MEC Calgary Sprint Triathlon 2018

  • Date
    Saturday, 18 August, 2018
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 02:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Calgary
  • Price
    $35.00
  • Address
    207 Main St NW,
    Turner Valley, AB

NOTE: EVENT IS CANCELLED due to the poor air quality. 

 

NOTE: Registration closes Thursday August 16 at 9:00am

MEC Calgary Sprint Triathlon:

Pool Swim: 750m

          Bike: 20km

           Run: 5km

Ages 16 and up only

Come Try- a-Tri  at the MEC Calgary Sprint Triathlon!

 

Whether you are training to reach your goal or just out to have fun, this super affordable CHIP-TIMED triathlon is right for you! 

 
This chip-timed event is complete with medals for the top three finishers in each gender, and snacks at the finish line.
 

First Swim Wave: 

- 9:00 am sharp

 

Registration

 
Cost for Triathlon: $35 (+$20 one-day Alberta Triathlon Association membership if needed)
 
Online Triathlon Registration (at bottom of this page) will close at 9:00am, Thursday August 16, 2018. 
 
NOTE: Race day registration will not be available. 

 

Note: The MEC Sprint Triathlon is fully sanctioned by the Alberta Triathlon Association. However, this also means that there is an additional $20 Alberta Triathlon Association one-day membership fee, unless you are a full 2018 ATA member already. Proof of your 2018 ATA membership will be required at race package pick-up. 

More information regarding the ATA fee will be available here soon.

Tip: If you know you will be participating in 3 or more ATA sanctioned events in 2018 its worth it to purchase the year membership with the ATA.
 

Package Pickup

We encourage all participants to pick up their package on Thursday August 16, 5 pm - 9 pm at the MEC Calgary StoreIf you are not able to pick up your package during the pick up time, it will be available on site on race day starting at 7:00 am.
 

Car Pooling 

In order to increase the accessibility of our events and lower our environment footprint, we are helping our participant car pool to all MEC Calgary events this year. With the map below, you can register your ride to the race as well as ask for a ride to race by clicking the "Filter" button on the map.

 

Pre-Race Briefing

Pre-race triathlon briefing One: Thursday August 16, 7pm-8pm at the MEC Calgary Store: This meeting is not mandatory but is recommended for athletes to attend, especially if this is your first Triathlon, for race details, rules and last minute event changes and even some pre-race tips!
 
Pre-race triathlon briefing Two: Saturday August 18, 8:00am-8:30am near the transition area: Missed the first one? This meeting is not mandatory but is recommended for all athletes who missed the first meeting to attend for race details, rules and last minute event changes.
 

Timing Chip Pick-up:

You will be able to pick up your timing chip at the race start from 7:00am - 8:30am. Please ensure to arrive on time to pick up your chip from the timing company: Blitz Events. If you do not pick up your timing chip you will not have a race time.

 

Bike Check and Transition:

Bike check and transition will be open from 7:00am-8:30am. Only race participants with a wrist band will be allowed into the transition area.
 
NOTE: Participants WILL NOT be allowed into transition after 8:30am.
 
 

Sprint Triathlon Route:

 

Swim:

The swim is a pool swim. As such, you will be required to swim laps of a 25-meter pool. There will be lap counters there to help you!

You will be required to touch the wall on each end to complete your length; Time penalties will be awarded to those who fail to do so.

All athletes must check in 15 min before their wave.  Check in is at pool entry, and will be based on your wave.  Once you have checked in, you will enter an athlete-only zone.  

BODY MARKING: All athletes must have their body markings before entering the pool area.  Body Marking is available at the transition check in.

Bike:

The bike route will head out for 10km until reaching the 10km turn-around point and aid station.

The aid station will have water, snacks, and first aid available. Mechanics will also be roaming the route in a pick-up truck ready to help any riders with mechanical issues.

Roads will not be closed to all traffic, however the right of way will be provided to racers at all intersections.

Note: Drafting is not allowed, and a time penalty will be awarded to athletes found drafting

 

Run:

The run route is a 5km course.

Note: The use of headphones or bluetooth communicators is not allowed.

 


 

Transition:

Transition will open at 7:00am on race-day morning and will be open until 8:30am.

Note: No athletes will be allowed into transition after 8:30am

Transition is an athlete-only zone.  To access the transition area, athletes must have their athlete wristband, as provided in your race kit.  Athletes must keep their wristband on throughout the entire event and it will be necessary for for entry and re-entry at all times.

MOUNTING / DISMOUNTING LINE: As athletes leave transition to begin their BIKE leg, they will pass through a Mounting Zone.  Athletes are not permitted to mount their bicycle until they have cleared the mounting line.  Similarly, athletes must dismount their bicycle before the mounting line when they return to transition. 

Note: The Mounting Zone is a no-passing area, and athletes who are found passing other athletes will be given a time penalty. 

BODY MARKING: All athletes must have their body markings before entering the pool area. Body Marking is available at the transition check in.

A transition diagram will be provided prior to the event.

 


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We always need volunteers and we really appreciate all the help. For more information on how you can be involved on the MEC Events Team and the benefits please click here.

If you would like more information or would like to volunteer for this event, please email calgaryevents@mec.ca or call 403-269-2420.


UPCOMING RACES

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ATA Day Membership:

This event is sanctioned by the Alberta Triathlon Association and as such, all participants must purchase a day membership. Please follow the link below to purchase a one day ATA membership.

Purchase ATA day licence for MEC Sprint Triathlon.