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BEAT THE COLD
SO THOSE IN NEED CAN, TOO
 
RUN, BIKE, SKATE...
Compete SOLO or in RELAY teams

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my race kit?

There are two days for you to pick up your race kits. Please have your confirmation email handy. You may pick up a friend’s race kit by getting them to forward you their confirmation email. Only one team member has to come for relay teams, just make sure that person has the team confirmation email.

 

Thursday, February 1 - Bikes & Beyond, 4-7pm

 

Friday, February 2 - The Forks, Room 201, 6:30-8:00pm

What kind of bike should I use?

Fat bikes, mountain bikes, or cyclocross bikes are all acceptable.

 

There is no minimum tire width and we allow studded tires provided that the studs are shorter than 5mm, measured from the tire surface.

FOR SAFETY: please note that triathlon officials will check that your brakes work, that your bar ends are capped/plugged (mountain bike bar ends are permitted), and if you have a kickstand on your bike please remove it if possible, or tape it securely if not.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

YES. You must wear a helmet for any skate and bike segments. 

 

The in-person event is sanctioned by Triathlon Manitoba, and we will be checking helmets when you access the transition zone prior to the race. Make sure it's a helmet intended for cycling, and that it's fitted correctly for your head.

 

Can I use grips or studs on my running shoes?

Yes.

Are there aid stations on the course?

No - this event is BYOB (bring your own water bottle). There are water bottling-filling stations in the Forks Market area. 

Are there bathrooms on the course?

Also no - please use the bathrooms inside The Forks Market before and after your race. Please do not attempt to use the portapotties at Camp Marcedes near the Museum for Human Rights.

 

Do I have to have a Triathlon Manitoba membership?

Yes, you must have a valid Triathlon Manitoba membership to participate.

 

If you do not have an annual membership, you may purchase a day-license for race day, and this will be offered at checkout. The day membership is $20/person. 

Note: 2023-24 TriMB memberships are valid through March 31, 2024 - if you have one from last summer's race season, and register using the same email, the system will recognize it and apply it to this race.

 

Is there an award for the fastest time?

Yes! We have fabulous prizes for the top three male, top three female, and top relay team finishers.

Will I get a refund if the weather doesn’t cooperate?

ALL ENTRIES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE EVEN IN THE CASE OF BAD WEATHER.

Jan 26: the river trails are not usable for our event this year. We will now have a duathlon (run - bike - run) with full course details available on our main page.

Our goal is to offer an outdoor, in-person event on February 3. The course is subject to change if it's very cold or too warm to skate, and may be shortened or altered due to weather conditions. We will provide as much notice as possible should this be the case.

Is there a virtual race option this year?

No, Beat The Cold is only in-person for 2024. We hope you can join us! ​

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 to donate to the cause.

​We have rad prizes for the top fundraisers.​

 

Can I rent a bike at The Forks?

Visit our rental partner for help with bike selection, and a discounted rate for race day! Contact Kendrick's Outdoor Adventures for 15% off your rental for Beat The Cold participants.

Are there age restrictions?

Yes. Participants must be at least 16 years old on race day. 

TRIFACTOR TRIATHLON CLUB is pleased to be the event coordinator for Beat The Cold. 

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