UBC Triathlon Duathlon

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Welcome to the UBC Triathlon Duathlon – Sat Mar 5 2016

Event Description Get your 2016 race season up and running with one of BC'’s largest and longest-running Triathlons. With a wide variety of distances - Olympic, Sprint, or Short - as well as a Duathlon, Relay, and Kids Aquathlon, there really is something for everyone! The event takes place on the UBC Campus and surrounds, all entrants earn a medal and the prestige of starting the season off in style.

Professional race timing and an official TriBC sanctioned event.

Event Format Public, staff and student registration available for Olympic, Sprint,Short, Duathlon, Relay and Kids Aquathlon. Relay teams register 3 people, 2 needed to race. All start times are based on estimated swim times.

Contact: ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca or 604 822 6000 (working hours).

Race Distances (swim/cycle/run):

Olympic - 1500m, 40km, 10km
Sprint - 700m, 20km, 5km
Short - 400m, 11km, 5km
Relay - 700m, 20km, 5km
Duathlon - 5km run, 20km cycle, 5km run (no swim)
Youth - 200m swim, 3km run (no cycle)
Kids - 100m swim, 1km run (no cycle)

Early Registration Deadline: Feb 1st 2016

Regular Registration Deadline: 5pm Mon Feb 29th 2016

Late Registration: Available on Race Day only at UBC SRC Sat Mar 5th 2016. Please email/call for procedure as there are limited spaces. Arrival times are;

- Late Olympic– 6.30am for 7.45am start
- Late Short – 8.35am for 9.50am start
- Late Sprint – 9.05am for 10.20am start
- Late Duathlon – 9.45am for 11am start
- Late Relay (complete team) – 11.10am for 12.25pm start
- Late Kids/Youth – 11.45am for 1pm

Relay Team Roster Submission Deadline: 5pm Thu Mar 3th 2016

Event: from 7am Sat Mar 5th 2016

Race Schedule Timings and Heats (TBC):

Olympic – 7am
Short – 10am
Sprint – 10.30am
Duathlon – 11am
Relay – 12.30pm
Kids/Youth – 1pm

Mandatory Bike and Helmet Check: All competitors must complete a bike and helmet check prior to taking part. Your equipment will receive check stickers from our partner Different Bikes who are available during store hours at their three locations in North Vancouver, Vancouver Broadway and West Vancouver.  This check is to fulfill your TriBC safety requirements, regardless of the last check you may have completed. Limited checks will be available on race day (this will require an early arrival).

Free Clinics: We will offer clinics and workshops free for our race participants, click for more details on the button below.

Race Package Pick-up: Save time on race day and collect your race package from the Running Room Wesbrook Village from 4 - 7pm on Wed Mar 2nd and Thu Mar 3rd. You'll need to show Government photo ID and sign a waiver.  The bag serves as your wet bag on race day and includes your race number and safety pins, event information and race day procedures, sponsors product, upcoming event information, and a technical shirt (if purchased). All members of relay teams must be present to sign a waiver in order to receive the team's race package. Race package pick-up will also be available on race day (this will require an early arrival).

Wet Bag: Participants will be given a bag when they pick up their race package. Fill it with anything you would like to have following your swim (e.g. towel, change of clothes, flip flops) and drop it off with our staff on the pool deck on Race Day. After your swim, your wet bag will be handed to you as you exit the pool and before you get changed. You can leave your wet bag at the pool after this and it will be available at the Finish Zone following your race!

Heat Allocation: Following the registration deadline, all swimmers are assigned to heats based on their estimated swim time. Out of courtesy for other participants, please do your best to submit an accurate estimated swim time - if your estimated swim time changes significantly prior to the registration deadline, please contact us. Heat times are subject to change depending on final registration numbers.

