With over 30 years history, the Victoria Youth Triathlon is one of the oldest triathlons in BC. It takes place every June at the University of Victoria. The swim-bike-run course is at the McKinnon Pool and contained within the surrounding campus. It is a safe and well established course.
This TriBC sanctioned event is on June 10, 2018 and is open to athletes from age 6 up to age 17. The distances that each participant covers are appropriate to their age as determined by Triathlon Canada Kids of Steel guidelines.
The race is an important step in the development of our future triathlon stars. Some of Canada’s most successful triathletes got their start at the Victoria Youth Triathlon. Recent Commonwealth Games Triathlete Matt Sharpe and former World Junior Champion Kirsten Sweetland are just two of these athletes.
For all of the future high performance athletes that have participated in the Victoria Youth Triathlon, the focus of the event is on fun and participation. Every participant gets a souvenir technical shirt and everyone who crosses the finish line receives a medal to commemorate their accomplishment. There is a school challenge included in the event with the school with the most participants each year receiving an award to proudly display at their school.
Can’t swim? Don’t have a bike? There are two relay divisions where teams of two or three can participate with each team member doing one or two of the disciplines.
New for 2018 the Victoria Youth triathlon is part of the TriBC Super Series. Following the age group heats there is a separate, draft legal race for elite athletes aged 13-23. Come compete in the event then watch as some of BC’s brightest rising stars showcase their talents. The Super Series race will be fast and exciting to watch.
Get registered for the Victoria Youth Triathlon.