Distances / Start Times


Challenge your school teacher to create a team of three and try something new! 

Represent your school in the Creek Classic Triathlon Elementary, Middle or High School Challenge  
Compete against teams within your school and school teams from the Tri City

Your team can include athletes from different grades, example:

swimmer from grade 4, biker from grade 2, runner from grade 5.

Date: Sunday April 26, 2020
Hyde Creek Recreation Centre in Port Coquitlam

Elementary Schools: Swim - 100 m / Bike - 4 km / Run - 1 km            /  8:10 AM

Middle Schools:         Swim - 200 m / Bike - 8 km / Run - 2.5 km        /  8:35 AM 

High Schools:            Swim - 300 m / Bike - 10 km / Run - 3.5 km      /  9:10 AM

  Date / Venue

Leigh Elementary Team - 2010 Cup Winners

Swim to Bike​

  • Biker waits on pool deck by female change room (see course maps page)
  • Biker wears bib number and timing chip
  • When swimmer touches the wall at finish point the biker starts WALKING to transition area (no need to tag)
  • Biker must cross the blue timing mats located outside of the pool
  • See Transition area regulations on triathlon's main page 

Bike to Run

  • Runner waits at the Chip Exchange area out side the pool (see map)
  • Runner is wearing bib number
  • When biker comes back the runner takes the timing chip from biker and places it above ankle and on the out side of leg (see picture above)

  Event / Notes

Schools will earn points for each team entered in the event. The points will be awarded based on the final results list.  

The more teams your school entered the greater the chance of winning the Elementary, Middle and High School Challenge Cup. The Cup will be awarded on a yearly basis to the school with the highest number of points. The Cup will be returned to TRIO Sport Events the following year to be defended or passed on to the next years' winning school.

The individual event participants (all three events done alone) will not contribute to the School Challenge points total. They will be placed and scored in their individual age category.

For Points System table click here

Each team member must sign the waiver form (Parent / Guardian for athletes under 19 yrs of age).

The teacher or parent must sign your team's Registration Form; this will be considered as confirmation that your team represents your school and that minimum two of the team participants are from the same school.

This is a Relay Team event with three or two team participants.  Each person on your team does one leg of the race (swim, bike, run) or in the event where you only have two team members one person will need to do two legs of the race (typically one person swims and runs and one person bikes). 

Note: At minimum two team participants must be from the same school to qualify this team for the School Challenge event.

Relay and Individual option

If the Relay Team member would like to do the race as individual (all three legs of the race alone) participant - it is possible.

​Here are the details how to do it:

  • The person doing both events (individual and relay) would have to be the swimmer for the team and then continue the race as single participant;                                                                                                                                                                                                                IMPORTANT:
  • The person doing both events (individual and relay) has to be the same age as the individual category that swims the same distance as the Relay she/he will swim for.   The chart below shows the details regarding an age requirements:                                                                         - Elementary School Challenge Relay swims 100 m (see Distances / Start Times above); the swimmer for the Relay who also wants to do the individual race needs to be 10 years old or younger since 100 m is swam by the 7-10 yrs individual category;                                             - Middle School Challenge Relay swims 200 m (see Distances / Start Times above); the swimmer for the Relay who also wants to do the individual race needs to be 13 years old or younger since 200 m is swam by the 11-13 yrs individual category;                                               - High School Challenge Relay swims 300 m (see Distances / Start Times above); the swimmer for the Relay who also wants to do the individual race needs to be 16 years old or younger since 300 m is swam by the 14-16 yrs individual category; If the swimmer is 17 yrs or older she/he will need to register in the Adult Short Course event - details here

Individual participants

The students who will only do the race as individual participant and will NOT be part of any school relay team will need to register separate following the guidelines outlined on the Creek Classic Triathlon & Duathlon main page for individual participants. They should NOT use the School Challenge registration form to register for their event. Those students will start their event with the individual category (times outlined on the triathlon's main page) and NOT with their school's teams.


Creek Classic Triathlon & Duathlon / Elementary, Middle & High School Challenge 

  Points System / Awards

Each Relay Team will get two Race Bib Numbers and one Timing Chip. 

The Race Numbers must be worn by Biker and Runner.

The Timing Chip must be worn by Biker and it will have to be passed on to the Runner

The timing chip will be on an elastic band that needs to be places above the ankle on the out side of leg (see picture)

 SITE LAYOUT - click here for map 

  Registration / Payment

       School Challenge Team Relay Registration Form       download here

                                                         Waiver Form only       download here

                                      School Package for Teachers       download here

  Race Number and Timing Chip  

See you at the race !

Deadline for registering your team - Wednesday April 22, 2020.  

Registration Fee = $33 per Team ($11 per team member)    All fees include GST   

  • In person - Drop off Registration Form and payment - cheque (payable to: TRIO Sport Events)                                                or cash at Running Room, Port Coquitlam
  • Mail - Registration Form and payment (cheque only) to: TRIO Sport Events       ​                                                                                      122-1055 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam BC, V3B 8C3
  • Call or email us to organize the drop off of the registration forms and payments 

​For more general information on the event please visit the Creek Classic Triathlon & Duathlon main web page or call us.