UBC Triathlon Duathlon

First Outdoor Triathlon of the Year in BC

Kick off your 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.

We are excited to announce that we have begun planning for the 2022 UBC Triathlon Duathlon Experience, with an in-person race tentatively taking place in early March 2022. We are hopeful that this experience will return at its full capacity, and are certain it will return with new initiatives & offerings for athletes. For over 30 years we have been committed to providing a safe, friendly and exceptional multi-sport experience for all athletes. As we look towards a return to activity, we will continue to pursue those goals and do so safely within up-to-date public health orders that may exist.

They’re three categories of participation:



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.

Can I REALLY Do A Triathlon?

Taylor Davis - First Time Triathlete

Taylor Davis, UBC Student

“I always wanted to try a triathlon but was intimidated by the long distances. I tried the short distance at the UBC Triathlon Duathlon and it was perfect, even though I had never biked or swam competitively. I loved it so much that i’m taking it one step further and doing the sprint next year!”

Taylor’s Top Pick: Sign up for the First-Time Triathlete package to learn all the basics from experienced triathletes. A shorter distance, or a modified or team experience is also a good bet for your first triathlon.

UBC Triathlon Duathlon | UBC Recreation

Adult Triathletes

Kick off your 2022 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.

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Information regarding key dates will be available in the coming months.
As we continue to plan for the 2022 UBC Triathlon Duathlon, UBC Recreation will update the website accordingly. Please check back regularly for updates and information for 2022.

Race Distances Overview

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

*Please note that the distances may be adjusted for 2022 UBC Triathlon Duathlon.

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.

Have Further Questions or Concerns?

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

Registration Updates

Last updated March 1, 2021 12:00pm

Registration dates for Tri Du 2022 have not yet been announced. Please check this page regularly for updates on when registration will be available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.