First Time Triathletes | UBC Triathlon Duathlon

The First Time Triathlete Package

at the UBC Triathlon Duathlon – March 10, 2018

New for 2018! This package is designed to orient and assist those getting into the Triathlon world. The program is intended for those participants who are nervous or unfamiliar with the workings of a full triathlon race. Learn the foundations from experienced triathletes.

Please Note: Some final details of this package are still being confirmed. All information will be finalized by January 3, 2018.

What is included?

  • Three group training sessions with experienced and qualified coaches to walk you through triathlon fundamentals, individual discipline techniques, and ultimately help you prepare for race day. Guidance is centred around the swim, cycle, run, and transition elements.
  • Discount offers at our Triathlon Sponsors

Note: Limited quantities available. This program is offered for the short, sprint, and olympic distances only.

Key Dates

Race Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Swimming Coached Training Session: To Be Confirmed
Cycling Coached Training Session: To Be Confirmed
Running Coached Training Session: To Be Confirmed
First-Time Triathlete Package Deadline: January 31, 2018

Race Distances Overview

The UBC Triathlon Duathlon offers a variety of race types and distances.

Race Distances Swim Cycle Run First Time Triathlete Package Cost Register
Register by Jan 31, 2018
Olympic Triathlon 1500m 40km 10km To Be Confirmed Registration Opening January 3
Sprint Triathlon 700m 20km 5km To Be Confirmed Registration Opening January 3
Short Triathlon 400m 11km 5km To Be Confirmed Registration Opening January 3

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Do you have a special request or circumstance?
We would love to hear from you! UBC Recreation takes great pride in ensuring that all our participants feel welcomed and have a safe amd inclusive race experience. If you have a special request or circumstance please contact us at

Can I REALLY Do A Triathlon?

Taylor Davis - First Time Triathlete

Taylor Davis, UBC Student

“I always wanted to try a triathlon but was intimidated by the long distances. I tried the short distance at the UBC TriDu and it was perfect, even though I had never biked or swam competitively. I loved it so much that i’m taking it one step further and doing the sprint next year!”

Taylor’s Top Pick: Sign up for the First-Time Triathlete package to learn all the basics from experienced triathletes. A shorter distance, or a modified or team experience is also a good bet for your first triathlon.