First Time Triathletes | UBC Triathlon Duathlon

The First Time Triathlete Package

at the UBC Triathlon Duathlon – March 7, 2020

Expanded for 2020! This package is designed to orient and assist those getting into the Triathlon world. The program is intended for those participants who are nervous or unfamiliar with the workings of a full triathlon race. Learn the foundations from experienced triathletes.

What is included?

  • Race entry for short or sprint triathlon
  • First Time Triathlete Kick-Off Party
    • Meet your organizing team and experienced triathletes
    • Pick-up your First Time Triathlete Kit to help you get started
    • And more!
  • Three group training sessions with experienced and qualified coaches to walk you through triathlon fundamentals, individual discipline techniques, and ultimately help you prepare for race day. Guidance is centred around the swim, cycle, run, and transition elements.
  • Access to online First Time Triathlete Community
  • Discount offers at our Triathlon Sponsors
  • 5 x FREE Drop-In Pass for the UBC Aquatic Centre
  • Post-Race Appreciation Gift
  • More coming January 2020!

Note: Limited quantities available. This program is offered for the short and sprint distances only.

Group Training Sessions

Note: Participants may attend one of the date options in each discipline. Each session is approx 90min.

Swimming Session:
  • Saturday, February 1st, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 2nd, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, February 8th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 9th, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Cycling Session:
  • Saturday, February 1st, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 15th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Running Session:
  • Sunday, February 2nd, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 16th, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Transition Session:
  • Saturday, February 15th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 16th, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Key Dates

First-Time Triathlete Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Race Day: Saturday March 7, 2020

Race Distances Overview

The UBC Triathlon Duathlon offers two race distances for the First Time Triathlete package.

First Time Triathlon Races Swim Cycle Run
Sprint Triathlon 700m 20km 5km
Short Triathlon 400m 10km 5km

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.

Participant Category Race Package Race Distance Package Cost Registration Course Code Register!


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First Time Triathlete Package Sprint $150.00 82946


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First Time Triathlete Package Short $150.00 82945

UBC Staff & Faculty

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First Time Triathlete Package Sprint $140.00 82956

UBC Staff & Faculty

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First Time Triathlete Package Short $140.00 82957

UBC Student

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First Time Triathlete Package Sprint $110.00 82967

UBC Student

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First Time Triathlete Package Short $110.00 92968

UBC Triathlon Duathlon T Shirts

Don’t forget to add on your 2020 UBC Triathlon Duathlon merchandise when you register! Order yours online by January 10th, 2020! Have additional questions? Contact

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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 amd inclusive race experience. If you have a special request or circumstance please contact us at

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.