UBC Triathlon Duathlon

March 6, 2021 – First Outdoor Triathlon of the Year in BC

Kick off your 2021 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 competition tank of 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 on route.

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UBC Recreation Triathlon Duathlon Youth Racers


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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.

Become an Event Day Volunteer for Triathlon

Looking to get involved in other ways? Come out and volunteer with us! We will need more than 150 volunteers to make this event!

Intramural Staff

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Adult Triathletes

Kick off your 2021 race season with BC’s longest running triathlon. Swim in the competition tank of the award winning UBC Aquatic Centre, then bike and run through UBC’s picturesque campus.

Key Dates

Race Day: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021

Registration Opens: TBD

Race Package Pick-Up: 

  • Saturday, February 27th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • AMS Nest


First-Time Triathlete Registration Opens: TBD
First-Time Triathlete Package Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2021

Race Distances Overview

The UBC Triathlon Duathlon offers a variety of race types and distances.

Triathlon Races Swim Cycle Run
Olympic Triathlon 1500 m 40 km 10 km
Sprint Triathlon 700 m 20 km 5 km
Short Triathlon 400 m 10 km 5 km
Relay Triathlon 700 m 20 km 5 km
Duathlon Races Run Cycle Run
Duathlon 5 km 20 km 5 km

Modified and Team Experiences


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.


The Duathlon is an individual event featuring two 5 km runs and a 20 km cycle and no swim portion.

Curious about the route? rules? etc?

Everything you could possibly want to know about the race is listed on our Event Details page.

Have Further Questions or Concerns?

Please direct your inquiries to ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca or the UBC Events hotline - 604-822-3996.

I'm Ready to Register!

You can register for your race online by clicking the "Register" button next to the appropriate race distance. Alternatively, you can register in-person at the UBC Student Recreation Centre.

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Tiered Pricing Structure:
We have updated our pricing structure to introduce tiered pricing. The quantity of spots available in each tier is based on the capacity of each race distance. As of Monday, January 13th, 2020 the pricing has moved to Tier 2. The table will automatically update when the capacity in a tier has been filled.

Race Distance Participant Category Tier 1 Pricing Tier 2 Pricing Tier 3 Pricing Registration Course Code Register!
Olympic Triathlon Public $112.00 $122.00 $137.00 82935
Sprint Triathlon Public $97.00 $102.00 $112.00 82936
Short Triathlon Public $97.00 $102.00 $112.00 82939
Relay Triathlon Public $138.00 $153.00 $165.00 82938
Duathlon Public $82.00 $93.00 $105.00 82937

Race Distance Participant Category Tier 1 Pricing Tier 2 Pricing Tier 3 Pricing Registration Course Code Register!
Olympic Triathlon Staff & Faculty $101.00 $107.00 $120.00 82947
Sprint Triathlon Staff & Faculty $90.00 $96.00 $105.00 82948
Short Triathlon Staff & Faculty $90.00 $96.00 $105.00 82951
Relay Triathlon Staff & Faculty $135.00 $145.00 $160.00 82950
Duathlon Staff & Faculty $75.00 $82.00 $90.00 82949
Race Distance Participant Category Tier 1 Pricing Tier 2 Pricing Tier 3 Pricing Registration Course Code Register!
Olympic Triathlon UBC Students $74.00 $80.00 $87.00 82958
Sprint Triathlon UBC Students $68.00 $74.00 $80.00 82959
Short Triathlon UBC Students $68.00 $74.00 $80.00 82962
Relay Triathlon UBC Students $107.00 $117.00 $122.00 82961
Duathlon UBC Students $56.00 $62.00 $70.00 82960

UBC Triathlon Duathlon T Shirts

Don't forget to add on your 2020 UBC Triathlon Duathlon commemorative T-shirt when you register! Order yours online by January 10th, 2020! Have additional questions? Contact ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca

Latest UBC Triathlon Duathlon Updates

Road Closures for UBC Triathlon Duathlon | Mar 7

Road Closures – March 7

Planning on travelling to UBC on March 7th? Driving in for the race? Navigate UBC easily on race day.

Know what to expect on March 7th with the following road closures in effect from 4am to 4pm:

Download a high resolution PDF Here

2020 UBC Triathlon Duathlon Race Schedule

Here is the overall race schedule for the UBC Triathlon. Individuals can find their heat times here.

Participants’ heat times will be finalized on Wednesday, March 4th at 11:59 PM – please double check your race time prior to race day!


Heat Time
Olympic A 7:00 AM
Olympic B 7:40 AM
Olympic C 8:15 AM
Duathlon 8:15 AM
Olympic D 8:55 AM
Sprint A 9:10 AM
Sprint B 9:40 AM
Sprint C 10:00 AM
Sprint D 10:20 AM
Sprint E 10:40 AM
Sprint F 11:00 AM
Short A 11:00 AM
Sprint G 11:15 AM
Short B 11:20 AM
Sprint H 11:30 AM
Short C 11:40 AM
Sprint I 11:45 AM
Youth Triathlon 12:00 PM
WCUTC (Collegiate) 12:00 PM
Relay Triathlon 12:15 PM
Kids Aquathon 12:15 PM


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Calling all athletes…It’s time to give Triathlon a “Tri”

Consider yourself an athlete?

Maybe you have some experience biking, swimming or running competitively but haven’t completed a triathlon just yet…

Well, no worries!

TriDu offers an inclusive race experience to help you earn the title of a triathlete! Try the Short, Sprint or Relay distances.