Beat The Cold Winter Triathlon
After the wonderful success of last year’s debut Beat The Cold Winter Triathlon, it’s official:
We’re going annual.
In 2020, 1JustCity and Triathlon Manitoba will host our second winter triathlon at The Forks. Weekend warriors, super athletes and fun-letes will run and bike in the frigid February weather.
Plan B distances: 3k run, 5k bike, 5k run (or similar)
Because the river trail at The Forks is un-skateable, we're taking our Plan B route at The Forks. We may alter course distances slightly to fit our course around The Forks, but it will be approximately: 3k run, 5k bike, 5k run. Check back for our fine-tuned course maps. (Plan A was a 5k run, 5k bike, 5k skate).
Race all three legs solo or find two friends/coworkers/strangers and enter a relay team of three. For relay teams that signed up before Plan B was initiated, the skater or one of their teammates would run 3k.
Race day is Saturday, Feb. 8 🤞🤞🤞
Bad weather date is Feb. 22 in the case of extreme weather.
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.
Will I get a refund if the weather doesn’t cooperate?
ALL ENTRIES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE EVEN IN THE CASE OF BAD WEATHER.
But, we make every effort to ensure that the weather does not thwart our fun and we’ll stay in touch with you about any curve balls mother nature throws our way.
In our first year, a bitter cold air temperature forecast hovered around -30 C so we used the bad weather date, which was a much nicer day (a balmy -21 C).
The bad weather date is Saturday, Feb. 22 and the Race Director reserves the right to modify the event (eg. shorter course distances) in the case of extreme weather.
If the air temperature is below -30 C, the event must be postponed as per Triathlon Manitoba rules. If it is above -30 C but the windchill brings it far below -30 C, we will consider rescheduling or take the shortened route (3k run, 3k bike, 3k skate).
You will have 24-hour notice if the race is rescheduled. You will have at least 30 mins notice to if the course is shortened.
If it’s too warm and the river trail is un-skateable, we will consider dropping to a duathlon: 5k run, 5k bike, 3k run. For relay teams, the skater or one of their teammates would run 3k.
Race starts at 9 a.m. We recommend you get there for 7:30 a.m. Schedule on the 2020 Race Info page.
What kind of bike should I use?
Fat bikes, mountain bikes, or cyclocross bikes are all acceptable. Spiked tires are allowed provided that the spikes are shorter than 5mm, measured from the tire surface.
We’ve simplified fat bike rentals with our generous Bike Sponsors this year:
White Pine Bicycle Co. has moved out of The Forks and is operating at their location at 2059 Portage Ave., but they will still bring a limited number of fat bikes to The Forks to pick up on race day and rent for $20. Call ahead to reserve one and make sure to mention it’s for Beat The Cold Winter Triathlon.
Bikes & Beyond will also be renting a limited number of fat bikes from their store at 227 Henderson Hwy, which you can rent for $20 and pick up the day before the race. This is a good way to get comfortable on a bike you’ve never ridden!
What kind of skates can I use?
Hockey skates, figure skates or speed skates, but no clip-on blades allowed.
What if I get injured in my training? Can I transfer my bib to someone else?
Yes, up until registration closes, which is two days before the race. There is no charge.
Are there age restrictions?
Participants must be at least 16 years old on race day.
How does fundraising work?
Create an online pledge page individually or as a team at the bottom of the registration page. Share this page to family, friends, coworkers or anyone you want to encourage their pledges to the cause.
Anyone who raises $50 will get a free class pass at Modo Yoga Winnipeg (Donald or Waverley locations). Anyone who raises over $275 gets a free month of hot yoga at Modo Yoga Winnipeg.
Not to mention, we have some rad prizes for the top fundraisers. For teams, the prize will go to the team captain to share with their team.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
YES. Athletes must bring their own helmet for the skate and bike segment. You may use a skating, cycling, hockey or any other type of safety helmet.
Can I use spikes on my running shoes?
How is the race timed?
The race will be chip timed without split timing for each discipline.
THANKS TO TRIFACTOR TRIATHLON CLUB FOR HELP ORGANIZING