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ITU World Triathlon Edmonton

The eyes of the world will be on Edmonton on September 2, 3 & 4, 2016, as the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton comes to William Hawrelak Park. This highly prestigious, international event will feature world-class athletes from around the globe. Edmonton is the final stop in the ITU World Triathlon Series before the Grand Final in Cozumel.

ITU Triathlon Festival

Come for the race and stay for the party! Take a walk through the sports expo, choose from a variety of tasty food vendors, and quench your thirst in the kid-friendly beer gardens.

Dates: Saturday September 3 & Sunday September 4
Times: 11am–4pm
Location: Hawrelak Park
Admission: Free

Best places to watch the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton

There are more than 17 exhilarating events to watch over 3 spectacular days of racing. Check the schedule for race times. Spectators can stay in the park and cheer on the athletes from the comfort of the grandstand, or venture out on the bicycle and running course to get a closer look at their favourite triathletes.

Road Closures & Traffic Delays

A number of road closures will be in effect from Friday September 2 to Monday September 5 to ensure the safety of competitors, volunteers and spectators during both the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton and the Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial

Major travel delays can be expected. Motorists are urged to plan ahead. Use Whitemud Drive, Anthony Henday Drive, Low Level Bridge, James Mcdonald Bridge, 97 Avenue and 107 Street as alternate routes. For road closure information visit the Race Week page or the Current Traffic Disruptions Map for details.

Free ETS Shuttle Service

Free shuttle service will be available to and from Hawrelak Park during the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton. There will be a single shuttle circuit running between Windsor Car Park (116 Street and 92 Avenue), which will also stop at 116 Street and 87 Avenue to pick up and drop off passengers. 

The closest LRT stops to our complimentary shuttle service are Health Sciences/Jubilee Station or University Station. 

Paid spectator parking is available at the University of Alberta's Windsor, Stadium and Education Car Parks. 

Saturday September 3

Buses will run on a 10 minute service frequency from Windsor Car Park (116 Street and 92 Avenue) to Hawrelak Park starting at 5:30am. This shuttle will also stop at 116 Street and 87 Avenue to pick up and drop off passengers. The last departure from Hawrelak Park back to Windsor Car Park will be 7:30pm.

Sunday September 4*

Buses will run on a 10 minute service frequency from Windsor Car Park (116 Street and 92 Avenue) to Hawrelak Park starting at 5:30am. This shuttle will also stop at 116 Street and 87 Avenue to pick up and drop off passengers. The last departure from Hawrelak Park back to Windsor Car Park will be at 8:30pm.

*NOTE: On Sunday September 4 from 12–1pm and 2–3pm, shuttles will drop off passengers at the traffic circle at the corner of Groat Road and 87 Avenue, due to restrictions on the roadways around Hawrelak Park during the Elite races.

ETS Bus Detours

On Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4, routes ​128 ​and​ 130 will detoured as required and some bus stops will be temporarily relocated. Regular service is subject to fares. Visit takeETS.com/news for more information.

Buses Replace LRT North of Coliseum

LRT service north of Coliseum station will be suspended from September 3 – 5 for planned track work. Capital Line trains will still pull into Coliseum station. Shuttle buses marked “LRT Replacement” will provide service between Clareview, Belvedere, Coliseum LRT stations approximately every 7 – 8 minutes. Visit takeETS.com/news for details.

Parking

Parking is not available at Hawrelak Park. Paid spectator parking is available at the University of Alberta's Windsor, Stadium and Education Car Parks. Parking is not permitted on the course. A number of meters will be hooded. Please obey all signs, as illegally parked vehicles will be tagged and towed.

Bicycles

Why not ride your bike to Hawrelak Park? Public bike racks will be set up in the park. Spectators can stay in the park to watch the action, or venture out on the bicycle and running course to get a closer look at their favourite triathletes.

Taxis and Private Shuttles

Due to the event road closures, all taxis and private shuttles will drop off and pick up from the Northern Alberta Jubilee north ground parking lot near 87 Avenue and 115 Street. All guests may transfer to the Health Sciences LRT Station Circuit to access Hawrelak Park.

Park Access

William Hawrelak Park

William Hawrelak Park will be closed to vehicles from 4pm on Friday September 2 to the end of the day on Sunday September 4.

Emily Murphy Park

Due to road closures, there will be limited or no access into or out of Emily Murphy Park ​(including the boat launch)​​​ on the following dates and times: ​

  • Saturday September 3, from 6am–6:45pm 
  • Sunday September 4, from 6am–8:30pm

Government House Park

Due to road closures, there will be limited or no access into or out of Government House Park on the following dates and times: 

  • Saturday September 3, from 6am–6:45pm 
  • Sunday September 4, from 6am–8:30pm ​
Please note that access will be restricted the night prior, preventing early morning access.​

Victoria Park 

Access to Victoria Park will only be available via the westbound lanes of River Valley Road during the following times: 
  • Saturday September 3, from 5am–2:30pm 
  • Sunday September 4, from 6am–8:30pm ​
  • Monday September 5, from 5am–7pm
Please note that access will be restricted the night prior, preventing early morning parking.​

Victoria Golf Course Access

If you're visiting Victoria Golf Course and Driving Range over the Labour Day weekend, please be aware of access limitations:

Saturday September 3: 

Vehicle access is available via River Valley Road westbound and Groat Road southbound.

Sunday September 4: 

Access to the golf course will be by shuttle only. Free shuttles will be leaving from the Edmonton Ballpark west parking lot (96 Avenue, between 104 Avenue and Rossdale Road) every 30 minutes from 6:30–3:30pm and 8–10:20pm, and every 20 minutes from 4–8pm.

Monday September 5: 
River Valley Road will be closed to vehicles from 5am–7pm. However, traffic to and from the golf course will be permitted through a single access point that varies throughout the day.
  • 5am–1:30pm - Access to the golf course during this time will be available from 105 Street and River Valley Road only.
  • 1:30–7pm - Access to the golf course will be via northbound Groat Road across Groat Bridge only, and access from the golf course will be via southbound Groat Road across Groat Bridge only.
Please allow extra time to arrive at the golf course during these times, as automobile traffic may be temporarily stopped to allow cyclists through.

We wish to thank our patrons for your understanding and patience during the event road closures.

For further road closure information, visit the Current Traffic Disruptions Map.

For More Information

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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