UBC Triathlon Duathlon

March 4, 2023 – First Outdoor Triathlon of the Year in BC

Kick off your 2023 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.


There are three categories of participation:


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Adult Triathletes

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 2023!

Key Dates

  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • Race Package Pick-Up & Expo: Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Race Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023

Race Distances Overview

Triathlon Races Swim Cycle Run
Standard Triathlon 1.5 km 40 km (4 laps) 10 km (2 laps)
Sprint Triathlon & Collegiate (WCUTC)  750 m 20 km (2 laps) 5 km
Short Triathlon 400 m 10 km 5 km
Relay Triathlon 750 m 20 km (2 laps) 5 km
Duathlon Races Run Cycle Run
Duathlon 5 km 20 km 5 km
Modified and Team Experiences
  • Relay: 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.
  • Duathlon: The Duathlon is an individual event featuring two 5 km runs and a 20 km cycle and no swim portion.

Ready To Register

We use a blended pricing model at UBC TriDu. There are 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! 

Tier Cut-Off Dates

  • Tier 1: October 3, 2022
  • Tier 2: December 1, 2022
  • Tier 3: February 1, 2022

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!

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Tier 1 $130.00 $115.00 $86.00

Tier 2 $142.00 $125.00 $92.00

Tier 3 $158.00 $140.00 $100.00

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.

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Tier 1 $112.00 $104.00 $80.00

Tier 2 $120.00 $112.00 $86.00

Tier 3 $130.00 $122.00 $93.00

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!

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Tier 1 $112.00 $104.00 $80.00

Tier 2 $120.00 $112.00 $86.00

Tier 3 $130.00 $122.00 $93.00

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 Duuathlon is the perfect choice for you!

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Tier 1 $96.00 $88.00 $65.00

Tier 2 $108.00 $96.00 $73.00

Tier 3 $122.00 $105.00 $82.00

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).

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Tier 1 $160.00 $156.00 $125.00

Tier 2 $177.00 $168.00 $135.00

Tier 3 $192.00 $185.00 $142.00

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.

Tier Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Non-Tiered - - $62.00

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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.


First Time Triathletes (FTT)

Our First Time Triathlete experience, the only program of its kind in Canada, is a great choice for anyone taking part in their first ever triathlon. Included in the FTT package is: a kick-off event & Q&A panel, in-person training clinics, tips & tricks from experienced triathletes, training plans & resources, nutrition resources, and opportunities to find a community of like-minded individuals.   

Our First Time Triathletes will also receive a training kit, exclusive access to giveaways, and dedicated time to speak with our staff & partners to make sure everyone feels excited, supported, and ready to race!  

Key Dates

  • FTT Registration Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2023
  • FTT Kick-Off Event: Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Training Clinics Dates: TBD
  • Race Package Pick-Up & Expo: Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Race Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023

Race Distances Overview

Triathlon Races Swim Cycle Run
Sprint Triathlon 750 m 20 km (2 laps) 5 km
Short Triathlon 400 m 10 km 5 km

Ready To Register

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!

Race Type Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Short $175.00 $165.00 $126.00

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.

Race Type Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Sprint $175.00 $165.00 $126.00

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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.


Youth & Kids Triathletes

UBC Triathlon Duathlon is a race for triathletes of all ages! Swim in the competition tank of the award winning UBC Aquatic Centre, then bike and run through UBC’s picturesque campus.

Key Dates

  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • Race Package Pick-Up & Expo: Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Race Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023

Race Distances Overview

The UBC Triathlon Duathlon offers a variety of race types and distances for our youth athletes.

Triathlon Races Swim Cycle Run
Youth Triathlon 400m 10km 3km
Kids Aquathlon 100m - 1km

Ready To Register

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. This race is a qualifier race for the BC Summer Games.

Race Type Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Youth Triathlon $70.00 - -

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.

Race Type Public UNA/CSC and UBC Staff & Faculty  UBC Students
Kids Aquathlon $68.00 - -

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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.


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