Age Group Athletes

FAST AND EXCITING MULTI-DAY RACING

 

Super League Triathlon is not your traditional Swim, Bike, Run. Athletes will compete over multiple days, accumulating times in each of the races to decide the winner over the whole weekend. The race formats are varied, with differing lengths and a mix up of running order from the usual swim/bike/run introducing the need for some different tactics to the usual short course racing. It’s fast, furious and a lot of fun! Unlike the Pro Athletes, there is no elimination of Age Group athletes. If you have entered the full Super League Triathlon Weekend you will race all of the races.

SOLO / RELAY TEAMS / JUNIORS

We have race options will suit all budgets and availability.

Super League Triathlon Penticton: The main event. Times across all races are added together to crown the winners.

Equalizer: Times from Friday’s Part 1 and Saturday’s Part 2 are added together to crown the winners of the Equalizer race.

Enduro: The total race time from Sunday’s race defines the ranking and winners of the Enduro race.

Team Weekend: As with the main Super League Triathlon Penticton event. Team times are combined to crown Team winners.

Junior Weekend: 16-19 year old Juniors athletes follow a similar format but will complete just one round of swim/bike/run on Sunday.

FRIDAY

EQUALIZER (STAGE 1)

Bike (Approx 20km)

A stand-alone bike time trial covering approximately 20km on a closed course with athletes leaving every 5 to 10 seconds (t.b.c.). This is Stage 1 of the 2 stage Equalizer race. Times from Stage 1 will be added to the times for Stage 2 to establish the winner of the Equalizer Race

EQUALIZER (Stage 2)

Swim 300m > Run 2.5km > Swim 300m > Bike 16km > Run 2.5km

Stage 2 of the Equalizer race takes part on Saturday. A wave start format by gender and age group. A swim and fast 2.5km run before you jump back in the lake for a further swim, bike and run. Your first taste of the different type of pacing required for a Super League Triathlon event.

Times from Friday and Saturday are added together, to give you your Race 1 finish time and ranking. There is no elimination for Age Group athletes.

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

ENDURO

Swim (750m) > Bike (20km) > Run (5km) > Repeat. You do it all, twice! *

At first glance, this follows the same format as a traditional Sprint Distance race. But the Enduro race has a sting in it’s tail. You do it all, twice! Suddenly pacing and transitions times start to play a significant factor in the race.

The Enduro is a wave start format. Your total time for today will give you your Race 2 finish time and ranking.

Racing the full Super League Triathlon Penticton Weekend? Your total time for Equalizer Race 1 and your time for Enduro Race 2 are added together to give you a final Super League Triathlon Penticton time and ranking.

 (* Due to restrictions on distances covered by Junior athletes the Juniors will complete just one round of swim/bike /run in Sunday’s Enduro race. )

equalizer race info
enduro race info

FRIDAY

EQUALIZER (STAGE 1)

Bike (Approx 20km)

A stand-alone bike time trial covering approximately 20km on a closed course with athletes leaving every 5 to 10 seconds (t.b.c.). This is Stage 1 of the 2 stage Equalizer race. Times from Stage 1 will be added to the times for Stage 2 to establish the winner of the Equalizer Race

SATURDAY

EQUALIZER (Stage 2)

Swim 300m > Run 2.5km > Swim 300m > Bike 16km > Run 2.5km

Stage 2 of the Equalizer race takes part on Saturday. A wave start format by gender and age group. A swim and fast 2.5km run before you jump back in the lake for a further swim, bike and run. Your first taste of the different type of pacing required for a Super League Triathlon event.

Times from Friday and Saturday are added together, to give you your Race 1 finish time and ranking. There is no elimination for Age Group athletes.

SUNDAY

ENDURO

Swim (750m) > Bike (20km) > Run (5km) > Repeat. You do it all, twice! *

At first glance, this follows the same format as a traditional Sprint Distance race. But the Enduro race has a sting in it's tail. You do it all, twice! Suddenly pacing and transitions times start to play a significant factor in the race.

