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Wild Rose Women's Triathlon - Drumheller

June 2nd, 2024

Drumheller Aquaplex 

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The Wild Rose Women's Triathlon is the #1 triathlon in Alberta! This triathlon in Drumheller is a great triathlon whether it is your first or you are a seasoned triathlete. This welcoming, supportive environment makes for the best triathlon experience around. With a 5km on the Saturday and a beautiful yoga class and outdoor picnic you will want to grab your girlfriends and make a fun weekend of it!

Sprint: 750m swim - 19.5km bike - 5km run

Super Sprint: 300m swim - 10km bike - 2.5km run

Saturday, June 1st - 9am: 5km Run

Saturday, June 1st - 4pm: Yoga

Sunday, June 2nd - 8am: Triathlon

What You Get

  • a professionally organized triathlon by RnR Premier Events

  • a Wild Rose race bib 

  • a beautiful finisher's Mala

  • a Wild Rose swim cap 

  • chip timing with official results

  • delicious post-race food including chocolate fondue  

  • a post-race massage

  • an incredible swag bag with product samples from partners

  • race day bike support from Bow cycle

  • Wild Rose Triathlon gear (available for purchase)

Schedule

May 31st (Friday)

5pm - 7pm                   Race Package Pick Up

                                      Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller

June 1st (Saturday)

9:00am                        Wild Rose Women's 5km Run

                                       Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller

10:30am                       5km Course Closes                           

 

2:00pm - 3:15pm       OPTIONAL: Transition Walk Through and Pre-Race Q & A

                                       Drumheller Aquaplex, 100 Riverside Dr W, Drumheller

 

1:00pm - 5:00pm        Race Package Pick Up

                                        Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller

 

4:00pm - 4:45pm        Outdoor Yoga

                                        Valley Brewing, 242 3 Ave W, Drumheller

June 1st (Sunday)     Race Day 

                                   Drumheller Aquaplex, 100 Riverside Dr W, Drumheller                            

7:00am - 7:45am         Transition Check In

7:45am                           Athlete Pre-Race Meeting

8:00am                          Race Start - Sprint Triathlon

9:00am                          Race Start - Super Sprint Triathlon

11:00am                         Race Site/Expo Closes

Registration

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Refund Policy/Rollovers/Transfers:​

There are no refunds however, you can roll over your registration to 2025 for a fee of $25 BEFORE May 1st, 2024 or transfer your entry to another racer for a fee of $10.

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After May 1st, there are no rollovers including injuries or illnesses.You may however, transfer your registration to another racer for a fee of $10.

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You may transfer to another category within the Wild Rose Women's Triathlon up to August 17th, 2024.

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NOTE: By registering you take responsibility that you understand and agree to this statement.

Race Course and Maps

Swim (Sprint 750m / Super Sprint 300m)

Sprint Swim Cut-Off: 30 minutes from your start

Super Sprint Cut-Off: 15 minutes from your start
The swim is a POOL SWIM. Athletes will line up according to their estimated swim time*. There will be a continuous flow of athletes in and out of the pool. As one athlete finishes their swim, another will be sent into that lane. 

PLEASE ensure you are lined up with the correct time you expect to complete your swim. There will be volunteers to assist you. We will start with the slower times and move to the faster times. It may make you feel more relaxed to want to swim with swimmers you know will be slower than you but imagine how you would feel if that was you and a faster swimmer got into the lane. PLEASE LINE UP AT YOUR ACCURATE SWIM TIME. This makes it the most pleasant (and fun!) swim experience for everyone and easiest for the lap counters as well. 

T1 (Transition 1)

Upon completing the swim athletes will exit the designed door from the Aquaplex and run to the parking lot, into transition where your bike will be located. The run will be barefoot as you will have just finished the swim, but don't fret as we will sweep the pathway there so there are no rocks to step on (it is about 50m). You will put on your biking gear and head out onto the bike portion of the triathlon. You may not touch your bike until your bike helmet is on properly and the chin strap is done up.

