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The 28th annual Edmonton Marathon Family Festival Weekend (August 17-18, 2019).
With over 4,500 participants over the race weekend, the energy of a downtown Start/Finish line has generated a lot of excitement with more spectators, an increase in volunteer involvement and a better experience for runners.

"Join us at the world class Edmonton Convention Centre downtown and get ready to take in the City and River Valley views, runs through beautiful established neighborhoods, and enjoy the thrill of running down Jasper Avenue as the crowds cheer you on!"
"This Event draws national attention as it is a certified Boston Marathon Qualifier for 2020."

A few shots with skyrise views in mind, of course !
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World Triathlon Championship Finals return to Edmonton​

August 18, 2021

All eyes will be on Edmonton from August 20–22, 2021, when the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals take place at William Hawrelak Park. This highly prestigious, international event will see the world’s best triathletes race through scenic Hawrelak Park and throughout Edmonton’s expansive river valley.

A proud and proven host of many major international sports events, Edmonton last hosted the International Triathlon Union Grand Final in 2014, leaving a lasting legacy for the sport of triathlon in our city.

Road Closures and Detours
A number of road closures will be in effect during the triathlon to ensure the safety of competitors, volunteers and spectators. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid driving delays.

Saturday, August 21 (6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.):
  • Groat Road, from 87 Avenue to Emily Murphy Park Road
  • Emily Murphy Park Road, from Groat Road to 116 Street
  • Saskatchewan Drive, from 116 Street to 110 Street
  • 116 Street, from Saskatchewan Drive to Edinboro Road
  • Edinboro Road, from 116 Street to 118 Street
  • 118 Street, from Edinboro Road to Saskatchewan Drive
  • Saskatchewan Drive, from 87 Avenue to 118 Street

Sunday, August 22 (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.):
  • Emily Murphy Park Road, from Groat Road to 116 Street
  • 116 Street, from Saskatchewan Drive to Edinboro Road
  • Edinboro Road, from 116 Street to 118 Street
  • 118 Street, from Edinboro Road to Saskatchewan Drive
  • Saskatchewan Drive, from 118 Street to 87 Avenue
  • Groat Road, from 87 Avenue to 111 Avenue

Free ETS Shuttle Service
On Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, free shuttle buses will run betweenWindsor Car Park (9217 116 Street) and Hawrelak Park. Parking is available at Windsor Car Park for $5.50.

Shuttle buses will run approximately every five minutes during the following times:
  • Saturday, August 21:
  • 5:30 – 7:30 a.m.
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • 12:15 – 1:20 p.m.
  • 3:20 – 4:05 p.m.
  • 6:05 – 8:30 p.m. (or until the park is cleared)
  • Sunday, August 22:
  • 5:30 – 7:30 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (or until the park is cleared)
  • There is one courtesy bus stop each way between Windsor Car Park and Hawrelak Park.
  • Bus Stop #2851 (116 Street /87 Avenue WB)
  • Bus Stop #2666 (117 Street /87 Avenue EB)

Please note that shuttle buses may be delayed due to road closures and ongoing races.
Bus routes 51 and 902 will also be on detour on August 21-22.
Masks are still mandatory on transit. Please dispose of non-reusable masks properly once your transit journey is over.

Parking
Public parking will be unavailable at William Hawrelak Park during the following times:
  • Aug 18 to 20: No vehicle access until after 1 p.m.
  • August 21 & 22: No vehicle access all day

Parking is not permitted on the course. Please obey all signage. Tag and tow will be in effect.

Spectators can park at the Windsor Car Park for a flat rate of $5.50, and catch the free ETS shuttle to Hawrelak Park.

Park Access
William Hawrelak Park will be closed to the public during the following training times:
  • August 18 & 19: 5 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • August 20: 5 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
William Hawrelak Park will not be accessible to public vehicles during the following event times:
  • August 21: 5 a.m. – 7:35 p.m.
  • August 22: 5 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Emily Murphy Park will be closed to the public for the duration of the event.