The Enduro is a wave start format. Your total time for today will give you your Race 2 finish time and ranking.

Racing the full Super League Triathlon Penticton Weekend? Your total time for Equalizer Race 1 and your time for Enduro Race 2 are added together to give you a final Super League Triathlon Penticton time and ranking.

(* Due to restrictions on distances covered by Junior athletes the Juniors will complete just one round of swim/bike /run in Sunday's Enduro race. )

 

enduro race info
equalizer race info

Course Maps

 

Friday - TT

Saturday - Swim / Run

Saturday - Bike

Sunday - Swim / Run

Sunday - Bike

Frequently Asked Questions

 

We get a ton of questions from athletes, covering all aspects of the race from on-course nutrition to what's happening when. We've compiled a list of commonly asked questions for you below.

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FAQ

What is Super League Triathlon?

Pitting the world’s best triathletes across unique short course formats for big prize money in a closed league series, Super League Triathlon provides pulse-pounding action, superstars to root for, and a spectator experience without parallel. Super League Triathlon catapults triathlon into the hearts, minds, and living rooms of triathlon and sports fans worldwide. By offering incredible TV and digital content output with live race day television broadcasts, live race day digital streaming and Video on Demand content, we’ll be showcasing our Championship athletes and the sport of triathlon like never before. Super League Triathlon features action-packed racing formats in dramatic locations and fan-friendly courses across Asia- Pacific Canada, United Kingdom, and the Gulf. We’re committed to setting the gold standard experience for age groupers, male and female professional athletes, and fans alike. Super League Triathlon was co-founded by two-time Ironman and two-time ITU World Champion Chris McCormack, and Michael D’Hulst and Leonid Boguslavsky, three successful businessmen and passionate triathletes brought together by a common desire to break new ground in the sport of triathlon.

For more information on Super League Triathlon, head to https://superleaguetriathlon.com What are the races in Penticton?

The Age Group race will be held over three (3) days as two (2) events.

The first event is the Equalizer which is a two (2) stage event, stage #1 is a stand-alone time trial (think Tour de France) that will be 15km on Friday, August 17th in the evening with the first racers going off at 6 pm.

The second part of race #1 is a Swim (500m), Run (2.5km), Swim (500m), Bike (20km), Run (2.5km) on Saturday morning August 18th. Your two times from the two (2) events equal your race #1 finishing time.

The second event is the Standard Enduro which is Swim (750m), Bike (20km), Run (5km), Swim (750m) Bike (20km), Run (5km) will take place on Sunday, August 18th.

Is this only for Pros?

No, Age Groupers will race first on Friday and in the mornings followed by the pro race in the afternoon.

I don’t want to do all three (3) races, can I cherry pick only the races I want to do?

Yes, but we encourage athletes to race all three races to get the whole Super League Triathlon experience. There are also deep discounts for athletes buying the “weekend” package over singular races. Only athletes racing all events will be eligible for age group awards.

What do I get with my entry?

Athletes will receive a swag bag with various items TBD Post race food

A safe secured race course

A triathlon experience never achieved before

Race number and stickers Finisher garment

Finisher medal

I’m a pro and want to qualify for the Super League Triathlon Championship series in Penticton, how?

Please fill out the pro information sheet on under the pro tab on the website.

Where in Penticton will I find the festival?

Different events will take place throughout Penticton. The central locations for the events will be the Athlete Village/ Expo Area in Gyro Park, the Awards and Celebrations in Gyro Park and Transition in Rotary Park, all located between Front St and Winnipeg St on Lakeshore Drive. The finish line and grandstands will be located on Lakeshore Drive next to Gyro Park. The Lakeside Resort is the host hotel for the event.

When will the roads be closed? What roads will be closed?

Road closure and traffic interruption information coming soon. Please check back on our website soon.

