Beat the Cold Winter Triathlon returns in 2021, giving us all a chance to get out an play in the snow, while also contributing to a great cause.REGISTER
This year, we’re going virtual.
Choose your course, choose your time, and email us screenshots of your participation to enter daily prize draws!
This year’s race is focused on your story and why you’re choosing to beat the cold. When you send us a screenshot of your completed course (including a selfie or group shots of your relay team), tell us why you decided to race this year. Please email by 6:00 p.m. CST to be entered into the daily draw prize. Any emails sent after 6:00 p.m. will carry over and be drawn with the next days entries.
The best part about this race?
All profits go directly to 1JustCity’s overnight warming centre, Just a Warm Sleep. Every night in December and through to March, Just a Warm Sleep invites up to 30 people experiencing homelessness into its outreach site in Osborne Village for a night of safe, warm sleep. There will also be awesome prizes for your fundraising efforts that will support Just a Warm sleep.
Race period is February 5-15, 2021. Complete your course at any point during this time.
Option 1, Challenge the Course – Individual or Relay Team
Complete the original course set up on the Red and Assiniboine River Trails at The Forks in downtown Winnipeg. Event participants will challenge the 5km run, a 5km bike, and a 5km skate course. The start line, finish line, and turnaround points on the course will be marked with Beat The Cold signs. Please note that the Forks River Trail is an open, public course. We urge all of our participants to run, cycle, and skate safely and to be respectful to everyone else on the trails. All participants must abide by all public health restrictions in place at the time of the race.
Option 2, Challenge Yourself – Individual or Relay Team
Create your own event and be creative with your sports to complete your own multistage, multisport challenge over any distance, anywhere in the world! Your race must have at least two different outdoor sports over three distinct stages. Again, we strongly advise participants to be safe and respectful on public trails or roadways, and to abide by all public health restrictions in place at the time of the race.
Submit Your Results – Win Prizes
However you participate, results can be recorded and submitted via Strava file, tracking app screen shot, or even just a photo of your watch. Submit your times to . Entries must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. the day you race to be counted. Otherwise, they’ll carry over and be drawn with the next day’s entries.
The event serves as a fundraiser for 1JustCity – helping to ensure that Winnipeg’s homeless are able to find a warm place to sleep on the coldest nights.
Just for registering, you automatically get a free race buff!
Raise $40 — you get a race buff and a coffee from Fools and Horses.
Raise $60 — you get a race buff, free coffee, and 1 free drop-in yoga class (online) from Modo Yoga.
Raise $100 — you get a race buff, free coffee, and 1 month of free online yoga classes (online) from Modo Yoga.
Additional Triathlon Club Challenge
Each club with over 50% participation will have prizes for the whole club. Plus, more prizes for more participation. The club with the highest participation on Feb. 16, 2021 will take home the Club Challenge Prize.
If 50% of your club participates (minimum $20/person), the whole club gets 1 free drop-in yoga class (online) from Modo Yoga.
If 90% of your club participates (minimum $20/person), the whole club gets 1 free month of yoga classes (online) from Modo Yoga.
Registration Options & Pricing
Challenge the Course – Solo Entry: $40.00 ($35 for members of Triathlon Manitoba)
Challenge the Course – Relay Entry: $60.00 ($55 if one of the team members belongs to Triathlon Manitoba)
Challenge Yourself – Solo Entry: $40.00 ($35 for members of Triathlon Manitoba)
Challenge Yourself – Relay Entry: $60.00 ($55 if one of the team members belongs to Triathlon Manitoba)