Sunday August 5, 2018
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August long weekend race tradition continues at Elk Lake! Featuring a Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike, relay options, post race pancake breakfast for athletes, included in your registration! What better way to spend the August long weekend than racing in beautiful Victoria! Big thank you to local sponsors for helping us keep the tradition going!
SPRINT TRIATHLON 750m Swim, 20k Bike, 5k Run
STANDARD TRIATHLON 1,500m Swim, 40k Bike, 10K Run
AQUABIKE 1,500m Swim and 40K Bike
DUATHLON 5k Run, 40k Bike, 9.6K Run
STANDARD TRIATHLON – PRIZE MONEY
We are excited to announce prize money for the top Men and Women for the Standard distance race. These athletes do not qualify for AG awards.
$600 1st Overall $600
$400 2nd Overall $400
$250 3rd overall $250
Honoring some of the traditions of the former event that took place at this venue for 38 years, we will keep the course and, of course, the post-race pancake breakfast!
Start/Finish at Hamsterly Beach
Victoria’s most well-known swimming lake
Swim in beautiful Elk Lake on the 2XU Swim Course
Cycle on the Saanich peninsula on the Bike Course
Enjoy running on the Elk Lake trails on the Limitless Training Run Course
Relay options for Sprint & Standard distances
Transition for the event will be near the main parking lot just meters from the water’s edge
Located 15k from downtown Victoria
Race morning bike check-in
BREAKFAST – Tradition of pancake breakfast continues, included with registration. (Spectators may purchase breakfast tickets race morning)
Included in your registration:
High quality tech shirt
Silicone swim cap
Professional, certified Traffic controlled course
Custom finishers medal
Post-race pancake breakfast
A portion of each entry is donated to our local charity partner, Help Fill A Dream. You can also make an extra donation to this amazing charity at the time of registration.
Located on the grass, between the main parking lot and the lake
Securely fenced with security at each access point
Bikes checked into transition on race morning
Bike racks assigned by Age Group and bib number
Sprint – one 750m clockwise loop
Standard & Aquabike– 1,500m Swim
One clockwise loop
Expected water temperature is 19 – 22 degrees
If above 22 degrees a non-wetsuit wave option will be available race morning.
Lifeguards, Kayak and SUP Support on course
Swim waves TBA
Duathlon First Leg – 5 Km Run
New for 2018, the start line will be on brookleigh Rd at the bike mount/dismount line. Runners will run towards Hamsterly Rd and turn right at Hamsterly, running towards the lake following the signage and cone line, turning right into the park and towards the lake at the entrance gate.
SUP Support provided by our friends at:
DUATHLON FIRST LEG MAP **NOTE** For 2018 First Leg will be the Sprint Run Course
Sprint Bike – 20k
Feature a rolling out and back course
Certified traffic control and course marshals
Sprint Bike Course Elevation Profile
Total Elevation 80 m
The Old West Saanich Rd section has couple of short downhills and uphills. The longest climb on the course is returning on Old West Saanich Rd just after turning left off West Saanich Rd and is just over 1 Km long.
Standard/Duathlon/Aquabike – 40k
Standard Bike Course Elevation Profile
Thrilled to announce that members of the Albert Head Cadet training Centre will be coming out en masse race day to volunteer at the event! Give them a THANK YOU out on course.
LIMITLESS TRAINING RUN COURSE
SPRINT course is a 5 Km
STANDARD & DUATHLON course is 9.56 Km
The sprint course is a 2.5 Km out and back course. Runners run south towards the Rowing Club and out to the Sprint turnaround
The Standard and Duathlon course is one counter clockwise loop of the lake
Custom Finishers medal at the Finish Line
Pancakes and fruit will be served post-race by the Central Saanich Lions Club
Triathlon awards 1,2,3 in each category and based on 5 year age groups for triathlon.
Duathlon & Aquabike will be top 5 Overall
Draw prizes from 2XU, Limitless Fitness, Oak Bay Bikes, Total Body Health and other local partners
Saturday, Aug. 4th
12 pm – 5 pm Package Pick Up at Hamsterly Beach
5 pm – 5:30 pm Pre-Race Meeting at Hamsterly Beach
Sunday, Aug. 5th
5:30 am Transition opens
5:30 am Timing chip pick up, Out of town package pick up
6:45 am Transition closes
6:50 am Pre-race briefing for athletes at swim start entrance
7:10 am Duathlon Race Start
7:15 am Standard Wave #1
7:20 am Standard Wave #2, Standard Relay & Aquabike Start
7:22 am Standard Participation wave (if necessary)
7:25 am Sprint Wave #1
7:30 am Sprint Wave #2
7:32 am Participation wave (if necessary)
8:15 am Post-Race Pancake Breakfast starts
9:30 am Sprint athletes may remove bikes from transition
11:45 am Awards Ceremony at Hamsterly Beach
12:30 pm Bikes must be removed from transition
12:35 pm Transition cleared
Where is Elk Lake?
Situated just 15km from the Inner Harbour of Victoria, BC, Elk Lake is a popular lake for peninsula residents for swimming, rowing and other water sports. Surrounded by the Elk lake trail the area offers an amazing venue for our race.
Elk Lake is just less than 20km south of Swartz Bay ferry terminal and just off the Pat Bay Highway which runs north/south from the ferry terminal to downtown Victoria.
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2018 RACE RESULTS
2017 RACE RESULTS
Timing will be provided by Sportstats with results posted on their website.
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Limitless Training Run Course
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