iathlon is back up and running after a year off due to the refit at Ravensong Pool, and as expected, the field is filling up fast.
The 15th running of the Quality Foods Qualicum Beach Triathlon returns Sunday, June 26.
“Since the pool is open once again and looking great, we’re back and want everyone to know the triathlon is on,” says David Kazakoff, long-serving keeper of the times and member of the host Tri Athletics Society.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre, as well as The Outsider store or from the new website at qualicumbeachtriathlon.com
Organizers of the popular event were looking to do something special for its return so “we had a contest, open to the area students, to design the T-shirt. We were especially happy with the quality of the responses and were unable to pick just one design.”
The two designs they did choose to put on the T-shirts — this is the first time in event history they have gone with two designs — were done by Serena-Jane Nixon and Yasmine Addiscott, both from Kwalikum Secondary School.
“We also liked the design by Ally Campagnolo from Ballenas Secondary School,” said Kazakoff. “It was a difficult choice.”
“We also have a lot of new people on the race committee. Pheona is back once again as race director and we’re all excited about re-establishing the tradition for another year. Even though it’s the 15th year for the event, without having an event last year, it feels in a lot of ways like we’re starting over.
“We are very fortunate to have most of our sponsors back again and as always, we are also looking for volunteers to help out on the day of the event,” said David.
Anyone interested in helping out can contact volunteer co-ordinator Michelle at 250-586-3344.