BEAT THE COLD FROM FEB. 5-15
SO THOSE IN NEED CAN, TOO
RUN, BIKE, SKATE,
Compete SOLO or in RELAY teams of three
BEAT THE COLD 2021: WE'RE GOING VIRTUAL
Beat the Cold is an annual triathlon hosted by 1JustCity and TriFactor where weekend warriors, super athletes and fun-letes will run, bike, skate, sled, ski, etc! in the frigid February weather.
For the last two years, the wildest Winnipeggers have beaten the cold so others don’t have to.
This year, from February 5-15, 2021, they’ll do it again!
Because this year's race is over 10 days, racers can be flexible with their time and creative with their sports and outfits!
There are two options for how to participate in this year’s virtual Beat The Cold:
Option 1: Challenge the Course
In option 1, you’ll be challenging our original triathlon course at the River Trails at The Forks. The start line, finish line, and turn around points will all be marked with Beat The Cold signs and the course will be available on Strava.
Because this year’s race is happening over the course of 10 days, you’ll have plenty of time to complete the triathlon whenever it works with your schedule, which will also maximize social distancing.
The original sports and distances stay the same: a 5km run, 5km bike, and 5km skate.
Option 2: Challenge your Course
For option 2, you can create your own course with your choice of sports and location!
Whichever route you decide to take, your course must have 3 distinct legs. There is no minimum distance, but just make sure you have 3 race legs.
Choose at least two winter sports you love. You can skate, ski, snowshoe, toboggan, or even roll a snowball uphill. It’s up to you, so get creative with it!
To track your race and be entered to win a daily prize, use the Strava app (or any other GPS app) and send screenshots of your completed race to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. the day you race to be counted. Otherwise, they’ll carry over and be drawn with the next day’s entries.
In the email, please include a picture of yourself and your activities, plus a blurb about why you decided to beat the cold this year. Unless stated otherwise, your post may be used to promote the race on social media.
Just for registering, you automatically get a free race buff!
Raise $40 — you get a race buff and a coffee from Fools and Horses.
Raise $60 — you get a race buff, free coffee, and 1 free drop-in yoga class (online) from Modo Yoga.
Raise $100 — you get a race buff, free coffee, and 1 month of free online yoga classes (online) from Modo Yoga.
If 50% of your club participates (minimum $20/person), the whole club gets 1 free drop-in yoga class (online) from Modo Yoga.
If 90% of your club participates (minimum $20/person), the whole club gets 1 free month of yoga classes (online) from Modo Yoga.
Are you a member of a Manitoba Triathlon club?
Take part in the Club Challenge. Each club with over 50% participation will have prizes for the whole club Plus, more prizes for more participation. The club with the most participation on Feb. 16, 2021, will take home the Club Challenge Prize.
If one or more of your team members is a member of TriMB, the entire team’s entry cost is reduced by $5. If you’re an individual racer and you’re a member of TriMB, your entry cost is also reduced by $5.
100% of the Beat The Cold profits will go toward Just a Warm Sleep, 1JustCity’s overnight emergency warming centre in Osborne Village.
On nights below -10 C from January through March, Just a Warm Sleep invites up to 30 people experiencing homelessness into its outreach site in Osborne Village to get a safe, warm sleep.
THANK YOU TO TRIFACTOR TRIATHLON CLUB FOR HELP ORGANIZING
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS