Age groupers are at the heart of Triathlon New Brunswick
Is your goal simply to cross the finish line, or do you want to aim as high as you can in the amateur world? Either way, age-groupers are your people. The age-group stream includes athletes of all ages and abilities united in their pursuit of the triathlon lifestyle. Some are first time participants, while others are dedicated athletes who have represented Canada at Age Group championships or participated in Ironmans. By definition an age-group athlete or para-athlete is an amateur athlete 16 years or older. Age-groupers are categorized according to gender and age bracket (16-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc.). The word “amateur” may be misleading: some age-groupers have their sights on earning a spot in the Age-Group Team Canada world championships or turning Pro.
The Canadian Age-Group World Championship Teams consist of top performing age-group athletes and para-athletes in Canada who earn a spot at a Qualification Race to represent Canada on the world stage at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships. Team members have the unique opportunity to proudly represent their country, participate in a unique team environment and celebrate their sport within the global multisport community. The age-group team is one hundred percent self-funded.
Each year, there are two world championship events. Details for the 2019 events are listed below. More information about the 2019 events will be posted as soon as they are available.
Para-triathletes compete in age-group competition according to their classification. If they are not officially classified through the ITU process, para-triathletes can always race locally in a self-identified “Open Paratriathlon”.
For information on competition rules, qualifying events, fees and more, please click here.
In 2019, in lieu of a Provincial Championship, we will be hosting the Atlantic Championships at the Harvey Days Triathlon on August 11. This event will also have 2020 World qualifying slots for both Sprint and Olympic distance Triathlon. For more race and registration information, please refer to their website.
2019 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival
Date: April 27th to May 4th, 2019Location: Pontevedra, Spain
2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final
Date: August 29th to September 1st, 2019Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
2020 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final
Date: August 20th to August 23rd, 2020
Location: Edmonton, Canada
2020 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival
Date: September 4th to September 12th, 2020
Location: Almere, Netherlands