As you leave transition you will be directed to WALK your bike until you reach the friendly volunteers at the MOUNT LINE. This is where you can get on your bike. For the safety of yourself and the volunteers you must wait until the mount line to get on your bike. 

Bike (Sprint 19.5km / Super Sprint 10km)

Bike Cut-Off: 10:15am

Once you are on your bike you will follow the bike course route. 

Sprint athletes will complete 1 x 19.5km loop, while Super Sprint athletes will complete 1 x 10km loop.

The bike course will be open to traffic so please be mindful and safe out there!

Here are a few safety rules/guidelines:

  • always stay to the far right of the road 

  • NEVER cross the yellow centre line of the road 

  • listen to the volunteers when making turns. WAIT until they say it is safe to turn. If at any point a volunteer or flag person tells you to STOP, please do so immediately! Volunteers and flag persons are there for your safety. They must balance doing what is right for traffic and racers. THEY MAKE THE CALLS. Failure to listen to then will result in IMMEDIATE disqualification. 

  • stay 10m behind the riders ahead of you (if you come closer you are drafting which is not allowed). If you need to pass simply say, "on your left" and ride past them. Please give them enough space when you pull back in (ie. don't cut them off). 

There will NOT be an aid station on the bike course for the Super Sprint distance. All participants MUST have a means to carry water with them. Water will be available at the turn around for the Sprint distance athletes. The aid station is self-serve, so athletes must stop and fill their bottle themselves from the jug should they need additional water for lap 2.

T2 (Transition 2)

Upon completing the bike athletes will head back to the transition area. First you will come upon the friendly volunteers at the DISMOUNT LINE. You will get off your bike just before the designed line and walk your bike back to spot on the bike rack you originally had. Once your bike is racked, you can then remove your helmet and change any clothes or shoes you need to before you head out onto the run. 

Turn your race number belt around so your number is on your FRONT.

Run (Sprint 5km / Super Sprint 2.5km)

Run Cut-Off: 11:00am

Relax! You are on the run route. You can run or walk, run/walk but please no crawling (that is an actual rule! hahaha)

Sprint athletes will complete 5km, while Super Sprint athletes will complete 2.5km.

Please stay to the right of the road the entire route and cheer other athletes on!

Please note, spectators are not permitted to run with you or be on course. We know some of your your little ones are excited to see you and want to run with you however, for insurance purposes they cannot (but they can make cool signs and stand along the route!)  

There will be an aid station (with water and electrolytes) at the turnaround for the Sprint Distance.

As you near the finish line, finish strong and ensure your race number is on your front so the race announcer can call out your name. You are a triathlete! 

Transition Area and Finish/Start Area

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The Drumheller Wild Rose Women's Triathlon is held at the Drumheller Aquaplex.

100 Riverside Dr W, Drumheller

This is also where the World's Largest Dinosaur is, who will watch over transition.

Bike (Sprint 19.5km)

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Bike (Super Sprint 9.25km)

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Run (Sprint 5km)

Wild Rose Triathlon Drumheller run

Run (Super Sprint 2.5km)

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FAQ

GENERAL RACE QUESTIONS

What are the races at Wild Rose Women's Triathlon?

Sprint Distance Triathlon (750m swim, 19.5km bike, 5km run)

Super Sprint (300m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run)

What is the date?

Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

 

What do I get with my entry?

  • a professionally organized event 

  • a race bib 

  • a beautiful finisher's Mala

  • a swim cap 

  • chip timing with official results

  • delicious post-race food including a chocolate fountain 

  • free pre-race Learn to Tri clinics to help get you race ready

  • an incredible swag bag with product samples from sponsors

  • race day bike support 

Why do some athletes have yellow wrist bands? 

Yellow wrist bands means this is the athletes VERY FIRST TRIATHLON! We want everyone to acknowledge and celebrate their special day. 

Are there Relays?

