2024 Midnight Sun Triathlon

The 2024 Midnight Sun Triathlon will be held on Sunday July 7th and includes both a Try-a-Tri and Sprint distances for adults. 
We will also have kids and tot categories for the rest of the family. Tots are free and will need to register the morning of the event at the Ruth Inch Pool. Tots do not need to register on Zone4.

Register here:  link coming soon

The swim is in the Ruth Inch Pool. We have the pool rented from 8am-11am, so all participants will need to collect their belongings from the pool before 11am.

DISTANCES

 

Try-a-Tri Category: Swim 375 m (15 lengths), Bike 10 km, Run 2 km.

Sprint Category: Swim 750 m (30 lengths), Bike 20 km, Run 5 km.

Do it solo or sign up as a team.

Kids Category: Swim 50 m (2 lengths, with kickboard if you need it), Bike 2 km, Run 500 m. Times will not be recorded. All cycling and running will be on the bike path. Parents are welcome to accompany their children.

Tot Category: The EPIC DISTANCE! Wade across the shallow end of the pool, bike, tricycle, or scooter your way across the parking lot, and run a short course in the parking lot. Times will not be recorded. Registration will be free, at the event. Tots do not need to register through Zone 4. Tots are expected to bring their wheels and support crew to accompany them during the event.

Race SCHEDULE

to be announced shortly

Race INFORMATION

SWIM:

The swim will be done in the Ruth Inch Pool, and the laps will be done ‘serpentine’ (images below under Course Maps).

PLEASE NOTE THE MAPS AND LINKS BELOW MAY BE UPDATED AND THE COURSE CHANGED.  PLEASE CHECK THE COURSE CLOSER TO RACE DAY

BIKE:
The bike portions will start on the Frame Lake Trail just outside the Ruth Inch Pool. You will cycle past City Hall, turning left towards the Legislative building and then out toward Chateau Nova and onto the highway. Turn left on Yellowknife Highway and then right onto  the Ingraham Trail and continue to either the 5km or 10km turn around. See course map below.

Try-a-Tri distancehttps://goo.gl/maps/WUmnt2VPN6r8pyNV8

Sprint distancehttps://goo.gl/maps/a26QVHAmPDHTPJ6J9

Kids distance:  Bike along the trail and turn around at the Children’s Playground. https://goo.gl/maps/5WCpXhWuE4Qtao5j6

RUN:
The run portion will be done on the Frame Lake trail towards City Hall and out to the Niven Lake entrance. Please run AGAINST traffic on the shoulder so you are visible.

Try-a-Tri distance: Run along Frame Lake Trail to the Children’s Playground. https://goo.gl/maps/nDedSyZn3koJFuSj7

Sprint distance: Run along Frame Lake Trail past City Hall, turn left towards the Legislative building, go out to the highway (You will see Chateau Nova across the street) and run just past the Niven Lake entrance (there will be a turn around marker). Return the same way you came. https://goo.gl/maps/Sz19a73125YSYACb7

Kids distance: https://goo.gl/maps/yMS248NWbqRsMXnK9

COURSE MAPS

Swim

Serpentine pattern: We will start at the far end of the pool (bottom right corner of this photo).

Participants will have a staggered start, and enter the pool, swimming down the lane on the right. Turn around and swim back along the same lane (staying on your right). When you get back to the same end of the pool as you started, you will swim under the buoy line and go down the right side of the next lane. Then repeat, swimming back, going under and so on and so forth. When you reach the last buoy lane, you will exit the pool and walk back to the starting lane and re-enter.  If you need to pass a swimmer, go left around them, but beware of oncoming swimmers coming back down the lane.

Bike

tRY-A-tRI

Sprint

Run