Victoria Triathlon Information

GENERAL RACE INFORMATION

DATE: Sunday, August 4, 2013
TIME: 7 am.
LOCATION: Hamsterly Beach, North end of Elk Lake beside the Pat Bay Highway, 13km North of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
DISTANCE:

Triathlon Olympic - 1.5km Swim, 40km Cycle , 10km Run;

Triathlon Sprint - 750 meter Swim, 20km Cycle, 5km Run;

Duathlon - 5km Run, 40km Cycle, 10km Run. 

See Youth Athletes for Youth Triathlon Distances.


The Self-Transcendence Triathlon is sanctioned by Triathlon British Columbia and follows their rules as outlined here.


AWARDS

TRIATHLON - Olympic/Sprint

Individual Age Class - Age as of Dec. 31, 2013
  • See our Youth Athletes page.
  • 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- Olympic Distance Only
  • Awards to top three finishers in each of the following categories: MenWomenMixedMasters (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 Clydesdale (Men)
  • Awards to top three finishers in each of the following age class: 20-34, 35-49 and 50+. Note: Athena 150lb+, Clydesdale 200lb+.
  • Note: If you choose this category, you are exempted from the 5year age class category.
Special Relay Team Categories
  • The Rec and Fitness Center Triathlon Relay Challenge Cup. This is the sixth year that local Victoria Recreation Centers will be invited to compete for this annual Challenge Cup.
  • The Police/Fire/Medics Triathlon Relay Challenge Cup. This is the fifth year for police, firefighters and paramedics to compete for this annual Challenge Cup.

DUATHLON

Individual Age Class - Based on age as of Dec. 31, 2013
  • 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: MenWomenMixedMasters (combined age of 130 years or more) and SuperMasters (combined age of 160 years or more). Note: Each duathlon team must have two or three members.
Athena (Women) and Clydesdale (Men)
  • Awards to top three finishers in each of the following age class: 20-34, 35-49 and 50+. Note: Athena 150lb+, Clydesdale 200lb+.
  • Note: If you choose this category, you are exempted from the 5 year age class category.

ENTRY FEES AND REGISTRATION

Fees Midnight April 15 Midnight July 1 After July 1
Tri Olympic - Prov Race Series 2013 $75 $95 $110
TRIATHLON Sprint $60 $75 $90
TRIATHLON Teams Olympic distance only $150 $175 $195
Youth Triathlon 14-15 (includes insurance) $35 $40 $50
Youth Triathlon 16-19* $40 $45 $55
Duathlon -Prov Championships 2013 & Prov Qualifier 2014 World Duathlon Championships Spain $75 $95 $110
Duathlon Relays $150 $175 $195

Included in your entry feeevent t-shirt , water bottle, action photo, post-race feast, draw prizes galore,  and LOTS of support and encouragement.

*   Please Note: Youth 18/19 may contact the Self-Transcendence Triathlon (infoatscmt [dot] ca or 250 592-6211) to request a switch of their youth triathlon category to the Olympic distance race for the same fee.

Notes:

  1. Non Tri BC members must add $15/individual, $5 youth 16-19, or $6/relay team member. This is your day of race insurance.
  2. No refunds. No exceptions.
  3. Select individual category based on your age on December 31, 2013.
Registration: Register online or mail us this registration form.

RACE WEEKEND

Bicycle Safety Check-up:
  Oak Bay Bicycle will be on site Saturday, Aug 3rd 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, Aug 2nd from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, Aug 3rd from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. No race packets will be given out the day of race.
Pre-race Meeting:
  There will be Pre-race Meetings for all athletes on Saturday, Aug 3rd at the race site at Hamsterly Beach. Everyone is encouraged to attend these meetings, especially first time triathletes. Our meetings are not long, focus on safety and give competitors chances to ask questions. Following the short meeting, the race officials will be available to answer questions on an individual basis. The meeting for athletes in the Youth Categories will start at 1:15 pm. The meeting for athletes in the Adult Categories will start at 2:00 pm.

THE DAY OF RACE

Race day check-in:
  On race day all competitors MUST check in between 6:00 am - 6:45 am for body marking and Timing Chip
Race Start: Race Start is 7 am sharp on Sunday, Aug, 4. 
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.

OTHER INFORMATION

Ferry Info: Please note that Aug 3, 4 and 5, is a long weekend in British Columbia and there will be line-ups at the ferry terminals. BC Ferries info: www.bcferries.com.
Maps: Go to Navigation sidebar on right side of screen. Click on Victoria, 2013, maps.
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 infoatscmt [dot] ca or call  (250) 592-6211.
Photos: One free digital photo for each competitor. Check our gallery for miscellaneous photos from the 2006 and 2008 races. Click here to find yourself or your friend in the gallery.
Contact: Telephone: (250) 592-6211, Fax: (250) 595-6268, Email: infoatscmt [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. The water temperature and the decision on whether or not wet suits will be allowed will be announced by 6:30am race day
  3. Awards will be presented based on the competitors age as of December 31, 2013.
  4. Tri BC rules state that bicycle helmets are compulsory. The helmet must be approved by an officially recognized testing authority (ANSI or Snell).