Adult Races

Olympic + Olympic Relay

Swim 1.5k, Bike 40km, Run 10km  –  Sunday, August 21

This race is our most popular one. It sends the cyclists up the legendary Knox Mountain, then over rolling terrain towards Glenmore back into town. Lined with spectators and marshalls, the bike course will for sure put a smile on every racer’s face! The run follows the shoreline of Lake Okanagan and is flat. This race represents the BC Provincial Championships for Standard (Olympic) distance for 2016, which means the winners are awarded special TriBC medals and enter the draw for the amazing prize packages (see announcement).

RELAY: The Olympic distance race can be done in a relay with a total of 3 people racing (one swimmer, one cyclist, one runner). The distances remain the same. There are different categories to compete in (Open Male, Open Female, Open Mixed and Family).


Swim 750m, Bike 20km, Run 5km  –  Sunday, August 21

A shorter version of the Olympic race with half the distance in each discipline. This non-drafting race is a great start for new triathletes or a hard and fast effort for seasoned short-distance athletes. It is also a great warmup for longer races in the following weeks such as Challenge Penticton.

Super Sprint / Try-a-Tri

Swim 300m, Bike 10km, Run 3km  –  Saturday, August 20 Many people have commented that they would like to try a triathlon but were nervous about the swim. We have a solution. It’s called our Super Sprint. An amazing high octane training sessions for all triathletes but also a great way to Try-a-Tri for those who are after a short distance to test the waters. A short 300m (12 lengths of a 25m. pool) in warm and calm Lake Okanagan.

Corporate Challenge Sprint Relay

Swim 400m, Bike 10km, Run 3km  –  Saturday, August 20

Enjoy the warm waters of Lake Okanagan and race through the streets of Kelowna on a morning of fun, fitness, and friendly competition.

Get together a three-person team: one swimmer, one cyclist and a runner, and challenge friends, family and other business teams!

The 3-person teams can have male and female members. The Corporate Challenge Sprint Relay will start with a 400m swim at Tugboat beach, followed by a 10km bike ride through downtown Kelowna and completes with a 3km run through the downtown area and along the lake. Use this opportunity to build team spirit or to show your competitors what you’re made of!


Super Sprint  |  Sprint  |  Olympic Distance  –  Sunday, August 21

Paratriathletes are welcome to enter the race alongside all other age groupers. There is a specific Paratriathlete question on when you sign up so we will be aware of who you are. If you have any specific needs or if we can assist in any way prior to race day please let us know using the CONTACT form.

Kids & Youth Races

Youth and Junior Draft Legal – Project 24 Race Series

Swim 400m, Bike 10km, Run 3km  –  Saturday, August 20

The Apple Triathlon is proud to be part of Project 24 Youth and Junior Race Series. This exciting Super Sprint format will see a single wave of male and female athletes from both the Youth and Juniors battle it out on the same course. Designed to create a critical mass, previously lacking in the separate wave format, this really changes up the tactics. For more information visit TriBC’s Youth + Junior Series page HERE and also  Triathlon Canada Youth + Junior Race Series GUIDELINES


The Youth races is open for athletes aged 13 – 15 as of December 31st, 2016.


The Junior race is open to athletes aged 16 – 19 as of December 31st, 2016.

]The 2016 Junior race is also BC’s Junior Provincial Championships. Junior race BC Champions are awarded special TriBC medals and are entered into the draw for the TriBC prize packages (see announcement).

8 – 15 Years

8 & 9 yrs  |  Swim 100m, Bike 5km (1 lap), Run 1km
10 & 11 yrs  |  Swim 200m, Bike 5km (1 lap), Run 2km
12 & 13 yrs  |  Swim 300m, Bike 10km (2 laps), Run 3km
14 & 15 yrs  |  Swim 400m, Bike 10km (2 laps), Run 3km
16 – 19 yrs  |  Swim 400m, Bike 10km (2 laps), Run 3km

All Saturday, August 20

Please not that some of the longer race distances have been changed. These now reflect the same Super Sprint distances raced by the Youth and Juniors.

( * The 16 – 19 yrs category also has the option of a full Sprint Distance race on Sunday in the 16-19 yr old Age Group)

Kids of Steel triathlons are meant to offer kids and young adults the opportunity to experience the sport of triathlon in a positive environment. The distances are much shorter than those in adult triathlons, and change as participants mature. Most kids are fit enough to finish a Kids of Steel triathlon successfully and have fun at the same time.

Review the KOS RULES here. You might also find this PARENT GUIDE guide on long term athletic development useful.