FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Where and when exactly is the race taking place?
A: Start and finish will be at Alice Lake, at the far end of the lake (South Beach). Both swim/bike and bike/run transitions will be located there. The race takes place on Sunday, June 23th, 2019.
Q: What are the exact start times and swim waves?
A: Race start is scheduled for 8:30 am. There will be 2 swim waves: first wave for Championship distance and relays at 8:30 am and the second wave for Sport distance competitors at 8:35 am.
Q: What is the access and parking situation on race day morning?
A: Parking in is VERY limited in the Park area. We encourage all athletes and spectators to carpool. There will be limited parking at Alice Lake main parking lot and access to the South Beach (start & finish area) will be restricted. When you turn off Hwy 99 to Alice Lake Provincial Park, there will be parking available. Be prepared and leave yourself enough time to pedal or walk up the the race start area.
Q: Where do I get my race package and bib?
A: There will be pre-race package pickup in Squamish on Friday, June 21st between 5 pm and 7:30 pm at Nesters/ Valhalla Pure (Squamish Station Mall) and Saturday, June 22nd between 12 pm and 6 pm at Sound Runners in Squamish. For out of town athletes and those who arrive on race day, there will be package pickup at Alice Lake. We strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of pre-race pickup.
Q: What is the temperature of the water in Alice Lake?
A: The temperature of the lake in June averages between 18 and 19 Celsius (65 and 67 degrees F). We have never had to deny the use of wetsuits but every year many competitors choose to swim without wetsuits.
Q: What does the swim course look like?
A: The Sport course features a 750m triangular, single lap swim course in clockwise direction with start at the South Beach. Championship competitors complete two laps with short exit on the beach between lap 1 and lap 2.
Q: Are there any swim cutoff times?
A: We would like every competitor to complete the swim safely and able to complete the rest of the course. Therefore, we have cutoff times for both distances: 30 minutes for the 750m course and 1 hour for the 1500m course.
Q: How difficult is the bike course?
A: The bike course is a mix of double and single track trails. The most difficult and technical trails include Rollercoaster and Lumberjacks both of which are rated BLUE in Squamish. If you are not familiar with those trails we strongly suggest you pre-ride the course in order to be familiar and comfortable with the technical level. The course features a mix of up an downhill sections with ample opportunity to pass. Sport and Championship competitors will ride the same course. The Sport course features one lap, the Championship course includes two almost identical laps.
Q: What kind of bikes are allowed?
A: Only mountain bikes with wheel sizes 26, 27.5 or 29 inches are allowed. No cyclocross, road or any other bikes.
Q: Do you offer any refunds in case I cannot race?
A: Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any refunds, rollovers or transfers.
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