Sunday September 15, 2019
2018 RACE VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE
2018 Photo Gallery
Dynamic Race Events is proud to present the 13th Annual Cultus Lake Triathlon which consists of an Aquabike, Sprint, Standard and Half Iron Triathlons.
2017 Race – Click below to see a brief video shot on race morning by our friends at the Chilliwack Progress
Looking for a great end of the season race? The Cultus Lake triathlon offers a race for the newbie and seasoned veterans in our sport.
The venue is just 90 minutes from Vancouver and takes place in beautiful Cultus Lake Park just outside Chilliwack.
Sprint and Standard race is limited to 500 athletes.
Features of the race include:
Custom Finisher Medals
Great post-race lunch
SPRINT DISTANCE RACE: 750 m Swim, 20 km Bike, 5 km Run
STANDARD DISTANCE RACE: 1500 m Swim, 40 km Bike, 10 km Run
HALF IRON: 2 km Swim, 90 km Bike, 21 km Run
AQUABIKE: 2 km Swim, 90 km Bike
Overview of Swim Course venue
Photo: Courtesy of Karl Cantner
Runners heading out to start the Sprint/Standard run course along the lakeshore path
Final Finisher 2017 Cultus Lake Half Iron
Click below to view course maps.
Transition Map *NOTE: New Transition Map for 2018*
Swim Course – HALF IRON and AQUABIKE
Run Course – HALF IRON **NOTE* new Run Course for 2018
The transition area is on the grass area between the lake and Parking Lot B. The transition area is fenced off and secured on race day with paid security staff at each exit.
Athletes are required to show their numbered athlete wristband to enter transition race morning and to exit with their bikes when leaving transition.
Transition will include athlete specific toilets, penalty/relay tent and bike racks numbered for bike placement. Racks are laid out per race distance and age group within that event to ensure a fair transition.
This course is a one loop course for the Sprint and two loops of the Sprint course for the Standard distance race. The Half Iron and Aquabike are two loops of an extended Standard swim course. Certified Lifeguards and boat, kayak and paddle board support will be on the course to ensure athlete safety.
The course is clockwise with swimmers keeping the buoys on their right.
The two main corner turns will be marked with large yellow buoys and the markers along the course will be orange. Standard and Half Iron athletes DO NOT exit the water to head out on the second lap of the course as they swim around the yellow buoy located about 20 m off the shore.
The start will be in the water with swimmers in waist deep water.
ABOVE – 2015 Swim Course Video
ABOVE: Leaving transition cyclists turn left on Columbia Valley Hwy which turns into Cultus Lake Rd. and ride out of Cultus Lake Park. At the intersection, cyclists turn left and now ride west on Vedder Mountain Rd. towards Yarrow.
ABOVE: Vedder Mountain Road heading towards Yarrow.
ABOVE: Just after crossing the railway tracks, the road becomes Yarrow Central Road. The road narrows slightly through Yarrow – please be mindful of local traffic, as it is an open course.
Is located just below the flashing light in the centre of Yarrow at Yarrow Central Rd & Kehler Street.
BELOW: The Standard course is a counter-clockwise loop.
BIKE COURSE ELEVATION INFORMATION
Distance 19.006 km Total Ascent/Descent 471 m / 476 m Lowest Point 7 m (at 8.64 km) Highest Point 112 m (at 2.25 km) Uphill 8.82 km (46.4%) Downhill 8.46 km (44.5%) Flat 1.71 km (9.0%) Max. Height Gain 105 m Steepest Uphill +16.7% (at 7.11 km) Steepest Downhill -16.7% (at 12.15 km) Longest Uphill 0.72 km (at 1.08 km) Longest Downhill 1.08 km (at 17.64 km)
Distance 39.550 km Total Ascent/Descent 552 m / 557 m Lowest Point -1 m (at 23.04 km) Highest Point 111 m (at 2.25 km) Uphill 15.12 km (39.2%) Downhill 14.76 km (38.3%) Flat 9.14 km (22.4%) Max. Height Gain 112 m Steepest Uphill +16.7% (at 7.11 km) Steepest Downhill -14.4% (at 2.43 km) Longest Uphill 0.63 km (at 23.04 km) Longest Downhill 1.17 km (at 11.16 km)
Distance 90.646 km Total Ascent/Descent 975 m / 976 m Lowest Point -1 m (at 40.59 km) Highest Point 110 m (at 19.17 km) Uphill 31.95 km (35.2%) Downhill 32.58 km (35.9%) Flat 26.10 km (28.8%) Max. Height Gain 111 m Steepest Uphill +15.6% (at 82.26 km) Steepest Downhill -15.6% (at 19.89 km) Longest Uphill 1.08 km (at 0.99 km) Longest Downhill 0.72 km (at 10.26 km)
The run course is a one loop course for the Sprint and a two loop course for the Standard distance.
