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.


AQUABIKE Peach Classic July 21, 2019 One (1)
AQUATHLON Lake Windermere Aquathlon 
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 (STANDARD COURSE) 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

In order to be eligible to qualify, you must meet the following basic criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada;
  • Be a member in good standing with a Triathlon Provincial Sport Organization (PSO);
  • Be a member in good standing with Triathlon Canada (included in annual provincial membership);
  • Must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) PRIOR to each Qualification 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 qualified athletes, who will be notified by Triathlon Canada directly.

Expression of Interest (EOI)

An Expression of Interest (EOI) is the mechanism by which athletes confirm their intent to race for and accept an Age Group World Championship spot should they qualify. By expressing intent, results can be matched against a final list of those athletes who want to attend the World Championships, and spots can be “rolled-down”.  All athletes looking to compete for a spot must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) prior to each qualification event to be eligible to claim a spot.

The expression of interest landing page for all qualification events can be found in the link below.  Registration for each event will open 3 weeks prior to the race date.

Triathlon Canada 2020 Age Group World Championship Team Expression of Interest

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.