Date(s) - 03/09/2018
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Race in scenic Stanely Park!
The 18th annual Vancouver Triathlon shuts down Stanley Park to allow you a closed road course!
|Until December 31||Until May 15||Until July 31||Until August 31|
|Tri it Triathlon (Ages 12+)||$90||$95||$100||$110|
|Jr Draft Legal & U26||$50||$60||$70||$80|
*Registration closes Thursday August 30.
*ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER August 15 ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
*Entry fees do not include GST or online processing fees.
*ADULTS – Entry Fees DO NOT include TRIBC day-insurance fee ($20) if non-TRIBC member.
If no valid TRIBC membership is entered, the day-fee will automatically be added.
What do you get for your entry fee? Click here for details
Stanley Park – Ceperley Field (next to 2nd Beach Pool)
As the entire course will be closed to traffic between 6:30am and 10am, parking within Stanley Park (north of Second Beach) will be accessible between 5 and 6:30am ONLY. Ample parking is available south of Lost Lagoon and parking lots surrounding Denman St.
Note: Pay Parking is in effect.
To ensure quick and seamless service when making reservations, please go to www.coastcoalharbourhotel.com and then select your dates and the number of guests checking in. In the section where it asks if you have a Special Code, enter booking code MSPO10. Once this is completed, a confirmation will be emailed to you directly. Any changes or cancellations can be made the same way.
If you prefer to make your reservation via telephone, please contact our Central Reservations Department, toll free, at 1-800-663-1144.
Friday, August 31 4:00pm – 6:00pm @ The Right Shoe (1601 West 4th Ave)
Saturday, September 1 12:00pm – 3:00pm @ The Right Shoe
Sunday, September 2 12:00pm – 5:00pm @ Stanley Park (2nd Beach)
* you will be dropping your bike off at this time.
September 2nd – Sunday –
12:00pm- 5:00pm – Package pickup, Bike Check and DROP OFF – Stanley Park.
**Overnight security is provided**
2:00pm-3:00pm – Transition Training Seminar @ Transition
- Never completed a race before? Need some advice/assistance? We all do!
- We’re here to help! We are offering ‘Transition Training’ Seminars for all our our events. Multisportscanada staff will be onsite on Sunday from 2-3pm. They will walk you through the in’s-and-out’s of the event; how to prepare your bike for the race, what to watch for, and of course answer any and all questions you may have!
September 3rd – Monday –
6:00am – 6:45am Check-in and Body marking
6:45am Pre-race briefing
7:00am Wave 1a start – Draft-legal Male Youth/Junior/U26
7:05am Wave 1b start – Draft-legal Female Youth/Junior/U26
7:10am Wave 2 start – all Tri it Triathlon athletes
7:15am Wave 3 start All Olympic Men
7:20am Wave 4 start All Olympic Women and Olympic TEAMS
7:50am Wave 5 start All Sprint Men
7:55am Wave 6 start All Sprint Women & Sprint Teams
~11:15am Awards Presentation
Olympic = 1.5km | Sprint = 750m | Tri it Triathlon/Draft Legal Wave = 300m
The swim will be held in English Bay on the shore of Second Beach. The expected water temperature is 17degrees Celcius and air temp 21degrees (current water temperature is 19 degrees). Wetsuits are suggested and the provided swim caps must be worn. Lifeguards on paddleboards, and volunteers in motorboats and canoes/kayaks will patrol the swim course. The Olympic event will consist of two(2), 750m laps (a beach run to begin the second). The Sprint event will be 1 lap. All waves will start with a beach run. Olympic athletes will have to exit the water to start their second lap. Please ensure you are on the beach 10 minutes prior to your race start time. The Tri It event will consist of a 1 lap course.
* TIDES: We will be swimming with the tide coming in.
Low Tide (4.5m) will be at 6:20am. * Be prepared to run
Olympic = 37.6km | Sprint = 18.8km | Tri it Triathlon/Draft Legal Wave = 9.4km
The sprint and Olympic distance bike courses will be comprised of 2 or 4 laps respectively. The course follows Park Drive.
The Tri it/Draft Legal wave is 1 lap of the course. For the Draft Legal Wave, athletes must have been certified by TriBC to do draft-legal events. Contact TriBC for details.
THIS COURSE IS ENTIRELY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. Draft marshals and volunteers will patrol the course. Please keep your head up and be aware of other athletes, pedestrians and wildlife. The course will open to traffic flow at 10am.
The park may be busy with walkers – PLEASE KEEP YOUR HEADS UP. We will do our utmost to ensure your safety, but ultimately it is in your hands.
The Tri it event will consist of a 1 lap course.
- 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.
- Course Marshals will direct competitors and assist with traffic control.
Olympic = 10km | Sprint= 5km | Tri it Triathlon/Draft Legal wave = 2.5km
From transition, you will follow the paved trail under Beach Ave and around the south side of Lost Lagoon. From here you will go over the pedestrian footbridge into central Stanley Park and the Hummingbird Trail. This will bring you out onto the North seawall. Follow it to the west until the turnaround. Return along the same route until you are directed to cross the footbridge at the west side of lost lagoon and return to the start/finish area.
Tri it athletes – follow the route above to the turnaround point just past the Stanley Park Causeway underpass.
Aid stations (with water and sport drink) will be available every 2.5km. Volunteers/marshalls will be at key intersections. Please be courteous and remain alert for walkers, rollerbladers, and cyclists. Volunteers will do their best to inform pedestrians but THIS COURSE IS NOT CLOSED. We do not want to upset anyone as we can easily lose the opportunity to hold the event here.
2.5k map – https://www.strava.com/routes/6324641
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 lake.
*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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