What else is happening during the race weekend?

We are currently planning the festival around the race, please check back for more detailed information

For the various functions, will wristbands grant athletes access?

Wristbands will be required for access to transition, race course, and VIP services. Only current race wristbands can access transition, courses and VIP services.

No other functions will require a wristband.

What are the Kids Events?

To keep with tradition, we will be offering a family fun run on Thursday, August 16th

2018 at 5:00 pm.

Will there be an Expo in the Athlete Village?

Yes, there will be an Expo located in the Athlete Village open from 10am to 4pm,

Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th.

Where can I do my swim training?

Unfortunately, the Penticton Community Centre Pool is closed for maintenance during August. There will be no pool availability.

There are marked swimming areas at both Skaha Lake Beach and Okanagan Lake Beach. Athletes are advised that these beaches do not have lifeguards on duty. Athletes swim at their own risks outside of race times

What are the bike shops in the area?

The local bike shops in Penticton include:

Freedom Bike Shop

533 Main Street Penticton BC (250)-493-0686

info@freedombikeshop.com

Bike Barn

300 Westminster Ave. W. Penticton BC (250)-492-4140

info@bikebarn.ca

   Velofix

Velofix will be onsite in the athlete expo daily.

Are there running tracks in Penticton?

Penticton has a 400m outdoor track located at Penticton Secondary School, 158 Eckhardt Ave. E. The track is about 1.5km south of the Lakeside Resort.

Travel, Transportation and Accommodations

Do I need a VISA to travel to Canada?

Some countries require a visitor visa to travel to Canada. Alternatively, you may be expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Find out what you need at http://onlineservices-servicesenligne.cic.gc.ca/eapp/eapp.do or apply online at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/e-services/mycic.asp. Be sure to apply with lots of time for processing. Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/index.asp to check application processing times.

To request a letter of invitation please contact info@penticton2017.com.

How do I get to Penticton?

  Important Event Locations

Location

Name    

Purpose      

Address

Lakeside Resort

Host Hotel

21 Lakeshore Dr. W.

Rotary Park

Transition

Martin St. & Lakeshore Dr.

Gyro Park    

Awards & Celebrations, Athlete Village

55 Main St.

The Peach

Swim Start

86 Lakeshore Dr. E.

Finish Line

/Grandstand

21 Lakeshore Drive

        

Penticton, BC, Canada is found in the Okanagan Valley of the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Penticton can be reached easily by car or airplane.

Flying:

-Into Penticton Regional Airport: Flights from Vancouver (55 minutes) and Calgary (1 hour) daily.

-Into Kelowna International Airport: Flights from various locations. Kelowna is located 1.25 hours (driving) North of Penticton on Highway 97.

-Into Vancouver International Airport: Flights from various locations. Vancouver is located 5 hours (driving) West of Penticton.

It is better to fly to Kelowna and drive to Penticton or fly to Vancouver and then fly to Penticton. The Penticton Regional Airport is quite small however and will not be able to support large volumes of traffic.

Driving:

Penticton is located 5 hours away from Vancouver, BC, 5.5 hours away from Seattle, WA, and 8 hours away from Calgary AB.

-From Seattle, USA: Drive North on Highway 97

-From Vancouver: Drive East on Highway 3 or 3A, or take the Coquihalla (Highway 5) and Highway 97C.

-From Calgary and Edmonton: Drive West on Highway 1 (Trans- Canada).

      What time zone is Penticton? Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Can I rent a car in Penticton?

A few of Penticton’s car rental businesses include:

http://locations.budget.com/ca/bc/penticton/yf2.html?utm_source=google_46178 https://www.nationalcar.ca/en_US/location-details/ca/yyfc02-penticton.html

Where can I stay?

The Penticton Lakeside will be the official race hotel. Visit pentictonlakesideresort.com

We are also offering Homestays for pros through local families. Please fill out the form under the accommodations tab.

