March 8, 2025 – First Outdoor Triathlon of the Year in BC

Kick off your 2025 race season with BC’s longest running triathlon. With a wide variety of distances and race formats, there is something for everyone. The swimming segment of this triathlon takes place indoors in the UBC Aquatic Centre. The event takes place on UBC’s beautiful campus and you’ll enjoy professional race timing and friendly volunteers to keep you safe and having fun on route. Registration opens on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 1:00PM!

To learn more and register:


Key Information

At the UBC Triathlon Duathlon, there is something for everyone! Whether you are racing your one-hundredth time, or your first time, we are so excited to have you on course with us to kick off the race season in March 2025!

Key Dates:

  • Registration Opens: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
  • Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 1, 2025 11:59 PM
  • Race Package Pickup & Expo:Thursday, March 6, 2025 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Race Day: Saturday, March 8, 2025

Race Distances Overview:

To view a map of the race route, cycle transition, cycle start/lap route, and pool route visit here.

Triathlon Races Swim Cycle Run
Standard Triathlon 1500m 40km (4 laps) 10km (4 laps)
Sprint Triathlon & Collegiate (WCUTC)  700m 20km (2 laps) 5km (2 laps)
Short Triathlon 400m 10km (1 lap) 5km (2 laps)
Relay Triathlon 1 700m 20km (2 laps) 5km (2 laps)
Duathlon Race 2 Run Cycle Run
Duathlon 5km (2 laps) 20km (2 laps) 5km (2 laps)

1 A Relay team can consist of 2 or 3 participants, Participants will make exchanges in designated zones located near Cycle Transition. The Relay race use the distances associated to the Sprint Course.
2 The Duathlon is an individual event featuring two 5 km runs and a 20km cycle and no swim portion.


Ready To Register

We use a blended pricing model at UBC TriDu. They’re three tiers (1, 2, and 3), ranging from least to most expensive (1 being the least expensive). Once one tier fills up, or the cut-off date for that tier passes, we move to the next tier. Each tier has a maximum capacity. The earlier you register the cheaper it will be!

For information on the withdrawal policy for the UBC Triathlon Duathlon, click here. 

Tier Cut-Off Dates:

  • Tier 1: October 1, 2024
  • Tier 2: January 1, 2025
  • Tier 3: February 1, 2025

Standard is the longest race distance offered. We recommend this distance to any experienced triathlete, or athlete. Pace yourself – this one is a bit longer than most!

Standard Route Distances: 1500m swim, 40km bike (four laps of the bike course), and 10km run (four laps of the run course). View race route overview here. 

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Tier 1 $150.00 $132.00 $99.00

Tier 2 $164.00 $144.00 $106.00

Tier 3 $183.00 $162.00 $116.00

Sprint is the most popular distance at this race. As a strong medium distance, the Sprint triathlon is great for athletes looking to build up their strength in new areas of exercise, or try something entirely new.

Sprint Route Distances: 700m swim, 20km bike (two laps of the bike course), and 5km run (two laps of the run course). View race route overview here. 

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Tier 1 $129.00 $120.00 $92.00

Tier 2 $139.00 $129.00 $99.00

Tier 3 $150.00 $141.00 $107.00

Similar to a “try-it” distance, our Short race is great for athletes just starting out either their triathlon or fitness journey. The Short race is a good way to get started in the triathlon world!

Short Route Distances: 400m swim, 10km bike (one lap of the bike course), and 5km run (two laps of the run course). View race route overview here. 

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Tier 1 $129.00 $120.00 $92.00

Tier 2 $139.00 $129.00 $99.00

Tier 3 $150.00 $140.00 $107.00

Our Duathlon is one of our most popular distances. If you are looking for something different than a triathlon, would prefer not to swim, or are using this for training, the Duathlon is the perfect choice for you!

Duathlon Route Distances: 5km run (two laps of the run course), 20km bike (two laps of the bike course), and 5km run (two laps of the run course). View race route overview here. 

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Tier 1 $110.00 $101.00 $76.00

Tier 2 $124.00 $110.00 $84.00

Tier 3 $141.00 $121.00 $95.00

Trying new things with friends is always more fun! Our Sprint Relay race can be done in teams of 2-3 athletes. Relay teams will race in one heat all together, with the Relay exchange hub inside the Cycle Transition area (T2).

Relay Route Distances: 700m swim, 20km bike (two laps of the bike course), and 5km run (two laps of the run course). View race route overview here. 

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Tier 1 $185.00 $180.00 $144.00

Tier 2 $203.00 $193.00 $155.00

Tier 3 $221.00 $214.00 $164.00

We are proud to be a part of the Western Canadian University Triathlon Circuit and welcome competitive collegiate triathletes form across Western Canada. The collegiate race is a Sprint distance. This race is for high-level student athletes only. 

Sprint Route Distances: 700m swim, 20km bike (two laps of the bike course), and 5km run (two laps of the run course). View race route overview here. 

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Non-Tiered - - $70.00

Similar to a “try-it” distance, our Short race is great for athletes just starting out either their triathlon or fitness journey. The Short race is a good way to get started in the triathlon world! To learn more about the First Time Triathlete program, visit here. 

Short Route Distances: 400m swim, 10km bike (one lap of the bike course), and 5km run (two laps of the run course). View race route overview here. 

Race Type Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Short $202.00 $190.00 $142.00

Sprint is the most popular distance at this race. As a strong medium distance, the Sprint triathlon is great for athletes looking to build up their strength in new areas of exercise, or try something entirely new. To learn more about the First Time Triathlete program, visit here. 

Sprint Route Distances: 700m swim, 20km bike (two laps of the bike course), and 5km run (two laps of the run course). View race route overview here. 

Race Type Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Sprint $202.00 $190.00 $142.00

The Youth Triathlon is for athletes aged 12-15. This race distance is a great option for youth looking to start getting involved in the sport of triathlon, and those at an elite level as well. 

Youth Route Distances: 400m swim, 10km bike (one lap of the bike course), and 2.5km run (one lap of the run course). View race route overview here. 

Race Type Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Youth Triathlon $50.00 - -

The Kids Aquathlon is a great opportunity for both beginner and elite young athletes. During this race, we have staff to escort athletes on the run course at the front and back of the group.

Kids Aquathlon Route Distances: 100m swim and 500m run.

Race Type Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Kids Aquathlon $40.00 - -

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Do you have a special request or circumstance?
We would love to hear from you! UBC Recreation takes great pride in ensuring that all our participants feel welcomed and have a safe and inclusive race experience. If you have a special request or circumstance please contact us at ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca.


2025 UBC TriDu T-Shirts

We are excited to let you know that we are bringing back the beloved triathlon t-shirts - available for purchase to anyone who wants one!

Item Price
TriDu T-Shirts $55.00

 

 

2025 UBC TriDu T-Shirt Design Coming Soon!


Have Further Questions?

If you have any further questions please feel free to email ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca or phone at 604-822-9052

Volunteers Needed!

We're always looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! You'll have a blast with our staff, get a complimentary volunteer shirt, and we'll provide you with food throughout your shift. Opportunities are available at registration, finish line, and on race route. The sign up form for volunteering will be released in early January 2025.


Latest UBC Triathlon Duathlon Updates:

UBC TriDu | 2024 Wrap-Up

March 13, 2024

Congratulations to everyone who came and conquered the 2024 UBC Triathlon Duathlon!