Due to the Extreme Cold Warning, the Beat the Cold Winter Triathlon will not be going ahead tomorrow, but will instead be held on it’s alternate date – Sunday, February 17th.
With an overnight low of -31c and windchill well below that, the health and safety of racers and volunteers needs to take top priority. We hope to see everyone out on the 17th, but there are more details in the post below for those unable to attend.
And the really good news is that because of this event’s success, 25 more Winnipeggers will have a safe, warm place to sleep tonight and Beat the Cold.
Beat the Cold is a new event offering the chance to get outside and test yourself against Winnipeg’s winter conditions.
Whether you take on the challenge solo or with a team as a relay, competitors will enjoy Running, Cycling and Skating from The Forks, in the centre of Winnipeg. The event also 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. Further event and fundraising details are available via the registration link below.
Beat the Cold Winter Triathlon is returning for its second year!
Whether you take on the challenge solo or with a team as a relay, competitors will enjoy this year’s Run-Bike-Run event from The Forks, in the centre of Winnipeg.
The event also 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.REGISTER HERE
NOTES – In case of extreme weather alternate date is set for February 22, 2020.
We have a New Strava Club that we’d love for you to join.
While the club is a great way to stay connected with local triathletes, while learning and sharing new or favourite training routes, it also helps us set up and track the types of challenges we have planned for our members in 2021.
For our first challenge of 2021, we celebrate the job of the Beat the Cold team in delivering a route for the 2020 edition of the race, when unprecedented fall flooding meant no river trails were available for the event. That event used a 2.5km loop that crossed three bridges and took us all around The Forks.
Our January Challenge is to ride or run that loop. There’s no reward for doing it fast, just get out and do it and we’ll enter your name into the draw for prizes.
If you’re a member of our Strava Club, we’ll see your results on the Bike Leaderboard or Run Leaderboard pages, which we can filter for TriMB Club members to see every member who completed that segment in January.
If you’re not on Strava or if that segment is too far from where you live, no worries there either – just ride or run 2.5km in your own neighbourhood and let us know by tagging us on your post, sharing it with us on social media or even by e-mail. We want to include everyone, both to share the motivation and because our prizes are pretty awesome too!!
Finally, we require that anyone taking part in these challenges always respect the rules of the road, any public orders or restrictions in the region and behave in a way respectful to all other road or trail users.
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)