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 Trek Victoria and Limitless Training 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 37 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 TREK Victoria 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
Post-race massage offered by Total Body Chiropractic
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
Safe, professionally controlled course
Custom finishers medal
Post-race pancake breakfast
A portion of each entry is donated to one of our two charity partners, Help Fill A Dream and Headway Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre, you can make an extra donation to either of these two amazing charities at the time of registration. Click to read more about Help Fill A Dream and Headway Victoria.
Located on the grass next to the main parking lot
Bike check in race morning
Bike racks assigned by Age Group and bib number
2XU SWIM COURSE
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
TREK BICYCLES VICTORIA BIKE COURSE
Sprint Bike – 20k
Standard/Duathlon/Aquabike – 40k
Both distances 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 Bike Course Elevation Profile
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
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
Duathlon will be in 10 year age groups
Draw prizes from Trek Bicycles Victoria, 2XU, Limitless Fitness and other local partners
Friday, Aug. 4th
3 pm – 6 pm Package Pick Up at Trek Victoria – 338 Catherine St
Saturday, Aug. 5th
12 pm – 5 pm Package Pick Up at Hamsterly Beach
2 pm Pre-Race Meeting at Hamsterly Beach
Sunday, Aug. 6th
5:30 am Transition opens, 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
7:00 am Duathlon Race Start
7:05 am Standard, Standard Relay & Aquabike Start
7:15 am Sprint & Sprint Relay Start
7:12 am Participation wave (if necessary)
8:15 am Post-Race Pancake Breakfast starts
9:30 am Sprint athletes may remove bikes from transition
11:15 am Awards Ceremony at Hamsterly Beach
12:15 pm Bikes must be removed from transition
12:30 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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2017 RACE RESULTS
Timing will be provided by Sportstats with results posted on their website.
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2XU Swim Course
TREK Victoria Bike Course
Limitless Training Run Course