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June 23 - 24, 2018

2018 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.

NEW for 2018 - 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 2019 ITU Multisport World Championship Festival in Pontevedra, Spain and the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne, Switzerland.

U26 TWO DAY RACE is BACK!
LIVING SKY is proud to be included in the Triathlon Canada 2018 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 2 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 Duathlon (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5km run) - World Qualifying Race
  • Sprint Aquathlon (750m swim, 5km run) - World Qualifying Race
  • Standard Triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run)
  • Standard Duathlon (10km run, 40km bike, 5km run) - World Qualifying Race
  • U26 2-day Super Sprint Draft Legal Triathlon:
    • Day 1 Saturday: 13-15 years old (250m swim, 8km bike, 2km run)
    • Day 1 Saturday: 16+ years old (250m swim, 8km bike, 2km run)
    • Day 2 Sunday: 13-15 years old (250m swim, 8km bike, 2km run)
    • Day 2 Sunday: 16+ years old (300m swim, 10km bike, 3km run)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS/

Times are subject to change, but race dates are confirmed.


Click here to view a full schedule of races

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:

  • Jerseys: If you register before midnight, Sunday May 13th, you are guaranteed to receive a commemorative Living Sky Jersey, included within your registration entry fee. Please ensure you review the Champion Systems sizing chart to find your perfect fit. All Try-A-Tri, Sprint and Standard triathlete will receive the Performance Style Jersey. All U26 athletes will receive the Elite Style Jersey.
  • Refunds: Unfortunately refunds are not available however, if you inform us before June 18th, 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 18, 2018, 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 an annual or one day 2018 Triathlon Saskatchewan membership, valid on race day. The CCN system will not let you proceed with registration without it. If you do not have a current membership you will be prompted by the integrated system to add it to your cart. Note that the Triathlon Saskatchewan one-day fee ($20), or annual membership ($45), will be added to the race registration price. For more information about Triathlon Saskatchewan memberships, please visit their membership page.

Race Distances Living Sky Jersey only available if you register prior to Midnight Sunday May 13, 2018 May 14 - June 10, 2018 (No price increase; No Living Sky Jersey) June 11 - Jun 18, 2018(Last week; Last minute pricing)
Try-A-Tri $85.00 $85.00 $105.00
Sprint Triathlon $95.00 $95.00 $115.00
Sprint Draft Legal Triathlon $95.00 $95.00 $115.00
Sprint Duathlon $95.00 $95.00 $115.00
Sprint Aquathlon $95.00 $95.00 $115.00
Standard Triathlon $105.00 $105.00 $125.00
Standard Duathlon $105.00 $105.00 $125.00
U26 Super Sprint Draft Legal (2 days) $125.00 $125.00 $145.00
Click here for Champion sizing chart
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RACE DESCRIPTIONS/


Try-A-Tri - Sunday June 24

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 (12 lengths of a 25m pool) in calm 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 12 years old as of December 31st, 2018 to participate in the Try-A-Tri Triathlon.



Sprint Distance Events - Saturday June 23

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 22rd. The top 2 athletes in each age group category earn a highly sought-after spot to represent Canada at the 2019 ITU Triathlon Grand Finale in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Sprint Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km - World Qualifying Race
Strong legs? This race is made for you. The top athlete in each age group category will earn a spot to represent Canada at the 2019 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Pontevedra, Spain.

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 in each age group category will earn a highly sought-after spot to represent Canada at the 2019 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Pontevedra, Spain.


Note that participants must be at least 16 years old as of December 31st, 2018 to participate in the Sprint distance Triathlon, Duathlon or Aquathlon.



Standard Distance Events - Sunday June 24

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 Duathlon: Run 10km, Bike 40km, Run 5km - World Qualifying Race
All the Tri without the Swim! The top athlete in each age group category will earn the highly sought-after spot to represent Canada at the 2019 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Pontevedra, Spain.


Participants must be 18 years old as of December 31st, 2018 to participant in the Standard distance Triathlon or Duathlon.



U26 2-day Super Sprint Draft Legal Events - Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24

Youth - athletes ages 13-15 as of December 31, 2018
Saturday June 23 - Youth race in a combined male and female heat - Swim 250m, Bike 8km, Run 2km
Sunday June 24 - Youth race in a combined male and female final - Swim 250m, Bike 8km, Run 2km

Junior - athletes aged 16-19 plus U26 as of December 31, 2018
Saturday June 23 - Junior race in separate male and female heats - Swim 250m, Bike 8km, Run 2km
Sunday June 24 - Junior race in separate male and female finals - Swim 300m, Bike 10km, Run 3km



Draft legal certification is required for the U26 Draft Legal Events. Athlete attendance is mandatory for the U26 pre-race briefing on Friday June 22 @ 5:00pm at Ramada Hotel

  • 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

RACE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS/


Bike Map:
Run Map:
Transition Map:
Saturday Swim Map:
Sunday Swim Map:

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 2018 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
  • Free transport to and from Pike Lake on race day
  • 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 CGLST8 to access your savings!

VOLUNTEER/


It takes many people to execute a successful and safe race. Help us build a great team of volunteers!

If you are racing, please consider volunteering the day you are not on the course. 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 sign up here.

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.