SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020
The 2020 Whistler X Triathlon takes place in and around Lost Lake Park, Whistler, B.C. The course is open to the public on race day. We go to great lengths to let the public know that a race will be occurring as we strive to provide an efficient and competitor-friendly schedule.
* There is no parking available at Lost Lake Parking lot on race day, but the start, finish and transition area is accessible by the Valley Trail, and is a fifteen minute walk, or five minute bike ride from Whistler Village.
* Dogs are not permitted at Lost Lake Park Beach, so please leave your four-legged race crew at home (Canine Cove is a designated off-leash area about 500 meters from the Lost Lake Beach).
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER EVENT
Great news this year as the Whistler X Triathlon will have Age Group World Championship qualifying spots for the 2021 ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships in Townsville, Australia!
We will have more details on age group spots shortly! Make sure you sign up to our newsletter to get all the relevant updates.
Please take the time to read the information on this page and the full event schedule!
To avoid line ups on race morning please pick up your race package early on Saturday the 13th of June. See Package Pickup information below.
- 6:30am to 7:30am Late Package Pickup. Arrive by 7am!
- 6:30am Transition opens
- 6:30am to 7:30am Body marking and timing chip pickup.
- 7:15 to 7:40am Swim course open for warm up (swim safety needs to be in place before we open swim course).
- 7:45am Mandatory safety briefing at swim start.
- 8am Championship Distance (individual and relay) race start
- Race start for Sport Distance (individual and relay) TBC.
- Race Finish (cut off) TBC
- 1pm Awards or as soon as we have all race results available.
- Please take advantage of our pre-race package pickup! It will save you time, hassle, and stress on race day.
Saturday, June 13
- 3pm – 6pm
- Location TBC
- 6:30am – 7:30am
- Lost Lake Park – Race Transition
Please ensure that you have photo ID with you as it will be required. TriBC does not allow us to give you your race package without ID.
Only you can pick up your race package.
Waivers will be available to fill out and must be signed before your race package will be issued.
TriBC membership numbers will all be validated prior to race day.
Your package will include a bib number, a swim cap and timing chip (pins included).
All purchases are final. We are not able to offer any refunds, transfers or rollovers for any reason.
The event is sanctioned by Triathlon BC and follows standard protocols for ITU racing. Onsite commissaries from TriBC, along with the Race Director, will determine if weather may adversely impact the safety of the event and make appropriate changes if necessary. The event is early in the season and mountain weather in Whistler may be unpredictable. Racers are encouraged to prepare for cold weather and precipitation. Lake temperatures will be measured on race day and a determination will be made should temperature be below safe swimming standards, in which case the swim may be shortened (or cancelled, though that is extremely unlikely).
Yes! The Whistler X Triathlon is now a qualifier for the 2021 ITU Cross World Championships in Townsville, Australia.
If you are not a member of Triathlon BC then you will need to purchase the single-day Tri BC insurance with your race registration. Please note that while the Whistler X Tri is insured through Tri BC, the Whistler Triathlon Club is not, so even if you are a club member you’ll need some form of Tri BC insurance for race day.
Awards will be based upon Sport and Championship distances in your respective age group. There are also awards for the relays.
We are still finalizing the race package contents for 2020, but they will definitely include a custom Whistler X Tri swim cap. Last year’s package also included custom Whistler X Tri socks (by Endur) and a race commemoration. For information on where and when to collect your race package, please see our Event Schedule above.
No, but there will be adequate room around the official transition area (fence lines) for storage of nonessential gear bags.
The swim will be broken into 2 major waves, separated by TBC minutes. Wave 1 will be Championship distance swimmers (individual and relay) and Wave 2 will be Sport distance (individual and relay). We do not anticipate issues with a crowded swim. The start area beach is large and swim ‘lanes’ will provide lots of room for racers to spread out. Swimmers with less experience or anxiety may self-seed to the rear of each wave. We have plenty of water safety people out on the course.
The bike course is a mix of gravel road, gravel double track and traditional single track. All of the trails in the Lost Lake area (known as Zappa trails) are either designated Green or Blue. There are no Black trails in the bike course. There are 2 longer section of gravel road which will provide great passing opportunity, at the beginning and middle. For Championship distance, this will provide 4 good passing locations. Standard amateur sportsmanship conduct will be in effect for all other parts of the bike course. If a faster rider approaches from behind and signals intent to pass, the rider in front should find a safe place to pull aside and let the faster rider by. All racers are encouraged to pre-ride the bike course prior to race day.
No. Traditional road handlebars are not permitted and tire width must be minimum 1.5”.
The run course similarly is a mix of gravel and decommissioned logging road, gravel double track and traditional single track. The run course does contain some technical features, including the descent of the Green Lake Loop (decommissioned logging road) on the Championship route and final single track trails to finish (elevated slatted woodwork) (both Sport and Championship routes). This will make the run fun and challenging for all.
As a TriathlonBC sanctioned race the Whistler X Triathlon will adhere to official ITU rules, which can be found at https://www.triathlon.org/uploads/docs/itusport_competition-rules_2018.pdf.
There is no parking at Lost Lake. Please plan to park in one of the public parking lots (https://www.whistler.ca/services/transportation/parking) and walk or ride into the race area. Bus service from the village should be available for spectators (https://www.whistler.ca/services/transportation/transit).
Absolutely. In fact we’d love you to.
If you’ve ever participated in an event before, you’ll know that volunteers are the heart and soul of it all. Without them races simply do not happen. If you’re free June 14 to help volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your help is so appreciated!