Thank you to Arbutus Physiotherapy & Health Centre for supporting XTERRA Victoria.
2021 UPDATE: We are currently working with our provincial health authorities and governing bodies for approval of a safe race plan for racing during the pandemic. We will not open registration for the 2021 XTERRA Victoria until we are confident that the race will go ahead.
XTERRA Victoria is a challenging off-road triathlon set at beautiful Durrance Lake in Victoria, B.C. This area is well known internationally as the home of the Mt. Work Mountain Bike Park and Partridge Hills, with great views and amazing trails.
The championship swim is two 750m counter-clockwise loops in Durrance Lake, a small, clear mountain lake, for a total of 1500m. The Sprint event swim is one 750m counter-clockwise loop.
The championship bike course is 24k made up of two modified loops of a 12k route primarily in the trails of Mt. Work Park, commonly known as “The Dump”. The course follows a variety of double and single track trails with climbs descents, and lots of fast, flowing trails. Be prepared for a challenge. The Sprint bike course is one loop of the same course.
The championship triathlon run course is two 4.6 K loops following the lake trail and a section of the Partidge Hills trail system. There are some flat sections, some narrow winding sections, some steep uphills, and lots of rolling downhills. The Sprint triathlon follows one loop of this course. The Saturday trail run follows three loops of this course.
Sunday, September 5, 2021, 8:00 a.m. swim start (first wave)
1500m swim – 24K bike – 9K run
750m swim – 12K bike – 4.5K run
2K run – 12K bike – 4.5K run
14K trail run
XTERRA Victoria conforms to TriBC and ITU Competition Rules. All athletes must be familiar with these rules prior to starting the race. To download a PDF copy of the TriBC Competition Rules click here. To download a PDF copy of the ITU competition rules click here.
The Championship event swim is two 750m counter clockwise loops in Durrance Lake, a small, clear mountain lake, for a total of 1500m. The Sprint event swim is one 750m counterclockwise loop. Wetsuits are permitted, depending on water temperature on race morning. Permitting of wetsuits is determined by the head race official and will be announced at approximately 7 am on race morning.
Athletes wishing to swim in skin suits may only do so if they wear the skin suit for the reminder of the race.
New for 2020, we have made some changes to the bike course. We have replaced sections of fire road with sections of fun single track. The course description has been updated with the changes in blue text. The course map will be updated ASAP.
The Championship event bike course is 24k made up of two modified loops of a 12k route primarily in the trails of Mt. Work Park, commonly known as “The Dump”. The course follows a variety of double and single track trails with climbs descents, and lots of fast, flowing trails. Be prepared for a challenge. The Sprint bike course is one loop of the same course. Mountain bikes only will be allowed to be used on the bike course. No cross or road bikes allowed.
Exit Transition in the parking lot at Durrance Lake and proceed on Durrance Close (paved road) towards Willis Point Road.
The Championship triathlon run course is two 4.6 K loops following the lake trail and a section of the Partidge Hills trail system. There are some flat sections, some narrow winding sections, some steep uphills and lots of rolling downhills. The Sprint triathlon follows one loop of this course. The Saturday trail run follows three loops of this course.
There is a time limit of 4 hours to complete the Championship course. Anyone still on the course after 4 hours will be allowed to finish but should not count on support from race officials and marshals, and will not receive an official time for the event.
XTERRA Victoria is an inclusive event and we will make every effort to accommodate all athletes. The bike and run courses are quite technical and are not suitable for wheeled conveyances other than standard mountain bikes. Para-triathletes wishing to compete at XTERRA Victoria should contact the race director prior to registering.
There is a race package pick-up (and voluntary bike check) for all triathlon participants on Saturday, September 4th from 2pm to 5pm at Trek Cycles, 338 Catherine Street in Victoria. We encourage all participants to attend RPP on Saturday. Out of town participants unable to attend the Saturday RPP may pick up their race packages on race morning from 6:30 – 7 am.
The Westin Bear Mountain Resort is offering preferential room rates for XTERRA Victoria participants and guests.
Click here to access the special rates. Enter your dates – Enter the number of rooms required – Enter the number of people staying in the room – Click on the “Special Rates” dropdown – Click on Corporate/Promo/SET# – Enter K6Y – View Rates
Contact the Westin Bear Mountain by email at: reservations [at] westinbearmountain.com
The parking lot at Durrance Lake will be closed on triathlon race morning. Parking for the event is on Willis Point Road and in the Mt. Work parking lot on Ross-Durrance Road. There is no parking on Durrance Close (access to the lake from Willis Point Road) and it will be closed from 6:30 to 11:00 on Race Morning. When arriving on race morning leave yourself enough time for the short walk from Willis Point Road and Durrance Close to the Durrance Lake parking lot. Car pooling is encouraged to alleviate parking congestion on Willis Point Road.
The success of XTERRA Victoria relies on our dedicated volunteers on race day. Get a front row view of our world class field. There are a variety of race day volunteer opportunities available for those who would like to participate without racing. There is a volunteer appreciation social during the evening following the event. If you would like to participate in this great event as a race volunteer please contact us mike [at] humanpoweredracing.ca.
Race Director: xterra [at] humanpoweredracing.ca