We’re super stoked to announce that PACE Multisport Dodge City X, which will be held in the Village of Cumberland on September 7, 2019, will also serve as the BC Provincial Cross Triathlon Championships!

That means that not only will the winners of each age/gender category in our Standard race earn bragging rights for dominating Canada’s toughest off-road triathlon, but they’ll also be crowned provincial champ for 2019 and will receive a special championship medal from TriathlonBC.

As far as we know, we’re the first cross triathlon to be awarded the provincial championships in just our second year, which is a testament to the passion and dedication of our 100+ volunteers, who many athletes told me were the most enthusiastic they’ve ever seen. So again, thank you!!

PACE Multisport Dodge City X is open to the public with no pre-qualification required. REGISTER NOW and come test your limits in one of the country’s premiere outdoor playgrounds!

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

And that’s not all . . .

We’re also proud to announce that PACE Multisport Dodge City X has been awarded qualifying spots for the 2020 World Multisport Championships in Almere, Netherlands.

That means that the top athlete in each age/gender category (Standard race only, based on 2020 age-adjusted results) will automatically qualify for a spot on Canada’s Age Group national Team to represent our country and wear the maple leaf on the world stage. Doing so is a great honour and an unforgettable experience!

What are age-adjusted results? Athletes qualify for the Almere World Championships in 2020, so qualification is determined by their age as of December 31st 2020, NOT race-day results. If you’re first in the race-day results, but are bumped to second in the age-adjusted results, for example, you do not automatically qualify for a spot. You will, however, still be crowned provincial champion.

 

IMPORTANT: If you want to qualify . . .

New this year, any athletes who wish to qualify for a world championship event must submit a formal Expression of Interest between three weeks and one day prior to the qualifying event (Aug 17 – Sept 6, 2019 in our case). The following links provide important information you’ll need to know if you hope to qualify for Almere 2020:

Triathlon Canada Expression of Interest Site – This site allows hopeful participants to register their expression of interest to qualify for a given discipline and also activates the roll down process.  Specific event links open 3 weeks prior to race day, and close one day before race day.
Triathlon Canada Age Group Qualifying FAQ. – This document outlines the qualifying process in comprehensive detail.
Triathlon BC EOI News Page – A summary of the EOI procedure that includes several useful links.
Triathlon BC World Championship News Page – Another summary news page with a list of qualifying events in BC, together with useful links.

Triathlon Canada’s Qualification Process Fact Sheet – Complete details about the qualification process, including Triathlon Canada’s process for claiming a roll-down spot should it become available.

 

NOTE: If you qualify for the ITU World Championships at PACE Multisport Dodge City X, Triathlon Canada will give you the information needed to register as soon as they verify your eligibility. Please allow one month following the race for administration. If you do not receive notification by one month post qualifying event, please contact agegroupteams@triathloncanada.com.