QB Triathlon seeks volunteers

Sixteenth annual event set for Sunday, June 24 in Qualicum Beach

The 16th running of the Quality Foods Qualicum Beach Triathlon (aka the QBT), is fast approaching, and organizers are looking for a few good men and women to help out.

“And we also want to let people know that for the first time they can register online,” committee member Sandie Wassbauer said this week, adding they are hoping people will take advantage of this paperless way to sign up.

Online registration, which also comes with a discount, closes at midnight on June 16.

Slated for in and around the Ravensong Aquatic Center Sunday, June 24, start time is 8 a.m. and will include participants ranging in age from four to 70-something, with every participant, and all the volunteers getting a commemorative QBT T-shirt.

Race pack pick-up goes Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and a new Tri BC rule this year requires all participants to show a valid ID.

Sponsored by the Tri-Athletics Society, the QBT features something for everyone, from the full meal deal for adults, which is 400m swim (16 laps of Ravensong), 18km bike, and 5K run on the trails behind RAC, to the Youth (12-17) who do a 200m swim, 9 km bike and 2.5km run; to the Minors, aged 8-11 (100m swim, 4.5km ride and 1km run) and of course the TiniTris (one width of the pool with a short bike ride across the parking lot and a small run to the finish line).

“It’s open to anybody … individuals or teams,” said Wassbauer, the race pack pick up coordinator, adding “we’ve had people come from as far away as Ontario to be part of it.”

 

Anyone interested in volunteering for the 2012 QBT can email qbtri@qualicumbeachtriathlon.com.