What is a Mixed Team Relay?
A Mixed Team Relay (MTR) is an exciting, fast format relay consisting of a 4 person (2 male & 2 female) team. Each athlete completes a super-sprint distance triathlon (swim-T1-bike-T2-run) before tagging off their teammate to complete the same. This is done until the final relay member finishes and crosses the finish line.
What are the distances of each discipline?
Courses are being finalized, the plan is for a 300m swim, 8km bike and a 1.3km run. Course maps will be posted once they are approved and finalized.
Does our team need to have 2 male and 2 female participants? And what are the age requirements?
Yes. That is a requirement for this format.
We will be running two categories for the MTR, an OPEN category and a QUALIFIER category. The OPEN category does NOT require your team mates to be in the same 10-yr age group (min. age 15). The QUALIFIER category requires ALL team mates to be within the SAME 10-yr age category (20-29, 30-39, 40-49 etc.) You will need to choose which category you will be racing during the registration process.
What is the QUALIFIER category?
This event serves as a Triathlon Canada Age Group World Championship Qualifier. That means your team can attempt to qualify to go to the World Championships. Approximately 3 weeks before race day Triathlon Canada will open an Expression of Interest (EOI) page for all athletes wishing to attempt to qualify. You MUST complete this process prior to race day to be able to accept the qualifying spot should you win.
What is the OPEN category?
This short format lends itself to be a distance that anyone can race, the OPEN category allows you to build a team with your family or friends outside of the 10 year age groups that are required for the QUALIFIER category. So, grab your grandparents and a teenager and put in a team! This category is only as competitive as you wish for it to be!
Do we all need to bring a bike?
The option is yours, if your team all wishes to bring their own bike they may, if you wish to share a bike for the race, you can do that too!
Does every team member cross the finish line?
No. ONLY the final member of your team can cross the finish line. Though we encourage your team mates to be along the finish line or in the finish area to cheer your final team mate across the line!
Ready to tackle Canada’s only Mixed Team Relay World Championship qualifier? Hit the register now button below.