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Vancouver Triathlon

September 2 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT

Unleash your Warrior Within: Conquer the Vancouver Triathlon

Race the 22nd edition on a closed course in scenic Stanley Park!

Monday September 2, 2024

7:00am Start


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


Package Pickup

Saturday, August 31      12:00pm-6:00pm @ The Right Shoe (1601 W 4th Ave, Vancouver)
Sunday, September 1     1:00pm – 6:00pm @ Stanley Park (2nd Beach)
* you will be dropping your bike off at this time.

Bike Check

Race Itinerary

September 1st – Sunday –
1:00pm- 6:00pm – Package pickup, Bike Check and DROP OFF – Stanley Park.
**Overnight security is provided**
Transition Training Seminars @ Transition.  With such great turnouts in 2023, we will be offering 2 seminars.   2:00pm and 4:00pm

Transition Training Seminar

Never completed a race before? Need some advice/assistance? We all do!
We’re here to help! We are offering ‘Transition Training’ Seminars for all our our events.   Multisportscanada staff will be onsite on Sunday hosting 2 sessions at 2pm and 4pm. They will walk you through the in’s-and-out’s of the event; how to prepare your bike for the race, what to watch for, and of course answer any and all questions you may have!

Race Day Schedule


Athlete check-in and chip pickup


Pre-race briefing (in transition)


Wave 1 – all Tri it triathlon athletes


Wave 2 – Standard Women & Standard relay teams


Wave 3 – All Standard Men 40+


Wave 4 – All Standard men Under 40


Wave 5 –Sprint Women & Sprint relay teams


Wave 6 – All Sprint men


Awards presentation


The Swim

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

The swim will be held in English Bay on the shore of Second Beach. The expected water temperature is 17degrees Celcius and air temp 21degrees (current water temperature is 19 degrees). Wetsuits are suggested and the provided swim caps must be worn. Lifeguards on paddleboards, and volunteers in motorboats and canoes/kayaks will patrol the swim course. The Standard event will consist of two(2), 750m laps (a beach run to begin the second). The Sprint event will be 1 lap. All waves will start with a beach run. Standard athletes will have to exit the water to start their second lap. Please ensure you are on the beach 10 minutes prior to your race start time. The Tri It event will consist of a 1 lap course.

Standard  = 37.6km  •  Sprint = 18.8km  • Tri it Triathlon = 9.4km

The sprint and standard distance bike courses will be comprised of 2 or 4 laps respectively. The course follows Park Drive.
The Tri it wave is 1 lap of the course.

THIS COURSE IS ENTIRELY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. Draft marshals and volunteers will patrol the course. Please keep your head up and be aware of other athletes, pedestrians and wildlife. The course will open to traffic flow at 10am.
The park may be busy with walkers – PLEASE KEEP YOUR HEADS UP. We will do our utmost to ensure your safety, but ultimately it is in your hands.
The Tri it event will consist of a 1 lap course.


  • 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  = 10km  •  Sprint = 5km  •     Tri it Triathlon = 2.5km    

From transition, you will exit transition towards the swim chute. A left turn takes you onto the paved trail along English Bay. Follow it past First Beach, past the Inukshuk all the way to the turnaround under Burrard Bridge. There is a water station at the turnaround point. Return the same way but just past First Beach you will follow the trail that heads to the right – up to the upper trail back towards the transition area.

Tri it athletes – your turnaround is at the 1.25k mark

Aid stations (with water and F2C) will be available at the exit of transition and at the Inukshuk turnaround point.

Get a detailed view of the map here –https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2012817

This area is the heart and soul of the race. Everything you do centres around this area. When entering transition from the swim, you must have your helmet on and secured before touching your bike and left secure until you rack your bike. When leaving and returning from the bike portion, keep your head up for other athletes that may be around you. Please ensure that all your race items are within your ‘AREA’. You will exit for the run, opposite to that of the bike exit. Follow the directions from all volunteers and you will be on your way!

Please note the locations of racking your bikes. We require 8 bikes per rack

Volunteers will be on-hand race morning to assist you.

The transition area is in Ceperley Field directly East of Second Beach. This grassed area will be enclosed and secured for athlete entrance only. The finish area will be just south of the transition with great finish line foods! The awards and draw prizes will take place immediately following the last finisher and confirmation of results.



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.

  • 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
  • To participate in our event you must be a member of a provincial Triathlon association (TriBC, Alberta Triathlon, etc).
  • You must enter your membership number when registering.
  • If you are not a member, you must add the ‘Day Insurance‘ fee to your membership.
  • 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 prior to package pickup.
  • Not a member yet? 


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 




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 Vancouver Triathlon has the following cutoff times as dictated by Triathlon BC.


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


This is based on road closures.   The road will be open to traffic at 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.



  • All athletes must wear the swim cap provided.
  • 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 (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


  • 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’!


  • The run portion is directed along the Seawall through English Bay area – 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 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


  • 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!!!!!



Your Vancouver 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

Please note that all age group awards are based on gun time.

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

Age Group awards will be provided for the Standard, Sprint and Relay divisions.

Prizing is not awarded in the Tri it event.

Prizing is awarded three (3) deep in 5 year increments (ie 20-24, 25-29) in the Standard, Sprint and Relay divisions.

Awards will be presented onsite starting at approximately 12:30pm.  Listen for announcements on award presentation times.

Awards will only be mailed out upon request and will incur shipping charges. Contact us at tsoll@multisportscanada.com


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 one of our Charities of Choice!  Their teams will be with you every stop of the way with resources, advice and motivation!


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.


Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon

In 1983, Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon opened its doors in Shaughnessy. The original 13-bedroom house provided support for sick kids and families needing to travel long distances to receive specialized care only found in Vancouver. Over the years, the demand for this essential service quickly grew beyond what this house could offer, so construction of a new building was soon underway.

Today, we have a 73-bedroom house with even more services available for families, conveniently located near BC Children’s Hospital. RMH BC also operates a Family Room in Surrey Memorial Hospital  RMH BC is a place filled with hope and love, built on the belief that keeping the family together is an essential part of healing children with serious illnesses.

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.

The Vancouver Lifeguard Association (VLA) is a non-profit organization based out of the Metro Vancouver area. Since 2003 the VLA has mentored over 1000 youth through their indoor Junior Lifeguard Clubs and outdoor Beach Alert Camps at Kitsilano Beach and Pool. Within the VLA we strive to support and promote water safety education in the community, including providing volunteer lifeguards and first aid opportunities for major public events.


The Vancouver Lifeguard Association provides social connection, valued experiences and leadership development for current and future lifeguards in a fun environment.


Our vision is a Metro Vancouver aquatic community that celebrates a growing number of lifeguards. We strive to develop through meaningful connections, quality experiences and embrace the positive values of recreation.


• Integrity, Participation, Leadership, Community, Spirit, Health and Wellness

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September 2
7:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT
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Stanley Park
8501 Stanley Park Drive
Vancovuer, BC Canada
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