BELOW: The start of the run course is along the Cultus Lake Path.
PLEASE NOTE: Runners only run in one direction, east towards the boat launch, to start each lap of the course. Runners return to the finish along 1st Avenue and DO NOT come back on the pathway.
BELOW: Athlete #536, not sure who it was in 2017 but he ran kind of Ugly!
1st Avenue is a one way street, runners will be running the same direction as vehicle traffic. Athletes participating in the Sprint distance will run around the corner at the end of 1st Avenue and proceed through the finish chute and Standard distance athletes will turn left for their second loop just before the end of 1st Avenue and return to the Lakeshore path and head out for a second lap.
Running down 1st Avenue and headed towards the Finish!
RUN AID STATIONS
SPRINT – 2 Km, 4 Km
STANDARD – 2 Km, 4Km, 5 Km, 7 Km, & 9 Km
HALF IRON – 2 Km, 4 Km, 6 Km, 7 Km, 9 Km, 11 Km, 12 Km, 14 Km, 16 Km, 17 Km, 19 Km
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Race Package Pickup
4:30 – 5:30 pm Athlete Briefing and Q&A.
We encourage all athletes to attend, as we review the course and answer any questions at that time.
Location: Cultus Lake Community School 71 Sunnyside Blvd (just past transition).
5:30 am Transition opens, timing chip pick up onsite
**5:30 – 6 am **Note** only Half Iron & Aquabike athlete package pick up for first half hour
5:30 – 7 am Half Iron & Aquabike race morning package pick up
6 am – 7:30 am Sprint/Standard race morning package pick up
7:15 am Transition closes for Half Iron athletes
7:25 am Half Iron & Aquabike pre-race briefing for athletes at beach
7:30 am Half Iron & Aquabike Race Start
7:45 Transition closed for Sprint & Standard athletes
7:55 am First Sprint pre-swim athlete briefing
8:00 am First Sprint wave (Bright Green Cap)
8:02 am Second Sprint wave (Dark Blue Cap)
8:15 am First Standard wave (Raspberry Cap)
8:17 am Second Standard Swim Wave (Bright Yellow Cap)
10:45 Half Iron & Aquabike Athletes must be past No 3 Rd turn on 2nd lap
11:45 Sprint, Standard and Aquabike awards
12:45 pm Half Iron Bike cut-off, must be finished
3 pm Half Iron athletes run cut-off to start 3rd lap
3:30 pm Half Iron Awards
4 pm Run Course closed
4:30 pm Transition cleared
Please do your pre-race warm up swim within the dock area on race morning once the Half Iron has started.
Post-race food and lunch will be served post-race near the transition.
Lunch is also available for family and friends to purchase so they can also eat and enjoy the race experience and hear about your day.
Where is Cultus Lake?
Cultus Lake is located about 15 minutes from downtown Chilliwack and is 100 km (60 miles) from Vancouver.
Driving Directions to Cultus Lake
Cultus Lake is located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada 15 KM South of Highway One, between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack, BC.
When traveling East from Vancouver along Highway 1, take exit 104 which is between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack. This route will take you through Yarrow to Cultus Lake. Just follow signs to Cultus Lake. Cultus is approximately 90 minutes drive from Vancouver, 20 minutes East of Abbotsford, BC and minutes from Chilliwack City centre – and 2 1/2 hours NE of Seattle WA
When traveling West towards Vancouver take exit 119 at Sardis. Cultus is approximately 3 hours west of Okanagan Valley and 12-16 hours west of Calgary.
The closest border crossing is the Huntington Border on Highway 11 between Abbotsford and Sumas, 3km south from Exit 92 of Highway 1. Other crossings are at Aldergrove (Highway 13), not open 24 hours, and the Peace Arch border, south of Vancouver on Highway 99. For updated travel information, please visit Drive BC.
Cultus Lake Cabins
The Park has cabins located next to and across from the Parks Board office.
Sunnyside Campground is a family oriented campground on the shores of Cultus Lake. It is just down the shore from our race site and sits on 65 treed acres and is operated by Cultus Lake Park. Bring your camper, RV or simply tent close to the lake and the race venue.
Tourist Information/ Accommodations
Click on the Tourism Chilliwack logo below for accommodation listings, entertainment information, dining out or any local area info you may need. Please feel free to call the Visitor Information Center if you have any questions or need any help finding accommodations, maps etc.
Chilliwack Visitor Information Centre
44150 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Canada V2R 4A7
2018 Results available at SportStats
HALF IRON RELAY Results
2017 Results available at SportStats
Click below for the 2015 Cultus Lake Triathlon results
2015 Race Photos – Click on the Logo below:
Click HERE for Cultus Lake Triathlon race results from 2013 and 2014.