First Time Triathletes | UBC Triathlon Duathlon

The First Time Triathlete Package

at the UBC Triathlon Duathlon – March 9, 2019

Expanded for 2019! 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
    • Participate in an evening yoga class to stretch you out
    • Pick-up your First Time Triathlete Kit to help you get started
    • Enjoy some food and beverages provided by Wholly Veggie!
  • 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
  • Limited Edition First Time Triathlete Pin
  • Post-Race Appreciation Gift
  • More coming January 2019!

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:
  • Sat Feb 2, 2019 at 9AM
  • Sun Feb 3, 2019 at 9AM

Cycling Session:
  • Sat Feb 2, 2019 at 11AM
  • Sun Feb 10, 2019 at 9AM

Running Session:
  • Sat Feb 9, 2019 at 9AM
  • Sun Feb 10, 2019 at 11AM

Transition Session:
  • Sat Feb 2, 2019 at 1PM
  • Sun Feb 10, 2019 at 1PM

Key Dates

First-Time Triathlete Registration Deadline: January 14, 2019
Race Day: Saturday, March 9, 2019

Race Distances Overview

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

Race Distances Swim Cycle Run First Time Triathlete Package Cost Register
Register by Jan 14
Sprint – UBC Student 700m 20km 5km $110.00
Sprint – UBC Staff 700m 20km 5km $140.00
Sprint – Public 700m 20km 5km $150.00
Short – UBC Student 400m 11km 5km $110.00
Short – UBC Staff 400m 11km 5km $140.00
Short – Public 400m 11km 5km $150.00

UBC Triathlon Duathlon T Shirts

Don’t forget to add on your 2019 UBC Triathlon Duathlon technical T-shirt when you register! Order yours online by February 20th, 2019! 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 TriDu 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.