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Date(s) - 07/09/2020
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Second Beach, Stanley Park - Vancouver


July 6, 2020

We are saddened to have to announce that the 2020 edition of the Vancouver Triathlon has to be cancelled.   We were holding out as long as possible to see if BC Health will be relaxing Mass Gathering restrictions.

While we have a ‘no refund, no transfer and no deferral’ registration policy, we want to offer you as much as we can, while sustaining this event into the future.  We are providing registered athletes a credit of 75% that can be used at any of our events in 2020 (we’re hopeful that some events can occur later this year), 2021, and 2022.

When registration opens for the 2021 event (or any other event in 2020), we will be emailing all registrants details on how to use the credit.

Stay safe, keep your physical distance from others, and please stay fit!

Race in scenic Stanley Park!

The 19th annual Vancouver Triathlon shuts down Stanley Park to allow you a closed road course!

New for 2020 – AquaBike!  Not up for a run, try just swimming and cycling – the standard distance.


 Until December 31Until May 15Until July 31Until September 5
Olympic Triathlon$120$135$150$165
Sprint Triathlon$100$115$130$145
Tri it Triathlon (Ages 12+)$80$90$100$110
Olympic Triathlon$180$200$220$240
Sprint Triathlon$180$200$220$240

*Registration closes Friday September 4th.

*Entry fees do not include GST or online processing fees.

What do you get for your entry fee? Click here for details



  • 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 at package pickup.
  • Not a member yet?  Become a member of TriBC Now


Stanley Park – Ceperley Field (next to 2nd Beach Pool)


As the entire course will be closed to traffic between 6:30am and 10am, parking within Stanley Park (north of Second Beach) will be accessible between 5 and 6:30am ONLY. Ample parking is available south of Lost Lagoon and parking lots surrounding Denman St.

Note:  Pay Parking is in effect.


Stretch out your Stay and Unwind at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Register for the Vancouver Triathlon in Stanley Park and save on a rejuvenating stay at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.Renew and recharge at this well-being hotel at the heart of Coal Harbour and Stanley Park. Soak in the harbour views from the comfort of our newly refreshed guestrooms, take advantage of our BikeWESTIN program, RunWESTIN guided runs, and yoga classes offered in the Just Add Water Yoga Studio. With direct access to the Vancouver Seawall, 3 unique food and beverage dining options, and indoor/outdoor pools, our hotel has everthing you need to unwind during the long weekend. Stretch out your stay and save, with discounts provided on room rates Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

For Reservations:

Be sure that Promotional Code S30 appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code S30. For toll-free numbers outside the US please click here.


Make Your Reservation Today



Package Pickup

Friday, September 4        4:00pm – 6:00pm @ The Right Shoe (1601 West 4th Ave)
Saturday, September 5   12:00pm – 3:00pm @ The Right Shoe
Sunday, September 6     12:00pm – 5:00pm @ Stanley Park (2nd Beach)
* you will be dropping your bike off at this time.

Bike Check


Race Itinerary

September 6th – Sunday –
12:00pm- 5:00pm – Package pickup, Bike Check and DROP OFF – Stanley Park.
**Overnight security is provided**
2:00pm-3:00pm – Transition Training Seminar @ Transition

  • 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 from 2-3pm. 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!

September 7th – Monday –
6:00am – 6:45am Check-in and Body marking
6:45am Pre-race briefing
7:00am Wave 1 start all Tri it Triathlon athletes
7:08am Wave 2 start All Olympic Men UNDER 40
7:10am Wave 3 start – All Olympic Men 40+
7:15am Wave 4 start All Olympic Women and Olympic TEAMS
7:20am Wave 5 start – AQUABIKE
7:45am Wave 6 start All Sprint Men
7:50am Wave 7 start All Sprint Women & Sprint Teams

~11:45am Awards Presentation





Standard  = 1.5km          |          Sprint = 750m          |          Tri it Triathlon/Draft Legal Wave = 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 Olympic 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. Olympic 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.

* TIDES:  We will be swimming with the tide coming in!.
High tide (13.7m) will be at 8:25am.  * short beach run this year!!



Standard  = 37.6km          |          Sprint = 18.8km          |          Tri it Triathlon/Draft Legal Wave = 9.4km

The sprint and Olympic distance bike courses will be comprised of 2 or 4 laps respectively. The course follows Park Drive.
The Tri it/Draft Legal wave is 1 lap of the course.  For the Draft Legal Wave, athletes must have been certified by TriBC to do draft-legal events.  Contact TriBC for details.

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/Draft Legal wave = 2.5km


From transition, you will follow the paved trail under Beach Ave and around the south side of Lost Lagoon. From here you will go over the pedestrian footbridge into central Stanley Park and the Hummingbird Trail. This will bring you out onto the North seawall.  Follow it to the west until the turnaround. Return along the same route until you are directed to cross the footbridge at the west side of lost lagoon and return to the start/finish area.

Tri it athletes – follow the route above to the turnaround point just past the Stanley Park Causeway underpass.

Aid stations (with water and sport drink) will be available every 2.5km. Volunteers/marshalls will be at key intersections. Please be courteous and remain alert for walkers, rollerbladers, and cyclists. Volunteers will do their best to inform pedestrians but THIS COURSE IS NOT CLOSED. We do not want to upset anyone as we can easily lose the opportunity to hold the event here.

2.5k map – https://www.strava.com/routes/6324641


Standard  = 1.5km Swim, 37.6km Bike   

Following the above routes, you will swim then cycle!  Your event is complete when you’ve crossed the timing mats after dismounting your bike.



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 lake.
*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.


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.


CHARITY AND FUNDRAISINGImage result for vancouver big brothers

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver aims to put a mentor into the life of every child and youth who needs one through providing essential volunteer-led mentoring-based programming. For over 50 years, the organization has partnered with community stakeholders to develop a variety of programs to meet the needs of children and families in Greater Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Corridor.
In addition to the traditional Big Brothers Mentoring Program, BBGV offers group programs such as Game On!, Go Girls!, and Mentoring with Math.  All of these programs and services are offered to families free of charge, thanks to the support of donors, local businesses, and foundations. Click here to learn more about how these programs are making a BIG difference.
When children are emotionally, socially and physically healthy, everyone in the community benefits. Having one or more caring adults in a child’s life can help prevent issues like bullying and crime, so that children can grow into more resilient, giving, and compassionate adults. To find out how you can become a mentor and make a positive impact, click here. Join Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver in strengthening communities, one child at a time.”

Fundraise for Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and enjoy some amazing benefits!

See details below:

Bronze Silver Gold
Raise $500

Raise $750

Raise $1000+

  • Free entry for 2020!
    *your entry will be refunded
  • Free race entry for 2021
  • 2020 Long Sleeve Tech T
  • Free race entry for 2020
  • 2021 Free race entry
  • 2021 Long Sleeve Tech T


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