The 2023 Midnight Sun Triathlon will be held on Saturday July 8th 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.
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.
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.
7:45am-8:30am : Try-a-Tri and Sprint distance sign-in
8:35am : Course and briefing inside the pool.
8:45am : Try-a-Tri and Sprint START.
9:30 am-10am : Toddler registration and kids sign-in
10:05 am: Kids and toddler briefing outside. This is where parents hear about the course and cheer on the kids and help them with their event.
10:15 am: Kids and toddler event START
The swim will be done in the Ruth Inch Pool, and the laps will be done ‘serpentine’ (images below under Course Maps).
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 distance: https://goo.gl/maps/WUmnt2VPN6r8pyNV8
Sprint distance: https://goo.gl/maps/a26QVHAmPDHTPJ6J9
Kids distance: Bike along the trail and turn around at the Children’s Playground. https://goo.gl/maps/5WCpXhWuE4Qtao5j6
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
Serpentine pattern: We will start at the far end of the pool (bottom right corner of this photo).
Full results can be found here: https://zone4.ca/race/2023-07-08/bfb5ddea/results
Here is a condensed, combined category listing (try-a-tri and sprint categories)