Triathlon Canada is committed to selecting an Age Group World Championship Team using clear selection methods. The goal of the Age Group World Championships Qualification Program is to develop a strong domestic calendar of high caliber events that provides an opportunity for Canadian age group athletes to progress to the highest level of competition in age group racing.

An Expression of Interest (EOI) is the mechanism by which athletes confirm their intent to race for and accept an Age Group World Championship spot should they qualify. By expressing intent, results can be matched against a final list of those athletes who want to attend the World Championships, and spots can be “rolled-down”. The EOI application will open 3 weeks prior to each race and will close at 8am on race day.

All athletes looking to compete for a spot must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) prior to each qualification event. An EOI page will be available specific to each event and discipline(s) hosted.

It is HIGHLY recommended that you read the full TEAM SELECTION POLICY prior to registration.

Date: March 9
Discipline: Duathlon
Event: UBC Triathlon-Duathlon
Location: Vancouver, BC
EOI Link: HERE – opens February 16

Date: May 26
Discipline: Cross Triathlon
Event: Squamish Off-Road Triathlon
Location: Squamish, BC
EOI Link: HERE – Link Coming!

Date: June 1
Discipline: Standard
Event: Oliver Triathlon Weekend
Location: Oliver, BC
EOI Link: HERE – Opens May 10

Date: June 1
Discipline: Sprint Triathlon
Event: Oliver Triathlon Weekend
Location: Oliver, BC
EOI Link: HERE – Opens May 10

Date: June 2
Discipline: Mixed Triathlon Relay
Event: Oliver Triathlon Weekend
Location: Oliver, BC
EOI Link: HERE – Opens May 11

Date: June 30
Discipline: Sprint Triathlon
Event: Cowichan Challenge
Location: Chemainus, BC
EOI Link: HERE – Opens June 7

Date: July 7
Discipline: Standard Triathlon
Event: Peach Classic
Location: Penticton, BC
EOI Link: HERE – Opens June 15

Date: July 7
Discipline: Cross Triathlon
Event: XTERRA Victoria, National Off-Road Championships
Location: Victoria, BC
EOI Link: HERE

Date: July 14
Discipline: Long Distance Triathlon
Event: Victoria Half & Sprint
Location: Victoria, BC
EOI Link: HERE – Opens June 22

Date: July 14
Discipline: Aquabike
Event: Victoria Half & Sprint
Location: Victoria, BC
EOI Link: HERE – Opens June 22

Date: August 4
Discipline: Aquathlon
Event: Elk Lake Triathlon
Location: Victoria, BC
EOI Link: HERE – Opens July 13

Date: August 4
Discipline: Standard Duathlon
Event: Elk Lake Triathlon
Location: Victoria, BC
EOI Link: HERE – Opens July 13

What do you need to know about qualifying for Age Group World Championship Events? Athletes are responsible for the following:

  • You must be a current, annual member of Triathlon BC or a member of another Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) prior to competition.
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) must be submitted to Triathlon Canada with a non-refundable athlete fee paid prior to competition.
  • An Expression of Interest (EOI) page will be set up by Triathlon Canada specific to each province with the list of qualification events. Learn more about how to submit an EOI.

What do you need to know about Age Groups?

1.) British Columbia has a record number of qualifiers in 2023; 12 unique qualifying opportunities are available throughout the season, the most in Canada! Qualifying spots are offered in 5-year age groups e.g. women 40-44, men 45-49 etc.

Note: Race Day standings do not mean you have a qualifying spot in your age category.

2.) Qualifying spots are AGE ADJUSTED to December 31st, 2023. If there is one qualifying spot per age group, per gender, the fastest finishing athlete as of age adjusted results that has submitted an expression of interest will then be considered an ‘automatic qualifier’.

3.) Automatic qualifiers will be notified by Triathlon Canada directly. If you believe you have qualified and do not receive a notification within one month, please contact agegroupteams@triathloncanada.com.

4.) Skip over to Triathlon Canada’s Expression of Interest to indicate your interest to wear the Maple Leaf in the 2023 World Championships!

Note 1:  With limited age group qualifying spots available throughout Canada, expect events to fill early.  Early registration, where available, is recommended.

Note 2:  To be eligible to secure a World Championship spot, athletes must be members of their provincial triathlon association (i.e. Triathlon BC) PRIOR to competing in the qualifying event.

Note 3:  Age-groups are categorized according to gender and 5-year age brackets (i.e. 20-24, 25-29, 30 – 34 etc.)

Note 4:  If an event has 3 qualifying spots per age group, the top 3 athletes of each gender with a valid annual provincial and Triathlon Canada membership for each age-adjusted age category are qualifiers. Similarly, if an event has 1 qualifying spot, only the first athlete of each gender and age category will qualify.

To learn more about Triathlon Canada’s Age Group National Teams program, please click HERE.

See the list of BC athletes that attended the 2023 Townsville Multisport World Championships HERE.

See the list of BC athletes that attended the 2023 MalagaWorld Triathlon Championships HERE.