MEC Langley Sprint Triathlon

  • Date
    Sunday, 19 August, 2018
  • Time
    From 07:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Langley
  • Price
    $45.00
  • Address
    MEC Langley
    6121 200th St.
    Langley, BC

COME TRY A TRI WITH MEC LANGLEY!

Swim, cycle and run your way through this fun sprint triathlon. You get chip-timed results, finish-line snacks and drinks, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff. This short format (sprint distance) triathlon is ideal for those looking to complete their first multi-sport event, and is a great warm-up for experienced triathletes who are training for Challenge, Ironman, and other fall multi-sport events!

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REGISTRATION

Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, August 16th.

In-store registration at MEC Langley closes at 4:00pm on Saturday, August 18th.

Early Bird (until June 16th) - $35

Regular Price (until Aug 16th) - $45

Late (Aug 17th and 18th) - $55

Note: There will be no registration available on race day.

* Athletes must be 16 years of age or older.

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PACKAGE PICK-UP

Included in your kit is a swim cap, helmet number, bike number, and bib number. Timing chip distribution and body marking will be done Sunday morning between 6am-6:45am.

In Store

Friday, Aug 17th 4pm-8pm, MEC Langley

Saturday, Aug 18th 9am–4pm, MEC Langley

Race Morning

Sunday, Aug 19th 6am-6:45am, WC Blair Recreation Centre

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when you pick up your race package on Friday or Saturday. Discount applies to in-store product and may not be combined with any other package deal or existing discount.

Please note: We strongly suggest you pick up your race package on Friday or Saturday. If you leave your package pick-up until Sunday morning, there will be line-ups and the transition area will close at 6:45am SHARP. YOUR TIME IS IN YOUR OWN HANDS – plan accordingly and be there early.

As even more incentive – all participants that pick up their packages on Friday and Saturday will be entered in a draw for some cool prizes.

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RACE INFO

Start times 7:00 am, First Wave

Start Location WC Blair Recreation Centre, 22200 Fraser Highway, Langley

Parking

Parking is available in the vacant lot west of WC Blair and in the School Board Office lot.

Please refer to the attached link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7M68_AamVcHUnlWalY1djg1Z0E/view?usp=sh...

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ROUTES

Swim

To view a map of the pool please go to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7M68_AamVcHN2Zpd3BHYWFnd2s/view?usp=sh...

The swim leg is 750m and takes place in the WC Blair Recreation Centre pool. The pool set-up will be 4 extra wide lanes. Swimmers will be seeded by their predicted swim times from slowest to fastest. There will be 8 people per lane and you will stay in your designated lane so no need to go under ropes. As participants complete their swim and exit the pool, another will start. All start times will be recorded to ensure chip timing is accurate. Waves are determined by the number of swimmers and your estimated swim time indicated at the time of registration. All athletes must check in 15 min before their wave. Check in is at pool entry. Participants will be provided with a swim cap which must be worn at all times while in the pool. Don't forget to enter your predicted swim time when you register.

Bike

 

The bike leg heads south on 224th St and east on 24th Ave.  There is a turnaround at the aid station and once heading back on 224th, it goes east along 40th, north on 232nd, and west on Old Yale Rd.

Riders must follow the rules of the road as they are open to traffic. There will be traffic control personnel and marshals at the intersections to assist you in proceeding. An aid station will be available midway through the ride.

Run

The run leg heads west of WC Blair on residential streets. An aid station will be available midway through the run.

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

Transition

For a map of the transition area please go to:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7M68_AamVcHUnlWalY1djg1Z0E/view?usp=sh...

Transition will be open on race-day morning from 6am - 6:45am for bike drop-off. After 6:45 am there will be no access unless you’ve started the event. Transition is an athlete-only zone. To access the transition area, athletes must have their Bib #.

MOUNTING ZONE As athletes leave transition to begin their BIKE leg, they will pass through a Mounting Zone. Athletes are not 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.

PLEASE REVIEW TRI BC RULES FOUND HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5CRMF2cpFjSRDQ2ZWY1a094blk/view?usp=sh...

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Contact kathie.schellenberg@mec.ca for more info.

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RACE RESULTS

Official standings and a full listing of results will be posted at: www.sportstats.ca.

You will receive your total finishing time plus three splits: 1) swim time; 2) bike time including both transitions and; 3) run time.

We’ll be giving out medals to the top three male and female finishers in each age group category (Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+). As it is a rolling start, medals will be determined after all participants have finished and they will be mailed out.

 

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER YOUR PREDICTED SWIM TIME WHEN YOU REGISTER