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Eyes of world on Edmonton on July 28-29 as ITU World Triathlon returns to Hawrelak Park

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Getting around during the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton

 

The eyes of the world will be on Edmonton on July 28 and 29, 2017, as the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton returns to William Hawrelak Park. This highly prestigious, international event will feature world-class athletes from around the globe.

 

Road Closures and Traffic Delays

 

A number of road closures will be in effect from July Friday, July 28 to Saturday July 29 to ensure the safety of competitors, volunteers and spectators. Motorists are urged to plan ahead to avoid driving delays.

 

Major travel delays can be expected in the areas southwest of Downtown and the University of Alberta. Use Whitemud Drive, Anthony Henday Drive, Low Level Bridge, James Macdonald Bridge and 107 Avenue as alternate routes.

 

Friday, July 28 Road Closures

2:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Emily Murphy Park Road and Mayfair overpass, from Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak Park

Saskatchewan Drive, from 110 Street to 116 Street

111 Street, from 90 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive

90 Avenue, from 110 Street to 111 Street

 

Saturday, July 29 Road Closures

5 a.m. – Noon

Groat Road, from 87 Avenue to 107 Avenue

Emily Murphy Park Road, from Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak Park

Saskatchewan Drive, from 87 Avenue to 116 Street

116 Street, from Edinboro Road to Saskatchewan Drive

 

Noon – 4:30 p.m.

Emily Murphy Park Road from Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak Park

116 Street, from Edinboro Road to Saskatchewan Drive

118 Street, from Edinboro Road to Saskatchewan Drive

Edinboro Road, from 116 Street to 118 Street

 

Visit the Current Traffic Disruptions Map for details.

 

Free ETS Shuttle Service

 

Free ETS shuttle service will be available to and from Hawrelak Park during the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton. ETS fares apply for regular bus and LRT service.

 

Friday, July 28

Shuttle buses will run approximately every 10 minutes from Windsor Car Park (116 Street and 92 Avenue) to Hawrelak Park starting at noon. Pick-up and drop-off is also available at bus stop #2666 on the south side of 87 Avenue, west of 116 Street. The last departure from Hawrelak Park to Windsor Car Park will be approximately 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 29

Shuttle buses will run approximately every 10 minutes from Windsor Car Park starting at 5 a.m. Courtesy stops will also be in the area of 87 Avenue, west of 116 Street. Pick-up is on the north side of 87 Avenue (bus stop #2851) and drop-off is on the south side of 87 Avenue (bus stop #2666). The last departure from Hawrelak Park back to Windsor Car Park will be approximately 5:30 p.m.

 

ETS Bus Detours

Route 128 and 130 will detour on July 28 and 29.

 

Parking

Parking is not available at Hawrelak Park. 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.

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFER: On Friday, July 28, Windsor Car Park is offering weekend parking rates for those using the discount promo code: 93730.

 

Instructions for using this promo code:

1) Enter license plate number and press ‘ok’ or ‘enter’;

2) Press ‘1’ to enter all-day rate and press ‘ok’ or ‘enter’;

3) The machine will ask if you have a coupon, press ‘yes’;

4) Enter coupon code 93730;

5) The machine will prompt you to pay the discounted daily rate of $5.50.

 

Please note that this offer is only valid at the Windsor Car Park.

 

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 along the side of 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 University of Alberta Windsor Park Car Park.

 

Park Access

 

William Hawrelak Park

William Hawrelak Park will be closed to vehicles from 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 to the end of the day on Saturday, July 29.

 

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: ​

Friday, July 28, from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 29, from 5 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

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, July 29, from 6 a.m. – Noon ​

 

Please note that access will be restricted the night prior, preventing early morning access.

Victoria Golf Course Access

 

If you’re visiting Victoria Golf Course and Driving Range on Saturday, July 29, please be aware that access to River Valley Road will be available via 105 Street or Victoria Park Road only.

 

Queen’s Baton Relay

 

The Queen’s Baton Relay, which is travelling to all Commonwealth nations and territories leading up to the 2018 Games in Australia, will make a stop at Hawrelak Park on Saturday, July 29 from 2 – 2:45 p.m. Meet 1978 Olympic gold medal athletes Graham Smith and Diane Jones-Konihowshki. Hold the Baton and take photos with it. Then share your photos and follow the Baton’s adventures using the hashtag #QBR2018.

 

For more information

 

edmonton.ca/ITUTriathlon

edmonton.triathlon.org
Special Event Road Closures

Victoria Golf Course & Driving Range

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