REGISTRATION AND PACKAGE PICK UP
You must be 16 years of age, by December 31st of that year, to participate in a sprint distance triathlon. If you are under 16, you cannot race, as per TRIBC and TRICAN rules. For a full list of age requirements for each distance please refer to the TRIBC Kids of Steel page.
|16 to 19||750 metres – Sprint||20 km||5 km|
|18 to 19||1500 metres – Standard/Olympic||40 km||10 km|
Event entry fees are not transferable. Any purchase or transfer of registration other than through Dynamic Race Events compromises the sanctioning and insurance of the event through TRIBC.
The fee is to cover the insurance cost to race the course under TRIBC’s insurance for the day. If you are a TRIBC member or and ATA member, the insurance is covered with your membership. We will have a list of all members as of the day before the race to ensure we have everyone’s membership numbers to match the ID card shown.
When you sign the registration form we are entering into a contract with each other, stating that we are going to put on a race and you are the person going to be racing that day. TRIBC, as our insurer, has the entrants list, and those are the athletes who are covered for that day. If we were to not check picture ID and have someone pick up a package and race under someone else’s name and get injured, our insurance company would not cover the race or athlete, do to them not being the insured racer.
The Rollover Policy for each race and deadline dates are listed on each race registration page. If you are requesting a rollover you must email the race director no later than 21 days before the race. Requests made after this period or after the event has taken place will not be granted.
Timing chips will be handed out on race morning, just outside the transition area and body marking is located right next to timing chip pick up. Please note that timing chip pick up and body marking end 30 minutes before race start.
Check with a race official or timing staff at the swim start or at the finish line. Cost of lost timing chips are the responsibility of the athlete, as such you will be invoiced by the timing company.
Bike racks are set up and numbered, each athlete number is assigned by race distance and age group. Bike racks are usually number to hold 8 or 16 bikes per rack, with odd race numbers on one side and even on the other.
Bikes should be racked by your seat with your front tire facing out.
No, please keep your gear to a minimum and respect the space of your fellow competitors when setting up in the morning. Please put any extra items and carrying bags away from your rack if space allows.
Wetsuits will be allowed at all races where the water temperature is below 71.6F (22C).
Yes, swim caps are given to help us track what swim wave you are in, as well as to make you more visible in the water to our safety personnel.
If you are having trouble during the swim raise your arm to get the attention of a kayaker or lifeguard. You may swim over and hang on to a support boat or kayak, you just cannot be moved forward by them along the course. Once you have been removed from the swim or you have missed the swim cut-off your day of racing is over and you cannot continue.
Please keep your wetsuit at your rack. DO NOT hang them on the transition area fence to dry.
Bicycles of non-traditional patterns (bicycles with irregular rider position) are considered illegal unless approved by the Chief Race Official well prior to the race. For athletes with a disability, the term ‘bicycle’ includes: bicycle, handcycle, tricycle, tandem bicycle and racing wheelchair. Any AWAD competitor using equipment that is non-traditional should have it approved prior to race-day. Please note – The term ‘bicycle’ does not refer to recumbent bicycles, which are illegal for all competitors, AWAD or able bodied.
You can use a mountain bike if you want to, though we recommend you use slick tires to make your ride a little easier and more enjoyable. YES, helmets are mandatory!
The Half Iron bike course cut-off is 5.5 hrs after the start of your swim wave.
Mechanical support is not offered at Sprint & Olympic distance races.
No, you must obey the rules of the road and keep to the right at all times, except to pass.
If you are called for drafting, there is a time penalty that will be added to your finish time, unless you have been disqualified.
Sprint and Olympic races do not have aid stations on the bike. Half Iron bike course aid stations have bottled water, bottled sport drink, gels, and bananas. Bottles for water and sport drink are served in sport top bottles that fit in your bike cage.
Yes, but we have course closure times that we need to meet and if you will be finishing too late a course official will pull you from the course.
Run aid station have water and sports drink.
We strive to have a photographer at each of our races for you.
Yes, drinks, post-race food, cookies, and fruit are available for you.
Results are posted near the finish line at each race. If you have an issue with your time as posted, and feel it is incorrect, please see the timing staff after you finish and before the awards ceremony.
We know that the biggest part of an athlete’s success is the family and friends that they have behind them, supporting them every step of the way. Post race meals are available by minimum donation for your family and friends.
EVENT CANCELLATION – WEATHER
We have been fortunate that in 12 years we have not had to cancel an event due to bad weather conditions. An event may be delayed or cancelled due to adverse, inclement, or unsafe weather. Should the event be delayed, the starting time of the event will be moved back accordingly. The delay will be communicated to all participants. Event management team and local law enforcement have the authority to cancel an event if deemed unsafe to continue. If cancellation of an event takes place, please follow instructions of the event officials and local law enforcement personnel. Your entry fee is non-refundable in the event it is cancelled due to adverse, inclement, or unsafe weather.
Yes, as belligerent, obnoxious behaviour and foul language to any volunteer, fellow competitor or race official will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification.
It is the responsibility of each athlete to know the rules of our sport. The rules that govern triathlon in Canada can be found HERE
- Swim Caps: A competitor must wear the swim cap provided by the race organization. (6.2.1)
- Helmets: a) helmets are compulsory and must be ANSI/SNELL approved (18.104.22.168.1) and b) chin straps must be fastened anytime the athlete is in possession of the bicycle. This means that before the bike is removed from the rack, the chin strap must be fastened and remain fastened until the bike is placed back on the racks. (22.214.171.124) and (9.1.1)
- Bicycles: Riding of bicycles in the transition zone is strictly prohibited at all times. (9.1.6)
- Assistance: Competitors may not receive assistance at any time during the race, or in the transition zone. (This excludes medical or safety assistance given by designated race volunteers or qualified staff.) (126.96.36.199)
- Drafting: Drafting of another competitor or motor vehicle is prohibited on the bike course. (188.8.131.52) The draft zone surrounding each competitor measures 5 meters X 2 meters from the front edge of the front wheel. (184.108.40.206) Competitors have 15 seconds to pass through this zone when overtaking another athlete. (220.127.116.11)
- Blocking: Cyclists should keep to the right at all times, unless passing. Alert fellow cyclists of your intention to pass by saying, “on your left”. (18.104.22.168)
- Race Course: Competitors must follow the prescribed course route in all segments of the race as defined by the race organization. (22.214.171.124)
- Race Instructions: It is the Competitor’s responsibility to read all supplied information given in the race kits, posted at the race site and listen to verbal announcements given by the Race Director and Race Officials. (4.1.3) and (4.1.4)
- Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Verbal or physical abuse of officials and race volunteers is not acceptable or tolerated. (126.96.36.199)
- Torsos: All athletes must have their torsos covered on the bike (7.1.4) and run portions (8.1.3) of the event. Bib numbers must be visible on the bike and run courses. (188.8.131.52)