Race with us in the longest running Triathlon in Alberta!
2017 celebrates the 33RD annual event!
|Kids of Steel||$45||$50||$55||$60|
|Tri - it
|JR ELITE (Max 40 athletes)||$70||$75||$85||$95|
|Tri it||$120||$130||$140||$150||Sign Up|
|Kids of Steel||$70||$80||$90||$100|
* all Kids of Steel participants must become ATA members prior to registering for the event. Visit www.triathlon.ab.ca for details
*ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER MAY 10 ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
*ENTRY FEES DO NOT INCLUDE GST
*ADULTS - Entry Fees DO NOT include ATA day-insurance fee ($20) if non-ATA member.
If no valid ATA membership is entered, the day-fee will automatically be added.
Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre in Coronation Park
13808 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton
Friday, May 26 5:00pm-8:00pm UNITED CYCLE (7620 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton)
* Athlete shopping nite!
Saturday, May 27 10:00am-2:00pm UNITED CYCLE (address above)
The bike check will take place at United Cycle during the week leading up to the event located at UNITED CYCLE (7620 Gateway Blvd NW). The quality mechanics will do a simple check to ensure your bike is ready for competition, and make any small adjustments you may need before the event.
An optional information session for participants will be held at Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre:
13808 –111 Avenue
Saturday, May 27
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
May 28th - Sunday
|5:45 am||Transition Zone opens
Body Marking begins outside the pool
|6:45 am||Transition Closes for all adult participants|
|7:15 am||Duathlon Start: next to the run exit of transition. Timing chips handed out at your startline.|
|~11am||** Last Adult heat enters the water|
|10:00 am|| Kids of Steel Transition Opens
|~11:30 am|| Kids of Steel Race Starts
|1:00 pm||Courses Closed|
** Note: ALL ADULT Athletes must be checked into transition by 6:45am to ensure there is no conjestion in the transition area.
** as we are going on a continuous feed for the swim, the above times are estimates only.
|Wave #||Swim Time||Estimated Start Time||Grouping|
|1||Teams & 30+ min||7:00 AM||Standard Distance|
|2||30+ Min & 27-30min||7:20 AM||Standard Distance|
|3||23-26 min||7:45 AM||Standard Distance|
|4||23-26 min||8:10 AM||Standard Distance|
|5||23-26 min||8:35 AM||Standard Distance|
|6||23-26min & 19-22 min||9:00 AM||Standard Distance|
|7||19-22 min||9:20 AM||Standard Distance|
|8||19-22 min||9:40 AM||Standard Distance|
|9||16-18 min||9:55 AM||Standard Distance|
|10||11+ min & TEAMS||10:10 AM||Tri it Distance|
|11||11+ min & 8-9 min||10:25 AM||Tri it Distance|
|12||Under 8 min||10:35 AM||Tri it Distance|
|KIDS OF STEEL||7 & UNDER||~11:30 AM|
THE SWIM Map
Standard Distance: 1000m JR ELITE: 400m Try it Distance: 500m
The swim course will take place in the Peter Hemingway Pool (50m). We will start 5 athletes per lane and you will complete either 10 laps/20 lengths (Standard Distance), or 5 laps/10 lengths lengths (Tri it Distance) of the pool. As each athlete completes their swim, we will place another swimmer in to fill the empty spot. The wave starts are estimated start times. Please ensure you are in the pool awaiting your start well in advance of the suggested times. Swim caps are provided in your race kits.
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
|7& UNDER||8-9 YEARS||10-11 YEARS|
|1 Length (50m)||2 Lengths (100m)||3 Lengths (150m)|
The swim course will take place in the Peter Hemingway Pool (50m). 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.
SWIM TRAINING? Are you planning on doing some swim training at the Peter Hemingway Pool? Riding your bike there? If so, please note that bicycles ARE NOT allowed inside the building. They must be locked up in the designated areas outside the pool.
THE BIKE Map
Standard Distance & Duathlon: 26km (4 loops)
Try it Distance: 13km (2 loops)
JR ELITE: 6.5km (1 loop)
Both sides of Groat Road will be closed to the traffic for the cycle component.
Exiting from transition, athletes will head south on 135st. Turn East on 111ave then south on Groat Road. Follow Groat Road and take the River Valley Road exit.
Cycle under the Groat Road Bridge and just past the crosswalk where athletes will make a sharp left heading back up to the bridge and back in to the Groat Road heading north. Follow Groat Road up to 111 Ave.
Just prior to 111ave there will be signage, pylons and volunteers indicating where you are to 'lap' or 'finish'.
• When lapping, stay to the left and make a 180° turn, heading back down Groat road on the same route.
• When finishing, stay to the right and turn onto 111 ave, returning to the finish.
IMPORTANT: POTHOLES AND CRACKS WILL BE FILLED FOR THE RACE BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO STILL WATCH FOR ROAD HAZARDS ON THE COURSE. THE BEST ROUTE IS IN THE CENTRE OF EITHER LANE AWAY FROM THE CENTRE LINE AND CURBS.
Kids of Steel Bike Map
|7& UNDERMap||8-9 YEARS||10-11 YEARS|
The run travels along Groat Road, then onto the sidewalk/paved trail after 107 Ave, and toward the Mackinnon Ravine. There is a 180° turnaround on the trail at the 4 kilometre mark for the standard distance. The Try It distance turnaround is at the 107 ave water station.
There are 2 water stations on the run course offering water and sports drink.
• 107th Avenue
• Government House Park/run turnaround
Kids of Steel Run Map
|7& UNDER||8-9 YEARS||10-11 YEARS|
TRANSITION ZONE Map
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 setup 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.
“1 in 3 kids can’t afford the cost of organized sport – let’s change that”
KidSport Edmonton is part of a national non-profit organization that provides support to local children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. KidSport Edmonton provides financial assistance for registration fees and access to equipment for kids aged 18 years and under. Since launching in 1995, KidSport Edmonton has provided sport opportunities to 10,691 kids and distributed more than $1.47 Million towards sport registration fees.
Please donate and/or setup your fundraising page when registering.
FUNDRAISE FOR SOME AWESOME GEAR!
|Raise $250||Recieve a Free $25 United Cycle Gift Card!|
|Raise $500||Recieve a Free $55 United Cycle Gift Card!|
|Raise $750||Recieve a Free $85 United Cycle Gift Card!|
|Raise $1000+||Recieve a Free $125 United Cycle Gift Card!|
** online donations will be live until May 31. Prizing will be made available mid June.
Please support our event sponsors!