"Spirit of Westlock" Triathlon

 

2017 "Spirit of Westlock" Triathlon

Saturday, June 10th , 2017

The Westlock Triathlon is based out of the Westlock Aquatic Centre located 85 km northwest of Edmonton at the Junction of Highways #44 and #18.

The Sprint Course is comprised of a 750m pool swim (30 lengths), 21km bike ride (on highway) and a 5 km run within the town limits. The bike component will have a marked turn around point on Highway #44 North of Westlock.

There will be one water station available on the run portion of the race.

Entry fee includes a t-shirt, race package, chip timing as well as post race snacks and refreshments.

Pick up Race Packages Friday, June 9th

Pre-race meeting at 7:30 a.m.

Race begins at 8:00 a.m.

Click here if you would like to volunteer!

 

Entry Fees and Deadlines:

You can register for this event by clicking here: Spirit of Westlock Triathlon Registration

 Registrations are based on a first come first serve basis. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Individual Entry: $60.00

Early Bird: $55.00* until March 31st

Team Entry: $90.00

Early Bird: $85.00* until March 31st

(All participants receive a T-shirt)

NEW THIS YEAR: Registrations will only be accepted online by credit card.  

**All prices will be subject to additional online processing fees**  

ATA Annual Fee: 

*Please note: The above fees do not include a mandatory $20.00 Alberta Triathlon Association Fee for individual participants or a $10.00 fee for each individual of a team. All participants of this event must register themselves with the ATA in order to participate with this event. 

You can register with the Alberta Triathlon Association by clicking here: ATA Day Member Fee

**All prices will be subject to additional online processing fees**  

Waiver Forms: 

Print out and complete a Town of Westlock waiver form (Click Here) Every athlete must complete a waiver form.

All entry fees are non-refundable and non transferable. 

All participants MUST be 16 years of age or older. Participants under 18 MUST have parental permission on their waivers forms in order to participate.

REGISTRATION OPENS:

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION CLOSES:

Tuesday, May 30th 2017 @ 11:59 p.m.

 

REGISTRATION CHECKLIST

To make sure your participation in this event goes as smoothly as possible, please make sure the following is complete:

  1. Register for the event (Spirit of Westlock Triathlon Registration)
  2. Register with the Alberta Triathlon Association (ATA Day Member Fee )
  3. Print out and complete a Town of Westlock waiver form (Click Here)
  4. Bring your Alberta Triathlon Association number, completed waivers and receipts to the event.

 

Participant Information – Spirit of Westlock Sprint Triathlon

Race Package Pick up

Race package pick-up will take place starting Friday June 9th at the Westlock Aquatic Centre in Westlock. There will be no bike or helmet inspection before the morning of the race. If you are not able to pick up your race package before race day, please phone the Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre at 780.349.6654, to make special arrangements. Ask to speak with Travis Darling.

Event Age Categories

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 placements in each category of the Individual Sprint competition, based on age and gender. Prizes will also be awarded to the top 3 teams based on overall placement.

Age divisions are as follows:

16-19 years

20-29 years

30-39 years

40-49 years

50-59 years

60-69 years

70+ years

Pre-Race Briefing

A pre-race information session for participants will be held at the Westlock Aquatic Centre on Saturday June 10th at 7:45am.

The parking lot for the Westlock Aquatic Centre will be closed starting at 8pm on Friday, June 9th 2017. No overnight parking will be permitted.

Is your bike Race-Ready?

For the safety of yourself and others, please be sure your bicycle is safe and ready to ride the day of the event. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of checking your tire pressure and making sure your spokes, seat and handlebars are secure. Each bike will be inspected in the Transition Zone prior to the commencement of the race, by a race official, and flagged should a hazard be noted. Clipless pedals will be permitted; however, toe holders will not be permitted. Be sure your handle bars are secure and plugged. You will not be permitted to have glass bottles with you during the race.

Race Day

Body marking, chip timing allocation and check in will begin at 7:00am Saturday June 10th. The Transition Area within the Westlock Aquatic Centre parking lot (where you will be able to stow your bike) opens at 7:00am. Access within the transition area will not be permitted after 7:45am. A pre-race meeting will commence at 7:45am with the race officially starting at 8:00am. All athletes and their families are welcome to stay for refreshments and snacks to follow the race. An awards presentation will take place once all participants have completed their race.

What do I do when I arrive?

Drop your bike and gear in the Transition Area. Set up your transition. Remember to take anything you need for the swim component of the triathlon such as goggles, swim cap, etc. with you.

Report to the Athlete Check-in that will be located within the Main Lobby inside the Westlock Aquatic Centre. Please provide your first and last name as well as any pertinent medical information, and if you have not already done so, sign your athlete waiver form. This is where and when body marking will also occur (Westlock Aquatic Centre – Main Lobby).

Timing chip bracelets will be distributed in the pool area.

Race Rules & Regulations - Basic Rules for your First Race

Below are some quick rules that you should know before competing in your first race. We recommend also going through the Triathlon Canada Rules, which can be found at www.triathlon.ab.ca

Cyclists must wear a helmet with chin strap fastened before touching their bike.

No iPods, MP3 players or radios are allowed at anytime during the race. This can be an automatic disqualification.

No drafting on the bike portion. Drafting is when you are closer than 7 meters behind another competitor – it is about 2 minivans. You must pass a slower cyclist within 15 seconds of being within 7 meters of them.

No blocking

Bikes must be walked or run to and from the Mount/Dismount Line outside the T-Zone, no riding in transition.

Cyclists must mount, and stop/dismount only at the Mount/Dismount Line

Competitor's number must be visible at all times.

Competitors must wear a shirt during the run and cycle. No bare torso.

Obey and respect all volunteers – they are there to help you and the event and are doing it for free

Parking

Free parking all day at the Westlock & District Community Hall (directly north of the Aquatic Centre), as well as the Westlock Elementary School (directly East of the Aquatic Centre).

There will be no parking at the Westlock Aquatic Centre on race day. Overnight parking will not be permitted and vehicles may be towed.

For more information, contact:

Travis Darling (Race Director): 780-349-6654

Volunteers

Our volunteers make this event happen as we cannot ensure the safety and spirit of the event without their help. We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:

 
  • Course Setup (Early morning on Saturday June 10th)
  • Check-in Desk
  • Body Marking
  • Refreshment Station Preparation
  • Swimming Counters
  • Transition Area Spotters
  • Bike Counters
  • Runner Direction
  • Finish line Greeters
  • Course Take Down

All volunteers receive a volunteer event t-shirt and all necessary equipment to complete the task they have been assigned to.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of positions listed above or would have any further questions in what the position is, please contact Travis Darling by phone at 780-349-6654 or by e-mail at tdarling@westlock.ca

 

Sponsorships 

If you would like to sponsor this event, please click for here for more information: 2017 Spirit of Westlock Sponsorship Letter
 
We would like to thank our following sponsors for their contributions towards this annual event:
 
BRONZE SPONSORS
 
 Boston Pizza Westlock