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Heart of the Rockies Triathlon

Jul 9, 2017

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July 9, 2017 is our 35th anniversary of hosting a triathlon in the Columbia Valley, the “Heart of the Canadian Rockies”.

New for 2017

We are pleased to announce that we are adding two new “team” events this year: a *TEAM SPRINT (for all ages) as well as a *JUNIOR TEAM SPRINT (only for youth aged 12 to 15).   There is a mass start for all events as follows:

INDIVIDUAL Sprint:750m swim/20km bike/5km run
INDIVIDUAL Olympic:1500m swim/40km bike/10km run
(age 12-15):
750m swim/20km bike/5km run
*TEAM Sprint:750m swim/20km bike/5km run
TEAM Olympic:1500m swim/40km bike/10km run

All athletes are welcome whether it is your first triathlon race, you are en route to Ironman, or you want to compete on a team, come out and enjoy racing in the spectacular scenery of the Columbia Valley. Cash Prizes are available for Olympic and Sprint Individuals!!

The town of Invermere and the surrounding area on both sides of Lake Windermere are the staging grounds for the Heart of the Rockies Triathlon.  Swimming takes place in the “magical waters” of Lake Windermere, finishing at James Chabot Provincial Park which is also the transition area for this event.  The cycle course  takes place on scenic Westside Road, and the run course heads east over the Columbia River along Lakeshore Drive, through treed pathways with scenic mountain/lake views to the north and south of the valley.  The run may be a challenge but the consolation is that participants finish the last 2 kilometers on an incredibly scenic downhill to James Chabot Provincial Park.  In the world of triathlon, you will not find a more spectacular race venue than Lake Windermere in the foreground with the majestic Fairmont Mountain Range (Rocky Mountains) as a backdrop.  As an added bonus, the transition and parking facilities are within 100 meters of the start and finish – again, it does not happen anywhere else.  Details of our event can be found by clicking on this link:  http://heartoftherockiestri.ca/hotr.html

You may also contact the office of Heart of the Rockies Triathlon directly, beginning in May.

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James Chabot Provincial Park
James Chabot Provincial Park

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