Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Triathlon Club and the City of Kamloops (Tournament Capital of Canada) are pleased to announced a growing triathlon schedule for the Thompson Nicola Region.
January 28th will bring the return for the 4th year of the popular Runners Sole 4x Mixed Relay Indoor Triathlon. Mixed gender team of two men and two women compete in a relay where each member swims 300m (3.8laps) in an open-water-style looped swim course, followed by a 6.6km spin on a stationary bike and a 1.6km run on the indoor track (8 laps) at Kamloops’ Tournament Capital Centre. This is the ONLY sanctioned indoor triathlon in BC and one of only a select few indoor triathlons in Canada. Mixed Relay racing is taking off on the international stage, and the Kamloops Triathlon Club is proud to be a part of that global movement! The Mixed Relay has been added to the 2020 Olympic program and to the ITU World Triathlon Series.
In addition to the Indoor Triathlon, the Kamloops Triathlon Club will host the annual Sprint Sprint Triathlon. For many years the event has been run as a single day sprint triathlon but in 2018 the event will be part of a MultiSport weekend taking place on May 12th and 13th. A Sprint and Standard distance duathlon will be held on Saturday May 12th. On Sunday May 13th, a Super Sprint Triathlon, a non draft legal sprint Triathlon, as well as a draft legal sprint triathlon will also take place. Participants will be able to chose to enter events individually or can step up to challenge the “double – down” and compete on both days. The City of Kamloops is happy to have the event back and the reopening of the newly renovated Westsyde pool adds another attraction to the local triathlon scene.
Last but not least, the City of Kamloops and the Kamloops Triathlon Club are proud to continue with athlete development in the sport. The annual Kids of Steel Triathlon will return for 2018 (date TBA). Over the last years the event has grown to over 100 kids participating. Nothing is more exciting than seeing hundreds of kids participating in the sport of triathlon.
“The Kamloops Triathlon Club have been making great strides with athlete and sport development in our community and the City is a proud supporter and partner. At the essence of physical literacy, Triathlon is a great developmental sport because it exposes children and youth to a variety of fundamental movement skills in a variety of environments. Physical literacy is a journey that builds confidence and motivation, which allows children to try new activities and be active for life,” said Nicole Beauregard, Sport Development Coordinator for the City of Kamloops.
Kamloops Triathlon Club president Joshua Laye adds his excitement to the list of growing events. “ Our club has gained some strong momentum through the second half of 2017. We are building on our existing events and adding a Duathlon to our annual Spring Sprint Triathlon to create a Multisport weekend, and are in the early planning stages for an open water swim event. Our events will help to make Kamloops a multisport destination for athletes of all levels. With this growth and energy we look forward to hosting championship multisport events in Kamloops in the coming years.”
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