Race at Calgary's longest running olympic distance Triathlon!
The 19th annual event offers distances for all abilities and:
new for 2017 - an Open Water Swim Challenge. 3km and 1.5km
| Tri - it
*Registration closes Thursday August 10.
*ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER July 21 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.
What do you get for your entry fee? Click here for details
Athletes traveling from the South:Take Macleod Trail South to the exit of Highway 22x (Marquis John Lorne) and take the exit to go East (left). Travel along Hwy 22X until the first set of traffic lights, where you will take the yield South (right) that takes you into Lake Chaparral, and then at MACS store intersection, turn West (right) and continue along this road until you see all of the hustle and bustle of the transition area.
Athletes traveling from the North can take Deerfoot Trail South to Highway 22X, and at this intersection turn West (right) on the yield following Highway 22X. Going past the set of lights at Lake McKenzie Drive you will drive through the valley across the Bow River, and at the top of the hill you will see the set of traffic lights where you will turn South (left) onto Chaparral Blvd. Drive along Chaparral Blvd until you get to the MACS store intersection intersection turn West (right) and continue along this road until you see all of the hustle and bustle of the transition area.
There is limited parking within the community of Lake Chaparral, and the resident's Board of Director's has requested that we have everyone participating in the event park along the cross streets and DO NOTPARK along the "main drag – Chaparral Drive" of the community leading into the lake. This will ease the congestion around the transition area, and make everyone's event much more enjoyable. We respectfully ask that you obey this rule, and hope it doesn't cause any inconvenience. We have reserved some handicapped parking within the parking lot of the lake should this be required, however this will only be allowed for thehandicapped.
Friday, August 11th
5:00pm-8:00pm Tri It Multisport
2640 Parkdale Boulevard NW
Saturday, August 12th
8:00am KIDS OF STEEL TRIATHLON @ Lake Chaparral
12:00pm Open Water Swim Challenge - 1.5k & 3k events!
1:00pm-5:00pm Tri It Multisport
The bike check will take place at TCR Sport Lab on August 10 from 12p-7pm
TCR is located at 1817A 10ave SW, Calgary. Ph: 403-270-9453.
Their 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.
Sunday, August 13th (Olympic, Sprint, & Tri It Athletes)
6:00am - 7:30am Late package pickup, bike check, timing chip issued, Check In, and body marking
***ALL ATHLETES MUST CHECK IN PRIOR TO 7:30AM (REGARDLESS OF DISTANCE)***
7:45am Pre-race briefing (FOR ALL ATHLETES) at the dock area
8:00am Olympic Triathlon (ALL ATHLETES) START
9:00am Sprint Triathlon (ALL Men & Relay Teams) START
9:15am Sprint Triathlon (ALL Women) START
10:00am Tri it Distance (ALL athletes) START
~11:30am Awards & Draw Prizing at Lake Chaparral Community Centre
** ALL times subject to change. Times will be confirmed at the pre-race meeting.
THE SWIM Map
Olympic = 1.5km | Sprint Triathlon = 750m | Tri it = 300m
A 1 (Sprint) or 2 (Olympic) triangular lap (clockwise) swim course will be in the warm, and comfortable setting of Lake Chaparral. Due to the number of athletes competing we will be starting from the South end of the beach area. The swim caps (provided in race package) must be worn throughout the entire swim course to ensure safety of all athletes during this time. YOU MUST START IN THE HEAT DESIGNATED TO YOU ABOVE IN THE ITINERARY (YOU WILL BE DESQUALIFIED IF YOU START IN THE WRONG HEAT, and this is your responsibility to know which heat is which). The course will be patrolled by the Lake Chaparral motorized boat, as well as lifeguard volunteers in rowboats. Athletes are asked that if they are feeling any trouble or difficulty during the swim portion to raise their hand and a volunteer medical staff will be there to assist you within seconds.A 1 or 2 lap triangular (counter-clockwise) swim course. The swim caps (provided in race package) must be worn throughout the entire swim course to ensure safety of all athletes during this time. The volunteers/lifeguards will line the GPS measured course. The course will be patrolled by the motorized boat, as well as canoes and kayaks.
THE BIKE Map
Olympic = 38km - 5 laps | Sprint = 22.8km - 3 laps | Tri it = 7.6km - 1 lap
Exit transition westbound on Chaparral Drive. Follow Chaparral Drive around to 194th Ave. Turn left (East) on 194th and follow to the bottom of the hill next to Chaparral Valley. Continue east along 194th to the 180 degree turnaround point.
Make the turnaround and return the way you came – up that nice hill!
Turn Right on Chaparral Blvd and follow straight until you get back to Chaparral Drive.
Left Turn to begin the next lap or to finish!
Please be mindful of local traffic as this is an open course. City police and volunteers will be at all major intersections. You are responsible for your own safety while out on the course so be cautious and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Remember to have fun on the course, and keep safety at the utmost priority.
THE RUN Map
Olympic =10.3km | Sprint = 5.5km | Tri it = 2km (in park)
The 1 (Sprint) or 2 (Olympic) lap course will wind in and around the Lake Chaparral Community. You will follow the bike course heading in the opposite direction!
YOU MUST STAY ON THE SIDEWALKS AT ALL TIME AND ONLY CROSS THE ROADWAYS WHERE VOLUNTEERS ARE DIRECTING YOU.
• When you are about 25 feet from the transition area you will enter the gates to Chaparral, where you will either run around the building and through transition to complete your second lap for Olympic athletes, or if you are finishing (Sprint course = 1 lap) you will head to the finish line gantry set up.
THE TRANSITION Map
Details to follow