Date(s) - 20/05/2018
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Genesis Place - Airdrie
Race with us in the 6th annual Airdrie Triathlon in 2018! This great pool-swim event kicks off the multisport season. Dust off your bike and get ready to Tri it! Olympic, Sprint, Tri it and Kids of Steel Events for all abilities.
|Until December 31||Until January 31||Until April 30||Until May 18|
|Tri it Distance|
|Kids of Steel Triathlon||$45||$50||$55||$60|
*fees DO NOT include GST or online transaction fees
*ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER MAY 2 ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
**NO ATA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
Genesis Place is located at 800 East Lake Blvd NE, Airdrie.
There is ample parking to the WEST of Genesis Place.
Park at the Ron Ebbesen Arena. Please follow the directions of the volunteers upon arrival.
- Friday, May 18 3:00pm – 6:00pm Tri It
- Saturday, May 19 1:00pm – 5:00pm Tri It
The bike check is not required.
An optional information session for participants will be held at the transition area outside of Genesis Place on Saturday May 19 from 3-4pm
Race Day May 20th – Sunday
- May 20TH – Sunday – 6:30am- 7:45am
Transition Opens, Check-in, Body marking, and Late package pickup
- Pre-race briefing 5 minutes prior to your wave start
- 8:00am-9:50am ADULT Races!
- 9:30am – Kids Transition opens
- 10:00am – 1:00pm KIDS OF STEEL RACES
- 10:30pm-1:00pm Post-race munchies & draw prizes on site at Genesis Place
** Note: ALL ADULT Athletes must be checked into transition by 7:45am to ensure there is no conjestion in the transition area.
** KIDS OF STEEL race day checkin details to follow.
Wave Starts – to follow
** Note: ALL ADULT Athletes must be checked into transition by 7:45am to ensure there is no congestion in the transition area.
** as we are going on a continuous feed for the swim, the above times are estimates only.
Olympic = 1500m (60 lengths) | Sprint = 750m (30 lengths) | Tri It = 300m (12 lengths)
The swim course will take place at Genesis Place Pool (800 East Lake Blvd NE, Airdrie) (25m). We will start 4 athletes per lane and you will complete your # of lengths of the pool. Volunteers will be on hand to count your laps and will put a flutterboard in the water when you have 2 lengths remaining. You will be assigned a wave # and start time which will be posted on the website & package pick-up locations, as well as posted at the race start. Athletes are asked that if they are feeling any trouble or difficulty during the swim portion to either raise their hand and a lifeguard will be there to assist you within seconds. We would like to thank the staff at the Genesis Place for their support of this event.** note the swim is ‘continuous feed’ – after the first start, when one athlete exits their lane, we send another to fill their spot. Be on deck well in advance of your estimated start time.
Volunteers will be on hand to count your laps and will put a flutter-board in the water when you have 2 Lengths(1 lap) remaining. Athletes are asked that if they are feeling any trouble or difficulty during the swim portion to either raise their hand and a lifeguard will be there to assist you within seconds.
• Always swim on the Right side of the lane. If you are going to get passed (or going to pass) wait until the end of the lap and stay to the right…let the faster swimmer pass on your left.
• All athletes must wear the swim cap and timing chip/band provided race morning.
• Ensure you start in the appropriate heat. As each athlete enters the water, we will start the next athlete.
• Lifeguards will patrol the pool should you require assistance.
• You may use any stroke that makes you comfortable, however no floatation devices can be used.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO COUNT YOUR LAPS. VOLUNTEERS WILL DO SO AS A COURTESY, BUT CAN MAKE MISTAKES WITH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THEY HAVE TO COUNT FOR.
We are going on a rolling start system for all athletes, thereby 5-6 athletes in each lane, once one person has finished, the next will start in that lane. This saves time in the pool, as well as allows a continuous feed of athletes throughout the course. The waves listed in this package list ‘suggested’ start times, however please be prepared and ready. Announcements will be made indicating the next wave start in the pool (ex: Next wave #4, please make your way to the pool deck to be checked in).
You are responsible to be onsite to hear these announcements.
KIDS OF STEEL SWIM
Under 7yrs = 50m | 8-9 Yrs = 100m | 10-11Yrs = 150m
We will start a maximum of 4 athletes per lane. Flotation devices are allowed (not provided) for the 7&under category.
*NOTE – We will not start the next age group until they have completed the swim and are well into their bike.
