Against the spectacular back drop of the Canadian Rockies, athletes from across North America will be competing in the sixth annual Subaru Banff Triathlon on Saturday September 12 2015. The setting for the race could not be more scenic, with the swim taking place in Two Jack Lake, the bike race around the stunning Minnewanka Loop and then into the town of Banff, followed by the run along the banks of the Bow River, with the finish on Banff Avenue in the heart of downtown Banff.
The race will include three distances, with the Olympic distance starting with a 1.5km swim, followed by a 38km bike ride and finishing with a 10km run, and the shorter Sprint distance including a 750m swim, 25km bike ride and 5km run. There will also be a Super Sprint distance which includes a 400m swim, 12km bike ride and 5km run. There will also be relay teams competing in all distances.
Our interactive Banff Triathlon Map shows an overview of the full course, as well as all start and transition zones and allows you to zoom in to view detailed close ups of any section of the course. To view the Banff triathlon course map, click here.
The race starts with the swim at Two Jack Lake with the Sprint Waves starting at 10.00am and 10.03am, the Super Sprint Waves at 10.10am and 10.13am and the Olympic Waves at 10.30am and 10.34am. With the 2012 winner of the Super Sprint completing the course in just over 56 minutes, you can expect the first racers to cross the finish line not long after 10.50am.
Previous winning times for the Olympic distance have been in the 1hr 50mins to 2hr range.
For further information about the race, visit the official race website.