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Lake Chaparral Triathlon

August 11 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

24 YEARS STRONG!

We are excited to see the return of the Lake Chaparral Triathlon!  Race at Calgary’s longest running stand distance Triathlon!
Our  24th year offers distances for all ages and abilities!

Sunday  August 11, 2024

7:00am Start

DISTANCES

Standard:  1500m Swim, 38km Bike, 10km Run
Sprint:  750m Swim, 19km Bike, 5km Run
Tri it: 300m Swim, 9km Bike, 2.5km Run
Relay Teams:– Standard & Sprint
Kids of Steel: Distances vary by age
Open Water Swim:  750m, 1.5km, 3km
Duathlon: 10km Run, 38km Bike, 5km Run

REGISTRATION

CHOOSE

Your Plan

Price

STandard Triathlon /duathlon
Pricing starts at

$159

SPRINT Triathlon
Pricing starts at

$149

TRI IT triathlon

Pricing starts at

$109

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CHOOSE

Your Plan

Price

open water swim
pRICING STARTS AT

$50

$65

$219

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*Register EARLY!  Fees increase on January 1, April 12 and July 12

  • Fees DO NOT include GST or online transaction fees
  • Triathlon Alberta membership required. You will be required to provide a valid membership number or purchase a membership (annual or  $20 ‘day insurance’)
  • We will be cross-referencing all inputted information.  If an inputted number is invalid, you will not be allowed to participant unless you:
    • display your valid membership number at package pickup
    • pay the day fee at package pickup.
  • Not a member yet?  Become a member of Triathlon Alberta Now
  • ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER July 22  ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
VIEW OUR REGISTRATION, CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY HERE

Triathlon Membership

In order to comply with insurance requirements, all participants must be current members of Triathlon Aberta (or other province). Membership to Triathlon Alberta comes in two forms;

1. Annual Membership – purchased online, through affiliated Clubs or individually OR;
https://ccnbikes.com/#!/memberships/triathlon-alberta-annual-membership-2024

2. Day of Race one-event Membership sold for event day ($20 for adults and $10 for kids)
https://ccnbikes.com/#!/memberships/triathlon-alberta-day-member-fees-2024

  • Day of Race Membership can be purchased during the event online registration
  • Annual members must be able to produce a current membership card at race package pick-up, with a unique identifying membership number prior to registration.
  • Current annual Triathlon Alberta or Triathlon Saskatchewan memberships will also be accepted. Memberships from other provinces or outside of Canada will not be accepted and a Day of Race Membership must be purchased.

CHECK IF YOU ALREADY PURCHASED YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE
https://ccnbikes.com/#!/memberlookup/triathlon-alberta-day-member-fees-2023

EVENT SCHEDULE

PACKAGE PICKUP

Saturday, August 10th      1:00pm-5:00pm    at LAKE CHAPARRAL

TriHub will be onsite with a pop-up shop!

BIKE CHECK

No bike check necessary this year!


SUNDAY AUGUST 11
6:00am – 7:15am Late package pickup, timing chip issued, body marking
***ALL ADULT ATHLETES MUST CHECK IN PRIOR TO 7:30AM (REGARDLESS OF DISTANCE)***
7:15am Pre-race briefing (FOR ALL ADULT ATHLETES) in transition
7:30am Standard Triathlon START 
7:40am DUATHLON START
8:00am Sprint Triathlon & Sprint Aquabike START
9:30am Tri it Distance (ALL athletes) START
10:00am All Open Water Swim STARTS

Post race festivities as you cross the finishline!

KIDS OF STEEL
11:00am Late package pickup, timing chip issued, body marking
11:30am  7& Under Starts
11:45am  8-9yr Starts
12:00pm  10-11yr & 12-13yr Starts
~12:30pm Post-race festivities (munchies & draw prizes)

** ALL times subject to change. Times will be confirmed at the pre-race meeting.

COURSE DETAILS

THE SWIM

Standard  = 1.5km          |          Sprint Triathlon = 750m         |          Tri it = 300m

A 1 (Sprint) or 2 (Standard) triangular lap (clockwise) swim course will be in the warm, and comfortable setting of Lake Chaparral.  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 (YOU WILL BE DiSQUALIFIED IF YOU START IN THE WRONG HEAT). 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.