For more accommodation options please visit one of the following websites:

booking.com / airbnb.ca / vrbo.com / visitpenticton.com

About Penticton

What is the expected air temperature in August?

During August Penticton tends to be hot and dry. Based on historical averages, August has an average temperature of 20.4°C (68.7°F), an average high temperature of 28°C (82.4°F), an average low of 12.7°C (54.9°F) and an average of 28.3 mm (1.1 in) of precipitation. The average wind speed for August is 8.5 km/h (5.3mph). During the daytime, Penticton has a mean relative humidity of 37% (dry) in August. In 2016 the temperatures reached a high of 31.7°C (89.06 °F) during race week.

What is the air quality like in August?

Penticton generally has excellent air quality with little pollution. However, during the summer forest fires can be cause for Smoky Skies Advisories.

What is the expected water temperature in August?

The average water temperature ranges from 19-23°C (69-71°F) in Lake Okanagan during August.

What is Penticton’s elevation?

Penticton has an elevation of 385 meters (1263 ft.).

  

Wildlife, wildfires and Plant Life in Penticton area.

Wildfires: The Okanagan Valley can be known for wildfires and the Festival is in the height of wildfire season. Please be fire smart. Do Not Panic. Our staff and volunteers are very well trained to keep athletes safe, however, it is good to be aware that if you are in a treed area and find yourself in a situation that you need to get away from a forest fire - move downhill. Fire travels uphill.

Please make way for emergency vehicles at all times!! If an official in a BC wildfire uniform orders you out of the area, please abide immediately.

If you are camping, there may be a fire ban restricting you from having open flames, campfires or outdoor candles. Please check current Fire Bans at http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp. If there is no campfire ban in effect, please consider these fire safety tips:

Choose a safe area with no flammable materials and a proper fireplace or a ring of rocks to light your campfire.

Do not have a campfire when it is windy.

Never leave a campfire unattended.

Keep a bucket of at least 8 litres of water nearby the fire at all times.

Completely extinguish your campfire before leaving the area.

There should be no embers and the coals should be cold to the touch.

Report wildfires and columns of smoke to 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone.

Wildlife: The Okanagan Valley is an area surrounded by forests, lakes, deserts, and mountains. These sorts of terrain provide habitats to many wild animals. Please be aware of the possibility of wildlife encounters. Bears in the area have learned to live in close proximity to humans but can still be dangerous. To avoid a bear encounter, make lots of noise and keep food in sealed containers. If you should come into contact with a bear stay calm, raise your arms to make yourself appear larger and back away slowly. Please also be aware of coyotes, poisonous rattlesnakes and the possibility of cougars. To avoid issues with coyotes, keep pets and children close. Rattlesnakes are attracted to hot surfaces such as large rocks in the sun and pavement. The likeliness of a cougar encounter is lower, however, be alert and avoid using trails at night or alone. DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE!

Plant life: Watch out for poison ivy and miniature cacti if you are running or biking on off-road terrain.

Race Entry/Registration

How do I enter the race?

Tier 1 Age group mass participation registration will be open on November 1st at 8:00 am PST through the website “register” tab.

Can I enter multiple events?

Yes! The most economical race package is the “weekend” package that allows you full access to all events and festival aspects.

You can choose single day events but you will unfortunately not be eligible for awards.

Are there age group awards?

Yes. Overall age group awards will be given only to athletes competing in all three (3) days events.

19-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65+

There will be no awards for individual day winners.

Do I need race day insurance?

Race Day insurance was the $10 fee all athletes paid at the point of online registration. Race Day insurance is race course/Field of Play ONLY. Anything that happens off the course is not covered. Please ensure you also have travel/medical insurance.

I can’t race, can I get a refund?

Super League Triathlon Penticton offers a full rollover of your entry to the 2019 event with a $75 administration fee up until April 30th, 2018. Please CONTACT US to request a rollover into the 2019 event. We can not accept roll over after the deadline for any reason and unfortunately can not offer refunds of any kind.

Pre-Race

Where and when is Package Pick-up for each race?

Package pick-up will take place in the Lakeside Resort, Thursday, August 16th from 1-5 p.m., Friday, August 18th 10 am-4p.m. and Saturday, August 18th 10 - 12pm

What will you receive in your race package at Package Pick-up?

Race number Adhesive kit Wrist Band Swim Cap Race Tattoos

Will timing chips be included in race packages?

Timing chips will be included in your race package. Please check to confirm you pick up your timing chip at package pick-up.

Can someone else pick up my race package for me?

No, only registered athletes are allowed to pick up packages at the designated time. You must bring your photo ID.

Course

Where can I see the course?

Tentative Course Maps will be released in January ending approvals

Do you have Aid Stations?

Yes, but the number of aid stations and what food and beverages are available at each aid station is unique to each race.

What sort of nutrition and beverages will be available at aid stations? TBD

Will beverages be in cups or bottles?

Cups will be used at all aid stations on the run and bottles on the bike.

Where can athletes dispose of trash?

Athletes are ONLY allowed to dispose of cups, wrappers, etc., at the aid stations according to the rules.

Transition

Are bike Trainers allowed in transition if removed before the start of the race? No bike trainers will be allowed in transition.

Are bike pumps allowed in transition?

You may use your own pump only if it is removed from transition prior to the race start. Pumps will not be accepted in the Morning Clothes/Gear drop off area in Gyro Park.

Will bike racks be numbered?

Yes, bike racks will be numbered.

Are the age groups racked together in transition?

Yes, all age group athletes will be racked together in transition.

Start/Swim/Run 1

What time does transition open for each respective race morning? 45 minutes before the Jirst wave start

Does transition close prior to the first wave start?

No, but please be respectful of other athletes

What will the check-in procedures be for race morning?

Athletes will check-in at the transition area in Rotary Park and then walk to start line.

Can I remove my bike from transition on race morning? Can I do a bike warm-up before my event?

No. Bikes will not be allowed out of transition until the bike leg of the race begins.

Will there be a bag drop for morning clothes/gear?

Yes, there will be a Morning Clothes/Gear drop off in Rotary Park. All athletes will receive stickers with their race number to label their Morning Clothes bag. ATHLETES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE BACKPACKS, BINS OR TRANSITION BAGS IN TRANSITION. This means that everything you bring on race morning that you do not need for your race MUST be taken to the Morning Clothes/Gear drop off area in Rotary Park. It is the athlete’s responsibility to make sure these bags are labeled with your own race number sticker (provided in race package).

How do we organize or race equipment race morning?

All athletes will have a bin placed in front of their transition space. All equipment must go in and out of this bin and not be placed outside or on the ground near the bin.

What will the position of the sun be during the swim? (to gauge sun glare and type of goggles to use)

If you begin your race in the morning the sun will be on your right side as you head north, directly in front of you as you swim east and to your left, as you swim south back to shore. Tinted goggles are recommended.

What material are the swim caps?

The swim caps will be latex with athlete numbers pre-printed on them. Athletes are invited to wear their own silicone caps underneath official latex race swim caps.

Will there be extra swim caps at the start if mine gets torn?

Yes, there will be extra swim caps in the change tents in the Okanagan Lake Park Transition Area and in the pre-swim corral area in Rotary Park.

Is the start a beach start or a deep water start? All swim starts will be beach starts.

How wide is the start area?

The start area is on Okanagan Beach behind the Peach and spans the length of the beach

Will the start be signaled by an air horn or start gun? The race start will be signaled by horn

What colour will the turn buoys be? The turn buoys will be yellow

What side should the buoys be on relative to the athletes? The buoys should always be on the athlete’s right side.

What type of water is to be expected (choppy, calm, fast current, etc.)?

The water conditions really depend on the weather. Athletes should be prepared to swim in a variety of conditions. On a perfectly calm day the lake is flat and still, however, it is not uncommon for the wind to pick up and cause for choppy water.

What is the swim exit like?

The swim exit will consist of a gradual slope covered by mats. Fencing will be in place to create a chute leading to transition

How far is the swim exit from the transition area?

            Bike

The swim exit is located directly in front of Rotary Park Transition area.

Do BIB numbers need to be worn during the bike?

Yes, BIB numbers must be worn on the athlete’s back during the bike portion of the event.

Will there be bike mount and bike dismount lines?

Yes, athletes will be required to walk/run their bike to the bike mount/dismount line.

How many lanes of the road will be open to cyclists for each race?

The number of lanes open to cyclists varies per race, but there will be at least one vehicle lane (sometimes more) available to cyclists at all times in all races.

For athletes who crash or flat and are unable to finish the race, will there be crews to pick-up their bikes?

Yes, there will be SAG (support and gear) vehicles.

Run

What are the road surfaces for the run courses? The road surface is pavement

Post-Race

Is there a bike check-out time after the event?

All bike must be checked out of transition daily no later than 15 minutes after

the last finisher.

Where is the lost and found?

The lost and found will be located at the Info Booth in the Athlete’s Village/Finish area. After race day contact info@superleaguetriathlon.ca for lost and found. All unclaimed lost items will be donated after 30 days.

Rules

What are the age groups?

Age groups will be divided into 5-year increments. 18-24

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

60-64

65-69

70+

What age group will I race in?

Age Group athletes will race in their Age Group division corresponding to the athlete's age on December 31st, 2018. Athletes aged 16 to 19 years old are eligible to compete in the Junior category. Athletes aged 18 to 23 years old are eligible to compete in the U23 category.

Can I wear my wetsuit?

Due to the nature of the event wetsuits are not recommended as you would need to take off your wetsuit and put it back on again later in the race.

What type of bike can I use?

• Time Trial - A road bike or a Triathlon / TT bike. Most non-standard bikes such as a Dimond or Ventum are accepted. 

Draft Legal Race - Basically any bike portion other than the TT. For safety reasons a TT / triathlon bike is not acceptable. Road bikes only. See attached image.

Do athletes need to finish the event with their BIB number worn on the front of their body?

Yes.

Are there Relays?

There is a team relay division for all events. Each team member will do one portion of the race weekend or split up the daily races.

Spectators

Where can I park my car?

Parking will be available at the Penticton Secondary School parking lot at 158 Eckhardt Avenue E., however, space will be limited. There will also be limited parking available at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre parking lot at 273 Power Street. Please be familiar with the race routes as some roads will be closed on race day. Do NOT park on the course or you will be towed. We highly encourage athletes to walk or be dropped off near transition on race mornings. Otherwise, expect to park and walk.

Where can my friends and family watch me?

The Athlete village, Transition and Gyro Park are central and ideal viewing areas for all of the race events. Located along Lakeshore Drive near the end of Main Street.

Can my friends go out on the course to cheer me on?

No, the racecourse is closed to spectator traffic. But there are many roads that can take you to junctions to cheer on your athlete. Many of the best spectator locations are right in the downtown area along Lakeshore Drive.

Can my friends and family finish with me?

Due to the size of the event we can not permit this at this time.

Can I go into the medical tent to find my athlete?

The Medical Tent is highly congested and spectators will not be allowed in. The athlete’s Emergency Contact will be notified.

Accommodation

 

There are plenty of accommodation options in tourism friendly Penticton. From camping to luxury, there is something for everyone.

Check out the stunning new West Wing the Penticton Lakeside Resort, the official hotel of Super League Triathlon Penticton. The hotel has a total of 273 rooms with city, park, and lake views each with their own balcony. Call 1-800-663-9400 and quote Super League Triathlon to book.

Questions?

If you have any queries, questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.