Yes, there is a relay option for the Wild Rose Women's SPRINT DISTANCE event. 

What is the minimum age to do this event?

We have set the age at 14 years. While we appreciate your child may be physically capable of doing this event, we ask they wait until they are 14 years (as of race day). Many kids of steel events are available to kids under this age through the Alberta Triathlon Association.  

I can no longer race, can I get a refund?

Refunds:

In the event that you can no longer race for any reason (medical included), we are not offering refunds in any capacity. Please see Rollovers.

 

Refund Policy/Rollovers/Transfers:​

There are no refunds however, you can roll over your registration to 2025 for a fee of $25 BEFORE May 1st, 2024 or transfer your entry to another racer for a fee of $10.

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After May 1st, there are no rollovers including injuries or illnesses.You may however, transfer your registration to another racer for a fee of $10.

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You may transfer to another category within the Wild Rose Women's Triathlon up to May 30th, 2024.

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NOTE: By registering you take responsibility that you understand and agree to this statement.

PRE-RACE QUESTIONS

Where and when is Package Pick-up?

May 30th 5pm - 7pm (Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller)

June 1st 1pm - 5pm (Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller)

NOTE: *package pick up is NOT available race morning

What is in my package at package pick up?

You will get:

  • race bib

  • swim cap

  • goodies from sponsors

When will I get my timing chip?

You will get your timing chip race morning on the pool deck.

What age group will I race in?

Age Group athletes will race in their Age Group division corresponding to the athlete's age on December 31st, 2023

SWIM QUESTIONS

What if I can't swim. Can I still do the race?

The swim portion is mandatory. We encourage you to register for the distance you know you will be able to complete the swim.

What strokes are allowed?

Any stroke is allowed! Even if it is not technically a real stroke! You just cant walk.

 

Can I stop at the end of the pool and rest during the race? 

Absolutely! Stop, take  rest and catch your breath. Just tuck into the corner so you do not impede the other swimmers in your lane. 

Can I swim in the pool prior to the race?

You may, however you will have to go on your own time and pay the drop in fee to use the Drumheller Aquaplex.

What material are the swim caps?

The swim caps will latex caps.

 

Will there be extra swim caps at the start if one tears?

Yes, there will be extra swim caps in case of emergency.

 

BIKE QUESTIONS

What type of bike can I use?

The bicycle must be human powered with two wheels of equal diameter. The front wheel shall be steerable; the rear wheel shall be driven through a system comprising of pedals and a chain. Any typical road bike, triathlon bike, or mountain bike shall be acceptable however, if you are unsure, please see your local bike shop prior to race day.  No electric bikes are permitted.

Will the roads be closed to traffic? 

The roads will not be closed to traffic. Athletes will ride to the far RIGHT along the roadways. Flag persons will be in place to assist you when turning left - PLEASE LISTEN TO THEIR INSTRUCTIONS. Please stop of they tell you to do so and only turn when they signal you to do so (that it is safe). Athletes DO NOT have the right of way. Please be mindful and safe at all times when riding on the road as you would if you were out fort a ride by yourself.

What if something on my bike is not working race morning? 

We will have mechanics on site race morning for issues such as flat tires. Please have your bike serviced prior to race day to ensure it is in working order.

Will you have aid stations on the bike?

There will be an aid station for the SPRINT DISTANCE athletes at the turn around.

RUN QUESTIONS

What are the surfaces for the run courses?

The surface is a road. A regular running shoes is most suitable for this course.

Do bib numbers need to be worn during the run?

Yes, bib numbers need to be worn on the run. They need to be worn on your FRONT.

Will you have Aid Stations on the run?

There will be an aid station for the SPRINT DISTANCE athletes at the turn around.

TRANSITION​ QUESTIONS

What time does transition open in the morning?

Transition opens at 7:00am.

What can I bring into transition?

1. yourself (NO ONE ELSE!) 

