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2019 Oliver Half Iron & Aquabike
Celebrating our 16th year in Oliver, BC!

16th Annual Oliver Half Iron



The premier event - The Oliver Half Iron, features a 2km, 2-loop swim in the clean and protected waters of Tucelnuit Lake, in the heart of Oliver, B.C. The 89km scenic bike course takes you through the beautiful lower Okanagan Valley, past many of the wineries in the "Wine Capital of Canada". The Half Iron finishes with a 2-loop 21km run through quiet residential and along the banks of the Okanagan River.

This event has been raced by professional triathletes, Michellie Jones, Tom Evans, Linsey Corbin, Matt Seeley, Karen Thibodeau, Nathan Champness, Elmar Heger and 2X Ironman World Champion, Lori Bowden.

The overwhelming support of Oliver and the surrounding communities, before, during and after the event is unparalleled and is what truly separates this race from others.

We look forward to hosting in 2019! Race with us and enjoy and explore the "Wine Capital of Canada" with over 24 wineries in the area after the race with friends and family!


Non Tri-BC, ATA and Sask Tri Members must pay Triathlon BC Day-of-Race Insurance at time of registration or purchase a Tri-BC Membership ahead of registration HERE.



Friday May 31st, 2019

Tucelnuit Elementary School
6648 Park Drive, Oliver, B.C.
Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Tucelnuit Elementary School
6648 Park Drive - Oliver, B.C.
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm


All bikes must be checked into transition on Saturday, June 1st by 7pm....NO EXCEPTIONS!

Bike check in is available from 2pm - 5pm & 6pm - 7pm on Saturday June 1st.

Transition is fully secured and patrolled by security.


Athlete meeting will be held at 5pm on Saturday June 1st at Tucelnuit Elementary School Gym.


RACE START - Sunday June 2nd @ 7am

Wave starts will be announced in the pre-race Athlete Guide sent out prior to race week.



Please note when planning your travel arrangements,  for the safety and security of all of our athletes, bikes will not be allowed to check out of transition until 12:30 on race day.


POST RACE LUNCH - 11:30am - 4:00pm

Our catered post-race lunch is included with your registration! Spectators, family and friends may purchase lunch on site to share in your day and celebrate your race!


ADULT BEVERAGE GARDEN - 11:30am - 4:00pm

Everyone (19+) is welcome to join us in our lakeside adult beverage garden post race! Athletes' registration includes one (1) free beverage of choice (beer, cider or wine) and are also available for purchase after your first and for spectators, friends and family!

Registration fees

Half Iron - Relay Team Member (join existing team) Closed

Select this sub-event if you are joining an existing relay team that has already been paid for by your captain, participants must be 18 years of age or older by Dec 31, 2019

  1. Free
    May 29 - May 30

Half Iron - Individual Closed

Registration closed
  • must be 18 years of age or older by Dec 31, 2019

    1. Registration closed

Half Iron - Relay Closed

Registration closed
  • must be 18 years of age or older by Dec 31, 2019

    1. Registration closed

Aquabike - Individual Closed

Registration closed
  • must be 18 years of age or older by Dec 31, 2019

    1. Registration closed

What's included in my registration?

Your registration fees include:

  • Well supported swim course
  • Bike course with professional traffic control
  • Silicone swim caps
  • Body marking race tattoos
  • Stocked aid stations on both the bike & run course (on course nutrition details to come)
  • Supportive, enthusiastic race production staff
  • Quality race garment and bonus surprise swag (2018 was running hats!)
  • On course bike tech support
  • Professional medical staff on site at swim start, transition and finish line
  • Experienced volunteers who return year over year
  • Post race finish line nourishment
  • Catered post race lunch 
  • Beverage garden for post race social, serving local Firehall Brewery beer and Red Roof apple cider! (1 beverage included with registration)

Refund, Transfer And Rollover Policy

New for 2019! We have partnered with TicketGuardian to offer athletes the option to add insurance to their race entry...this will allow you to register with confidence knowing that in the event of the following circumstances you will be able to recover your entry fees:

  • Last minute work conflicts
  • Injuries
  • Family emergencies
  • Unexpected illness
  • Car accidents
  • And several more common issues that can sneak up

The cost of insurance is 6.5% of your total entry and you will be eligible for a 100% refund including taxes and processing fees if you need to cancel. For full coverage details click HERE

With the addition of TicketGuardian as an option, effective for all 2019 events, Dynamic Race Events will no longer offer rollovers to the following year. All race entries are NON-REFUNDABLE. If you choose to not opt in for TicketGuardian coverage you will forfeit your option to recoup any costs associated with your registration.

Race Transfers

In the event that you are unable to race in an event that you are currently registered, race transfers to another one of our Series events in the SAME calendar year are possible up until 2 weeks from the event race day that you are currently registered

  • A transfer fee of $50 + Race Roster processing fees will be applied to ALL transfers, regardless of distance of the original registration
  • Registration pricing differences will be applied if the transfer is to an event with a higher entry fee
  • If you have opted in to race insurance through TicketGuardian for your original race entry and choose to transfer to another event, this will nullify your TicketGuardian policy and your new event entry will NOT be covered under your original policy

Cancellation due to weather or unsafe conditions: we have been fortunate that in 15 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 the race is cancelled due to adverse, inclement, or unsafe weather. TicketGuardian does NOT cover cancellation due to weather. The only exception is if the event takes place and you are unable to get to it because of weather, i.e. a cancelled flight.

Advertised Courses: All of our events and courses are planned well in advance and advertised in good faith as such. As with all events, permitting does not occur until closer to the event date by those agencies which we are required to submit our applications. As such, all courses are considered pending approval of final permit and may, due to unforeseen circumstances, such as construction, flooding or other uncontrollable acts be changed to ensure distance, permit approval and athlete safety. Course changes will be shared with registered athletes as soon as they have been confirmed with all stakeholders. Entry fees are non-refundable in the event of a course change. TicketGuardian does NOT cover change in desire to participate in the event of a course change.

All claims MUST be made within 30 days of the incident or by no later than 72 hours post event.

Event Schedule

  • May 31 2:00 PM PDT - Package Pick Up & Expo

  • June 1 2:00 PM PDT - Package Pick Up & Expo

  • June 1 2:00 PM PDT - Mandatory Bike Check In

  • June 1 5:00 PM PDT - Athlete Meeting

  • June 2 7:00 AM PDT - Race Start

  • June 2 12:30 PM PDT - Bike Check Out Start Time

Contact Information

Event Location

Oliver, BC, Canada

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