Standard = 5 LAPS | ~38km        Sprint =  3 LAPS | ~22.8km       Tri It  = 1 LAP | 7.8km

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1980311

Exit transition Westbound on Chaparral Drive. Follow Chaparral Dr SE around to 194th Ave. Turn Left (East) on 194th and follow to the bottom of the hill next to Chaparral Valley.  Continue east and then turn right into the new community of Wolf Willow.  Follow the loop through the community 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 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. We will have volunteers as well as City of Calgary Police to stop traffic when athletes are approaching, but remember you are responsible for your own safety while out on the course.
No IPODS/MP3 Players allowed.  IPOD/MP3 Player = Automatic disqualification !!

Guidelines

  • 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.

Standard = 2 LAPS | 10.3km      Sprint = 1 LAP | 5.5km      Tri it =2km (in park only)

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1981221

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!
Tri it Athletes will complete their loops within the park.
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.

Standard = 2 LAPS | 10.3km      Sprint = 1 LAP | 5.5km      Tri it =2km (in park only)

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1981221

The 1 (Sprint) or 2 (standard) lap course will wind in and around the Lake Chaparral Community. You will follow the bike course heading in the opposite direction!
Tri it Athletes will complete their loops within the park.
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.

STANDARD AND SPRINT DISTANCE.

The concept is simple: 1 person swims, 1 person bikes and 1 person runs. The ‘baton’ (timing chip) is passed between each team member in transition. Teams are a great way to take on a triathlon with friends or family.  Same sex, or mixed, race in one category.

750M, 1500M, 3000M

NOTE: the course will be swum in a clockwise direction.

  • The 3km course consists of four (4) laps around the 750m loop. Swimmers keep buoys on their right. Swimmers will exit the water and run over the timing pad on shore to get their finish time. Swimmers will be responsible for counting their own laps.  
  • The 1.5 km course consists of two (2) laps around the orange buoys.  
  • All races will start in waist deep water, just south of the docks.

  • The starting area is very wide and you will seed yourself according to your swimming ability. 
  • It’s hard to predict the water temperature on race day, but it has hovered within a few degrees of 19 Celsius recently. The temperature will vary throughout the course as well. We will provide the water temperature to swimmers that morning.
  • It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you allow time in the morning for a proper warm-up IN THE WATER. This greatly reduces the occurrence of panic and shock in the water and will help you have a successful swim.
  • If you anticipate a longer swim time, or are bothered by cooler temperatures, it is suggested that you wear two swim caps (a neoprene cap under your race cap provides the best insulation, but a silicone one will help as well).
  • If at any time during the swim you think you may require aid, stop and raise your arm to get the attention of the swim course safety team. You may hang on to one of the support boats if you need to. You will NOT be disqualified as long as the boat doesn’t provide propulsion. The boat staff will let you know if they intend to move you off the course. 
  • If you wish to stop racing at any point throughout the event, please be sure to notify an official. It becomes a safety concern if you do not, as our safety teams will be looking for you on the course.

REMINDERS:

  • When arriving for checkin, please be aware that the adults will be racing!  Keep your heads up at all times when accessing the site.
  • One parent can help one child in transition for those ages 7&Under.
  • Floatation devices are allowed for age 7&Under and 8-9. 
  • Parents are able to assist in the water, but note – the water is deep and you must assist other children in the water as well

THE SWIM

SWIM DISTANCE

COURSE DETAILS

7&Under (KOS)

50m

** FLOATATION DEVICES & PARENTAL SUPPORT ARE WELCOMED
From the start area, you will swim directly across the dock-line to the boatramp exit.

8-9(KOS)

100m

** FLOATATION DEVICES & PARENTAL SUPPORT ARE WELCOMED
From the 8-9yr start area, you will swim directly across to bouy #1 then turn Left to the dock.

10-11(KOS)

150m

From the start area, you will swim directly across to bouy #5 then return to the dock.

