UBC Triathlon Duathlon

UBC Recreation's TriDu|Photo Credits: Jensen Tung

 

Welcome to the UBC Triathlon Duathlon – Sat Mar 11 2017

An Officially Sanctioned TriBC Event

Event Description Get your 2017 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, Kids/Youth Aquathlon and Kids 'Splash, Peddle and Dash', 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.

Swim in the NEW pool at the UBC Aquatics Centre. 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, also Kids Splash Pedal and Dash. 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 3996 (24 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 Aquathlon - 200m swim, 3km run (no cycle)
Kids Aquathlon - 100m swim, 1km run (no cycle)

Kids 'Splash, Pedal and Dash' - see menu below.

Early Registration Deadline: 5pm Feb 13th 2017

Regular Registration Deadline: 5pm Mar 6th 2017

Late Registration: Available on Race Day ONLY at the Registration tent Sat Mar 11th 2017 on Lee Square (East Mall and University Blvd).

Make sure you bring credit or debit for payment and a government issued ID. Arrival times are;

- Late Olympic– 6.30am arrival at Registration
- Late Short – 8.30am arrival at Registration
- Late Sprint – 9am arrival at Registration
- Late Duathlon – 9.45am arrival at Registration
- Late Relay (complete team) – 10am arrival at Registration
- Late Kids/Youth Aqua – 11am arrival at Registration

- Late Kids Splash Pedal Dash – 11am for central meet and greet. Start to follow this.

Relay Team Roster Submission Deadline: 5pm Thu Mar 9th 2017

Event: from 7am Sat Mar 11th 2017

Race Schedule Timings and Heats (CONFIRMED):

Olympic – 7am
Short – 9.30am
Sprint – 9.55am
Duathlon – 11am
Relay – 11.10am
Aqua/Kids/Youth – 11.40am

Don't follow the adult race guidelines on this webpage! 

The course is open for parents to be alongside/have access to their kids as they take part in this fun event! Medals and donuts for all kids after they finish; have a picture on the podium and tell the other kids at school how much fun you had at UBC in a real swim, cycle and run. This is a separate race to the Kids and Youth Aquathlon.

Age: 6 to 12 (other ages please ask)

Routes and Distances: This will NOT be part of the regular triathlon routes! Swim 1x length of Indoor Aquatics Pool 50m; cycle 500m; run on Main Mall 1km.

Included in the experience: Guided and timed swim, cycle and run. Medal gift. Finish zone podium digital photo opportunity, donuts and refreshments.

Registration and Prices: Register here on the website at the menu further down this page or in person at UBC.

Early Registration Deadline: 5pm Feb 13th 2017

Regular Registration Deadline: 5pm Mar 6th 2017

Time of Kids 'Splash, Pedal and Dash': Arrive for 11am Mar 11th 2017. Kids and adults will receive a familiarity talk with our friendly staff before having some fun from approx 11.40am onwards.

Route Map Kids 'Splash, Pedal and Dash':

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 More Bikes who are available during store hours. This check is to fulfill your TriBC safety requirements, regardless of the last check you may have completed. SAVE TIME and combine your Pre-race Package Pick Up and Bike Check at West 4th Ave on Wed Mar 8th (Running Room and More Bikes (closes at 6pm) are closely situated. 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 West 4th from 4.30 - 7pm on Wed Mar 8th or Running Room Wesbrook Village from 4.30 - 7pm on Thu Mar 9th. 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. SAVE TIME and combine your Pre-race Package Pick Up and Bike Check at West 4th Ave on Wed Mar 8th (Running Room and More Bikes (closes at 6pm) are closely situated. 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 2017 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.

Race Day Email Details: A copy of the email sent to all participants is here and reflected in the details below.

Parking: Parking is available throughout campus. The closest parkade to your Registration and Cycle Trans at University Square (west of AMS Student Nest) in is North Parkade. 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. Most of our facilities are based around University Square. A 2017 pdf version is HERE

