Northwest Collegiate Triathlon Championships | University of British Columbia

Western Canadian University Triathlon Circuit

at the University of British Columbia’s Triathlon Duathlon

March 6, 2021

Join the UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club and the UBC Triathlon Club at the first race in the Western Canadian University Triathlon Circuit in a battle against other university students through a fun sprint distance triathlon on our Vancouver campus.

Things to know about the event:

The Western Canadian University Triathlon Circuit was established in part by the UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club, with the aim of bringing universities and colleges from Western Canada together to compete against each other in a battle to prove their speed!

This is the first race in a three-race circuit where points will be accumulated according to placement at up to 2 of the 3 races. There will be awards and prizes for competitors that earn the most points and the winners will be crowned the 2020 Western Canadian University Triathlon Champions!

To participate in this event, you must be a current university or college student and be a registered member with your provincial triathlon organization (eg. Triathlon BC). You do not have to be a member of your school's triathlon team to participate.

The Western Canadian University Triathlon Circuit consists of three races:

  • Races to be announced

Our vision for this race series expands over several years as it becomes more established. The main goal for this year is to grow the number of different schools and universities attending our event at UBC Triathlon Duathlon, growing the idea and support around a Western Canadian University Triathlon Circuit and having fun racing people of similar ages, abilities and mindsets!

Over the next few years, we dream of seeing the WCUTC expand to an increase the number of races, and number of competitors modelling the elite World Triathlon Series races. We are striving to see the series consist of 5+ races over the season spread between Western Canadian provinces in sprint and standard distances over draft and non-draft courses.

We hope you share our excitement for this circuit! See you in March in Vancouver!

The first race in the WCUTC will be run at the UBC Triathlon Duathlon in the non-drafting sprint triathlon distance race. WCUTC thletes will race in a separate heat in the UBC Aquatic Centre, after Age Group athletes. Circuit athletes will additionally have their own area of transition and a different colour race number for easy identification of who to race on the bike course!

For more information regarding collegiate competition rules please click the link for ITU Competition Rules.

For more information about the UBC Triathlon Duathlon race including route information please visit the Event Details page.

What insurance do I need prior to the event?

TriBC day-of-race insurance must be obtained unless if you have an ATA or Triathlon Saskatchewan membership. TriBC day race licenses can be obtained on the morning of the race at registration.

Where can I find accommodation in Vancouver?

For information about accommodations, please email the Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club at! We're happy to help you find accommodation in our city.

Still have questions?

For any additional information, please email

I'm Ready to Register!

To register yourself for the first race in the Western Canadian University Triathlon Circuit at the University of British Columbia Triathlon Duathlon, please read over the following key dates, fees, and follow the link to the registration page.

Race Day: Saturday March 6, 2021
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2021

Registration Fee: $60/student-athlete

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.