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Event Details

Please Note: that as more information is finalized or becomes available this page will be updated.

Mandatory Bike and Helmet Check

All competitors must complete a bike and helmet check prior to the race through our partner More Bikes.. Bike checks are to confirm that you fulfill your TriBC safety requirements, regardless of the last check you may have completed. Bike checks can be done on race day, or you can save time and get them checked on race package pick-up day. Details will be sent to participants after the registration deadline.

Race Package Pick-Up

Race packages can be picked up on race day, or save time and collect your race package from the Running Room West 4th or Running Room Wesbrook Village in advance. 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, sponsor products, upcoming event information, and technical t-shirt (if purchased). Details about race package pickup will be sent to participants after the registration deadline.

Please Note: that all members of relay teams must be present to sign a waiver in order to receive the team's race package.

Wet Bag Process

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 also leave your wet bag at the pool and it will be available at the Finish Zone following your race.

Race Rules

For the safety of all participants and spectators, all competitors must follow the rules of Triathlon BC.  It is recommended that participants download this PDF and familiarize yourself with the rules.
Some Highlights:

  • No headsets or headphones (iPods and other music devices) on the run or cycle
  • Helmet must be securely fastened from the time you remove your 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
  • For passing on the cycle route, 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 cycle 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 and may continue on to the cycling and run portions on the race, but will not be ranked.

Technical T-Shirts

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.

Overall Route Map

2018 Triathlon Duathlon Route Map


Cycle Route Transition Map

2018 Triathlon Duathlon Cycle Transition Route Map


Run Route Transition Map

2018 Triathlon Duathlon Run Route Transition Map


Pool Route Maps

View Pool Routes PDF

We're always looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! You'll have a blast with our staff, get a complimentary volunteer shirt, and we'll provide you with food throughout your shift. Opportunities are available at registration, finish line, and on race route. Sign up by filling out our volunteer form.

Have Further Questions?

If you have any further questions please feel free to email ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca.

Latest UBC Triathlon Duathlon Updates

March 10th UBC Road Closures

Saturday March 10th UBC and the surrounding University Community will be experiencing road closures to accommodate the Triathlon. These closures will affect traffic between 5AM to 5PM. Please see attached photos for more details. For questions please email triathlon@ubc.ca.

Race Times Posted

Attention racers! Race times are now posted. Find yourself, your friends and family and plan your race day accordingly.

Race Day Procedures – 2018 UBC Triathlon Duathlon

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