2020 AGE GROUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING OPPORTUNITIES

For the second year in succession, Triathlon BC is proud to host age group qualifying opportunities for both the 2020 ITU World Multisport Championships (Almere, Netherlands) and ITU World Triathlon Championships (Edmonton).  Athletes who earn a spot on the Canadian Age Group National Team at select 2019 qualifying events will have the opportunity to represent Canada at the ITU World Championships at take on like-minded competitors from around the globe.

Athletes participating in 2019 qualifying events (listed below) will go on to compete in the 2020 ITU World Multisport and/or ITU World Triathlon Championships.

 

DISCIPLINE EVENT DATE NUMBER OF AG SPOTS*
AQUABIKE Peach Classic July 21, 2019 One (1)
     
AQUATHLON Lake Windermere Aquathlon  (LONG COURSE) August 4, 2019 Two (2)
     
CROSS TRIATHLON Squamish Triathlon June 23, 2019 One (1)
  XTerra Victoria July 7, 2019 One (1)
  Pace Multisport Dodge City X September 8, 2019 One (1)
     
LONG COURSE TRIATHLON Whistler Ironman 70.3 July 28, 2019 Two (2)
  Cultus Lake Triathlon September 15, 2019 One (1)
     
SPRINT DUATHLON UBC Tri/Du March 9, 2019 One (1)
  QF Qualicum Beach Triathlon June 30, 2019 One (1)
     
STANDARD DUATHLON Bare Bones Duathlon May 11, 2019 One (1)
  Elk Lake Triathlon August 4, 2019 Two (2)
 
SPRINT TRIATHLON Heart of the Rockies July 14, 2019 One (1)
  Kelowna Apple July 6 & 7, 2019 Two (2)
 
STANDARD TRIATHLON Kelowna Apple July 6 & 7, 2019 Three (3)
  Langford Triathlon July 7, 2019 One (1)
  Peach Classic July 21, 2019 One (1)

 

*One Age Group spot at a specific event represents the first across the line (or roll down) in each 5 year age category in each sex.

For a full list of qualifying events across Canada, please click HERE.   In addition to the confirmed events listed above, Triathlon BC is actively pursuing additional qualifying opportunities to add to the growing 2019 provincial race calendar. We hope to confirm these events early in 2019.

How to Qualify

Interested athletes must be Triathlon BC members PRIOR to the chosen qualifying event. Results are adjusted to determine appropriate five year age categories based on competitor’s ages as of the World Championship year, December 31, 2020. The age adjusted results will be used to determine the automatic qualified athletes, who will be notified by Triathlon Canada directly.

Roll Down Policy

Triathlon Canada is offering an opportunity to claim a roll-down spot. Athletes who meet the requirements above may be offered a roll-down spot based on their placing. The number of roll-down spots offered will depend on the total number of qualifying spots at a specific event.  For those who do not automatically qualify based on the age adjusted results, athletes will need to submit an online Expression of Interest (EOI/link to be provided) for the event they wish to claim a roll down spot in PRIOR to the event race date.

Triathlon Canada will administer a $20 fee to submit an EOI which will be treated as a deposit for those who are successful in obtaining a spot. This fee will be deducted from the athlete’s Team Management Fee as part of their official confirmation to the team. The $20 fee will be non-refundable for athletes who are unsuccessful in obtaining a spot. However, the fee may be applied to a charity entry instead. Successful athletes will be notified by Triathlon Canada directly.

For more details about the 2020 ITU World Championships or criteria for being a part of the Age Group National Team, please contact Triathlon Canada at info@triathloncanada.com or visit their website at www.triathloncanada.com.

For an FAQ Fast Fact sheet, please click HERE.