Frequently Asked Questions
Drumheller

GENERAL RACE QUESTIONS

What are the races at Wild Rose Women's Triathlon?

Sprint Distance Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)

Try-A-Tri (350m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run)

What is the date?

Sunday, May 14th, 2023

 

What do I get with my entry?

  • a professionally organized event 

  • a race bib with your name on it

  • a beautiful finisher's Mala

  • a swim cap 

  • chip timing with official results

  • delicious post-race food including a chocolate fountain 

  • a post-race massage

  • free pre-race Learn to Tri clinics to help get you race ready

  • an incredible swag bag with product samples from sponsors

  • race day bike support 

  • Wild Rose Women's Triathlon gear (available for purchase)

Why do some athletes have yellow wrist bands? 

Yellow wrist bands means this is the athletes VERY FIRST TRIATHLON! We want everyone to acknowledge and celebrate their special day. 

Are there Relays?

Yes, there is a relay option for the Wild Rose Women's SPRINT DISTANCE event. 

What is the minimum age to do this event?

We have set the age at 14 years. While we appreciate your child may be physically capable of doing this event, we ask they wait until they are 14 years (as of race day). Many kids of steel events are available to kids under this age through the Alberta Triathlon Association.  

I can no longer race, can I get a refund?

Refunds:

In the event that you can no longer race for any reason (medical included), we are not offering refunds in any capacity. Please see Rollovers.

 

Rollovers/Distance Changes:

More than 30 days prior to race day - you may either roll over your entry to the following year or change your Sprint Distance registration to the Try-A-Tri Distance.

Please email triitrichelle@gmail.com with your name and distance to be rolled over.

Less than 30 days prior to race day, after April 14th, 2023 - we cannot offer a rollover to the following year or change your Sprint Distance registration to the Try-A-Tri Distance

PRE-RACE QUESTIONS

Where and when is Package Pick-up?

May 12th 10am - 5pm (Tri It Multisport - 1703 10th Ave SW, Calgary)

May 13th 10am - 5pm (Bikes and Bites - Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller)

NOTE: *package pick up is NOT available race morning

What is in my package at package pick up?

You will get:

  • race bib

  • swim cap

  • goodies from sponsors

When will I get my timing chip?

You will get your timing chip race morning on the pool deck.

What age group will I race in?

Age Group athletes will race in their Age Group division corresponding to the athlete's age on December 31st, 2023

SWIM QUESTIONS

What if I can't swim. Can I still do the race?

The swim portion is mandatory. We encourage you to register for the distance you know you will be able to complete the swim.

What strokes are allowed?

Any stroke is allowed! Even if it is not technically a real stroke! You just cant walk.

 

Can I stop at the end of the pool and rest during the race? 

Absolutely! Stop, take  rest and catch your breath. Just tuck into the corner so you do not impede the other swimmers in your lane. 

Can I swim in the pool prior to the race?

You may, however you will have to go on your own time and pay the drop in fee to use the Drumheller Aquaplex.

What material are the swim caps?

The swim caps will latex caps.

 

Will there be extra swim caps at the start if one tears?

Yes, there will be extra swim caps in case of emergency.

 

BIKE QUESTIONS

What type of bike can I use?

The bicycle must be human powered with two wheels of equal diameter. The front wheel shall be steerable; the rear wheel shall be driven through a system comprising of pedals and a chain. Any typical road bike, triathlon bike, or mountain bike shall be acceptable however, if you are unsure, please see your local bike shop prior to race day.  No electric bikes are permitted.

Will the roads be closed to traffic? 

The roads will not be closed to traffic. Athletes will ride to the far RIGHT along the roadways. Flag persons will be in place to assist you when turning left - PLEASE LISTEN TO THEIR INSTRUCTIONS. Please stop of they tell you to do so and only turn when they signal you to do so (that it is safe). Athletes DO NOT have the right of way. Please be mindful and safe at all times when riding on the road as you would if you were out fort a ride by yourself.

What if something on my bike is not working race morning? 

We will have mechanics on site race morning for issues such as flat tires. Please have your bike serviced prior to race day to ensure it is in working order.

Will you have aid stations on the bike?

There will be an aid station for the SPRINT DISTANCE athletes at the turn around.

RUN QUESTIONS

What are the surfaces for the run courses?

The surface is a road. A regular running shoes is most suitable for this course.

Do bib numbers need to be worn during the run?

Yes, bib numbers need to be worn on the run. They need to be worn on your FRONT.

Will you have Aid Stations on the run?

There will be an aid station for the SPRINT DISTANCE athletes at the turn around.

TRANSITION​ QUESTIONS

What time does transition open in the morning?

Transition opens at 6:30am.

What can I bring into transition?

1. yourself (NO ONE ELSE!) 

2. your bike

3. a small bag with all of your things - Tupperware containers, buckets, bins, chairs, stools and yoga mats are not permitted in transition

 

Can I reserve a spot? 

No, you may not reserve or hold spots for friends in transition. Spots are first come, first serve.  We must fit 6 bikes per rack and we will have volunteers ensuring this is the case. Things can get a little tight.

Can I mark my spot?

You may not mark your spot in any way. A great way to find your spot is to count what number of bike rack you are on so when you run into transition it can help you locate your spot. 

Are bike pumps allowed in transition?

You may use your own pump only if it is removed from transition prior to the race start.

Can I get changed in transition? 

You can put clothes over top of your bathing suit but you MAY NOT undress in transition (nudity is an actual rule violation). Even if you wrap a towel around yourself, we cannot allow it. Part of triathlon is riding your bike a little bit wet. Embrace it! ​

Is there a bike check-out time after the event?

All bike must be checked out of transition daily no later than 15 minutes after the last finisher.

 

POST RACE

Will there be age group awards?

We will have age-group awards made by Bella Lyla Rose Creative.

 

Where will official results be posted?

Official results will be posted on our website and at Startline Timing after results are verified for each event. 

Where is the lost and found?

The lost and found will be located at the announcer's booth/finish area. After race day contact tritstaff@gmail.com for lost and found. All unclaimed lost items will be donated after 30 days.

 

SPECTATORS

Where can my friends and family watch me?

You bet! However, they must stay off the race course and watch/cheer from just outside of the transition area is best.

Can my friends go out on the course to cheer me on?

We ask that spectators DO NOT  go out on the race course so we limit traffic for the safety of all racers. 

 

Can my friends and family finish with me?

Due to the rules of being a sanctioned race through the Alberta Triathlon Association, friends and/or family members are NOT permitted to cross the finish line and enter the finish chute with participating athletes. This is 100% a safety issue. Please have them cheer you in and give you a big hug AFTER you cross the finish line.