Tri For Evan

swim start 2New date: August 8, 2020
Elbow Valley
9:00 a.m.
2020 Registration is open
Space is limited

As of July 7 we have the go ahead to host Tri for Evan on August 8 with specific protocols following provincial guidelines during Covid-19. On Tuesday, August 4 or Wednesday, August 5 all participants will be emailed detailed race day instructions and also asked to choose a package pick up time slot. The detailed information will also be posted here. We will be updating as things evolve but, for now, here are some of the things you can expect:

  • You will choose a window of time for package pick up and will only be allowed to collect your package at that time.
  • The transition zone will be bigger than normal to allow bike racks to be placed with adequate physical distance.
  • You will place your bikes on the racks at one of the pre-marked spots to allow for distance.
  • The swim start will be rolling with two athletes going into the water every 10 seconds.
  • We may decide to shorten the swim so you are only doing one loop instead of two.
  • Markers will be on the ground to indicate where you will stand before entering the swim.
  • All bike drafting rules remain the same as they allow for physical distancing.
  • When in transition, you will need to maintain 2 m of distance from others at all times.
  • If two athletes are entering the transition at the same time, volunteers will be on hand to ensure distancing.
  • When running, you must maintain physical distancing and call out when you’re passing another athlete.
  • The finish line will be separated into two sides.
  • You will be encouraged to depart shortly after finishing.
  • A pre event screening questionnaire will be sent to all athletes.
  • You will be required to acknowledge that you have read all of the race information including Covid protocols.

You may have seen an announcement from Triathlon Alberta stating that they are not sanctioning any events this season due to the pandemic. We want to assure you that this decision does not affect Tri for Evan and we will be going forward as planned. We have detailed Covid safety protocols in place that meet or exceed those required by AHS.  Also, you will not have to purchase any additional day insurance regardless of whether you’re a Triathlon Alberta member; we have you covered.

Your entry fee includes a clinic! Due to popular demand and people’s schedules, we have decided to take our clinic virtual on Tuesday, August 4 at 7PM. Our friends at Tri It will take you through a typical race day. You’ll get tips on setting up your transition, putting on your wetsuit, getting into the water, navigating the swim buoys, smoothly moving through transition, mount lines, dismount lines and all other things race related. This clinic is meant for those new to triathlon but is open to everybody and is complimentary. Go to @triitmultisport on Instagram where we will be live at 7:00 pm on Tuesday. If you can’t make it at 7:00, the video will be posted for you to watch when it’s convenient.

Evan is a 16 year old boy who suffered a severe brain injury 10 years ago as a result of mitochondrial disease rendering him a non-verbal spastic quadriplegic. Evan struggles every day to cope with chronic pain, low energy levels, and overall quality of life. Evan knows better than anyone how thankful we should be for our health and is inspired to see others, especially kids, being active, having fun and making the most of everyday life.

Evan is our inspiration for this family oriented event that includes a safe, fun non-competitive race for kids as well as a sprint triathlon or duathlon (individual and team). Truly something for the whole family.

The triathlon consists of a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. The duathlon consists of a 2.5km run, 20km cycle and 5km run. Either can be done as an individual or in teams of two or three. Once everybody has completed the triathlon/duathlon, we’ll have a fun, non-competitive race for the kids. We have decided to shorten the swim to one lap of about 550m. The kids race is meant to be fun and we’re keeping the distances short so they’re appropriate for the under 7 crowd. The swim will be approximately 50m and will be close to the shore line. Kids are more than welcome to wear life jackets. The cycle will be an out and back on the pathway only and will be about 1.5 km and the run will be from transition to the finish line for about 350m.

Entry fees include a t-shirt and finishers medal.

Race day info will be posted here as we get closer to event day. It is critical that you read through all of the information as it will also include Covid safety protocols that must be adhered to.

Click here for a map indicating parking suggestions.

If you did the 10 Mile Tri at Repsol Centre on March 1 and also do Tri for Evan you will receive a $10 discount off of fall 3433 Sport Performance Centre 2020 Triathlon programs. Contact bujack@repsolsport.com to use the discount. 

Please note: race registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. You will be given the option to purchase cancellation insurance when you register online. You can transfer your own registration between triathlon and duathlon.

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