Saturday June 1, 2019
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
We suggest you register early for the 2019 race as we expect another sold out race!
Sprint & Standard Triathlons
Dynamic Race Events is proud to present the 16th Annual WCOC Triathlon on Saturday June 1st, 2019. 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, 18 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. Our transition is on road level as well on paved road through park which allows for a spacious transition.
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
**NOTE** Included in the Athlete Guide is an updated course map, with a course change to the Standard distance race. In working with the Town of Oliver over the past few weeks, it came to light that the Town’s projected completion time of the construction and sewer pipe replacement on Station St. north of Fairview Rd was greatly underestimated. In light of this, we have been working hard the last two weeks to ensure we have a safe, scenic, fun course for our athletes on race day. With help from the Town, Highways and Public Works – we were able to do so. With the course change, please note the adjusted race start times for Saturday’s race.
Click below to view course maps
**NOTE** Course is 2 loops of the Sprint Course, athletes WILL NOT exit the lake to start the 2nd lap.
Turn by Turn Directions 2018 Standard Bike Course
Left at Merlot Avenue
Right at Tucelnuit Drive
At Tucelnuit Rd/McKinney turn left then right on to Black Sage Road
RIDE PAST Sprint turnaround point and continue down the hill and ride sout along Black Sage Road keeping right at the Old Barn as Black Sage Road becomes Road 22 and comes out at Hwy 97
Right on to Hwy 97 (14 Km) and ride north on Hwy 97, turn right at Road 6
Left on Sawmill Road
Left Co-Op Avenue
Right at Station Street, ride past BC Ambulance Unit
NEW SECTION FOR 2018
Turn right at Fairview Road and ride over the Red Bridge
Turn right on McKinney Road and ride past Oliver Hospital
Left at Tucelnuit Road
Continue north on Tucelnuit Road past Golf Course riding towards Hwy 97
Second Turnaround point is at Tucelnuit Road & Willow Ct
Return south along Tucelnuit Road
Right on Merlot Avenue
Right on Lakeside to Transition
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Package Pick Up at Tucelnuit Elementary School
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Sea Hike Swim Clinic – Experienced Triathletes
PLEASE NOTE UPDATED RACE START TIMES
6:00 am Transition opens at Rotary Beach
6:00 am – 7:00 am Package Pick Up at Rotary Beach
7:20 am Transition Closed
7:25 am Pre-race athlete briefing at swim start Standard Athletes
7:30 am Standard Swim Wave Start
7:40 am Pre-race athlete briefing for Sprint Athletes
7:45 am Sprint Swim Wave Start
9:00 am Breakfast service starts
11:30 am Awards at Rotary Beach
TRANSITION – The transition for the race is at Rotary Beach. Lakeside Drive is closed
The swim course is a parallel to the shore, out-and-back course, that is about 6-7′ in depth.
Sprint: 18 km
Standard: 40 km (one loop course)
The bike course is a counter-clockwise 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. The course is counter-clockwise.
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
2018 RACE RESULTS
2017 RACE RESULTS
2018 RACE RESULTS
Sprint Results Standard Results Standard Relay Duathlon
2017 RACE RESULTS
Sprint Results Standard Results Standard Relay
2016 RACE RESULTS
2015 RACE RESULTS
For race results from previous years click here and go to the Race Headquarters website where you will find race results under the Multisport section.