UBC Recreation hosts iconic events nearly every week throughout the school year at varying levels of competition. Whether you register as a team with your friends, or you want to sign up as an individual to meet people with similar interests, there’s always something fun to do to get moving.

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Have Questions About Your Race? Visit a Triathlon 101 Clinic

Triathlon 101 Clinics are designed to guide participants through race day procedures. We will touch on the route, and participants can ask any questions about the race they may have to our race director. No RSVP is needed for the clinics, all registered participants are welcome to show up on the date and time of the event. If you have any questions please contact ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca.

2019 Triathlon 101 Clinics
Date Time Location Room Number
March 1, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Irving K Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall, Vancouver BC
Room 182
March 2, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am Irving K Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall, Vancouver BC
Room 261

Why is your swim time so important?

Why is your swim time so important?

Providing us with an accurate swim time is integral to ensuring you achieve your personal best! Because this triathlon has an indoor swim, we divide you into heats based on your swim time. We want to avoid the amount of passing that occurs in lanes. It’s not fun getting stuck behind a pack of swimmers slower than you!

Don’t know your swim time? No problem.

The next time you’re training in the pool, time yourself and do a leisure 100m. Then multiply that time by how many metres you have to do. If you are doing the Olympic Distance, you will multiply by 15. If you are doing a Sprint Distance, you will multiply by 7. If you are doing the Short Distance, you will multiply by 5.

When you arrive at the pool on race day, arrange yourself within your heat based on fastest to slowest swimmer. Believe in yourself! Most people tend to swim faster on race day, so don’t doubt your time!

If you think you need to update your swim time, do not hesitate to e-mail us at ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca.

Blake | Faces of Recreation

Blake is an undergraduate student at UBC.

“My friends and I have created great moments in these activities and want to continue having great moments.”

Blake has been participating in UBC Recreation programs since his first year at UBC and he has been a part of the Handley Cup, Rec Futsal in the CoRec and Open categories, and Storm the Wall. 

Blake’s Top Picks

Storm the Wall

 Early in the morning we had our semi final and potential final for outdoor football. We won both games but ended exhausted and one of us badly injured. We were about to turn around and go home giving up on Storm the Wall. After sitting down and having lunch, we came to the decision that we were still going to Storm, but at a leisurely pace. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw our sprinter being the first to reach the bicycle station. To our disbelief we managed to keep a hand on the lead and got over that wall in a blink of a eye. Never been prouder of the key members”

UBC Storm the Wall is definitely an event that should be on your bucket list. Grab your friends and participate in either a competitive category like Blake or do it just for fun! This exciting and iconic event involves a swim, sprint, bike, run, and finally climbing THE WALL. Challenge yourself and brace yourself for the Storm!

Handley Cup  Soccer

“We still haven’t won that Co-Rec championship so we can’t stop until the set is complete!”

The Handley Cup Soccer league is played primarily outdoors on turf. From those looking to experience the game for the first time to those who live and breathe it, throw on your cleats and come on out! Shin guards are highly recommended. The games are played in teams of eleven in the winter season.


Leagues Sports Update – Feb 14th, 2019

Hello Captains and Participants.

All indoor leagues (Nitobe Basketball League, Cross Volleyball League and Todd Ice Hockey League) are running as scheduled tonight. 4v4 Soccer will remain cancelled as per the earlier update.

Please note that Translink is reporting delays in service, so please keep that in mind if necessary to get to your games on time.

4v4 Soccer Games Cancelled Tonight, Feb 14th, 2019 Due to Snow.

Hello Captain’s and Participants.

Due to snow on the ground at all fields, all games in the 4v4 Soccer League are cancelled tonight (Feb 14th, 2019).

Thank you for your understanding.