – 20 KM BIKE – 5 KM RUN
Strathmore Aquatic Centre – 130 Brent Blvd., Strathmore Alberta
DUATHLON: Start time: 8:45 am (AFTER PRE-RACE MEETING)
SPRINT DISTANCE:: Start time 9:00 a.m.
TRY-A-TRI: Start time (Estimated) 10:30a.m.
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).
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 Sprint distance swim (5 laps/10 lengths). Relay swimmers will go in one heat after the 20+ swimmers (heats A & B)
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.
10K Bike Map:
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.
Below is the 5K Run Map.
The Try-A-Tri turnaround is just past the 1K marker after aid station.
RACE LOCATION: Strathmore Aquatic Centre, 130 Brent Blvd., Strathmore, Alberta
Race registration insurance is available. Visit our refund policy here.
*New for 2019! If you cannot participate in the 2019 event and KNOW a FRIEND or FAMILY MEMBER (female) who can take your place, we will allow a transfer.
Relay members may switch a member up to 3 weeks before event but registration captain must be contacted.
We ask you check your schedule before you register to avoid disappointment!
There is no fee for participant changing distances or events for the same year’s event.
INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FEE DETAILS
SPRINT DISTANCE, TRY-A-TRI DISTANCE, DUATHON (21 years old and up):
*EARLY BIRD*: Until December 1st: $80 + GST + Online Registration Fee
Until January 1st: $90 +GST + Online Registration Fee
Until February 1st: $100 +GST + Online Registration Fee
Until June 1st: $110 + GST + Online Registration Fee
After June 1st: $130 + GST + Online Registration Fee
At RACE PACKAGE PICK-UP (if space) – $150 + GST (cash or e-transfer only)
YOUTH (Proof of age* required at race package pick-up)
Sprint & Duathlon (16-20 years old), Tri-A-Tri (12 – 20 years old)
Until June 1st: $80 + GST + Online Registration Fee
After June 1st: $90 + GST + Online Registration Fee
-RACE PACKAGE PICK-UP (if space) – $120 + GST (cash or e-transfer only)
*AGE is of Dec. 31, 2019*
Until June 1: $135 + GST + Online Registration Fee
After June 1: $150 + GST + Online Registration Fee
-RACE PACKAGE PICK-UP (if space) – $165 + GST (cash or e-transfer only)
*AGE is of Dec. 31, 2019*
RELAY TEAM ENTRY DETAILS
Relay is the SPRINT DISTANCE ONLY. There is No “Try-A-Tri” relay.
Age of bike rider of relay must be at least 14 years old*. Please note that the majority of the 20K bike will be on the highway, so the relay bike rider must be a confident bike rider on highways.
Relay Teams do not have an early bird fee.
*Please note all ONLINE registrations will have online processing fees.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL
Please note the weather for race day is out of our control. In the event of colder weather, (eg. high of under 5 degrees C) the bike distance of the sprint will be reduced to 10K to reduce the risk of hypothermia and in the event of snow (under 0 degrees), the bike leg will be cancelled.
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
- Chances to win awesome draw prizes
- Safe and beginner friendly event by very experienced race company (produces Ironman 70.3 Calgary, etc.)
- Incredible race experience that will be life-changing!