12-13(KOS)

150m From the start area, you will swim directly across to bouy #5 then return to the dock.
 

THE BIKE

BIKE DISTANCE

COURSE DETAILS

7&Under (KOS)

800m

The bike heads East on Chaparral Dr SE. The turnaround is athe intersection of Chaparral Way. Volunteers and police will be at this intersection to stop traffic and let you turn back towards transition.

8-9(KOS)

1.7km

The bike course will consist of 1 FULL LOOP of the 1.7k course. 
Cyclists head East on Chaparral Dr SE and follow the road to the turnaround point at Chapman Green.
Police will be at this intersection to stop traffic and let you turnaround.

10-11(KOS)

5.1km

3 laps of the above

12-13(KOS)

5.1km 3 laps of the above

CYCLE COURSE MAP – https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2300400

THE RUN

DISTANCE

COURSE DETAILS

7&Under (KOS)

280m

The 250m run heads out of transition to the finishline!

8-9(KOS)

750m

The run will consist of 1 lap of the park.

10-11(KOS)

1.4km

2 FULL LAPS

12-13(KOS)

1.4km

2 FULL LAPS

RUN COURSE MAPS:

Duathletes will follow the routes of the triathlon events:

Run – 10.3km

Bike  – 38km

Run – 5.5km

The SPRINT Distance AQUABIKE.  The Same routes and distance as the sprint triathlon….without the run!

Swim 750m.  Cycle 22.8km.   

Once you rack your bike, you will need to run to the ‘run out’ chute to complete your time.  You have the option to complete a short run from transition to the finish line, but event is officially complete when you exit the run chute.

CHARITY & FUNDRAISING

Details to follow

ADDITIONAL NOTES

The wetsuit ruling will be called on Monday morning as to the temperature of the water, as to whether you will be allowed to wear a wetsuit in the Standard and Sprint distance event ONLY 

IF THE WATER TEMPERATURE IS LESS THAN 16, WETSUITS WILL BE MANDATORY

THE SWIM WILL BE CANCELLED IF WATER TEMPERATURE IS LESS THAN 12 DEGREES.*

IF THE WATER TEMPERATURE IS OVER 22 DEGREES, WETSUITS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Tri it Distance athletes will be invited to wear wetsuits if they wish.

*If the swim is cancelled, a duathlon (run – bike – run) will be hosted.

The Lakek Chaparral Triathlon has the following cutoff times as dictated by Triathlon Alberta

SWIM

Tri it – 20 min,   Sprint – 30 minutes,   Standard – 1 hour 10 minutes

BIKE

This is based on road traffic patterns.   The roadways are heavily congested by 10:30am.

Any cyclist remaining on course at this time will be asked how many laps they have remaining. All riders on their last lap will be allowed to complete the cycle component BUT have to follow the ‘rules of the road’.

Any rider with multiple laps remaining will be pulled from the course but be able to complete the run.

Results will be posted with a DQ

In addition to the rules below, the ITU Competition Rules will be in effect at the race.

SWIM

  • All athletes must wear the swim cap provided.
  • The wetsuit ruling will be called on Sunday morning as to the temperature of the water, as to whether you will be allowed to wear a wetsuit in the Standard and Sprint distance event ONLY (the water must be less than 22 degrees C). Tri it Distance athletes will be invited to wear wetsuits if they wish.
  • Lifeguards will patrol the water should you require assistance. Please wave your hand to receive assistance

BIKE

  • Helmets which are CSA/ANSI/SNELL approved (essentially any helmet sold in sporting stores) must be worn during the cycle portion of the race.
  • You must have your chin strap done up prior to taking your bike from the bike racks.
  • No ear pods are allowed
  • Upon completion of the cycle portion of the race, do not release your chinstrap until you have returned your bike to your numbered rack.
  • Riding your bike in the transition area is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  • Police and volunteers will be monitoring all major intersections – please follow their instructions as you cross.
  • Roaming vehicles will be staffed with first aid personnel in case of an emergency; a trail vehicle will be available for anyone who cannot complete the course due to mechanical problems.
  • Drafting is NOT permitted (10 meters long by 1 meter wide) and will be monitored by officials. A maximum of 20 seconds will be allowed to pass through the zone of another competitor.
  • When passing be sure to let other athlete know by stating clearly/loudly ‘passing to your LEFT’!

