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Lake Chaparral Triathlon

August 13 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0

DATE

August 13, 2023

START TIME

8:00am

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

 

23 YEARS STRONG!

We are excited to see the return of the Lake Chaparral Triathlon!

Race at Calgary’s longest running stand distance Triathlon!
Our  23rd year offers distances for all ages and abilities!

REGISTER NOW

REGISTRATION

CHOOSE

Your Plan

Price

STandard Triathlon /duathlon

$149*

SPRINT Triathlon

$139

TRI IT triathlon

$109

CHOOSE

Your Plan

Price

open water swim

$59

$65

*Register EARLY!  Fees increase on March 6 and July 22

  • 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 25  ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
VIEW OUR REGISTRATION, CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY HERE

EVENT LOCATION

Lake Chaparral Community Centre
Follow this map link to the race site!
https://goo.gl/maps/B8qTa8HdTpC2

PARKING
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 NOT PARK along the “main drag – Chaparral Drive” of the community leading into the lake. This will ease the congestion around the transition area, and make the event much more enjoyable for all. 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 handicapped persons.

ACCOMMODATION

The Lake Chaparral Triathlon is currently seeking hotel partners.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

PACKAGE PICKUP

Friday, August 11th          3:00pm-7:00pm    TBD
Saturday, August 12th      1:00pm-5:00pm    TBD

BIKE CHECK
No bike check necessary this year!


SUNDAY AUGUST 13
6:30am – 7:30am Late package pickup, timing chip issued, body marking
***ALL ADULT ATHLETES MUST CHECK IN PRIOR TO 7:30AM (REGARDLESS OF DISTANCE)***
7:45am Pre-race briefing (FOR ALL ADULT ATHLETES) at the dock area
8:00am Standard Triathlon START
8:10am DUATHLON START
9:00am Sprint Triathlon (ALL Men & Relay Teams) START
9:15am Sprint Triathlon (ALL Women) & Sprint Aquabike START
9:30am All Open Water Swim STARTS
10:00am Tri it Distance (ALL athletes) START

KIDS OF STEEL
10:30am Late package pickup, timing chip issued, body marking
11:00am  7& Under Starts
11:30am  8-9yr Starts
11:40am  10-11yr Starts
12:00pm  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

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.

The area where everything takes place and in competitive events, the place where a race can be won or lost!  In our event, usually a crazy spot as many people don’t know where to find their equipment during the event.

Please place your bike and equipment and then look around to ‘site’ your location—what are you next to, what does your towel look like, what rack are you in, etc.  When set up, leave transition and walk towards your bike when coming from the swim.

*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.

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)

300m

From the start area, you will swim across to buoy #4, turn Right and return to the dock



THE BIKE

BIKE DISTANCE

COURSE DETAILS

7&Under (KOS)

1.5km

The bike heads west on Chaparral Dr SE. The turnaround is at the intersection of Chapalina Cres.Volunteers will be at this intersection to stop traffic and let you turn back towards transition.

8-9(KOS)

4km

The bike course will consist of 1 FULL LOOP of the 4km course. 
Cyclists head west on Chaparral Dr SE and follow the road to the turnaround point just before 194ave.
Police will be at this intersection to stop traffic and let you turnaround.

10-11(KOS)

4km

Same as above

12-13(KOS)

8km

2 FULL LOOPS of the above route

https://www.plotaroute.com/map/1981148

 

THE RUN

DISTANCE

COURSE DETAILS

7&Under (KOS)

500m

The 500m run heads out of transition to the turnaround point shown on the course map

8-9(KOS)

1.4km

The run will consist of 1 lap of the outlined course on the map .

10-11(KOS)

2.4km

2 FULL LAPS

12-13(KOS)

2.4km

2 FULL LAPS 

 

CHARITY AND FUNDRAISING

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver was established in 1978, enabling impactful mentoring relationships where children and youth can discover their power and potential, in collaboration with our local communities. Supporting over 1,000 children and youth in our community every year through prevention-based mentoring programs in Burnaby, Delta, Surrey, New Westminster, the North Shore, Richmond, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver.

 

 

Secure your spot  AND make your experience about more than just the finish line.

Pay a reduced entry fee and fundraise a minimum of $700 for the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver! 
Their team will be with you every stop of the way with resources, advice and motivation!

HOW THIS WORKS

1. Register and pay a discounted entry fee to secure your spot!
2. Create a fundraising page and commit to raising a minimum of $700 by race day for our charity.

  • by registering for this category, you agree to fundraise a minimum of $700 for our charity.  If you do not meet the minimum 24hrs prior to race-day, you will be charged the difference to be able to participate in the event.

EVENT PARTNERS

Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
7:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
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Venue

Lake Chaparral Resident
225 Chaparral Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3K9 Canada
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