JUNE 10+11, 2023



Host for the 2023 BC Sprint Triathlon Championship Event 

BOTH the 2023 Standard Triathlon & Standard Aquabike are World AG Championship QUALIFIERS!



Event held at Wasa Lake Provincial Park, Cranbrook, B.C.

The 2023 EVENT is ‘subject to changes’ will adapt and follow government requirements and restrictions. View the Communicable Disease Safety Plan HERE 



REGISTRATION link for 2023 

Registration – CLOSES MAY 31, 2023 (including Trikids)


2023 RACE GUIDE – HERE (Adult Events)



DUATHLON option is not available for 2023.

SUPER SPRINT is NEW for 2023!

SPRINT events will be held on Saturday early morning at 8AM.

TRIKIDS event has a later start on Saturday at 1PM   

AQUABIKE for the Standard distance only, event runs with Standard Triathlon event on Sunday.

The WASA WARRIOR EVENT is HERE TO STAY! This event was introduced in 2021 and has become a hit for those wanting the extra challenge. 2023 overall top time will be a challenge to beat! Earn your Warrior finishers shield (medal) and tech shirt, take on the challenge!

THE CHALLENGE is to complete the Sprint AND Standard triathlon events. All Warriors will receive a finisher’s medal, a tech finisher’s shirt and enjoy a variety of finish-line food. Warriors will qualify for specific Sprint and Standard event award categories, no separate Warrior award category. Event is capped at 75 registrants.

Standard Triathlon/Aquabike (same course)

2023 RACE GUIDE – HERE (Adult Racers MUST READ)

The Standard distance triathlon features a beautiful course in the Rocky Mountains and attracts some of the fastest triathletes in the West.  Age groupers and elites compete together on a scenic and fast course.
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Aquabike: Swim 1.5 km, Bike 40 km

Triathlon: Swim 1.5 km, Bike 40 km, Run 10 km

Date: Sunday June 11, 2023

Start: 8AM

Age Requirement: 18 years old on Dec. 31st, 2023

The Course

The Triathlon and Aquabike swim is a 750 m triangular loop x 2 starting from the Horseshoe Bay beach (the swim will be held in the smaller North Bay of the lake). Wetsuits are allowed if temperatures meet ITU regulations. The cycling leg is mostly flat with some rolling hills. It starts with a clockwise loop going 3/4 of the way around Wasa Lake and then spins cyclists around to follow the Canadian Rockies and the Kootenay River heading south towards the Heritage Town of Fort Steele. The return portion takes cyclists directly back to the transition area via the south park entry/exit.  The triathlon will wrap-up with 2 flat out-and-back run segments, with a cruise by the transition zone in between.

Standard Triathlon Course Maps  HERE

Transition Map PDF (all adult events) – HERE

Sprint Triathlon/Super Sprint – updates coming soon!

2023 RACE GUIDE – HERE (Adult Racers MUST READ)

The SPRINT Triathlon is for athletes ages 16 and up, for recreational all the way up to the more serious triathlete seeking a speedy effort.

The SUPER SPRINT is perfect for you to ‘tri a tri’!                                2012 highlight video SPRINT

Super Sprint: Swim ____m, Bike 10 km, Run ___ km

Sprint Triathlon: Swim 750 m, Bike 20 km, Run 5 km

Date: Saturday June 10, 2023

Start Time: 8AM

Age Requirement: 16 years old on Dec 31, 2023


The Course

The SPRINT swim is a single 750 m triangular loop starting from the Horseshoe Bay Beach. Wetsuits are allowed if temperatures meet ITU regulations. The cycling leg is mostly flat with one rise.  It starts with a clockwise loop going 3/4 of the way around Wasa lake and then spins around to follow the Canadian Rockies and the Kootenay River heading south toward the Heritage Town of Fort Steele.  The return portion takes cyclists directly back to the transition area via the south park entry/exit. The triathlon will wrap-up with 2 flat out-and-back run segments, with a cruise by the transition zone in between.

The Super Sprint uses the same course as the Sprint but distances will be reduced. Map and info to be updated soon. 

