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GENERAL RACE INFORMATION AWARDS
ENTRY FEES AND REGISTRATION RACE WEEKEND
THE DAY OF RACE OTHER INFORMATION

GENERAL RACE INFORMATION

DATE: Sunday, August 3rd, 2008.
TIME: 7am.
LOCATION: Hamsterly Beach, North end of Elk Lake beside the Pat Bay Highway, 13km North of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
DISTANCE: Triathlon - 1.5km Swim, 40km Cycle and 10km Run; Duathlon - 5km Run, 40km Cycle, 10km Run.
CHAMPIONCHIP: Each competitor must wear a ChampionChip timing device. In the event that your Chip is not returned at the end of the race, you will be charged a $40 replacement fee.

AWARDS

TRIATHLON

Individual Age Class
  • Trophy to overall male and female winner.
  • Awards to top three male finishers and top three female finishers in each following age class: 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
Relay Teams
  • Awards to top three finishers in each of the following categories: Men, Women, Mixed, Masters (combined age of 130 years or more) and SuperMasters (combined age of 160 years or more). Note: Each triathlon team must have three members.
Athena (Women) and Clysdesdale (Men)
  • Awards to top three finishers in each of the following age class: 18-34, 35-49 and 50+. Note: Athena 150lb.+, Clydesdale 200lb.+. Weight-in is mandatory at race package pick-up.
Special Relay Team Categories
  • The Rec Center Triathlon Relay Challenge Cup. This is the third year that local Victoria Recreation Centers will be invited to compete for this annual Challenge Cup. The 2007 winner was the Victoria Crystal Pool.
  • The Police/Fire/Paramedics Triathlon Relay Challenge Cup. This is the second year for police, firefighters and paramedics to compete for this annual Challenge Cup. This category was a huge success in 2007 with 12 teams competing. The Victoria Police Team just squeaked out the win!!! (See Frequently Asked Questions section for rules and additional info.)

DUATHLON

Individual Age Class
  • Trophy to overall male and female winner.
  • Awards to top three male finishers and top three female finishers in each following age class: 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
Relay Teams
  • Awards to top three finishers in each of the following categories: Men, Women, Mixed, Masters (combined age of 130 years or more) and SuperMasters (combined age of 160 years or more). Note: Each triathlon team must have two or three members.
Athena (Women) and Clysdesdale (Men)
  • Awards to top three finishers in each of the following age class: 18-34, 35-49 and 50+. Note: Athena 150lb.+, Clydesdale 200lb.+. Weight-in is mandatory at race package pick-up.

ENTRY FEES AND REGISTRATION

Fees Before May 15 Before July 20 After July 20
Tri Individuals $60 $75 $90
Tri Relays $150 $175 $190
Duathlon Individuals $40 $55 $70
Duathlon Relays $100 $135 $160

Included in Your Entry Fee: Technical shirt, water bottle, action photo, post-race feast, mountain bike draw, lots of other draw prizes, and lots of support and encouragement.

Notes:

  1. Non Tri BC members must add $10/individual or $5/relay team member.
  2. No refunds. No exceptions.
  3. Minimum age 18 years as of December 31, 2008.
Registration: We recommend that you enter online here. Currently the online registration is closed. You can still register by faxing us the application. To download a printable registration form click here. Mail your entry form and payment to: Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, 1360 St. Patrick Street, Victoria, BC V8S 4Y4. or fax to (250) 595-6268.

RACE WEEKEND

Bicycle Safety Check-up:
  Oak Bay Bicycle will be on site Saturday, August 2 and race day morning to offer optional bike check. However, it is emphasized that competitors are responsible for the road worthiness and correct operation of their bicycle.
Race Packet Pick-up:
  Race packet pick-up is at the race site, Hamsterly Beach, Brookleigh Road, at the north end of Elk Lake. Time: Friday, August 1, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, August 2, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. No race packets will be given out the day of race.
Pre-race Meeting:
  There will be a Pre-race Meeting on Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 pm at the race site at Hamsterly Beach. Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting, especially first time triathletes. Our meetings are not long, focus on the safety and give competitors chances to ask questions. Following this short meeting, the race officials will be available to answer questions on individual basis.

THE DAY OF RACE

Race day check-in:
  On race day all competitors MUST check in between 5:30 am - 6:40 am.
Race Start: Race Start is 7 am sharp on Sunday, August 3. There will be a four wave start for the triathlon swim.
Awards: The Awards Ceremony and Prize-Draw will begin at approximately 11:30 am.
Results: Results will be available on the Internet. Link to the results will be provided after the race on this page as well as on our results page.
Photos: One free digital photo for each competitor. For your FREE finish line photograph by Mark Creery Photography , sports photographer, please follow this link here. Mark will send you a high resolution digital photo which can be blown up to 8" X 12" size or larger. Download FREE any photos in downsized resolution from our photo gallery. These are also photos by Mark Creery and are capable of good quality reproduction up to 4" X 6" size.

OTHER INFORMATION

Ferry Info: Please note that August 2, 3 and 4 is a long weekend in British Columbia and there will be line-ups at the ferry terminals. BC Ferries info:, www.bcferries.com.
Maps: Click to see maps of the course.
Volunteers: As always we greatly depend on the generosity of our volunteers. If you want to have fun and can help or if you have friends or family who can help, let us know. You get a cool t-shirt, water bottle and a post-race meal! E-mail us at info [at] scmt [dot] ca or call us at.
Photos: One free digital photo for each competitor. For your FREE finish line photograph by Mark Creery Photography , sports photographer, please follow this link. Mark will send you a high resolution digital photo which can be blown up to 8" X 12" size or larger. Download FREE any photos you would like from our photo gallery (link to be posted shortly after the race). These are also photos by Mark Creery and are capable of good quality reproduction up to 4" X 6" size. Check our gallery for miscellaneous photos from the 2006 race. Click here to find yourself or your friend in our photo gallery.
Contact: Telephone: (250) 592-6211, Fax: (250) 595-6268, Email: info [at] scmt [dot] ca.

Notes:

  1. CRD Parks bylaws prohibit overnight camping in Elk Lake Park.
  2. If water temperature is above 22 C, wet suits are not permitted. Water temperature will be announced during the pre-race meeting on Saturday Aug. 2.
  3. The Duathlon is part of the B.C. Provincial Duathlon Race Series 2008.
  4. Weigh-in is mandatory at Race Package Pick-up for Athena and Clydesdale competitors.
  5. Award will be presented based on the competitors age as of December 31, 2008.
  6. Tri BC rules state that bicycle helmets are compulsory. The helmet must be approved by an officially recognized testing authority (ANSI or Snell).
  7. Last year about 8 duathletes took a wrong turn on the first leg of the run and therefore did not qualify for the medals. All eight of these duathletes have been invited to participate this year's event as our guests.