Saturday June 3, 2017
Sprint & Standard
Dynamic Race Events is proud to present the 14th Annual WCOC Triathlon on Saturday June 3rd, 2017. 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 Saturday, June 3rd, the day before the Oliver Half Iron. We will again be hosting both Sprint and Olympic 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.
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:
- Tech Shirt
- Chip Timing
- 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.
- WCOC Sprint Swim Course (Map to be posted shortly)
- WCOC Standard Swim Course
- WCOC Bike Course
- WCOC Run Course
NEW FOR 2017 – The Standard Distance race will feature a one loop swim and one loop for the bike courses.
2014 WCOC Champion Nathan Champness
Photo Courtesy of: Paul Champness
Friday, June 2
Package Pick Up
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Tucelnuit Elementary School, 6648 Park Dr, just around the corner from Rotary Beach.
Please ensure that you have valid photo ID, as ID must be shown in order to pick up your race package. Waivers must be signed and all fees paid before your race package will be issued.
Saturday, June 3
Package pick up on race day is available between 7 am -7:40 am race morning outside the transition at ROTARY BEACH. No race kits or timing chips will be handed out after 7:40 am.
7:00 am – Transition open at Rotary Beach. Body marking and timing chip given to athletes. Parking will be available along Lakeside Drive underneath the power lines as in past years. Signage will be posted and volunteers will direct you.
8:00 am – Race starts at Rotary Beach. TRIBC rules in effect. Wave starts will be in effect.
First wave – SPRINT Distance Athletes
Second wave – OLYMPIC Distance Athletes
The time betwen swim starts will be announced prior to the race and be listed in the 2016 WCOC Athlete Guide.
9:10 am – Swim course closes.
Noon – Post race awards at Rotary Beach
TRANSITION – The transition for the race is at Rotary Beach. Lakeside Drive is closed
Olympic: 1,500m (2 loops of the Sprint Course)
The swim course is a parallel to the shore, out-and-back course, that is about 6-7′ in depth.
Sprint: 18 km
Olympic: 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. Olympic course cyclists follow now do two loops of the Sprint bike course.
Olympic: 10km (2 loops of the Sprint Course)
The run course is a fairly flat, out-and-back on a quiet residential street.
There is an aid station 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
2017 RACE RESULTS
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.