2007 Edmonton BG Triathlon World Cup

24 Jun, 2007 • Edmonton, Canada • Event Website
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Pasta Party at the Westin Hotel on Friday June 22 from 6-9pm.  All athletes receive a complimentary ticket to this event.  Extra tickets will be available at the door for $25.00.

Here’s a news release for our news section:

Edmonton to Host Last Year of BG Triathlon World Cup

May 2007

Ten years ago, Edmonton tested its waters to see if it had what it takes to host a triathlon event. Four years later, it hosted one of the most successful triathlon World Championships in history. The 2001 ITU World Championships set the stage for six more years of triathlon world cup action. Now, the World Cup Triathlon committee and its army of approximately 400 volunteers prepare to host the Edmonton BG Triathlon World Cup at Hawrelak Park for the very last time.

Its been a long, but amazing run. It was a great experience. Weve met so many wonderful people, but were ready to pass the torch on to another Canadian city, says executive director Sheila OKelly. 

In the past 10 years, organizers and triathlon lovers have witnessed some of the most unforgettable events in triathlon history. In the summer of 2000, Canadians eagerly watched Canadian Simon Whitfield take home Gold for triathlon at the Olympic Summer Games in Sydney.

Theres always more energy and excitement towards Edmontons Triathlon World Cup when people know Simon will be here. He has a large fan base in Edmonton, and were more than thrilled to have him here for our very last year, says event manager Coleen Majeau.

Whitfield wont be the only Canadian in attendance to celebrate Edmontons 10 Years of Triathlon, among others, Edmontonian Paul Tichelaar will compete as a member of the Canadian National Triathlon team as well. 

Whitfield and Tichelaar arent wasting their time forecasting the unpredictable Canadian weather. In 2004, the most severe hailstorm in 200 years forced the cancellation of the mens world cup event. When asked to describe the event, OKelly is able to sum up the day in one word - memorable.

Memorable indeed, but the committee intends to top any previous Edmonton World Cup event and make this years Triathlon World Cup the biggest and best yet. The elite athlete line up is nearly filled and looks very promising, and each day more people are signing up for the age-group triathlon. This event provides triathletes of any ability the opportunity to race on a world-class course.

On Sunday, June 24, at Hawrelak Park, the worlds best triathletes will compete in Edmonton one last time for a chance to win $100,000 in prize money, and to earn valuable qualifying points for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

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Contact:
Razanne Abou-Ghanim
Edmonton World Cup Triathlon
Communications
780.990.0464
Fax: 780.990.0465
faq@triedmonton.com

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Athletes Briefing:

Friday, June 22- Westin Hotel

Coaches briefing
1615h - 1700h
Athlete briefing
1700h - 1800h

Stadium Plan
Run and Swim course map.
Bike map.

Prize Money:

100,000 USD


Media notes:

Friday, June 22 - CBC Foyer, Edmonton City Centre

Media Conference
1:30pmh - 1400h

Event Schedule

Sunday June 24, 2007
Pan American Junior Championship 0700h
Age Group Triathlon 0800h
Elite Women 13:30
Elite Men 15:45
Awards 18:00

Closest Airport

Edmonton International Airport

Local Transportation

Free return transportation from the Edmonton International airport to the Westin Hotel or Lister Hall campus will be provided to all athletes on Sky Shuttle service.  However, to take advantage of this service, athletes must book in advance by contacting us at coleen@triedmonton.com.

DEADLINE to book IS JUNE 15TH

Shuttle service from Lister Hall campus to the Westin Hotel for the athlete briefing and pasta party is available free of charge.

Schedule for Friday June 22, 2007.

Departing from Lister Hall to the Westin Hotel at 1530h.
Departing from the Westin Hotel to Lister Hall campus at 2000h.
Departing from the Westin Hotel to Lister Hall campus at 2030h.

Driving Force
Vehicle Rentals/Sales/Leasing
Go the the website below for special deals on car rentals for the Edmonon BG Triathlon World Cup.
http://www.drivingforce.ca/specials-triathlon

Host Hotel

Westin Hotel
10135 - 100 Street
Edmonton AB, Canada
T5J 0N7

SORRY: THE WESTIN IS SOLD OUT!

Reservations:
melissa.hamelin@westin.com

http://www.westin.com
780 426-3636

Homestay

catherine.buhr@shaw.com

  • Website
    http://www.triedmonton.com
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  • Phone
    1 780 990 0464
  • Fax
    1 780 990 0465
  • Address

    #400 10707 - 100Ave. Edmonton AB, Canada T5J 3M1

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2007 Edmonton World Cup - Men