Saturday June 5, 2021
Sprint & Standard Triathlons
Dynamic Race Events is proud to present the 17th Annual WCOC Triathlon on Saturday June 5th, 2021. We are looking forward to welcoming back those who have raced with us before and those who will be racing with us for the first time.
The event is held on a Saturday, the day before the Oliver Half Iron. We will again be hosting both Sprint and Standard distance races. Hosting the event the day before the Oliver Half Iron enables us to focus on a weekend of triathlon and makes the event easier for the community and volunteers.
Sprint – 750 m Swim, 17 Km Bike and 5 Km Run
Standard – 1,500 m Swim, 40 Km Bike and 10 Km Run
Come Visit, Race, Relax and Enjoy the Wine Capital of Canada.
Oliver is located at the most northern point of the Sonora Desert, tucked into the southern end of B.C.’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. The swim is held in Tuc-el-Nuit Lake , with the course parallel to the shore and the only thing to be aware of is the jumping carp. A scenic bike course is found on a portion of the same course that our Oliver Half Iron follows, with a few minor hills. The run is a fairly flat out and back that takes you through the quiet streets of Oliver.
This course was home to the Provincial Championships in 2005 and is a very fast and beautiful place to race.
The “Wine Capital Of Canada” is renowned for the quality of wine grapes being produced there. Those grown in the favored Golden Mile and on Black Sage are sought by vintners province-wide. Oliver’s climate and topography offer the optimum conditions necessary to grow the preferred grapes. The town holds 10% of the country’s wineries and just over 4500 acres of the fine grape growing vineyards-68% of B.C.’s 6600 acres. Oliver has the largest concentration of both vineyards and commercial wineries in British Columbia . The majority of these are located along what is known as the Golden Mile of Highway 97, and on Black Sage Road just south of Oliver. New wineries and additional lands are being put into production in what is expected to be a growth industry for the next five to 10 years. The rolling terraces, exceptionally mild climate with lots of sun, gravelly soil and availability of irrigation produce the right elements for growing high-quality grapes.
Race with us and enjoy a new standard of support, both on and off the course, and explore the incredible wine country after the race with friends and family!
Features of the Event Include:
Beautiful custom finisher medals
Great Volunteers and Spectators cheering you on
Post-race pancake breakfast served up by the Oliver Elks Service Club
Awards for the top three in each age group
Click below to view course maps
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Package Pick Up at Tucelnuit Elementary School
6:00 am Transition opens at Tucelnuit Elementary
6:00 am – 7:00 am Package Pick Up at Tucelnuit Elementary
7:20 am Transition Closes
7:25 am Pre-race athlete briefing at swim start Standard Athletes
7:30am Standard Swim Start | Wave 1 – Men
7:35am Standard Swim Start | Wave 2 – Women
7:45am Pre-race athlete briefing for Sprint Athletes
7:50am Sprint Swim Start | Wave 3 – Men
7:55am Sprint Swim Start | Wave 4 – Women
9:00 am Breakfast service starts
11:30 am Awards at Rotary Beach
TRANSITION – At Tucelnuit Elementary
Sprint: 17 km
Standard: 40 km (one loop course)
Cyclists must be aware of vehicle traffic while on the cycle route.
Please stay to the right and do not block vehicles on the road as this will lead to a penalty for blocking.
Standard: 10km (2 loops of the Sprint Course)
The run course is a fairly flat, out-and-back on a quiet residential street.
There are two aid stations on the course that runners will pass by twice during each lap of the course.
RACE FINISH & AWARDS – Is at Rotary Beach following the race.
Oliver is 45 Km south of Penticton in the Okanagan Valley and is a 5 hour drive from Vancouver. The closest airport is in Penticton.
Click on the Tourism Oliver logo 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.
PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID MCCOLM
2021 RACE RESULTS
SPRINT RESULTS STANDARD RESULTS
2019 RACE RESULTS
2018 RACE RESULTS
2017 RACE RESULTS
2016 RACE RESULTS
2015 RACE RESULTS
Race results 2014 & prior: RACE RESULTS