Olympic = 33.5Km (2 laps) | Sprint = 20Km (1 lap) | Tri It = 10Km (1 ‘half’ lap)
Duathlon = 33.5km (2 laps)
**Due to traffic flow, the facility has requested that we use the pathway system to access East Lake Rd. Not ideal, but decent given our options.
**Both the sprint and tri it events will exit transition to the north of the facility along the pathway system. Athletes will walk/run their bikes to the mount line on the pathway (appx 400m). Follow the pathway to East Lake Rd.
** there will be no passing of cyclists within the park or parking lot when getting onto East Lake Rd. Please ride single file.
** Anyone posing a danger to themselves or anyone else including the public, will be immediately disqualified.
**When heading North on East Lake Blvd (from Yankee Valley Blvd), athletes will have the right lane closed for our use. Please keep your heads up at all times as there are 3 intersections where vehicles still can cross. We will have flagpersons at these points allowing you through, but please be aware of any vehicles.
- Tri it
Following East Lake Rd to the right, athletes will turn Right onto Hwy 567. Staying on the shoulder, athletes will take another Right turn onto Range Rd 291. Follow this south to Range Rd 270/ Yankee Valley Blvd and head West (right turn). A final Right turn onto East Lake Blvd will bring you back to the entrance to Genesis Place and the transition area!
Exiting transition the same way, athletes will head east along Hwy 567 to Range Rd 284. Athletes will turn around at this point and cycle back to the intersection of Hwy 567 and East Lake Rd. From this point, sprint athletes will complete the remainder of the Tri it distance event.
Olympic distance athletes will complete the same route as the Sprint event, but will do two (2) full laps of the stretch along Hwy 567.
Please keep in mind that the course will be open to vehicle traffic, and you are to treat this event as any other training ride and be very road wise while on the course. Vehicles will always have the right of way at intersections, and we will have volunteers to stop traffic when athletes are approaching, but remember you are responsible for your own safety while out on the course, and accidents can happen.
Please remember to look around you while on the course to foresee any unfortunate incidents that can occur. Remember to have fun on the course, and keep safety at the utmost priority.
- Riders must wear ANSI approved helmets that are fastened for the entire race.
- Participants may use road or mountain bikes.
- All bike repairs are done by cyclists only.
- Portable music players are not permitted.
- The practice of drafting behind cyclists is illegal.
- The certified flaggers and volunteers will control traffic and monitor safety at all major intersections.
- Course Marshals will direct competitors and assist with traffic control.
|7& UNDER||8-9 YEARS||10-11 YEARS|
- Exiting transition, KOS athletes will ride completely within the park on the paved trail system.
Olympic = 10Km (4 laps) | Sprint = 5Km (2 lap) | Tri It = 2.5Km (1 lap)
Duathlon = 10km first run, 5km second run
The run will travel from the transition area and consist of 1 (tri it), 2(sprint & duathlon 2nd run), or 4(Olympic & Duathlon 1st Run) laps of the course. Exiting transition to the south east, athletes will follow the pathway behind Bert Church High School and onto the paved trail system. A hard left turn will take athletes north along the trail to a T-intersection. Turning Right athletes will follow the trail to do a counter-clockwise loop to return around the south side of the lake taking athletes to the finish, or to begin the next lap.
- Escort runners are not allowed.
- Portable music players are not permitted.
- The route will be marked with directional arrows,pylons, and volunteers will assist in directing competitors
There are 2 water stations on the run course offering water and sports drink.
|7& UNDER||8-9 YEARS||10-11 YEARS|
- From Transition you will follow the paved trail to complete your lap (500m).
- Please be sure you drink lots of fluids on the bike course, as well as take advantage of the two aid stations on the run course for each lap. The weather can be unpredictable so please dress appropriately.Volunteers will be on hand to marshal the course and signage will indicate turns etcPlease wear your race number on the front of your jersey/t-shirt (no bare chests allowed).
This is the area where everything takes place and in highly competitive races, the place where a race can be won or lost!
Please place your bike and equipment and, once settled, look around to ‘site’ your location. What are you next to? What does your towel look like? What rack/row/line are you in? A good idea is to set up your area, leaving transition and then walk towards your bike when coming from the pool.
*NOTE: Transition will remain open once the race starts, but please stay next to your bike to avoid collisions with athletes that are currently racing.
**NOTE: Please have only what you will be racing with placed by your bike. No large bags, buckets or bins are allowed next to your bike.
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