Registration is about to close for the annual Gerick Sports Wasa Lake Triathlon

Registration is about to close for the annual Gerick Sports Wasa Lake Triathlon

Wasa Lake Triathlon registration coming to a close

Registration for annual Gerick Sports Wasa Lake Triathlon closes Thursday, June 9

With the big day fast approaching, registration for the Gerick Sports Wasa Lake Triathlon is set to close Thursday, June 9.

The annual Wasa Lake Triathlon is slated for this coming weekend — Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, at Wasa Lake Provincial Park. As of print deadline Tuesday, a total of 798 participants have already registered for the event, including 323 registrants in the elite Olympic challenge.

“The event attracts families from all over B.C., Alberta and northwest U.S.A.,” said Charlie Cooper, race director, in a media release. “The growth in recent years has been led by the number of young triathletes coming with their families. We are proud to cater for all ages, with the first event day being dedicated to our younger competitors.”

The TriKids Triathlon kick-starts the weekend on Saturday, with a variety of race options for competitors based on age. TriKids competitors will run anywhere from 500 metres to three kilometres, bike 1.5 km to 10 km and swim 50 m to 300 m.

“We want these young triathletes to love the sport, experience the competition,” Cooper said, “but above all, it’s about participation and have a fun weekend with the family.”

As of print deadline Tuesday, there are already 197 registered participants for the TriKids Triathlon. TriKids competitors receive orienteering and preparation in order to make the big day memorable and safe. The race is scheduled to begin Saturday at 10 a.m.

Sunday features the big race day, with both the sprint and standard-distance events for individuals and relay teams. There’s a grand total of $4,500 on the line, with $1,000 each awarded to the top finisher in the female and male categories.

The standard event challenges participants with a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run. The sprint triathlon is targeted for participants ages 16 and older, featuring a 750-m swim, 20-km cycle and five-km run.

The sprint triathlon, for individuals and relay teams, is slated to begin at 8 a.m., with the Olympic event getting underway at 8:30 a.m.

With a number of top triathletes in the west expected to participate, there are many records on the line in 2016, many of which were set back in 2008.

The record for fastest sprint by a woman was recorded by Tanya Salomon (1:04:59) in 2008. The fastest spring by a man was set by Trevor Williams (54:32) in 2004. The fastest women’s Olympic time on record belongs to Kerry Spearing (2:03:14), having registered it in 2008. Andrew Russell is the holder of the fastest men’s Olympic time (1:50:32), also set in 2008. Finally, the quickest Olympic relay team on record is “Break a Leg,” featuring Seth Bitting and Ryan Cain (1:57:03) in 2008.

With the event taking place this weekend, registration is well within the last-minute registration phase, meaning it will cost interested participants $130 for the youth sprint, $150 for the adult sprint or $155 for the Olympic event. TriKids registration remains at $55.

Finally, registration for relay teams varies based on team size and event, ranging from $90 to $180.

The annual Gerick Sports Wasa Lake Triathlon is a Triathlon B.C. sanctioned event.


Just Posted

Calvin Dickson photo.
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for East Kootenay

Conditions favourable for the development of thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo
Police watchdog investigating Castlegar incident

IIO: Woman sustained a reportedly self-inflicted injury

Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook.
Graduation ceremony in the works for MBSS Class of 2021

The Mount Bake Secondary School Class of 2021 will have a graduation… Continue reading

After being forced to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Wasa Triathlon is being organized for August. Bulletin file photo.
Information released for Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon scheduled for August

In 2020 the COVID pandemic forced the Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon to… Continue reading

The latest EKASS survey confirms a steady decline in substance use among EK youth over the years. (image compilation via Pixabay)
Latest survey shows steady decline in adolescent substance use over the years

Starting in 2002, the survey has been conducted every two years to monitor changes in substance use patterns, attitudes and behaviors amongst East Kootenay youth.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. officials watching U.K.’s Delta variant struggles, ‘may need to slow’ restart plan

Studies show that one dose of vaccine is only 33 per cent effective in preventing B.1.617.2 spread

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton is shown in this undated handout photo. RCMP say that Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over on Saturday morning in Wolseley, east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP
Pair charged in Saskatchewan Mountie’s death make first court appearance

Const. Shelby Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over Saturday morning

David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son’s death

Pair accused in their earlier trials of not seeking medical attention for their son sooner

The auto and the bike: A paean to them both

One becomes an extension of one’s self. The other offers the sensation of flight.

Highway notices like this come down effective June 14. Public health restrictions on non-essential travel and commercial operation have hit local businesses in every corner of B.C. (B.C. government)
Province-wide travel back on in B.C.’s COVID-19 restart plan

Gathering changes include up to 50 people for outdoor events

Calgary Stampeders’ Jerome Messam leaps over a tackle during second half CFL western semifinal football action in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
CFL football will be played this summer in Canada

Governors vote unanimously in favour to start the ‘21 campaign on Aug. 5

Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The federal government is announcing that Indigenous people can now apply to reclaim their names on passports and other government documents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous people can now reclaim traditional names on their passports and other ID

Announcement applies to all individuals of First Nations, Inuit and Métis background

Harvesting hay in the Fraser Valley. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
COVID-19: B.C. waives farm income requirement for a second year

Property owners don’t need minimum income for 2022 taxes

Most Read