We’ve updated our FAQs to better help you plan and prepare for the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals (especially in these unprecedented times with COVID-19).
Will spectators be allowed, can my family/friends watch me race?
While we pride ourselves on being a spectator-friendly event, we will follow the COVID-19 protocols and restrictions in place in August regarding spectators and will continue to rely on municipal & provincial health guidelines to determine spectator policy. Please stay tuned for updates.
What will the policy be regarding masks?
At this time, we are planning for masks being mandatory for all (except athletes while competing), however we will continue to follow municipal & provincial health guidelines & updates.
Will there be on-site vendors? Beer Gardens?
A decision on on-site vendors including food and beverage will be made in April – please check back for updates.
Will there be a Sport Expo?
A decision on our Sport Expo will be made in April – please check back for updates.
Is there a possibility that this event will be postponed to 2022?
Currently there is no plan to postpone to 2022. If we are required to change the scope of the Championship Finals due to COVID-19, Edmonton would plan to deliver the Elite Men’s and Women’s Championship Final races in a ‘bubble format’ (pending health authority approval). However our hope is to have the full program if able, as approved by our municipal and provincial health authority and per federal travel guidelines.
If spectators aren’t allowed, how can I watch the elite race?
Regardless of spectator policy, the Elite Championship races will be televised live on CTV, TSN and Triathlonlive.
What is a ‘bubble’ scenario and what would this entail?
A ‘bubble’ scenario for World Triathlon Edmonton means only the Elite Men’s and Women’s Championship races will be held with a very limited number of delegates and with formal COVID-19 protocols in place.
Will there still be Opening and Closing Ceremony and Athletes Dinner?
At this time we are planning for an opening and closing ceremony, however these events may become virtual depending on what COVID-19 protocol and restrictions are in place.
Will there be a medal ceremony?
At this time we are planning for a medal ceremony, however this may become virtual depending on what COVID-19 protocol and restrictions are in place.
When will registration open for Community Events?
Community Events registration will not be available to athletes until June 2021. For more information about tentative events please review our schedule.
How will these events integrate COVID protocols and safety?
We are working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to ensure our event meets the highest standard of safety for all athletes. As we move closer to the event we will be able to provide more information specific to COVID protocols and safety developed in conjunction with AHS.
Will the public have access to restrooms?
The city provides public restrooms that are regularly cleaned and sanitized within Hawrelak Park for the public to use. If additional portable restrooms are available to the public on-site; they will comply with AHS regulations given the re-opening stage Alberta is in at the time of the event.
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