  • Bike and Helmet Check: 90 mins before your heat time. Head to the Registration Zone by Cycle Trans where you'll find our sponsor More 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 More Bikes location, you will not need to complete this step.
  • Registration and Race Package Pick-up: 75 mins before heat time. Pick up your race package at Registration by Cycle Trans. This is located directly west of the AMS Student Nest on East Mall. 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: 60 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.  Please take no longer than 15 minutes setting up your transition space and use no more space than 1 feet away from your bike or your gear could be moved; helmets must be left open strapped on your handlebars.  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: 45 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 20 minutes before your race.
  • Duathlon Pre-Race Assembly: 25 mins before your heat time. If you are racing in the duathlon, you will collect your 'Startline Timing' timing chip at the Duathlon start. Go to the Duathlon start area is located on University Blvd/Main Mall by the Martha Piper Plaza, you'll meet a UBC Recreation staff member there to greet you and when assembled, issue your chip, 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: 15 mins before estimated relay hand-over. If you are cycling, go to the Relay Cycle Assembly area located at the east entrance of the Cycle Trans on University Square by the UBC Student AMS: 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 south exit of the Cycle Trans on University Square by the UBC Student AMS: make sure you're there in time to meet your cyclist running through Cycle Transition. You must hand over the 'Startline Timing' 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! DO NOT FOLLOW the person in front of you because they may be doing a different length race.
  • Finish Line: Located by Cycle Trans on University Square by the UBC Student AMS:. 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/Powerade 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 Trans as soon as possible following your race via the Check in/out. You must have your bib number to do this for equipment 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 Readiness with More Bikes: Tue Feb 28th 2017, 6pm - 7.30pm at More Bikes Wesbrook Village, 3332 Shrum Lane, V6S 0B9. This session is perfect for first-time triathletes and experienced racers alike and will give you some great maintenance and cycling tips from a current triathlete and bike mechanic Brice Evans, to get the most out of your race.
    • Bicycle discounts - 20% off 2016 models and 10% off 2017 models (more details in store inc expiry/limits of this offer).
    • Discount tune-ups at $49.99 (regular $59.99) and 15% off any accessories and parts up to the date of the event requirement!
  • Swim Ready with Sea Hiker: Sat Feb 18th 2017, 10am - 11am at UBC WAR Memorial Gym Room 206/2018 (access via University Blvd entrance only). Join coach Stewart for a 1-hour seminar on how to ace your UBC pool triathlon swim - especially if it's your first time, please sign up here. See common pitfalls video examples  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.
  • Race Ready with UBC Tri Club: Sat Feb 25th 2017, 10am - 11am at UBC WAR Memorial Gym Room 206/2018 (access via University Blvd entrance only). This workshop will cover all the essential prep you need to make your race one to remember. Specially geared towards the UBC TriDu: Training and setting up your transition area, tapering, gear and nutrition tips for the big day! Your presenter will be experienced UBC TriDu athletes and mentors.
  • VIP Day at Running Room Wesbrook Village: Sat Feb 11th 2017, 10am - 11.30am.  A talk and try-out session for ALL LEVELS in running and cycling from Michael Campbell-Burns. Turn up or feel free to email wesbrook@runningroom.com for more details including what equipment to bring. Get the tips on how to have a great first race or improve with triathlete coach and ultra-runner, Michael Campbell-Burns, race experience 50+ Triathlons from sprint to Olympic distance. A Swimming / Running / Triathlon Coach, Australian National Certified Swimming Coach Program. Career Highlight  - Silver Medalist Triathlon World Masters Games.
    • VIP Day Sat Feb 11th for our 2017 TriDu participants.
    • 25% OFF REGULAR PRICED FOOTWEAR, APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES ALL DAY (valid ONLY on this day).
    • 10% OFF PREVIOUSLY MARKED DOWN ITEMS, ELECTRONICS AND NUTRITION.

Race Map: This year's map pdf is here! We're excited to put cycle/run start and finish on the beautiful UBC University Commons. The cycle route will be closed to traffic however the run route is an open course. Please be aware of pedestrians and vehicle traffic.

NEW Pool Route Map: Pool laps for Olympic, Short, Relay and Sprint are posted on a pdf for you here: New Aquatics Swimming Routes

Road Closures and Restricted Access: Road closures will be in effect around the UBC area on Sat Mar 11th 2017 between 4:30am and 4:00pm, a pdf handout is available HERE.

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: Enjoy the event photos here. Your individual Finish Line pictures are here

Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Regular registration is open until 5pm Mon Mar 6th 2017.

Late Registration: Available on Race Day ONLY at the Registration tent Sat Mar 11th 2017 on Lee Square (East Mall and University Blvd) at the following times only.

Make sure you bring credit or debit for payment and a government issued ID. Arrival times are:

– Late Olympic– 6.30am arrival at Registration
– Late Short – 8.30am arrival at Registration
– Late Sprint – 9am arrival at Registration
– Late Duathlon – 9.45am arrival at Registration
– Late Relay (complete team) – 10am arrival at Registration
– Late Kids/Youth Aqua – 11am arrival at Registration

– Late Kids Splash Pedal Dash – 11.15am for central meet and greet. Start to follow this.

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 Mar 6th 2017. After this date and until Mar 10th 2017, there will be a $25 admin fee. If you are sick or injured after Mar 10th 2017, 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 13th 2017 and submitted to UBC Recreation no later than Fri Mar 17th, 2017. 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 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 6

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Feb 13

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 11

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Feb 13

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 11
$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 6

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Feb 13

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 11

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 6

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Feb 13

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 11

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 6

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Feb 13

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 11

$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 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 6

$104.00
N/A
$131.00

$134.00
70647 N/A 70642 70635
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- AQUA Kids Early (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mar 11 Mar 11 UBC Feb 13
N/A N/A N/A
$44.00
N/A N/A N/A 70637
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- AQUA Kids Late (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mar 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 11
N/A N/A N/A
$58.00
N/A N/A N/A 70637
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- AQUA Kids Reg (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mar 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 6
N/A N/A N/A
$48.00
N/A N/A N/A 70637
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- AQUA Youth Early (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mar 11 Mar 11 UBC Feb 13
N/A N/A N/A
$44.00
N/A N/A N/A 70638
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- AQUA Youth Late (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mar 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 11
N/A N/A N/A
$58.00
N/A N/A N/A 70638
UBC REC Triathlon Duathlon
- AQUA Youth Reg (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mar 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 6
N/A N/A N/A
$48.00
N/A N/A N/A 70638

Kids 'Splash, Pedal and Dash' Fun Triathlon-style Event:

UBC REC Triathlon
- Kids SPLASH PEDAL DASH Early (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mar 11 Mar 11 UBC Feb 13
N/A N/A N/A
$44.00
N/A N/A N/A 62767
UBC REC Triathlon
- Kids SPLASH PEDAL DASH Reg (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mar 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 6
N/A N/A N/A
$48.00
N/A N/A N/A 62767
UBC REC Triathlon
- Kids SPLASH PEDAL DASH Late (Coed)
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mar 11 Mar 11 UBC Mar 11
N/A N/A N/A
$58.00
N/A N/A N/A 62767

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