Peach Classic Triathlon 2024

Event Dates:
  • Sun July 7, 2024 7:00 AM
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One of the oldest and most prestigious triathlons in the country.
 
The Peach Classic was started in 1983, we will be celebrating its 40th year this year on July 7th, 2024. Come join us for a fun day of swim-bike-run in the ancestral home of triathlon in Canada. Recently the Penticton Triathlon Club a non-profit entity took over the operations of the Peach Classic. The 2024 Peach Classic is also home of the BC Championships Olympic (standard) distance Championships!

SWIM COURSE:

Try A Tri: 350m

Sprint: 750m

Standard: 1.5km

Cut-off time: 1 hour 10 min

Note: course maps are subject to final approval

Each swim course is a one-loop course within the City’s swim buoys, starting and finishing by the Penticton Peach at Okanagan Beach. On-water safety is led by Hoodoo Adventures.

Transition:

After the swim, head to your assigned bike spot to put on your bike shoes & helmet. Once you’re ready to leave transition, run or walk your bike to the MOUNT line. Change tents will not be provided.

BIKE COURSE

Try A Tri: 10km

Sprint: 20km

Standard: 40km

Cut-off times: To be determined.

From the transition area all athletes will head west along Lakeshore Drive to the roundabout at the famous S.S Sicamous Boat then back along Lakeshore Drive and up Vancouver Hill. At the top of the hill, cyclists will do an out-and-back loop using Middle Bench and Tupper intersections. Athletes will then travel out to Naramata Road to the end turnaround points for each distance.

Try A Tri: Turnaround located approximately TBD km at LOCATION TBD m (TBD feet) total elevation gain.

Individual Sprint: Turnaround located approximately 13km at 1725 Naramata Rd. 210m (688 feet) total elevation gain.

Standard / Olympic: This course continues along Naramata Road to North Naramata Road (stay to the right) which is the Naramata Village intersection. Turnaround located approximately TBD km at Sun Rock Lookout (aka Painted Rock). 432m (1,417 feet) total elevation gain.

After each turnaround, head back towards Penticton along Naramata Road, turn right onto Corbishley Drive, follow around the backside of Munson Mountain, and back down Vancouver Hill to transition.

Note: The bike dismount line (monitored by Triathlon BC Officials) will be located several meters in front of a Bike Course finish banner. The timing mat is at the Bike finish after the dismount line. This will be the ‘bike in’ time for all events. All turnaround locations are fully monitored and controlled. Course maps are subject to final approval.

Transition:

After dismounting at the line, run or walk your bike back to your assigned bike rack spot. Rack your bike and then undo your helmet. Then head out of transition to the run. There will be change tents for men and women.

Aid Stations:

Aid stations, water and Tailwind will be available on race morning at transition, athletes are responsible for their hydration and on-course nutrition beyond that point.

Run Course

Try A Tri: 2.5km

Sprint: 5km

Standard: 10km

Cut-off time: Combined bike and run course 3 hours.

From the transition area all athletes will head east on Lakeshore Drive to Okanagan Park, then follow the pathway through the park and behind the Art Gallery. Follow the sidewalk on Marina Way to Abbott Street. Turn right to tackle Abbott Street (steep hill!) and left on Vancouver Ave. Follow Vancouver Ave. to Vancouver Place and turn left. Athletes will join the crushed gravel KVR trail at the end of Vancouver Place.

Try A Tri: The exact course is yet to be set, but the intent is that it will be an easy course, likely going down to the Sicamous and back past the finish line and then turning around and coming back to the finish.

Sprint: Athletes will turn around at 1.2km into the KVR trail; this will be well marked. Return via the same route back to the finish!

Standard: Athletes will do a 3.7km run on the scenic KVR trail through vineyards and orchards and over the trestle away from traffic. The turnaround is 300m past Davenport Ave. 1 loop only.

Note: All turnaround locations are well marked, fully monitored, and controlled. Course maps are subject to final approval.

Finish Line!

After crossing the finish line, please ensure a volunteer removes your timing chip before you leave the finish chute area. Don’t forget to thank your Volunteer!

Aid Stations:

Since each run course is an out and back loop, you will pass each aid station twice and there are three total. For the Try A Tri, there is one at the start of the run, and then again at the XYZ. For the Sprint Distance, there is one at the start of the run, one at 2.5km and 7.5km on the way back. For the Standard Distance, there is one at the start of the run, one at the entrance to the KVR at 1.25km, then at 3.75km and 8.75km on the way back.