RUN

  • The run portion is directed throughout the local community – athletes are reminded that roads are not closed to pedestrian traffic.
  • No ear pods are allowed
  • Volunteers will be on hand to marshal the course and signage will indicate turns etc. Watch for chalk/pylons on the roads to indicate corners that you need to turn at as well as directional arrows on the grass to notify you of a turn on the run course.
  • Two aid stations will be set up along the course
  • Please wear your race number on the front of your jersey.
  • Everyone must wear a top that covers the torso on the Run. The top must be zipped up if there is a zipper
  • Volunteers will be patrolling the run course on mountain bikes, to assist you in the case of medical emergency or severe bonking.

RELAY TEAMS

  • Relay teams must consist of two or three members. Competitors are only permitted to compete for one true relay (ex. A swimmer may not compete for more than one team).
  • The exchange spots for the relay teams will be at the allotted bike spot in transition

GENERAL

  • Competitors may not receive assistance at any time during the race. Please avail yourself of the medical personnel if necessary.
  • Athletes must hand in all timing devices to race personnel at the finish line.
  • It is each competitor’s responsibility to know the course and rules prior to the race.
  • Any disqualifications will be posted within sixty minutes of the race. Challenges must be made to Race Officials within 30 minutes of the posting.
  • Athletes only in the transition area
  • Most of all, remember to have fun. Any athletes caught not having fun, will be cheered and clapped enthusiastically!!!!!

BIB & BIKE NUMBER

Your triathlon bib and bike number is your unique identifier.

It must be visible and always worn on the outer layer of your race clothing on race day.

Bib number guidelines:

  • your bib must be fastened with four(4) pins to the front of your outer large of clothing and be visible at all times through the race
  • do not alter, cut or fold your bib in any way
  • your bib is non-transferable and must be worn only by you, the registered participant
  • the sale and/or transfer of your bib is stricly prohibited and will results in disqualification

All participants will receive a finisher’s medal upon completion.

There will be NO AGE GROUP AWARDS

The event is held rain, snow or shine and will not be cancelled except for cases of severe weather or Acts of God (Force Majeure). In the case of severe weather, the Race Director will evaluate conditions and make an appropriate determination regarding initiation, cancellation or continuation of the race in question race morning.  Such determination shall be based on prudent consideration in conjunction with local law enforcement and/or other officials.  Any announcements regarding course changes or race cancellation will be made by the race announcer on race morning before the scheduled start. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Multisportscanada reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race, or to make any modification concerning the time, length or nature of the event.

AIR QUALITY POLICY

This policy has been developed by Triathlon Alberta/Triathlon BC and utilized by Multisportscanada to make an appropriate decision when the Field of Play is impacted by low visibility or forest fire smoke. 

Full details on the protocol can be found here.

We will be utilizing the Air Quality reporting made available by each provincial government.  

Alberta – https://airquality.alberta.ca/map/
British Columbia – Metro Vancouver – NW, British Columbia – Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) – Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca)
Saskatchewan – https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/7431e790acad443bb618bafe817416ca

With a Level of 7 or greater, the event will be cancelled.  We will notify participants 72 hours in advance with the current Air Quality levels, but as conditions can change within hours, a final decision will not be made until the morning of the event.

Here’s a forecast map

As we have applied for all permits, purchased all event materials (medals, race gear and related merchandise) and committed all registrations to the event, with no possibility of getting these funds back, no refunds, credits or rollovers will be available.

If the event is cancelled, all event merchandise will be made available.  Each event will have it’s own process and participants will be notified accordingly.

VOLUNTEER

Give it a Tri and make a difference! Sign up to volunteer for the Lake Chaparral Triathlon today and join our amazing team of dedicated individuals. Together, we can create an unforgettable experience for athletes and spectators alike. Don’t miss out.

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