Sprint distance - 750m (30 lengths) | Tri It Distance - 400m (16 lengths)
The swim course will take place at the Foothills Aquatic Centre. This is a 25m pool with 6 lanes. We will start 4 athletes per lane and you will complete the necessary lengths of the pool. Volunteers will be on hand to count your laps and will put a flutterboard in the water when you have 2 lengths remaining. Athletes are asked that if they are feeling any trouble or difficulty during the swim portion to raise their hand and a lifeguard will be there to assist right away. We would like to thank the staff at the Foothills Pool for their support of this event.
THE BIKE - MAP
Sprint distance - 18.765km (5 lap course) | Tri It distance - 11.25km (3 lap course)
The bike course will travel around a loop within the University of Calgary campus. We will have a portion of the road blocked off for this event, but please ensure that you watch for vehicle traffic and other athletes. Vehicles will always have the right of way at intersections, and we will have volunteers to stop traffic when athletes are approaching. Due to construction on campus, there is a section that will take you on the paved pathway. Please be cautious on this stretch.
Remember to have fun on the course, and keep safety at the utmost priority.
THE RUN - MAP
Sprint Distance - 4.5km (out, 2 laps, and back) | Tri it Distance - 2.5km (out and back)
The run course will travel from the transition area and consist of laps of an out and back for the Try-A-Tri, where the Sprint Distance will complete an additional 2 x 1km loops on the grass area within the university. Please note: the Try-A-Tri racers will get a bracelet at the turnaround point. Please note: the Sprint distance racers will get a bracelet after completing both 1km loops and they are heading back towards the finish line.
There will be an aid station outside of the transition area with sport drink and water, as well as another aid station stocked similarly (so please come prepared if you are training on a different sports drink/food). Please be sure you drink lots of fluids on the bike course, as well as take advantage of the two aid stations on the run course for each lap. The weather can be unpredictable so please dress appropriately.