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June 22, 2019

2019 Living Sky Triathlon


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Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned triathlete, the LIVING SKY Triathlon has something for you! Held at Pike Lake, Saskatoon's nearest Provincial Park, this event showcases Saskatchewan's pristine lakes and wide prairie skies. This homegrown race, which includes a try-a-tri, multiple sprint and standard formats, is an incredible community event focused on a great experience for every level of athlete.

BACK AGAIN for 2019 - AGE GROUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING EVENTS!
We are excited to announce that Triathlon Canada has designated the LIVING SKY Triathlon with multiple Qualifying Events for highly sought-after Age Group World Championship Qualifying spots, meaning you have an opportunity to represent Canada at the 2020 ITU Multisport World Championship Festival in Almere, Netherlands and the 2020 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, Canada.

U26 RACING is BACK - with a first and last race of the day these athletes can sure put on a show!
LIVING SKY is proud to be the qualifier for Western Canada Summer Games and included in the Triathlon Canada 2019 High Performance race calendar. We are excited to welcome back top talented youth and junior athletes who will demonstrate their speed and technical skills over a one day back-to-back Super Sprint Draft Legal race.


Quick links to what you will find on this page:

THE RACES/


Living Sky has a race distance and format perfect for your level.

  • Try-A-Tri Triathlon (300m swim, 10km bike, 3km run)
  • Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)
  • Sprint Draft Legal Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) - World Qualifying Race!
  • Sprint Aquathlon (750m swim, 5km run) - World Qualifying Race
  • Sprint Aquabike (750m swim, 20km bike) - World Qualifying Race
  • Standard Triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run)
  • Standard Relay Triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run)
  • U26 1-day Multi-Race Super Sprint Draft Legal Triathlon:
    • Race 1: 13-26 years old (300m swim, 10km bike, 2km run)
    • Race 2: 13-26 years old (300m swim, 10km bike, 2km run)

REGISTRATION INFO/


The Living Sky triathlon is proudly organized by the Saskatoon Triathlon Club, a non-profit community club. Our race registration fees have been set to be both affordable to the athlete yet able to cover the costs of the event. Any profits will go directly back into our local triathlon community to support active participation in training and events, regardless of level of experience.

Things to note before you register:

  • Refunds: Unfortunately refunds are not available however, if you inform us before June 15th, you may change the type or distance of race (e.g. you could change from a triathlon event to either the Duathlon or to Try-A-Tri, etc).
  • Transfers: For logistical reasons, transfers of your race registration to another individual cannot be offered.
  • Registration Closing: Online registration will close on June 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM CST unless the race has already been sold out.
  • CCN Platform: We are using CCN Bikes, the new registration partner for Triathlon Saskatchewan. If you have not registered via CCN Bikes before, you will be prompted to create an account (it's free) before you register.
  • Triathlon Saskatchewan membership: For insurance and liability protection you must have a 2019 Triathlon Saskatchewan membership (or equivalent triathlon license), valid on race day. If you do not have a current membership you will be prompted by the integrated system to add the membership, or a one-day race license, to your cart.

Race Distances Early Bird Pricing until 30 April Regular Pricing 1-31 May Late Pricing 1-15 June
Try-A-Tri $45.00 $55.00 $65.00
Sprint Triathlon $55.00 $65.00 $75.00
Sprint Draft Legal Triathlon $55.00 $65.00 $75.00
Sprint Aquabike $55.00 $65.00 $75.00
Sprint Aquathlon $55.00 $65.00 $75.00
Standard Triathlon $65.00 $75.00 $85.00
Standard Relay $95.00 $105.00 $115.00
U26 Super Sprint (One day, 2 races) $75.00 $85.00 $95.00

RACE DESCRIPTIONS/


Try-A-Tri

Our shortest event: Swim 300m, Bike 10km, Run 3km
For those people who want to try a triathlon but are nervous, especially about the open water swim, we have the solution. Our Try-a-Tri is a great way to introduce the sport to those looking to ‘test the waters' with a shorter distance, called a Super Sprint. You will complete a 300m swim (equal to 12 lengths of a 25m pool) in calm open water, near the shore. And, if you need a breather, you are welcome to hang on to one of the many support kayaks that we will have out there on race day. The bike course is on a road that has a wide shoulder and the run course is on a paved road. Don't forget to reward yourself for achieving your goal - have a post-race massage, free food and claim your medal to prove you did it!


Note that participants must be at least 13 years old as of December 31st, 2019 to participate in the Try-A-Tri Triathlon.



