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Race Day

SWIM WAVES

The change last year to the swim waves worked GREAT and we got lots of great feedback, so we are doing it again!  The changes included pre-set times for meeting by age group and the new zig-zag swim pattern in the pool.  All athletes still have to have their gear set up in transition by 8:45 am.   The wave times for each age group are shown below -- this will be the time that you must be in the pool lobby ready to be marshalled on to the pool deck.

Wave times for each age group are below.  Click on the distance beside your age group to see the diagram of your swim. 

 

RACE DAY PROCESS

Please ensure that you have done all the things on the "Before Race Day" list before you arrive on Sunday morning!

The transition area will open at 8 am, but there are some things you need to do first!

Arrive at Brennan Park early (8 am at the latest), and then do the following IN ORDER (if you do not have a bike lock, leave your bike on your car or with another person until you have done Steps 1 and 2 below):

  1. Get your body marking and helmet checked.  We will check that the race number tattoos are applied properly, and we can help with any issues.  In addition, we will be checking all the helmets for individual racers and for relay bikers.  There will be a separate (speedy) line if you are only swimming or running, where we will quickly check your tattoo and sign you off.  You MUST be checked by us before heading to transition.
  2. Set up gear in transition.  Triathlon BC rules require only athletes and our volunteers be allowed in the transition area.  Show your helmet and bike post sticker to a volunteer at the secured entrance, then proceed to the racks for your age group and set up your bike and other equipment (towel, shoes, etc).  Experienced volunteers are available to help if you need it.  Make sure your race bib is pinned to the shirt you will be wearing for the bike and run.  The race number must be on your front and visible.
  3. Go to pool lobby for marshalling based on your wave times.  See above for wave times for your age group and listen for the marshalling announcement for the pool.  All athletes must be body marked and have gear in transition by 8:45 am.  Swimmers please enter the pool area from the Rec Centre lobby.  Spectators please enter from the door on the opposite side of the pool.

YOU MUST SHOW YOUR RACE NUMBER (BODY OR RACE PLATE) TO REMOVE YOUR BIKE AND GEAR FROM TRANSITION AFTER THE RACE IS OVER

General Rules and Reminders

Please help us make this day successful for everyone by keeping in mind the following: