Triathlon encompasses three disciplines (swim, bike, run), uniquely providing the opportunity to explore your options, and not be bound to any one activity.

Information for New Athletes

Participating in swimming, cycling, and running will provide you with the opportunity to build upon many valuable physical, emotional and social skills. The inclusive nature of triathlon is also an excellent way to boost your physical and mental health.

Triathlon Distances

In true multisport fashion, the sport of triathlon offers a wide degree of challenges, catering to all levels of athletes, from the entry level newbie through to the Olympic bound elite. Please Note: Race Directors should make every effort to meet distance standards, however, distances may vary for each event.

Triathlon

(Swim, Bike, Run):

TYPESWIMCYCLERUNAGE
Team Relay250-375m5-8km1.5-2.0km15+
Super Sprint250-500m6.5-13km1.7-3.5km15+
Sprintup to 750mUp to 20kmUp to 5km16+
Standard1500m40km10km18+
Middle (Half)1900-3000m80-90km20-21km18+
Long Distance1000-4000m100-200km10-42.2km18+

Kids of Steel Triathlon

(Swim, Bike, Run):

ATHLETESWIMCYCLERUN
7 & U50 m1.5 km500 m
8 to 9100 m5 km1 km
10 to 11200 m5 km2 km
12 to 13300 m10 km3 km
14 to 15500 m10 km4 km
16 to 19750 m20 km5 km
U231500 m40 km10 km

Cross Triathlon

(Swim, Off-Road Bike, Trail Run):

TYPESWIMMTN BIKETRAIL RUNAGE
Team Relay200m4 - 5km1.2-1.6km16+
Sprint500m10-12km3-4km16+
Standard1000-1500m20-30km6-10km18+

Duathlon

(Run, Bike, Run):

TYPERUNCYCLERUNAGE
Team Relay2km8km1km16+
Sprint5km20km2.5km16+
Standard10km40km5km18+
Long Distance20km80km10km18+

Aquathlon

(Run, Swim, Run):

TYPERUNSWIMRUNAGE
Standard2.5km1000m2.5km16+
Long5km2000m5km18+

Aqua Bike

(Swim, Bike):

TYPESWIMBIKEAGE
Middle1900-3000m80-90km18+
Standard1500m40km18+
Long1000-4000m100-200km18+

*Maximum distance allowed for any age groups

If you are new to the sport of triathlon, we encourage to download our Beginner’s Checklist. Still have questions? Triathlon BC is here for you!

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