Race Rules: For the safety of all participants and spectators, all competitors must follow the rules of Triathlon British Columbia.  It is recommended that participants become familiar with these rules here. For first timers, highlights of these rules include: No headsets or headphones (iPods and other music devices) on the run or cycle; helmet securely fastened from the time they remove their bicycle from the rack at the start of the cycle until after they have placed their bicycle on the rack at the finish of the cycle; competitors must mount and dismount their bicycle at the designated area or line; cycling is not permitted in the Cycle Transition area; drafting (riding within 10 meters of another participant) is not permitted; passing - participants are asked to ride on the right side of the lane and to pass on the left side of the lane; turn around points - there are a number of 180-degree turn around points on the course, reduce speed and use caution.

We also have strict guidelines for keeping your race on schedule - UBC Recreation will disqualify participants that exceed the maximum swim times: Olympic - 45 minutes, Sprint/Relay, - 28 minutes Short - 20 minutes. Participants disqualified for exceeding the swim time will be asked to leave the pool but may continue on to the cycling and run portions on the race but will not be ranked.

Merchandise: We offer our TriDu 2015 Technical (poly) T-shirt's in XS, S, M. L and XL for $32. Buy when you register or email ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca for more information. 

Parking: Pay parking is available throughout campus. The closest parkade to your arrival check in is Rose Garden Parkade at the north end of Main Mall, with direct vehicle access from North West Marine Drive.  Exit the parkade onto Main Mall and Flagpole Plaza for a short walk south to Registration and the Cycle Trans area. For more information on parking throughout campus, including rates, please click here.

Race Day Weather: Come prepared to dress for a variety of weather conditions. Average temperatures can range from 10-20 degrees Celsius with skies cloudy and calm, but early-March in Vancouver can be very unpredictable. In the event of extreme weather conditions please visit here.

Step by Step Guide: Please use the following steps as a guide on what to do when you arrive at UBC for your race:

  • Bike and Helmet Check: 60 mins before your heat time. Head to the Registration Zone by Cycle Transition where you'll find our sponsor Different Bikes. They will approve your bike and helmet prior to your race. If you have already had your helmet and bike approved before race day at a Different Bikes location, you will not need to complete this step.
  • Registration and Race Package Pick-up: 55 mins before heat time. Pick up your race package at Registration by Cycle Transition. Your race package will include your race number and wetbag. Please bring Government photo ID and you will also be required to sign a waiver. If you have picked up your package prior to race day, you will not need to complete step and can go straight to Cycle Transition Check-in. Kids and Youth must go to Registration on Race Day before heading to the Aquatics Centre, bring a parent or guardian with you.
  • Cycle Transition: 45 mins before your heat time. If you have collected your race package and your bike and helmet are approved, head to the Cycle Transition Check-in. Bike racks will be numbered according to heat numbers and race volunteers will direct you to your area.  You must pin your race # bib to the outside of your cycling/running shirt, this must be visible at all times.
  • Timing Chip Pick-up for Triathlon, Relay Swimmer, Youth and Kids: 35 mins before your heat time. Head to the Aquatic Centre and change into your swim suit. Separate male and female change rooms have coin lockers for two quarters each if required. Go to the pool deck, do not shower immediately prior to your race so that we can apply your body number. Also make sure your wetbag is labeled correctly (done at registration/pre-race package pickup). You'll drop off your wetbag and be given your 'Startline Timing' timing chip, this must be worn on your ankle. Remember your race number and expect to remain on the pool deck after picking up your timing chip ready for your heat, you'll be called forward approx 15 minutes before your race.
  • Duathlon Pre-Race Assembly: 15 mins before your heat time. If you are racing in the duathlon, you will collect your 'Startline Timing' timing chip (on the rear of your number bib) at the Registration Zone or during Race Package Pick-up. Go to the Duathlon Start area located north of Cycle Transition area on Main Mall, you'll meet a UBC Recreation staff member there to greet you and when assembled, lead you to the start line. Pin your race # to the outside of your cycling/running shirt. Your race # must be visible at all times.
  • Team Relay Cycle/Run Pre-Race Assembly: 10 mins before relay hand-over. If you are cycling, go to the Relay Cycle Assembly area located at the East entrance of the Cycle Transition area on University Blvd and East Mall: make sure you're there in time to meet your swimmer running from the pool. If you are running, go to the Relay Run Assembly area located at the North exit of the Cycle Transition area on Main Mall: make sure you're there in time to meet your cyclist running through Cycle Transition. You must hand over the 'Winning Time' chip in the respective Assembly areas. Pin your race # to the outside of your cycling/running shirt. Your race # must be visible at all times.
  • Race: Have fun and good luck! Remember to look out for your turnaround points on the run and cycle as we have different distances for different racers!
  • Finish Line: Located north of Cycle Transition on Main Mall. Volunteers will be here to give you your TriDu medal and help return your timing chip (If you do not complete your race, please return the chip to the chip collectors at the finish line, or mail it as soon as possible to the race organizers). A light snack and water will also be available, as is your wet bag and First Aid.
  • Awards: The Awards Ceremony will take place from approx 12pm at the Finish Line area. All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from all the Olympic, Sprint, Short, Duathlon, and Relay race categories will be presented with certificates, overall winners will receive prizes.
  • Sponsors: We're proud to have some of our important sponsors offering goodies to all participants by the exit of Finish Zone.
  • Wetbag Pick-up and bike collect from Cycle Transition: Grab your bag at the Finish Line area, make sure you have your bib number displayed. Please remove your bike and equipment from Cycle Transition as soon as possible following your race via the Check in/out. You must have your bib number to do this for security.

