Date(s) - 30/05/2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Didsbury Memorial Arena Complex
We are excited to launch the Foothills Triathlon in Didsbury!
This event takes over where the annual Airdrie Triathlon left off.
This great pool-swim event kicks off the multisport season. Dust off your bike and get ready to race with a Sprint, Tri it or 5k/10k run.
*fees DO NOT include GST or online transaction fees
*ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER MAY 1 ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
**NO ATA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
The Didsbury Aquatic Centre is located at 1702 – 21 Avenue
There is ample parking to the South of of the facility. Please follow the directions of the volunteers upon arrival.
The bike check is not required.
An optional information session for participants will be held at the transition area outside of the facility at 4pm.
** Note: ALL triathletes 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 below times are estimates only.
Wave Starts – to follow
Sprint = 750m (30 lengths) | Tri It = 300m (12 lengths)
The swim course will take place at the Didsbury Aquatic Centre (1702 – 21 Avenue, Didsbury) (5 lane, 25m pool). We will start 5-6 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 Didsbury Aquatic Centre 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.
We are going on a rolling start system for all athletes, thereby 4-5 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.
Sprint = 20Km (1 lap) | Tri It = 10Km (1 ‘half’ lap)
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.
Sprint & 5K RUN = 5Km (2 laps) | Tri It = 2.5Km (1 lap)
Exiting transition, athletes will head East to turn left onto 16th Street. Athletes will follow this North crossing Hwy 582 to make a right turn to looop Didsbury Memorial Park. Athletes will return along 16th Street to the finish, or to begin the next lap.
There are 2 water stations on the run course offering water and sports drink.
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.