Each year local organizations and individuals within the Triathlon BC membership submit bids to host the Provincial Championships in a number of identified disciplines. After careful consideration and review, Triathlon BC is, in close cooperation with Local Organizing Committees and Race Directors across the province, is excited to announce the 2019 Provincial Championship calendar. Six events span the BC Championship season, visiting Vancouver Island, while firmly establishing themselves in the emerging hotbed of endurance sport, the Okanagan Valley.
- Duathlon Championships – Bare Bones Duathlon, May 11
- Standard Distance Championships – Kelowna Apple, July 6 & 7
- Sprint Distance Championships – Kelowna Apple, July 6 & 7
- Junior Championships – Paradigm Naturopathic Kids Triathlon, September 8
- Cross Championships – PACE Multisport Dodge City X , September 8
- Long Distance Championships – Pending announcement
Triathlon BC’s Provincial Championship events uphold values that include participation and inclusivity, while offering performance pathway athletes an opportunity to test themselves against the best competitors from British Columbia in their pursuit of a Champion’s title.
“We’re super stoked to invite cross triathletes from across the province to compete for the provincial championship here in Cumberland in 2019. Cross triathlon is getting bigger and bigger, and with world-class courses in Victoria, Squamish and here in Cumberland, it’s easy to see why. We’re so proud to be part of this community, and to show the province why our trails and our community are so legendary. Seriously, you’re going to love it here,” exclaimed an excited Ryan Parton, Race Director, PACE Multisport Dodge City X.
Susie Ernsting, Race Director, Kelowna Apple Triathlon shared her enthusiasm to be part of the provincial championship landscape for 2019, “we are honoured to host next year’s BC Sprint and Standard Championships, and welcome athletes from across British Columbia to Kelowna, showcasing our beautiful venue in Downtown Kelowna at our new date in July. We worked hard this fall to find a date outside of the forest fire season and would like to thank the City of Kelowna, Triathlon Canada and Triathlon BC for working with us on this endeavor.”
All competitors, regardless membership or residency status are encouraged to participate in the Championship events, with the top three male and female competitors across the line in each age category going on to receive custom-minted Provincial Champion medals supplied by Triathlon BC. Annual Provincial Champion titles, together with an assortment of prize memorabilia, are awarded to the first Triathlon BC member across the line in each age category.
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