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)|
|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)|
|SPRINT DUATHLON||UBC Tri/Du||March 9, 2019||One (1)|
|STANDARD DUATHLON||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||One (1)|
|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 listed event represents the first member-athlete across the finish line (or roll down) in each 5 year age category, in each sex. Where multiple spots are offered, top two or three athletes in a given age group and category are selected.
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 email@example.com or visit their website at www.triathloncanada.com.