14 Wing Triathlon
The 14 Wing Triathlon will offer athletes the unique opportunity to race on a Royal Canadian Air Force airfield. There will be a very distinctive Air Force theme to the race and we are hoping to have aircraft on display along the course if they are not required for operations. We will be offering both the Sprint and Try-a-tri/Super Sprint distances along with a draft legal Sprint distance race. The swim will be in the 14 Wing indoor pool, the bike course will be on the runways and taxiways, and run will be on the roads around the airfield. This race will be flat and fast, an excellent course for beginners or those looking to set a new PB. There will be awards for the top 3 overall male and female in all 3 races and for 10 year AG winners in the non-drafting Sprint and Super Sprint races. T-shirts will be given to the first 50 athletes registered. There will also be a Team relay option for the Sprint distance race. Teams of 2 or 3 people can register. The distances will be:
Sprint: 750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run
Super Sprint/Tri-a-tri: 300m Swim, 10km Bike, 2.5km Run
The event will be conducted in a rolling start format with a maximum of 3 swimmers per lane at any given time. Waves will begin at 8:00am and continue throughout the morning. Swimmers will be grouped by expected swim time. Wave timings will be emailed to participants on Saturday 28 July.
For those wishing to compete in a draft legal Sprint distance race there will be a separate draft legal wave for both male and female competitors. The draft legal bike course will be closed to traffic. Anyone with a draft legal bike is welcome to enter but the race is geared towards more experienced athletes. It is recommended that male competitors be able to complete the swim under 14:00 and female competitors it is recommended to be able to complete the swim under 15:00.
300m Swim, 10km Bike, 2.5km Run
750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run
750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run
After exiting transition in the gym parking athletes will proceed on Chimo Drive in front of the gym and turn right into the alley way. Athletes will cross Ad Astra way into the parking lot to the east of the Fire Hall and enter the airfield through the gate near the rear of the fire station. Cones will mark the course along the taxi way to the point where the taxiway meets the runway. Athletes will complete the required number of laps of the runway (4 for Sprint and 2 for Try-a-tri) before returning to transition following the route back the way they came.
After exiting transition athletes will make a 180* turn, run back past transition around the back of the gym and through the parking lot turning left on to Chimo Rd then proceed on to Ad Astra way. Athletes will follow Ad Astra way to the turnaround point then follow the same route back towards the gym. Athletes doing the Try-a-Tri will enter the same parking lot and then run in fromt of the gym to the finishing shoot. Athletes doing the sprint will turn around just before the entrance to the parking lot and head back towards the turnaround for one more lap. After completing the second lap they will return to the finishing shoot in front of the gym.
The flow through transition will always be the same direction. In through the south west corner and out through the north east corner.
Parking will be in the Birchall Center parking lot that will be to the right as you enter the base. There will also be some parking available at the main gate parking lot that is to the left just as you pass through the main gate. Chimo Rd (The road in front of the gym will be closed to traffic on race morning.)
July 29 8:00 AM ADT - Start