JUNE 11+12, 2022




To Qualify for WORLD’S you must SUBMIT an ‘Expression of Interest’ — HERE is the LINK.

Host for the 2022 BC Sprint Triathlon Championship Event 

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

Be aware COVID 19 ->The 2022 EVENT is ‘subject to changes’ will adapt and follow government requirements and restrictions. View the Communicable Disease Safety Plan HERE 




Registration – CLOSES JUNE 3, 2022 (including Trikids)


2022 RACE GUIDE HERE (Adult Events -revised April 2022)

TriKids RACE GUIDE- HERE  (revised April 2022)


DUATHLON option for the Sprint event only.

SPRINT events will be held on Saturday early morning at 8AM as per 2021.

TRIKIDS event has a later start on Saturday at 12PM as per 2021  NOTE: REVISED AGE GROUP COURSE DISTANCES 

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


Can you do it?

Complete the Wasa Warrior event and earn your WASA WARRIOR SHEILD!

THE CHALLENGE is to complete the Sprint AND Standard triathlon events. All Warriors will receive a finisher’s medal, specific finisher’s shirt and enjoy Brunch on Saturday and Lunch on Sunday. You will still qualify for specific Sprint or Standard event award categories, no separate Warrior award category. Event is capped at 50 registrants.

Standard Triathlon/Aquabike (same course)


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 12, 2022

Start: 8AM

Age Requirement: 18 years old on Dec. 31st, 2022

The Course

The Triathlon 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/Duathlon


The SPRINT Triathlon is for athletes ages 16 and up, suited for the first timer and recreational all the way up to the more serious triathlete seeking a speedy effort. 2012 highlight video SPRINT

Duathlon: Run 5 km, Bike 20 km, Run 2.5 km

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

Date: Saturday June 11, 2022

Start Time: 8AM

Age Requirement: 16 years old on Dec 31, 2022


The Course

The 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 Duathlon uses the same course as the Triathlon except you will start in the first ‘Run’ leg in the Transition zone and head out onto the 5km run course bypassing the path to the finish line back towards grass to transition entrance same as swimmers use, the bike course is as mentioned above then the last ‘Run’ leg will be the same start as all the runs but the turnaround will be before the first parking lot and back through transition around beach to path/road for short our and back to finish-line.

Sprint Triathlon Course MapsHERE

Sprint Duathlon Course MapsHERE

Categories and Awards

Top 3 in each of the following female and male age categories in the Sprint and Standard Triathlons/Duathlons will receive an award (ages as of Dec. 31, 2022): 16-19 (sprint), 18-24 (standard), 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, 2022. 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, 2022) determines the male, female and mixed team category: less than 0-119, 120-154, 155+.

2022 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
  • Team of 2 & Solo Tri Swimmer: using the swim leg of a solo triathlete, each of the 2 members complete one leg (cycle or run) of the triathlon
  • Team of 1 & Solo Tri Swimmer: using the swim leg of a solo triathlete, the member completes the cycle and run of the triathlon

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

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 -> 12:00PM


No race day registration for 2022. Limited entries for 2022.     

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 a BRUNCH before the race! 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 11, 2022           Start Time: 12:00PM (Noon)
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 11:00 AM Saturday

POD Age-groups, Start Times, Distances

2017-2018 Purple 12:00pm 25m 500m (2laps) 100m
2015-2016 Yellow 12:20pm 50m 1km 400m
2011-2012 Orange 12:30pm 150m 4km 1km
2013-2014 Blue 12:40pm 100m 2km 800m
2007-2008 White 12:50pm 300m 12km (3 laps) 3km
2009-2010 Green 1:00pm 200m 8km (2 laps) 2km

The KIDS Course   Note distances for all Trikids revised April 2022

For all the details on all the courses of the TriKids races, please see the course map. 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 the paved Lions’ Trail bordering the lake. The course will be extremely safe.

KIDS Maps   –  to be updated to reflect recent distant changes

 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.

Parking MAP – Here

Weekend Schedule 

 FRIDAY, June 10 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 of $15) and photo ID to claim your race bag.

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 Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon/Warrior racers
7:40 am: CHECK-IN closes for Sprint racers
8:00 am: Sprint Duathlon STARTS
8:05 am: Sprint Triathlon Waves will START (includes Wasa Warriors)
No Awards ceremony. Medals will be available for pick up after event.

BRUNCH: 9:30 AM-12:30 AM –  included in SPRINT, TRIKIDS and Wasa WARRIORS race entry.                                                                              Pancake brunch will be served at Wasa Lions Club Outdoor Kitchen behind Wasa Hall.

11:00 am: TriKids Check-in/ No raceday registration. (Horseshoe Bay Transition Area)
11:15 am: Transition OPEN for TRIKIDS to set up
11:45 am: TriKids to Transition Zones (will be color coded as per POD group)
12:00 pm: TriKids POD waves START

*** NO race package pick-up option for race day mornings. 


6:30 am: Transition Zone opens
6:30 am: CHECK-IN opens for Standard Triathlon/Duathlon/Teams/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.

LUNCH: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM – included with STANDARD/WARRIOR race entry.                                                                                                                  CHILI lunch will be served at Wasa Lions Club Outdoor Kitchen behind Wasa Hall.


Registration  –  CLOSES on JUNE 3, 2022.

TriKids late registration in-person NOT available on race day for 2022. Limited #’s for each age group for 2022.

NOTE: SHIRTS cannot be guaranteed to those who register after May 5, 2022 (Includes ALL sprint/standard/trikids).

REFUND POLICY: NO refunds of entry fee, NO roll-over of entry to the following year, and NO transfer of entry to another racer.                                Registration Insurance is available for those wanting added protection.        Note – View full Registration/Refund Policy for 2022 on registration page.

Race Entry Fees do NOT include taxes or processing fees.

EARLY BIRD:  Nov – Mar 1           REGULAR:  Mar 2 – June 3

  • Standard Triathlon                                               $165 / $175
  • Standard Triathlon Jr 18-19 y/o                          $150 / $160
  • Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon                                   $160 / $170
  • Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon Jr 16-19 y/o              $145 / $155
  • TriKids                                      Age 4-7  $60      Age 8-11  $70    Age 12-15  $75
  • Wasa Warrior Challenge Age 18+                       $310/ $330
  • Standard Team                                                    $250/ $260
  • NEW – Aquabike (1500m swim+40km bike)       $165/$175