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Beginner Triathlon Event

May 19, 2024. Registration opening December 1, 2023.

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The Why

Triathlon does not have to be intimidating. This beginner event in Victoria is a perfect place to start. 

Providing people a welcoming, supportive and fun triathlon experience. Who knows, you might love it and be ready to sign up for amazing local races after!

Event is non-refundable







Event Details

Date: May 19, 2024

Start: 7:00am

Location: Saanich Commonwealth Pool

Saanich Commonwealth Pool  -  4636 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria, BC V8Z 5M1

Course information


T1(Transition 1, swim to bike) and T2 (Transition 2, bike to run) will be in one zone located in the south end of the parking lot at Saanich Commonwealth Place

Swim Course

500m Pool swim

Athletes will swim in heats depending on their estimated swim time. Swim is short course (25m pool)

Bike Course

20km Road ride

Run Course

4k Road run

Athlete Guide

Weekend Schedule

TriBC Day Membership

Non Tri-BC Members must pay Triathlon BC Day-of-Race Insurance at time of registration or purchase a Tri-BC Membership ahead of registration HERE

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The Saskia Says Beginner Triathlon Event will take place at Commonwealth Pool in Victoria, BC on Sunday May 19th, 2024. The pool is one of Victoria's best loved recreation centres and houses many local and provincial swim meets. It is located minutes from Elk/Beaver Lake.

The event starts at 7:00am with the swim leg. Each participant will be organized into their estimated time slot they provided at registration. Swimmers will swim up and down each lane until the distance has been complete. From there the participant will exit the pool and safely make their way to transition.

The transition for the event will be in the south parking lot of the pool. Once in transition, participants will get ready to move on to the bike course. Ensure that helmets are on and fastened before exiting transition. Participants then make their way
out past the mount line and start ridin

When back from the bike leg and in transition for the second time, participants will prepare themselves for the final leg of the event, the run. It will be a bit of a hilly 4km run but all it takes is a little mind over matter and any pace you want to get you to the finish line where friends and family will be cheering you on!


Help us raise money for these local charities! 
  1. Choose 1 of the 2 chosen charities

  2. Set up a fundraising page (link from our site)

  3. Donate money

  4. Send your personal link to friends to raise more money

  5. Person who raises the most money receives a grand prize from either 2:18 or Lululemon


Home for Hooves

A Home for Hooves is home to over 170 rescued farm animals. We offer volunteer opportunities for our community to work with rescued animals. We are a safe haven for farm animals to live out their natural life.

Saanich Fire Fighters' Charitable Foundation

The Saanich Fire Fighters' Charitable Foundation is operated through hundreds of fundraising and volunteer hours by the members of Local 967. The mandate of the Saanich Fire Fighters' Charitable foundation is supporting youth in Saanich. 


Do I need to buy Tri BC Insurance?

Yes. You can either buy single day insurance or purchase a membership for the season if you plan on doing more events this season. 

Can my family & friends watch?

Of course! There will be space in the stands for the swim portion and they are welcome to be out on the course cheering you and the other athletes on!

What kind of bike can I use for the triathlon?

You can use any level bike for this event. Just ensure your bike does NOT have: 

  • Cannot be an electric bike

  • No kick stand allowed for race 

Is this event refundable?

No, this is a non-refundable event and no transfers allowed.

Am I allowed to walk parts of the run?

Absolutely! This event is all about going at the pace you feel comfortable!

How do I train for a triathlon?

Check out to learn more :)


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Interested in sponsoring this event?

Contact Saskia for more information.

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