Why not ride your bike to Hawrelak Park? Public bike racks will be set up in the park. Spectators can stay in the park to watch the action, or venture out on the bicycle and running course to get a closer look at their favourite triathletes.

Where to Watch
Spectators are invited to watch the U23 and Elite races on Saturday, August 21; however there are limited spots in the grandstand seating area. Reserve your free seats here.

Spectators are also invited to come out and cheer on athletes during the community events on Friday, August 20 and Sunday, August 22. Tickets are not required to watch these events.

The best places to watch the action can be found here.

Kinsmen Aquatic Centre Closure
The Kinsmen Sports Centre aquatic facility will be closed to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 19 for athlete training.

COVID-19 Protocols
To ensure the health and safety of participants and spectators, the event organizers have put the following protocols in place during the event:
  • Park capacity will be at 15 per cent for adequate distancing
  • Masks will be provided for those who would like them
  • It is recommended all visitors to the park be fully vaccinated
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For more information:
edmonton.triathlon.org
takeETS.com
edmonton.ca/TrafficDisruptions

Media contact:
Karen McDonnell
Communications Advisor
Communications and Engagement
780-619-8325

Lindsay Harrison
Director, Marketing, Communications & Partnerships
World Triathlon Series Edmonton
2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals
780-717-2757​
 
Edmonton has been announced as the first host site this year for a newer world triathlon event on July 23-24 featuring $1 million in prize money.

Along with more money, more of the city will be showcased on this broadcast event as the race is double the distance of previous triathlons and will feature more closed roads as the 100km race weaves through the city - a 2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run.

After switching from sprint triathlons to these longer distances, Paula Findlay has found success again with several wins last year - she will be here for this race.

 

L'Etape by Tour de France is coming to Edmonton on August 14th and we're the only Canadian city participating!​

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register and more info click here!

 
Anyone down in Old Strathcona tonight, the Canadian Criterium. about 80-100 riders on a short closed course in the white ave area. Should be a wild exciting time. lots of high speed action and crashes.
 
Waterdale Bridge queen E park will be lively this weekend with the return of the Baby Watercross races Saturday and Sunday. And this year there will be a night race , the zombie cross. Looks like great weather.
 
Be aware that Canadian Cycling Champs are this week. Starts tomorrow. Time trial , then move to the city streets for Sat Sun and Mon. Groat road, River Rd 100ave, Victoria Park hill and around the Leg are all closed this weekend. The old Strathcona on Monday for the Crit.

Some big time riders again this year. Paula Findely is back to defend her Time trial championship. and Derek Gee on the Mens side.( Derek just race the Giro ditalia a few weeks ago and finished in the top 20. with a few podium finishes.) There are a number of women pros as well.

https://www.donorthevents.ca/canadian-road-cycling-championships
 
Be aware that Canadian Cycling Champs are this week. Starts tomorrow. Time trial , then move to the city streets for Sat Sun and Mon. Groat road, River Rd 100ave, Victoria Park hill and around the Leg are all closed this weekend. The old Strathcona on Monday for the Crit.

Some big time riders again this year. Paula Findely is back to defend her Time trial championship. and Derek Gee on the Mens side.( Derek just race the Giro ditalia a few weeks ago and finished in the top 20. with a few podium finishes.) There are a number of women pros as well.

https://www.donorthevents.ca/canadian-road-cycling-championships

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Roads are all open again, Some pretty good racing all weekend, the capper was the Elite Crit last night on White Ave. Speed up to 65kph on the roads. Some pretty big names from the international tour teams as well.
the 20 bike crash on the opening lap of the Elite men's race on Groat rd was spectacular.
There were rumours floating of creating a national Crit series and White Ave would be a great location for a Saturday night race.
 
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Ride like you’re in the Tour de France and add Canada’s scenic landscape (and a moose or two)! L’Étape Canada by Tour de France is one of 28 worldwide amateur cycling events created to make you feel like a true Tour de France champion. Race on a course designed by Tour de France experts and Yellow Jersey holder Alex Stieda. Ridden on closed or partially-closed roads right in your own backyard. If you own a bike, this event is for you - beginners to seasoned cyclists welcome!
 

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