Tri For Evan

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


Tri for Evan triathlon and duathlon is SOLD OUT. We still have room for a few more kids.  

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. As a sanctioned event, all participants must have an annual or day membership to Triathlon Alberta.

Click here to purchase a one day membership
Click here to purchase an annual membership             



Open water swim clinic: Tri It Multisport with be hosting an open water swim clinic on June 5th from 6 – 7pm at Elbow Valley. If you are new to open water swimming, this clinic is for you! 
Topics will include:
-how to put on a wetsuit
-getting in and out of the water
-turning around buoys
-what to do if you panic
There will be an opportunity to try wetsuits and various goggles after the talk. 
You must register for this clinic. Click here to register.
*a portion of the proceeds will be donated to MitoCanada. 
Practice swim: If you’re a seasoned athlete and would just like a chance to swim in the lake at Elbow Valley prior to race day, head to Elbow Valley on June 5th between 5:30 and 7:00 for a practice swim. There is no instruction for practice swimming and you must be self supported. This is the only opportunity to swim in the lake prior to race day as Elbow Valley is a private community and their lakes are only open to residents. 
Please note: Both the swim clinic and the practice swim are in Fisherman’s Lake (where the race happens) , not the residents club lake. Please see the race maps for guidance. 

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

2024 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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