Tri For Evan

swim start 2
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Elbow Valley
9:00 a.m.
Click here to register


This race sold out in 2023 so register early! 

Tri for Evan will host provincial short course duathlon championships in 2024! Provincial championship medals will be awarded to the top Alberta residents finishing the duathlon.



This is the perfect warm up race for a seasoned triathlete or the perfect race for newbies. Our venue is small and space is limited. Register early so you don’t miss out. We sold out in 2023. 

What’s included:

  • A safe and professionally managed race 
  • t-shirts for all participants (one each for teams)
  • finishers swag (one each for teams)
  • post race meal 
  • post race beer garden 

The triathlon consists of a 650m swim, 22km cycle and 5km run. The duathlon consists of a 2.5km run, 22km 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 (but all ages are welcome). 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, finishers medal, post race meal and beer!

We are looking forward to welcoming CE Sport Therapy at Tri for Evan. They will be on site providing mini treatments to help you with any nagging aches, pains or injuries you might be experiencing. Head on over to their tent either before or after your race to claim your free mini treatment! 


TriAB membership: If you are not an annual Triathlon Alberta member, you will need to purchase a day membership in order to race. Please click here to purchase a one day membership

Race day info will be updated closer to the time. For reference, 2023 race day info can be found by clicking here.

Parking map can be found here. 

To see the provincial triathlon and duathlon rules please click here. 

Why we Tri for Evan

Evan Penny is the inspiration for our family-oriented event that brings healthy, active people together. Now 19 years old, Evan experienced a traumatic brain injury and developed mitochondrial disease at the age of 4. As a result, he is now a non-verbal spastic quadriplegic. Evan requires constant care and copes with chronic pain, low energy levels, digestive issues, and frequent hospital stays.
Evan’s father, Blaine is the co-founder of MitoCanada, a national charity dedicated to ensuring all lives are powered by healthy mitochondria. These microscopic structures that are present in almost every cell in the body, create the energy we need our hearts to beat, lungs to breathe, brains to think and bodies to move. Mitochondrial disease is associated with dementia, cancers, Parkinson’s disease and more than 300 other devastating illnesses.
Thank you for sharing your collective energy to help MitoCanada reduce the devastating impact of mitochondrial disease by participating in Tri for Evan and donating to MitoCanada.

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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