Tri For Evan

swim start 2NEW DATE
July 18, 2021
Elbow Valley
9:00 a.m.
Click here to register!

Now that Alberta is moving into stage 2 of reopening on June 10, we can say with confidence that we will be hosting this event on July 18! Even if we’re still in stage 2, outdoor sport is allowed without restrictions within the field of play. So, we may still need you to be distant when arriving and leaving and we may not be able to socialize afterwards but we’ll be able to race quite “normally”. It’s expected that we’ll move into stage 3 by early July which means no restrictions and we can bring back our beer garden, post race food and kids zone! We can’t wait to see you all!

Having said all of that, we learned some things having to operate under Covid restrictions last August. We will stick with a one lap swim and get as close to 750m as we can by swimming the perimiter of the lake. We may also stick with a rolling swim start, just without the 10 second gap between athletes.

Evan is a 17 year old boy who suffered a severe brain injury 11 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.  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.

If you need to rent a wetsuit for the race, our friends at Tri It have you covered. Enter the code TRIFOREVAN at checkout to save $5.00 on your rental.

Entry fees include a t-shirt, finishers medal and post race lunch

Click here for a map indicating parking suggestions.

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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