Sprint Distance Events

Sprint Triathlon: Swim 750m, Bike 20km, Run 5km
A shorter version of the Standard race with half the distance in each discipline. This non-drafting race is a great start for new triathletes or a hard and fast effort for seasoned short-distance athletes.

Sprint Draft Legal Triathlon: Swim 750m, Bike 20km, Run 5km - World Qualifying Race
The same course as the Sprint Triathlon, but you get to ‘coast' behind others! Draft legal certification is not required but you must follow ITU rules specific to this event. Competitors in this event are HIGHLY encouraged to attend the pre-race briefing on Friday June 21st. The top 2 athletes in for each gender in each 5 year age group category earn a highly sought-after spot to represent Canada at the 2020 ITU Triathlon Grand Finale in Edmonton, Canada.

Sprint Aquathlon: Swim 750m, Run 5km - World Qualifying Race
Haven't purchased your dream bike just yet? We still have a multi-sport event for you. The top athlete for each gender in each 5 year age group category will earn a highly sought-after spot to represent Canada at the 2020 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Almere, Netherlands.

Sprint Aquabike: Swim 750m, Bike 20km - World Qualifying Race
Don't have the runner's legs you desire? We still have a multi-sport event for you. Swim-bike and forget the run! The top athlete for each gender in each 5 year age group category will earn a spot to represent Canada at the 2020 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Almere, Netherlands.


Note that participants must be at least 16 years old as of December 31st, 2019 to participate in the Sprint, Aquathlon, or Aquabike events.



World Qualifying Information

Want to aim for these World Qualifying spots? Please review Triathlon Canada’s information first at https://www.triathloncanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2019-Age-Group-World-Championship-Qualification_FAQ_V2.pdf



Standard Distance Events

Standard Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
The Sprint course was so much fun, let's do it twice! The Standard distance race covers the sprint distance course twice. Double the fun for only $10 more.

Standard Relay Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
You have a team mentality and want to tackle the distance together! Two or three person relay teams allowed. Mixed genders are allowed!


Participants must be 18 years old as of December 31st, 2019 to participant in the Standard distance Triathlon or Relay.



U26 One-day Multi-Race Super Sprint Draft Legal Events
Qualifier for Western Canada Summer Games!

Athletes ages 13-26 as of December 31, 2019
Saturday June 22 - Race 1 - Athletes race in separate male and female heats - Swim 300m, Bike 10km, Run 2km
Saturday June 22 - Race 2 - Athletes race in separate male and female final - Swim 300m, Bike 10km, Run 2km



Athlete attendance is mandatory for the U26 pre-race briefing on Friday June 21.

  • Uniform must be a one-piece
  • Road handlebars ONLY (no Triathlon forward facing bars allowed)
  • NO disc wheels allowed
  • Draft legal race rules: CLICK HERE

ATHLETE GUIDE/


What would a triathlon be without an athlete guide! Well we will put it all together, so you can read and re-read it to be ready for race day. The details are extensive, but we want you to be prepared when the big day comes. The document has a complete schedule, how to check in, where to do it, how to set up transition and what gear you need to bring.

Click here for the 2019 Living Sky Athlete Guide

WHERE TO STAY/


We are proud to have the Ramada Saskatoon as our Host Hotel. Race participants, families and volunteers staying at the Ramada can access:

  • Exclusive room discounts
  • Access to full service lounge and restaurant with customizable menu
  • Access to leisure services with a pool, hot tub and golf dome on site
  • And of course free parking!

Your exclusive room rate of $99 is based on single or double occupancy. Additional occupants can be added for only $10 per person.

Use the discount code CGLST9 to access your savings!

VOLUNTEER/


It takes at least 100 people to execute a successful and safe race of this nature. Help us build a great team of volunteers!

If you are racing, please consider volunteering to help clear the site at the end of the day. If you have family and friends coming to watch and cheer, by volunteering we can guarantee them the best seat in the house!

If you are able to help, please signup here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/CXKHH

RULES AND REGULATIONS/


The Living Sky Triathlon will operate under the Rules and Regulations of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and Officials will be on site to ensure a safe and fair race. As an athlete it is your responsibility to review and understand the rules of the sport, especially as it relates to wetsuit requirements and bike safety (both non-draft and draft legal events).
https://www.triathlon.org/about/downloads/category/competition_rules

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS/


We can't put on an event of this scale without the support of our many sponsors - we are proud to acknowledge local businesses and granting agencies who see the value in supporting our multi-sport community.