BEAT THE COLD
SO THOSE IN NEED CAN, TOO
Virtual Race: January 20 to February 3, 2023
In-person Race: February 4, 2023
BEAT THE COLD 2023
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 four years, the wildest Winnipeggers have beaten the cold so others don’t have to. This year, you've got two options to feed your need for frosty fun: race with us in person, or create your own virtual race.
The In-Person Race (February 4, 2023)
Our in-person race is back! We are so excited to welcome you back to The Forks this year.
This race is sanctioned by Triathlon Manitoba and will include a 5 kilometre bike, run and skate. Join us in all your layers, with all your friends, and help us raise funds for 1JustCity and their emergency overnight shelter, Just a Warm Sleep.
The Virtual Race (January 20 to February 3, 2023)
For our virtual race, you can create your own course with your choice of sports and location, or you can race our original triathlon by running, skating, and biking for a minimum of 5km each.
If you choose to Challenge Your Course, 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! Just make sure your race has three distinct legs. There's no minimum distance!
If you choose to Challenge the Course by doing our traditional triathlon route, try to beat your time from last year! We’ll provide this year’s race route for you to follow.
To track your race, use the Strava app (or any other GPS app) and submit your race legs using the Beat the Cold Race Submission Form, which will go live on January 20.
You can see our race legs by clicking below.
EARLY BIRD PRICING | until December 1st
Solo in-person: $40
Solo virtual: $30
Relay in-person: $20/person
Relay virtual: $10/person
REGULAR PRICING | after December 1st
Solo in-person: $50
Solo virtual: $40
Relay in-person: $30/person
Relay virtual: $20/person
Registration for the Virtual Race closes February 3, 2023 at 11:50 pm
Registration for the In-person Race closes January 15, 2023 at 11:50 pm
Registration opens on November 1st!
Race Kit Pickup
Thursday, February 2
Bikes & Beyond, 227 Henderson Hwy
Friday, February 3
Race HQ, Room 201 (next to Coal & Canary), 1 Forks Market Rd.
100% of the Beat The Cold profits will go toward Just a Warm Sleep, 1JustCity’s overnight emergency warming centre in our newly-renovated Oak Table space.
Every night from December through March, Just a Warm Sleep invites up to 30 people experiencing homelessness into its outreach site at 107 Pulford Street to get a safe, warm sleep.
Can You Volunteer?
We've got lots of ways to help out! Click HERE to let us know you're interested.