2022 Race Information, BC Championship & Series Bids Now Open – Submission deadline, November 1, 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the endurance event marketplace hard. In 2020, 97% of Triathlon BC’s regularly sanctioned events were cancelled in our province, while the tail end of the 2021 season saw an uptick in event hosting as markets began to open and restrictions started to ease. Triathlon BC understands the challenges and hardships local event organizers have faced over the past two season, and empathize with every Race Director and LOC as they navigate the COVID-19 landscape.
As we move towards the 2022 season, Triathlon BC is hopeful that multisport events will make a strong return, as evidenced by an enthusiastic participant base, and the return of regular events including the 2022 BC Summer Games (July 21-24) and the Canada Summer Games (August 6 – 22).
Creating a world class athlete experience is a priority for Triathlon BC, both to ensure 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’ is a designation that indicates an event has met the minimum requirements established by Triathlon BC for safety and fairness at a competition. It signifies that a 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 Triathlon BC. Sanctioned events have continuous technical support and professional guidance and advice where required.
Events sanctioned by Triathlon BC have the following objectives:
- Safe and fair competition.
- Strong partnership between the LOC and Triathlon BC.
- 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.
Bidding is now open to host BC Championship and Race Series events throughout the 2022 season.
BC Championship Events: Participation is based on male and female age-categories (e.g., 20-24, 25-29 etc.). The first-place finisher of each age category receives the honour of being awarded the Provincial Championship title in their respective discipline, gender and age-category. High quality Gold, Silver and Bronze Provincial Champions medals are provided to all podium age group finishers, with custom designed jerseys available for each age group Champion.
Youth/Junior/U23 Series: BC’s SuperSeries is a critical step in performance-oriented Youth, Junior and U23 development. Series events may include individual super-sprint, sprint and mixed team-relay triathlons. All events must offer closed road, draft legal competition. Points Series tracking, overall prizing and medals are provided by Triathlon BC.
Cross Series: BC Cross Series is an emerging Off-Road oriented series catering to the growing off-road triathlon market. Held entirely on trails, the Cross Series offers sprint and standard distance events.
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, 2021.
To download the 2022 Provincial Championship & Series bid package, please click on the links below.
Note: To allow adequate time for Panel review, all Championship & Series bids must be submitted by the end of the day, November 1, 2021.
For those seeking to host sanctioned events in 2019 – outside of Provincial Championship or Series Events – please download the 2022 Race Information Sheet on the link below.
2022 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
The Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund is administered by the Provincial Government and provides one-time grants to event organizers to support the safe restart of events across BC, providing a one-time grant for up to 20% of your total event budget, up to a maximum of $250,000 per event. You can use these funds to cover a range of operational expenses. Learn more about the Grant HERE. Note the submission deadline is October 1st, 2021.