2020 BC Championship & Race Series Bids Now Open – Submission deadline, November 1, 2019

Creating a world class athlete experience is a priority for Triathlon BC, both to ensure continued growth for our sport, and, with a saturated event market place, ensure athletes return, time and time again, to the sport we love.

‘Sanctioned by Triathlon BC’ indicates that an event has met the minimum requirements established by Triathlon BC. It signifies that the Race Director has completed a thorough review of an event’s swim, bike and run courses, has evaluated and planned for medical, emergency, safety and volunteer support, and that the Race Director will conduct the event according to the rules and regulations governed by the International Triathlon Union (ITU), Triathlon Canada and/or Triathlon BC. Sanctioned events have continuous technical support and professional guidance and advice where required.

Events sanctioned by Triathlon BC have the following goals:

  • Safe and fair competition.
  • Strong partnership between the LOC and Triathlon BC.
  • Inclusion of paratriathlon events to support participation and growth of paratriathlon in the province.
  • Inclusion of age-group competition from kids to adult to grow multisport across the province.
  • Development of the sport and maximize exposure for triathlon.
  • Provide competitive opportunities that support long-term athlete development.
  • Encourage performance stream athletes to remain in the province to experience formidable competition.

All bids received will be reviewed by Triathlon BC’s Sanction Committee. Events that are awarded with a BC Championship or Series designation will be announced on or before, December 1st, 2019.

New for the 2020 season, packages include separate Championship and Series bid documents.

BC CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT BIDS

Participation in provincial Championships is based on age-category (e.g., 20-24, 25-29 etc.) and while all athletes of all abilities are welcome to compete, only Age Group Champions receive the honour of being awarded the Provincial Championship title in their respective gender/age-category.  High quality Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are provided to all podium age group finishers.

Championship bids are awarded to events hosting:

  • Junior, u23 & University Championships
  • Cross Triathlon
  • Duathlon
  • Sprint Triathlon
  • Standard Triathlon
  • Long Distance Triathlon

To download the 2020 Provincial Championship bid package, please click HERE.

BC RACE SERIES EVENT BIDS

SUPERSERIES: In 2016, Triathlon BC created the Provincial SuperSeries, a high performance, draft legal Series, aimed directly at young, performance-oriented athletes with ambitions of one day reaching the top step of the Olympic podium. Since the inaugural event, the SuperSeries has gone on to show consistent growth and increasing depth of competition, routinely attracting top participants from across British Columbia. To help foster a competitive arena, U23 racers were introduced to the Series in 2018. Triathlon BC is very proud that Alumni of the Series have graduated to present Canada at the international level, routinely competing on Triathlon Canada’s National Team projects in events that include Continental Cups, World Cups, Pan Am Games and the World Championships.

Triathlon BC, together with Triathlon Alberta and Triathlon Saskatchewan piloted the inaugural Western Canada University Series in 2019. The first event, hosted in British Columbia, saw over 35 post-secondary-enrolled participants compete in the first of three Series events. Upon listening to feedback, concerns were raised about the cost of travel, whereby preference was to have a provincial University Series.  In 2020, the University Series will dovetail with the BC SuperSeries events.

To download the 2020 Race Series bid package, please click HERE

MAD MOTO: Mad Motos were created to offer young athletes an opportunity to hone their skills and fitness on a fast, technically demanding ultra-short course circuit.  Typically held in the early morning, Mad Moto events have a small footprint; often held in a pool and parking lot, where athletes compete in several heats.  The concept is unique to BC, and plays a critical roll in developing performance bound athletes, between the ages of 13 and 23 – including those that will be participating in the 2020 BC Summer Games.  To help foster participation, SuperSeries points are awarded to competitors of Mad Moto events.

A low-cost alternative to hosting a full event, Mad Moto events are an ideal way to introduce young community racers to multisport. Hosting subsidies are available to participating Race Directors.  Still not sure what a Mad Moto is?  Check out our Mad Moto Video! Hosting subsidies are available to participating Race Directors

To download the 2020 Race Series bid package, please click HERE

NEW FOR 2020! – CROSS TRIATHLON SERIES: Piggybacking on the incredible success Cross events have experienced in British Columbia, the new-for-2020 Series plans to elevate the discipline, exposing new competitors to the exciting format of off-road Triathlon. Modeled loosely on the established SuperSeries, age group competitors will vie for overall Series bragging rights over the course of several provincial events.  Much like the SuperSeries, overall Series Champions will be provided with unique, Triathlon BC Cross Series memorabilia.

To download the 2020 Race Series bid package, please click HERE

Please note, Series bids must be submitted on or before the end of the day, November 1, 2019.

RACE INFORMATION SHEET: For those seeking to host sanctioned events – outside of Provincial Championship or Series Events – please download the 2020 Race Information Sheet HERE to have your event listed to the Triathlon BC Race Calendar.