Date(s) - 06/09/2021
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Race in scenic Stanley Park!
The 19th Vancouver Triathlon shuts down Stanley Park to allow you a closed road course!
DUE TO CURRENT COVID REGULATIONS WE HAVE A RACE CAP of 500!
- 250 Standard Distance
- 200 Sprint Distance
- 50 Tri it Distance
*this may be increased if regulations change
What You Get
*Register EARLY! Fees increase on August 3 and August 21
- Fees DO NOT include GST or online transaction fees
- Triathlon BC 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 TriBC Now
- ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER August 15 ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
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.
Details to follow
Friday, September 3 TBC
Saturday, September 4 TBC
Sunday, September 5 1:00pm – 6:00pm @ Stanley Park (2nd Beach)
* you will be dropping your bike off at this time.
September 6th – Sunday –
1:00pm- 6:00pm – Package pickup, Bike Check and DROP OFF – Stanley Park.
**Overnight security is provided**
2:00pm-3:00pm – Transition Training Seminar @ Transition
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 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 – Standard Distance starts.
* all wave breakdowns to be updated prior to race day
7:20am Wave 2 starts – AQUABIKE
7:45am Wave 3 starts – Sprint Distance starts
~11:45am Awards Presentation *pending covid guidelines
COURSE AND EVENT DETAILS
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 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.
We will be swimming with the tide going out.
High tide (13.1 ft) will be at 5:10am. Low tide at 12:11pm (3.0 ft).
Standard = 37.6km • Sprint = 18.8km • Tri it Triathlon = 9.4km
– COURSE MAP
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.
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
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.
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 FUNDRAISING
Details to follow