A Half Ironman Triathlon is a swim/bike/run endurance event. The swim will start at 6:30am at the Jericho Sailing Centre where the athletes will swim 2km (this will take approximately 20-60 minutes to complete depending upon their ability) where a section of the beach just west of the Sailing Center will be closed to the general public until approximately 9:00am but open to spectators. The athletes will then complete 4 loops (approximately 90km) of the bike course around Spanish Banks and UBC which will take the athletes between 2 to 4 hours. The athletes will then run on Jericho Park trails from the Sailing Center, along 4th Avenue sidewalks to Locarno Beach and along Spanish Banks for 2 loops and a total of 21km. The runners will be on the trails from approximately 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. During the day there will be amplified music and race announcing, and a hospitality area. The post-race celebration will end by 3:30pm and the event will be packed up and out of the area by 6pm.
Volunteers - we need you! Approximately 400 elite and recreational tri athletes from around the world and from our own local communities will gather to test their endurance, compete for prizes and medals and enjoy the magnificent setting of the Spanish Bank Beaches and UBC. Some of the athletes will be preparing for the famous Hawaii Ironman this fall and the race will be produced into a television program to be aired on Rogers Sportsnet. Becoming a volunteer will help make this event a success - the athletes need your help and it is very inspiring! Many positions are available and Volunteers will receive a race shirt and food. You can register as a volunteer at www.lifesport.ca/Volunteer.php.
Set-Up: Friday, July 2nd,12noon - 8 pm,
Pre Check in/Expo, Saturday, July 3rd 10:00 am to 6: 00 pm
Race day: Sunday, July 4th , 5am - 2pm,
Take down: noon to 7:00 pm
Location: Jericho Sailing Centre
Volunteer through http://triseries.ca/volunteering.php
Cathy Hall, Volunteer Coordinator
Subaru Vancouver Triathlon