2. your bike

3. a small bag with all of your things - Tupperware containers, buckets, bins, chairs, stools and yoga mats are not permitted in transition

 

Can I reserve a spot? 

No, you may not reserve or hold spots for friends in transition. Spots are first come, first serve.  We must fit 6 bikes per rack and we will have volunteers ensuring this is the case. Things can get a little tight.

Can I mark my spot?

You may not mark your spot in any way. A great way to find your spot is to count what number of bike rack you are on so when you run into transition it can help you locate your spot. 

Are bike pumps allowed in transition?

You may use your own pump only if it is removed from transition prior to the race start.

Can I get changed in transition? 

You can put clothes over top of your bathing suit but you MAY NOT undress in transition (nudity is an actual rule violation). Even if you wrap a towel around yourself, we cannot allow it. Part of triathlon is riding your bike a little bit wet. Embrace it! ​

Is there a bike check-out time after the event?

All bike must be checked out of transition daily no later than 15 minutes after the last finisher.

 

POST RACE

Where will official results be posted?

Official results will be posted on our website and at Startline Timing after results are verified for each event. 

Where is the lost and found?

The lost and found will be located at the announcer's booth/finish area. After race day contact tritstaff@gmail.com for lost and found. All unclaimed lost items will be donated after 30 days.

 

SPECTATORS

Where can my friends and family watch me?

You bet! However, they must stay off the race course and watch/cheer from just outside of the transition area is best.

Can my friends go out on the course to cheer me on?

We ask that spectators DO NOT  go out on the race course so we limit traffic for the safety of all racers. 

 

Can my friends and family finish with me?

Due to the rules of being a sanctioned race through the Alberta Triathlon Association, friends and/or family members are NOT permitted to cross the finish line and enter the finish chute with participating athletes. This is 100% a safety issue. Please have them cheer you in and give you a big hug AFTER you cross the finish line.  

Volunteer

They say it takes a village to raise a child.
Well, it also takes one to put on the
Calgary Wild Rose Women's Triathlon!

We are so appreciative to all our volunteers who come out and use their time to ensure a safe and enjoyable triathlon experience for everyone!

We cannot thank you enough for what you do for the community when you chose to volunteer your valuable time to support triathlon in Alberta.

Whether you are a veteran volunteer or have never volunteered at a triathlon before, we would love to have you as a part of this exciting day!

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If you have any questions about volunteering,
please email triitrichelle@gmail.com

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A portion of each registration goes to the YW Calgary.

Why we donate to the YW Calgary?

The YW Calgary has been there to support for women and children for over a century. Their programs and services are designed to help vulnerable women find stability, then build the skills and confidence they need to make permanent, positive change in their lives. These include a 24 hour crisis line, domestic violence support and shelter, community housing and support, employment resource centre, family counselling and so much more.  YW Calgary is the largest and longest serving women's organization in Calgary. During their 108 years, they have touched tens of thousands of lives and are continually working and evolving to meet the needs of women in the community. 

 

Family violence is the single largest woman’s health issue in Canada, with more reported cases than heart attack and stroke. It affects women of all races, ages, socio-economic classes and educational backgrounds -and in many cases, it involves children.

“I remember the first night we were there, I knew we were where we should be. It was the feeling of being safe for the first time in a long time.”

-Amber, Sheriff King Home client

What does a $25 donation buy?
$25 provides each new client who arrives at YW Mary Dover House with clean linens for her bed.

 

What does $120 donation buy?
$120 enables the YW Sheriff King Home emergency shelter to purchase medical and first aid supplies to ensure that clients are safe and cared for each month, and also ensures that YW Mary Dover House clients are safe and secure through the provision of security personnel and surveillance equipment each day of the year.

 

What does a $250 donation buy?
$250 provides a woman and her child fleeing family violence with a safe place to stay, basic needs, counselling and referrals for a day.  It also enables the YW to complete police checks on employees in YW Mary Dover House to ensure the utmost safety of all clients.

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