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Vancouver Triathlon

September 4

Vancouver Triathlon

Race In Scenic Stanley Park!

The 21st Vancouver Triathlon shuts down Stanley Park to allow you a closed road course!

Register EARLY!  Fees increase on January 1 and June 1

  • Fees DO NOT include GST or online transaction fees
  • A Triathlon BC membership is required. You will be required to provide a valid membership number or purchase a membership (annual or  $20 ‘day insurance’)
  • We will be cross-referencing all inputted information.  If an inputted number is invalid, you will not be allowed to participate unless you:
    • display your valid membership number at package pickup
    • pay the day fee at package pickup.


Stanley Park – Ceperley Field (next to 2nd Beach Pool)

Stanley Park is located on the traditional territory of Coast Salish First Nations, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh.


As the entire course will be closed to traffic between 6:30 am and 10 am, parking within Stanley Park (north of Second Beach) will be accessible between 5 and 6:30 am ONLY. Ample parking is available south of Lost Lagoon and parking lots surrounding Denman St.

Note:  Pay Parking is in effect.


The Vancouver Triathlon is currently seeking hotel partners.


Package Pickup

Saturday, September 2, 12:00 pm-6:00 pm @ The Right Shoe (1601 W 4th Ave, Vancouver)
Sunday, September 3, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ Stanley Park (2nd Beach)
* you will be dropping your bike off at this time.

Bike Check

Not required

Race Itinerary

September 3rd – Sunday 
1:00 pm- 6:00 pm – Package pickup, Bike Check, and DROP OFF – Stanley Park.
**Overnight security is provided**
3:00 pm-4:00 pm – Transition Training Seminar @ Transition

Transition Training SeminarNever completed a race before? Need some advice/assistance? We all do!
We’re here to help! We are offering ‘Transition Training’ Seminars for all our events.   Multisportscanada staff will be onsite on Sunday from 3-4 pm. They will walk you through the in’s-and-out’s of the event; how to prepare your bike for the race, what to watch for, and of course answer any and all questions you may have!

September 4th – Monday 

06:00-6:45 am

Athlete check-in and chip pickup


Pre-race briefing (in transition)


Wave 1 – all Tri it triathlon athletes


Wave 2 – Standard Women & Standard relay teams


Wave 3 – All Standard Men 40+


Wave 4 – All Standard men Under 40


Wave 5 –Sprint Women & Sprint relay teams


Wave 6 – All Sprint men


Awards presentation



The swim will be held in English Bay on the shore of Second Beach. The expected water temperature is 17 degrees Celcius and the air temp 21 degrees (current water temperature is 19 degrees). Wetsuits are suggested and the provided swim caps must be worn. Lifeguards on paddleboards and volunteers in motorboats and canoes/kayaks will patrol the swim course. The Olympic event will consist of two(2), 750m laps (a beach run to begin the second). The Sprint event will be 1 lap. All waves will start with a beach run. Olympic athletes will have to exit the water to start their second lap. Please ensure you are on the beach 10 minutes prior to your race start time. The Tri It event will consist of a 1 lap course.


Standard  = 37.6km  •  Sprint = 18.8km  • Tri it Triathlon = 9.4km

The sprint and Olympic distance bike courses will be comprised of 2 or 4 laps respectively. The course follows Park Drive.
The Tri it/Draft Legal wave is 1 lap of the course.  For the Draft Legal Wave, athletes must have been certified by TriBC to do draft-legal events.  Contact TriBC for details.

THIS COURSE IS ENTIRELY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. Draft marshals and volunteers will patrol the course. Please keep your head up and be aware of other athletes, pedestrians, and wildlife. The course will open to traffic flow at 10 am.
The park may be busy with walkers – PLEASE KEEP YOUR HEADS UP. We will do our utmost to ensure your safety, but ultimately it is in your hands.
The Tri it event will consist of a 1 lap course.


  • Participants may use road or mountain bikes.
  • All bike repairs are done by cyclists only.
  • Portable music players are not permitted.
  • The practice of drafting behind cyclists is illegal.
  • Course Marshals will direct competitors and assist with traffic control.

From transition, you will exit the transition towards the swim chute.  Left turns onto the paved trail and follow it past First Beach to the turnaround point at the Inukshuk.  Return the same way but just past First Beach you will follow the trail right, to the upper trail back towards the transition area.  If you are lapping, follow the course back down the hill to the left, finishers stay right to the finish line!

Aid stations (with water and F2C) will be available at the exit of the transition and at the Inukshuk turnaround point.

The area where everything takes place and in competitive events, the place where a race can be won or lost!  Our event is usually a crazy spot as many people don’t know where to find their equipment during the event.

Please place your bike and equipment and then look around to ‘site’ your location—what are you next to, what does your towel look like, what rack are you in, etc.  When set up, leave transition and walk towards your bike when coming from the swim.

*NOTE: Transition will remain open once the race starts, but please stay next to your bike to avoid collisions with athletes that are currently racing.
**NOTE: Please have only what you will be racing with placed by your bike. No large bags, buckets, or bins are allowed next to your bike.



The concept is simple: 1 person swims, 1 person bikes, and 1 person runs. The ‘baton’ (timing chip) is passed between each team member in transition. Teams are a great way to take on a triathlon with friends or family.  Same-sex, or mixed, race in one category.


September 4
Event Category:


Vancouver Thriathlon


Stanley Park
8501 Stanley Park Drive
Vancouver, V6G 3E2 Canada
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