This year we're happy to announce our partners will offer clinics and workshops free for our race participants, more details to follow in the coming days.

  • Bike Ready: Date TBC, 10 - 11am with Different Bikes at Broadway Store location. This session will give you some useful cycling and maintenance tips for getting the most out of this year's race, whether first timer or expert! Bring your bike along too if you have any specific queries but it's not a requirement!
  • Race Ready: Date TBC, 10 - 11am with UBC Tri Club at UBC War Memorial Gym Room 100. This workshop will cover all the essential prep you need to make your race one to remember. Specially geared towards the UBC TriDu: Training, tapering, gear and nutrition tips for the big day! Your presenter will be Seth Bluman, the UBC Triathlon Club president and a current 4th year Kinesiology student. An experienced athlete and mentor, this will be his 4th time racing the UBC TriDu.
  • Swim Ready: Date TBC, 10 - 11am with Sea Hiker at UBC War Memorial Gym Room 100. Join Sea Hiker Coaches Peter and Stewart for a 1-hour seminar on how to ace your UBC pool triathlon swim - especially if it's your first time. See video examples of common pitfalls to avoid, try in-class (dry) exercises to help you with breathing and swimming faster and with less effort. Come prepared to ask about your most frustrating swimming questions. Your coaches will also cover turns, swimming in close quarters, drafting and other tips for making your swim easier.
  • Run Ready: Date TBC, Running Room to follow soon.

Race Map: These maps will follow soon once we confirm our routes. We're excited to put cycle/run start and finish on the beautiful UBC Main Mall. The cycle route will be closed to traffic however the run route is an open course. Please be aware of pedestrians and vehicle traffic.

Pool Route Map: Pool laps for Olympic, Short, Relay and Sprint are shown here.

Road Closures: Road closures will be in effect around the UBC area on Sat Mar 7th 2015 between 4:00am and 4:00pm, to include North West Marine Drive south to Kullahan Drive (western side only south of 16th) and University Blvd west of Main Mall.

Results posted here by our professional timing partners 'Startline Timing'.

Awards: This will take place by the Finish Zone from about 12pm onwards throughout the afternoon depending on results and finishing times. We'll make announcements via our DJ booth, all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place age category winners from each discipline will receive a certificate; 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall winners from each discipline will be presented with prizes.

