First Time Triathletes | UBC Triathlon Duathlon

The First Time Triathlete Package

at the UBC Triathlon Duathlon – March 6, 2021

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 – January 22nd, 2021
    • 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 2021!

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:
  • Coming Soon
Cycling Session:
  • Coming Soon
Running Session:
  • Coming Soon
Transition Session:
  • Coming Soon

Key Dates

First-Time Triathlete Registration Deadline: Coming Soon
Race Day: Saturday March 6, 2021

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
Public First Time Triathlete Package Sprint $155.00
Public First Time Triathlete Package Short $155.00
UBC Staff & Faculty First Time Triathlete Package Sprint $145.00
UBC Staff & Faculty First Time Triathlete Package Short $145.00
UBC Student First Time Triathlete Package Sprint $112.00
UBC Student First Time Triathlete Package Short $112.00

Registration Updates

Last updated July 1, 2020 12:52 pm

Registration dates for Tri Du 2021 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.

UBC Triathlon Duathlon T Shirts

Don’t forget to add on your 2021 UBC Triathlon Duathlon commemorative T-shirt when you register! Order yours online by January 11th, 2021! 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.