2022 Triple Threat Triathlon Race at Birds Hill Park
Thanks for attending this year’s race. We hope to see you back in 2023!
Live, in person racing is back! The first outdoor triathlon of the 2022 season will take place the weekend of June 11-12, 2022. Kids of Steel (KOS) will race on Saturday, June 11th, while adults will race on Sunday, June 12th.
Please note: We will be following Public Health Orders of the day.
Race Kit Pickup
Thursday, June 9th – 4 – 8 p.m. at City Park Runners, 2091 Portage Ave., Winnipeg
Friday June 10th – 5 – 7 p.m. at Woodcock Cycle, 433 St-Mary’s Road, Winnipeg
Sunday June 12th – 6 a.m. Birds Hill at Athlete Check-in
The East Beach at Birds Hill Park is the start and end of the event. The man-made lake here is great if you’re nervous about your swim, as most adults can touch bottom at most points in the lake.
The bike portion has rolling hills which provides a nice little challenge but not the bigger hills like Kenora or Riding Mountain. The run is along the trails around the East Beach area with no large inclines.
1.5k Swim / 40k Bike / 10k Run
1.5k Swim / 40k Bike
750m Swim / 26,6k Bike / 5k Run
750m Swim / 26,6k Bike
3k Run / 26.6k Bike / 5k Run
300m Swim / 13k Bike / 3k Run
On site registration opens at 6:00 a.m. and closes at 7:00 a.m. Athletes will be body marked with their race number. Next step is Transition.
At Transition athletes can rack their bike and athletic gear in the row designated for their event. Don’t forget your helmet. Only items you need for the event may be kept in Transition – no bags or bins. Note there are four openings into Transition: one each for Swim In, Bike Out, Bike In and Run Out. There will be signs and volunteers to guide you.
Swim – Birds Hill Park Lake
The swim course will be marked by buoys – one loop for Sprint distance and two loops for Olympic. The water depth varies from 0’0″ to 6’0″ with water temperatures between 16C to 20C in early June. Wearing a wetsuit is up to you and may be required if we have poor weather or cold water conditions.
The bike course uses the bike lane of the complete North Drive / South Drive loop. Leaving the East Beach parking lot up Festival Drive, turn right at the stop sign, onto the bike lane (clockwise).
Olympic distance is three loops of the park (40 km). Sprint distance is two loops of the park (26.6 km). Try-a-Tri is one loop of the park.
In order to complete the full distance listed, athletes must turn back down to the East Beach parking lot and loop around before heading back up Festival Drive and out onto North Drive again.
The cycling course is not closed to vehicle traffic. Please stay in the bike lane and keep 2 m from other cyclists.
Aquabike athletes complete the swim and bike portion of the course. Athletes must rack their bikes in Transition, then exit Transition and follow the chute toward the Finish Line and celebrate your achievement. A course volunteer will guide you.
The run course starts on the grass going towards the paved bike path heading to West Beach. Athletes will enjoy forest, plain, and wetland views as they make a circuit looping close to the lake. 3 km runners will bear left before the lake, 5 km and 10 km runners will complete an out and back section that is both paved and gravel around the lake. The circuit is completed once for 5km, and twice for 10km. See map for further details.
Cross the finish line and celebrate your achievement! Enjoy some well-deserved athlete recovery food under the nearby tent.
Race officials will advise when athletes have access to Transition to retrieve their equipment.
|Event Registration Fee||Early Bird (April)||Regular (May)||Late (June 1-7)||Raceday Walk-up (cash or e-transfer)|
Above fees do not include mandatory Triathlon MB membership or CCN processing fee.
Included in your registration fee:
- Race kit customized TTTC race bib with gift
- Run course aid stations
- Post race recovery food
- Chance to win draw prizes!
- Early bird bonus: First 100 Registrants in April will receive a customized, souvenir buff.