Date(s) - 14/06/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
MANLUK CENTRE - WETASKIWIN
MARCH 27 – COVID 19 UPDATE
We know that many people are wondering what will be happening to our event because of COVID-19. It is currently too soon to know what will happen for this event.
At this point in time we have no plans to cancel this event. We will followup with you once we have more information made available to us.
Stay safe, keep your physical distance from others, and please stay fit!
The 4th annual Wetaskawin Triathlon offers a great pool swim, with a variety of event distances including the Olympic, Sprint, Tri it, Duathlon AND a Kids of Steel. Don’t forget that we have also added a 5k and 10k run!
|Until January 31||Until May 13||Until June 12|
|Tri it Distance|
|Kids of Steel Triathlon||$35||$40||$45|
*fees DO NOT include GST or online transaction fees
*ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER MAY 21 ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
**NO ATA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
4514 50 Ave
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 2Z5
There is ample parking in the rec centre lot.
Please follow the directions of the volunteers upon arrival.
- Saturday June 13 4pm-8pm @ Manluk Centre pool
The bike check is not required.
Race Day June 14th – Sunday
- 7:00am- 7:45am
Transition Opens, Check-in, and Late package pickup
- Pre-race briefing 5 minutes prior to race start
- 8:00am-9:30am ADULT Races!
- 8:20am DUATHLON START
- 8:30am 5& 10k Races START
- 9:30am Kids of Steel check-in
- 10:20am Kids of Steel race meeting
- ~10:30am Kids of Steel races start
- 12:00pm Post-race munchies & draw prizes on site
** Note: ALL ADULT Athletes must be checked into transition by 7:45am to ensure there is no congestion in the transition area.
** KIDS OF STEEL race day check-in details to follow.
Wave #1 – Tri it (all)
Wave #2 – Sprint (all)
Wave #3 – Olympic (all)
Wave #4 – KIDS OF STEEL
** 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 the Manluk Centre Aquatic facility (25m length, 6 lane). 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 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.
• 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.
KIDS OF STEEL SWIM
Under 7yrs = 50m | 8-9 Yrs = 100m | 10-11Yrs = 200m
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 & Duathlon = 40Km (4 laps) | Sprint = 20Km (2 laps) | Tri It = 10Km (1 lap)
Athlete exit transition and head North along 47th Street. Athletes make a right turn onto Hwy 13, and then another right turn onto 73rd Streeth heading south. Athletes continue south to Hwy 613 and make a right turn heading west. Turn right on 45th Street and continue north to 48th ave where you take a left turn. Continue west along 48th Ave back to 47th street where you will turn right and get to the lap/finish point.
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.
KIDS OF STEEL DETAILS
|7& UNDER||8-9 YEARS||10-11 YEARS|
Athletes will exit transition and head south on 46a Street to 48 Ave. Athletes will head East on 48 ave. The 7&Under category will turnaround at 45 street and return to finish.
The 8-9/10-11 age groups will continue south on 45 street and turnaround at Wildrose Garden Estate. They will return the same way and begin their second lap at 46a/48ave intersection.
Olympic = 10Km (4 laps) | Sprint Triathlon = 5Km (2 laps) | Tri It = 2.5Km (1 lap)
Duathlon = 4 laps (first run), 2 laps (2nd run)
The run will travel west out of transition and then north along the sidewalk adjacent to 47th street. Athletes will turn right onto 52nd Ave and follow that to a left turn at 45th Street. Following 45th north, athletes will take a right turn on 56 ave followed by another right turn onto 44th Street. Athletes follow this south past Sacred Heart School, to make another right turn back towards the starting area. Tri it distance athletes go to the finish on the track. Sprint athletes complete 2 laps of the route followed by 1 complete lap of the track! Olympic distance athletes do 4 laps of the route and finish with 2 laps of the track!
- 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|
Exiting transition to the north, athletes will follow the pathway and direction of volunteers.
7&under athletes will loop to the east of the facility and run to the track/finishline.
8-9/10-11 athletes will head north on the pathway and then turn right onto the sidewalk at 52 ave. Following the sidewalk, athletes will turn right at 44 Street and turn right following the adult route towards the track.
8-9yr athletes will turn onto the track to the finish. 10-11yr athletes will turn right and complete one additional lap of the above route prior to coming to the finish.
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 etc
Please 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.
CHARITY AND FUNDRAISING
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