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September 10, 2022 is RACE DAY

The RACE is on! Well almost. We are planning and getting ready to see you all in September. Bike-Paddle-Run, trails, rivers and campsites. What more do you need?

Race Info

The answers you need for race day

Join us for the 2nd Kapâwinihk Wilderness Triathlon.

What is Kapâwinihk ? - Kapâwinihk is Cree for Athabasca Landing.

The race will start at the Athabasca River Front. You will be travelling down the Athabasca River, during this time, you will be on two different treaty lands: Treaty 6 and Treaty 8. 

What is this race all about? 

This is a multi-sport race that can be done as a solo or a team of two or three.​

  • Cross-country bike ride in the Muskeg Creek trails. This ride is fun! If you are looking for a challenge, the climbs are there for you. If you are looking for fun, the downhills will have your hair blowing in the wind.

  • Paddle down the Athabasca River. This is where you have the choice to push your hardest and race or enjoy the ride.

  • Run in the trail system at River Meadows RV Park, crossing creeks, logs, and hill climbs. 

Race Distances and options

All race categories can be done solo, a team of two or a team of three. We encourage everyone of all ages and abilities to take part. The one stipulation is the person on the river must be a minimum age of 13 years old. 

You have an option for the paddle section to use a canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Teams taking part in the canoe option can have two people in the canoe. 

Standard distances (for all race categories - canoe-kayak-paddleboard) 

  • 20KM Bike - 8 KM Paddle - 10 KM trail run

Sprint distance (for all race categories - canoe-kayak-paddleboard) 

  • 10KM Bike - 8 KM Paddle - 6.5 KM trail run

** All distances are subject to mother nature**

What is all included?

  • Custom brew beer from our friends at Dog Island Brewing

  • Pre-race snacks and amazing post-race food. That's right...we will have our famous Wilderness Balls ready for you! 

  • Awesome SWAG​​

  • Aid stations on all legs, On-site medical

  • Local hand-made finisher medal

  • Best ever finish line social

  • Camping is available right at the finish line at RIver Meadow RV Park

  • Green race experience

Race Day

We will be meeting at the Athabasca River Front Saturday, September 10, 2022. 

Race layout - Bike-Paddle-Run

07:30 - Race check-in

09:00 - Standard race start

09:15 - Sprint race start 

11:00 - Cut-off time, all participants must be on the river

13:00 - Cut-off time for all paddlers. All participants must be off the water

All bikes left will be placed in a locked trailer for a later pick-up. There will be a ride available for solo participants from the finish line back to town.

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Athabasca, Alberta


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