Photos capturing your moment of victory are here:

Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Regular registration is open until 5pm Mon Feb 29th 2016.

Late Registration: After regular registration closes, limited late registration will only be available at UBC Campus on Race Day Sat Mar 5th 2016. All late registrants must email ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca or 604 822 6000 (working hours) for guidance on availability and arrival times.

Public or Student/Staff? Only current students and faculty/staff are eligible for the rates below. If you are a relay team and have one or more members who are public, your category will be 'Public'.

Paratriathletes: We are very happy to accommodate the needs of athletes with a disability. Please contact us at ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca for more information.

Refunds: These will be issued in full until 5pm Feb 29th 2016. After this date and until Mar 4th 2016, there will be a $25 admin fee. If you are sick or injured after Mar 5th 2015, refunds will be subject to a $25 processing fee and will only be issued upon written proof (Doctor's Certificate), which must be dated no later than Mon Mar 7th 2016 and submitted to UBC Recreation no later than Fri Mar 11th, 2016. In the unlikely occasion the race is forced to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the event organizers, refunds will not be given to any participants following the registration deadline.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Location Register by UBC Student CSC Staff/Faculty Public
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Olympic Reg (Coed)
Sat 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 29

$65.00
N/A
$92.00

$95.00
70644 N/A 70639 70632
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Olympic Early (Coed)
Sat 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 1

$61.00
N/A
$88.00

$91.00
70644 N/A 70639 50632
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Olympic Late (Coed)
Sat 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Mar 5

$76.00
N/A
$103.00

$106.00
70644 N/A 70639 50632
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Short Early (Coed)
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 1

$55.00
N/A
$77.00

$79.00
70648 N/A 70643 70636
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Short Late (Coed)
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Mar 5

$71.00
N/A
$92.00

$95.00
70648 N/A 70643 70636
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Short Reg (Coed)
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 29

$61.00
N/A
$81.00

$84.00
570648 N/A 70643 570636
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Sprint Early (Coed)
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 1

$55.00
N/A
$77.00

$79.00
70645 N/A 70640 70633
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Sprint Late (Coed)
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Mar 5

$71.00
N/A
$92.00

$95.00
70645 N/A 70640 70633
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Sprint Reg (Coed)
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 29

$61.00
N/A
$81.00

$84.00
570645 N/A 70640 70633
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Duath Early (Coed)
Sat 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 1

$50.00
N/A
$65.00

$69.00
70646 N/A 70641 70634
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Duath Late (Coed)
Sat 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Mar 5

$66.00
N/A
$81.00

$84.00
70646 N/A 70641 70634
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Duath Reg (Coed)
Sat 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 29

$55.00
N/A
$71.00

$73.00
70646 N/A 70641 70634
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Relay Early
- Coed
- NA
Sat 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 1

$93.00
N/A
$120.00

$123.00
70647 N/A 70642 70635
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Relay Late (Coed)
Sat 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Mar 5

$131.00
N/A
$157.00

$160.00
70647 N/A 70642 70635
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Relay Reg (Coed)
Sat 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 29

$104.00
N/A
$131.00

$134.00
70647 N/A 70642 70635
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Kids Early (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 1
N/A N/A N/A
$44.00
N/A N/A N/A 70637
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Kids Late (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Mar 5
N/A N/A N/A
$58.00
N/A N/A N/A 70637
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Kids Reg (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 29
N/A N/A N/A
$48.00
N/A N/A N/A 70637
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Youth Early (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Feb 1
N/A N/A N/A
$44.00
N/A N/A N/A 70638
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Youth Late (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 7 UBC Mar 5
N/A N/A N/A
$58.00
N/A N/A N/A 70638
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- Youth Reg (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mar 5 Mar 5 UBC Mar 2
N/A N/A N/A
$48.00
N/A N/A N/A 70638

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