Welcome to the Elkford Triathlon June 4/2017

The ADULT event is a Sprint DistanceTriathlon Start time 8:30am, 750m Swim, 20K Bike, 5K Run and we offer 2 levels

  • Regular Sprint-Pool Swim, Relatively Flat Bike Course, Run
  • Extreme Sprint-Pool Swim, Hilly Bike ( up mine road) , Run

The KIDS event Start time is 11 am,  we offer 2 levels

  • 200m Swim, 5K Bike, 2.5K Run
  • 400m Swim, 5K Bike, 2.5K Run
Body Number Marking and Timing Chip Pickup 7am - 8 am
Mandatory pre-race meeting for event at poolside at 8:10 am.
KIDS check-in  at 10 am and Race starts at 11 am
  • The Adult 750 m, Kids 200m and 400m swims will take place at the Elkford Aquatic Centre in the 25m pool with a max of4 swimmers per lane
  • "Continuous" swim format
  • Swimmers will be lined up behind the start timing mats at the end of the pool. 2 swimmers will enter each lane and swim till done. Once a swimmer has left the lane another will be allowed in. Time starts when you cross the start mat and finishs when you cross the finish mat outside the pool door.
  • Counters for the pool will count your laps and put a flutterboard in the water indicating that you have one lap to go. Officials will watch the end of the pool to ensure that you have touched the wall.
  • The tagging area for teams will be where the bikes are racked. Swimmers should exit from the transition area immediately after the tag is completed.
  • The Adult 20K Bike ride is an out and back with a course for the sprint and one for the extreme sprint
  • The Kids 5K Bike ride is an out and back..info to follow.
  • Your bike is to be placed in the bike rack that corresponds to your race number. (eg. 60-70, 71-80) in the case of those with a racing bike use the fence by the transition area.
  • Cycling helmets are mandatory and must be worn while on the bike with the chin strap secured.
  • When leaving the transition for the cycling portion, walk your bike to the start/finish line and then mount your bike
  • Bikers and runners must stay to the right when entering or leaving.
  • Roads are open to traffic. please ride on shoulder.
  • We will have a volunteer at the 4 way stopping traffic
  • At the Adult 10km turnaround point we will have a police car to warn oncoming traffic.
  • Please call out your name and number at the turnarounds to help our volunteers keep track of cyclists and runners.
  • Please leave three bike lengths between bikes.
  • To pass on bike shout out "passing on your left".
  • Bring your own water for the bike.


  • The Adult 5 K Run has a NEW TBA course this year
  • Tag area for the team runners is at the bike rack.
  • There will be a water station at the 2.5 run turn-around.
  • Run the same route back to the pool.
  • Runners must stay to the right when entering or leaving.
  • Info to follow on the 2.5K KIDS Run.
  • Congratulations!!
  • To avoid confusion only registered athletes may enter ribboned area
  • Once there you can enjoy a shower, hot tub and a BBQ.
  • Results and awards will follow once the last person is in.
  • Participants, Family and Volunteers ..Join Us after the race for Hamburgers, Hotdogs and Refreshments
Package Pick -Up
  • Pool M/P Room Saturday, June 3/2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • YES someone else (spouse,teammate,friend) CAN pickup your race package


To an 8:30AM START
Elkford B.C.
Elkford is located on Highway 43 in the BC Rocky Mountains, 21 miles (34 km) north of Sparwood. And approximately 10 miles east of the Alberta boundary (as the crow flies)
All within walking distance of the race venue
Elkford is a beautiful town nestled in the Rocky Mountains of South eastern B.C. Founded in 1971 as a home for miners working at newly-established Fording Coal operations. Elkford has grown to its current population of nearly 3,000 residents and boasts some impressive recreation facilities, including the swimming complex this event uses.
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