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Vancouver welcomes urban triathlon next summer

December 21 2015

Triathlon swimmers

The Subaru 5150 Triathlon, taking place July 10, 2016, is the newest addition to the Canadian Championship circuit, offering participants a panoramic view of Vancouver as it winds through downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. 

The triathlon features a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run.

The race starts with the swim in Coal Harbour followed by the bike leg through Stanley Park and along Beach Avenue, with views across English Bay, before returning to Harbour Green Park. From there, runners take a scenic run course along the seawall around Stanley Park before finishing in Jack Poole Plaza. 

'Perfect destination race'

“Vancouver offers the perfect destination race that our athletes truly appreciate. This urban event provides a unique experience for veteran athletes as well as those looking to take on the sport for the first time,” said Jeff Edwards, vice president of operations for IRONMAN.

“The sport of triathlon is thriving in Canada and we are excited to expand our race offerings in this beautiful country.”

Iron Girl Vancouver takes place August 7

Following the 5150 triathlon, the new Subaru Iron Girl Vancouver triathlon takes place on August 7, 2016.

This sprint triathlon welcomes female athletes of all levels to the sport through the beginner-friendly distances of a 750-m swim, 20-km bike and 5-km run.

Introductory clinics will be offered to prepare anyone wanting to take up the challenge of a triathlon. 

Race registration and information