Have You Ever Wanted To Represent Canada At A World Championship?
Here’s Your Chance!!
Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. In Canada there are over 20,000 Triathletes and worldwide that number is over 6 million with almost 100 national federations.
Every year the International Triathlon Union (ITU) holds Triathlon and Duathlon World Championships. Held in different locations around the globe, the World Championships mark the culmination of the season for both elite athletes and age group competitors. Thousands of age group athletes have travelled to exotic places around the world to compete for their country.
Age Group athletes compete in Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Para Triathlon, Long Distance Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon events.
Regardless of your age or ability, if you train hard and have fun, there may be a place for you on the Triathlon Canada Age Group World Championships Team!
The locations of the 2013 events have been announced:
2014 (qualifying in 2013) Dates will be released in spring of 2013
Long Distance (Age Group & Elite): Weihai, China
Duathlon (Age Group & Elite): Pontevedra, Spain
Cross Triathlon (Age Group & Elite): Zittau, Germany
Triathlon/Sprint/Aqua/Para (Age Group & Elite): Edmonton, Alberta
Here’s how you can become a member of a Triathlon Canada Age Group World Championship Team:
1. Make sure that you are a member in good standing of your Provincial Triathlon Association prior to your qualifying race. Click HERE to find your Provincial Triathlon Association
2. Race at one of the listed qualifying events in 2013 (Qualifying Events) and finish in the appropriate placing. Races, for example, that indicate “1 spot per age group category” means you would have to place 1st in your age group category. Age groups are in 5 year increments with the exception of the 18-19 age group (20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 ….)
3. Note! Because you are qualifying for an event in 2014, your qualification age group is based on your age as of December 31, 2014. All results are therefore age adjusted to reflect your age as of December 31, 2014. Should this mean you will be moving up an age group your application will be evaluated based on the adjusted age group results.
4. If you completed the qualifying race in the appropriate placing* go to http://www.triathloncanada.com/ and register for your spot on the 2014 team by completing the on-line registration within the following timelines.*Didn’t finish in the appropriate place?! Don’t worry! There is a good possibility you can still get a spot on the team! If you competed in a qualifying event and did not place in the appropriate placing you can apply for spot during general registration. These spots were previously known as “roll-down” spots. General registration begins on Monday, September 30th at 9:00am EST. Applications will be approved on a first come first served basis so don’t delay! Any athletes requesting a spot prior to September 30th will be notified and application not considered. Please note that you must have competed at a qualifying event to be eligible to register for a spot during general registration
Registration Timeline & Fees 2013
1) Apply by October 31st after your qualifying race: Team Fee $150, Uniform Fee tbd + shipping. Strongly Recommended!
2) Apply between November 1st and January 1st: Team Fee $175, Uniform Fee tbd + shipping. (Should the qualifying spot remain available)
5. All applicants will be notified, within 3 weeks of their qualifying race, of their acceptance on the team.
Please note that to process your application you must pay the Team Fee and the Uniform Fee. You will also be required to approve a race fee of up to $400. The race fee will not be charge until the race fees are announced in 2014. Should your application be denied you will receive a refund of 100% of the fees. Once you have been accepted on the team your Team Fee becomes non-refundable. Team memberships are not transferable to subsequent years.
For more information, see Age Group World Championships Guidebook
—Kirsten Sweetland hits WTS start line for first time in two years, finishing 17th—