COURSES

 

VICTORIA HALF COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

 

SWIM

The swim takes place at Elk Lake, which has hosted triathlon training and events since the late 1970’s while also serving as the home of the National Rowing Centre.  The swim starts and finishes at Hamsterly Beach with a rolling start and consists of a single loop that is well marked and easy to sight.  The water conditions are normally flat with a water temperature of approximately 22C and wetsuits are normally permitted.

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BIKE

The bike route takes participants on a beautiful tour of the Saanich Peninsula through rain forests, ocean side roads and local municipalities.  The rolling course offers a west coast island experience with picturesque views of Haro Strait, the Coastal Mountains, and Saanich Inlet.  The course is well marked and controlled by race marshals, local police and professional traffic control.

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Half and Aqua Bike Course Description:

Left – Brookleigh Road,

Left – Oldfield Road (keep straight, Oldfield becomes Old West Saanich Road - *do not turn right on Old West Saanich Road),

Right - West Saanich Road,

Right - Willingdon, Road

Right - East Saanich Road,

Left – Wallace Drive,

Right – Amity Drive,

Right - Central Saanich Road,

Left - East Saanich Road (only for 50m),

Right - Central Saanich Road,

Right - Keating Cross Road,

Left – Oldfield Road,

Left – Brookleigh Road.

Sprint Bike Course Description:

Left – Brookleigh Road,

Left – Oldfield Road (keep straight, Oldfield becomes Old West Saanich Road - *do not turn right on Old West Saanich Road),

Right - West Saanich Road,

Right - Keating Cross Road,

Right – Oldfield Road,

Left – Brookleigh Road.

RUN

The Victoria Half is famous for its incredible 2-loop lakeside trail course around Elk and Beaver Lakes.  The trail is flat and soft taking participants on a trek through tall forest trees and beautiful lake views.  The run course will be well supported with course marshals, Aid Stations and KM markings to get you to your finish line at Hamsterly Beach!

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COURSE DISTANCES

Half Iron: 1.9K Swim / 90K Bike / 21K Run

Sprint: 750m Swim / 20K Bike / 5K Run

Aqua Bike: 1.9K Swim / 90K Bike

Half Iron Relay: 1.9K Swim / 90K Bike / 21K Run

Virtual Events: Half Iron / Sprint / Aqua Bike