Sprint Triathlon Course MapsHERE

Super Sprint Course MapsHERE

Categories and Awards

Top 3 in each of the following female and male age categories in the Sprint and Standard Triathlons/Aquabike will receive an award (ages as of Dec. 31, 2023): 16-19 (sprint), 18-19, (standard), 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, etc and AWAD category.

Relay Teams – Standard Triathlon only

Relay teams may take on the challenge of completing the Standard triathlon. Minimum age of each participant doing the Standard relay is 18 years old, all ages as of Dec 31, 2023. Categories & Awards: top teams in each category in the Standard triathlon will be recognized with awards. The sum of the ages of the swimmer, cyclist and runner (as of Dec. 31, 2023) determines the male, female and mixed team category: less than 0-119, 120-154, 155+.

2023 RACE GUIDE – HERE (Adult Racers MUST READ) 

Team Composition

These are the following ways you can enter a relay team in  the Standard Triathlon – team participants must be 18+

  • Team of 3: each of the 3 members completes one leg of the triathlon
  • Team of 2: one member completes 2 legs, other member completes 1 leg of the triathlon (A solo triathlete can be registered as a swimmer for a team, they would wear 2 chips during the swim leg).

Triathlon Club Challenges

Clubs from all over Canada and USA compete against each other to earn bragging rights as the fastest club at Wasa. Results will be based on lowest total time for the top 5 triathletes that includes at least 2 women. A Tri Club may have any number of triathletes participating in the triathlon, but only five will count for the total time. To qualify, all members must be part of the same club that is affiliated with a triathlon governing body, such as Tri BC, ATA, Tri SASK and USAT. So round up your Tri Club teammates and show off your team spirit at Wasa!

Sprint and Standard Triathlon Club Challenge Sign-up:     DOC form     

Course Records

Wasa Warrior Challenge – Overall winner –  Mika Eggink 2:57:21 in 2022 (age group 20/24)   

Wasa Warrior fastest Senior category  – Peter Charlton in 4:45:14  (age group 70/74) 

Fastest Sprint Woman- Tanya Salomon  1:04:59 in 2008
Fastest Sprint Man- Trevor Williams  54:32 in 2004
Fastest Olympic Woman: 2:03:14 by Kerry Spearing in 2008
Fastest Olympic Man: 1:50:32 by Andrew Russell in 2008
Fastest Olympic Relay Team 1:57:03 by Break a Leg (Seth Bitting and Ryan Cain) in 2008

TriKids Triathlon RACES START -> 1:00PM


No race day registration for 2023. Limited entries for 2023.     

The Trikids triathlon event is the highlight of the weekend! Check this out: full course set-up as the adult races, 6 separate races for the various age categories, a TriKids orientation prior to the main event, the encouraging voice of race announcer Steve King, souvenir shirt, finisher’s medal and fun food at the finish-line! So kids, sign up and bring your smiley family face to swim, bike and run on your way to the Wasa Triathlon finish line! 2012 Action Videos TriKids

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023  Start Time: 1:00PM NEW  for 2023!
Race package pick-up  FRIDAY 4-8:30 PM
at JUST LIQUID SPORTS on the strip, look for the Big Blue ARCH next to Tim Hortons.


Check-in 11:45 AM Saturday

POD Age-groups, Start Times, Distances

2018-2019 Purple 1:00pm 25m 500m (2laps) 100m
2016-2017 Yellow 1:20pm 50m 1km 400m
2012-2013 Orange 1:30pm 150m 4km 1km
2014-2015 Blue 1:40pm 100m 2km 600m
2008-2009 White 1:50pm 300m 12km (3 laps) 3km
2010-2011 Green 2:00pm 200m 8km (2 laps) 2km

The KIDS Course  

For course details on the TriKids pod groups, please see the course maps. The swim will follow the shallow waters along the beach and will be safe for all swimmers (as of 2021 swim has been moved to beach closest to transition). All participants must swim, making all efforts to not stand and water run. The bike is an out and back route on the quiet park roads. And finally, the out and back run is on grass, dirt path and the paved Lions’ Trail bordering the lake. The course will be extremely safe.

KIDS Maps   –

 Trikids Purple pod: bike 2 laps in transition and a short 100 m run.
                      Trikids Yellow pod https://www.plotaroute.com/routecollection/7146?units=km
                        Trikids Orange pod https://www.plotaroute.com/routecollection/7147?units=km
                   Trikids Blue pod https://www.plotaroute.com/routecollection/7148?units=km
                     Trikids White pod https://www.plotaroute.com/routecollection/7149?units=km
                     Trikids Green pod https://www.plotaroute.com/routecollection/7150?units=km


Safety:  Each child is required to have an adult supervisor present during the event, to assist with gear set-up in transition area and to ensure a fun and safe time for all. Racers 11 yrs and under can have the assistance and receive support during their event (by volunteers/officials/or parent if signed in). Racers 12 yrs and older are expected to be able to complete course with no assistance.

Parking MAP – Here

Weekend Schedule

 FRIDAY, June 9 between 4-8:30pm — Race bag pick-up at JUST LIQUID SPORTS in Cranbrook (for ALL racers including TRIKIDS)
Note: bring required TriBC or ABTri or other Triathlon Canada member verification (if you declared yourself a member or be prepared to pay race day insurance fee) and photo ID to claim your race bag.

If required – Schedule will be adapted to adhere to specific  government restrictions designed to ensure a safe event for everyone.  Information will be updated if changes occur as soon as it is available, participants contacted via email (check junk folder if you are not receiving emails)


6:30 am: Transition Zone is open 
6:30 am: CHECK-IN open for Super Sprint/Sprint Triathlon/Warrior racers
7:40 am: CHECK-IN closes for racers
8:00 am:  Races START
Medals will be available at Booth near finish chute and look or the podium.

11:45 am: TriKids Check-in/ No raceday registration. (Horseshoe Bay Transition Area)
12:00 am: Transition OPEN for TRIKIDS to set up
12:45 am: TriKids to Transition Zones (will be color coded as per POD group)
1:00 pm: TriKids POD waves START

*** NO race package pick-up option on race day. 


6:30 am: Transition Zone opens
6:30 am: CHECK-IN opens for Standard Triathlon/Teams/Aquabike/Warrior racers
7:40 am: CHECK-IN closes 
8:00 am: Standard events START
8:00 am: Standard Tri Solos & Relay Teams & Aquabike & Wasa Warriors
12:45 pm:  Medals will be available for pick up after event at the podium.


Registration  –  CLOSES on MAY 31, 2023.

TriKids late registration in-person NOT available on race day for 2023. Limited #’s for each age group for 2023.

NOTE: SHIRTS new options/choices for 2023. Registrants have the option to UPGRADE from the event T-shirt to a Tech shirt or a Jersey. Other option is to keep the event T-shirt and order the other options, Tech, Jersey, or Neck Tub. For all upgrades or add on shirt orders $2 will be donated to a local charity – The Foundry –  a new youth mental health facility in Cranbrook. Working to support our future generations.  NOTE -> Shirt orders will close as of May 3 to ensure orders are ready for race weekend. 

REFUND POLICY: NO refunds of entry fee, NO roll-over of entry to the following year, and NO transfer of entry to another racer.                                Cancelation Insurance is available for those wanting added protection, option will be offered at check out.        Note – View complete Registration/Refund Policy for 2023 on registration page.

Race Entry Fees do NOT include taxes or processing fees.

EARLY BIRD:  Nov – Feb 1                    REGULAR:  Feb 2 – May 31

  • Standard Triathlon                                              $175 / $190
  • Sprint Triathlon                                                   $175 / $190
  • Super Sprint Triathlon                                         $165 / $175
  • TriKids                                                    Age 4-9  $70    Age 10-15  $80
  • Wasa Warrior Challenge Age 18+                      $345/ $360
  • Standard Team                                                   $265/ $280
  • Aquabike (1500m swim+40km bike)                 $175/ $185