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ITU World Triathlon Edmonton races out of Hawrelak Park

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ITU World Triathlon Edmonton races out of Hawrelak Park
*How to join the festivities and get around during the races

The eyes of the world will be on Edmonton on July 27 and 28, 2018, 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.

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. Admission is free.

Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 1:45 – 8:30 p.m. Races
4 – 10 p.m. Party in the Park with live entertainment, food trucks and DJ Harman B in the beer gardens.

Date: Saturday, July 28
Time: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Races

Best Places to Watch
There are 12 exhilarating events to watch over two 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 courses to get a closer look at their favourite triathletes.

Parking
Parking is not available at Hawrelak Park or Emily Murphy Park. Paid spectator parking is available at the University of Alberta’s Windsor Car Park. Enter code E88Q82 for $5.50 day rate.

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.

Free ETS Shuttle Service
Free shuttle service will be available to and from Hawrelak Park during the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton.

Friday, July 27, Shuttle buses will run approximately every 15 minutes between Windsor Car Park (116 Street and 92 Avenue) and Hawrelak Park from 9:30 a.m. -11 p.m.
Between 4 – 11 p.m., shuttle buses will also stop at Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT Station (114 Street and 83 Avenue).
Saturday, July 28, Shuttle buses will run approximately every 15 minutes between Windsor Car Park (116 Street and 92 Avenue) and Hawrelak Park from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Bicycles
Free 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 can only drop off and pick up from the Windsor Car Park. All guests may use the free shuttle from Windsor Car Park to access Hawrelak Park.

Road Closures and Traffic Delays
A number of road closures will be in effect 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 around Hawrelak Park and the University of Alberta. Be aware of Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal Project in the area. Use Whitemud Drive, Low Level Bridge, 109 Street, Walterdale Bridge and River Valley Road as alternate routes.

Friday July 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Emily Murphy Park Road and Mayfair overpass, from 116 Street/Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak Park
Saskatchewan Drive at 116 Street
Edinboro Road from 116 Street to 118 Street

Saturday July 28 from 7:30 a.m. – ​2 p.m.
Groat Road, from 87 Avenue to River Valley Road
Emily Murphy Park Road
Saskatchewan Drive, from 87 Avenue to 116 Street
Saskatchewan Drive, from 110 Street to 116 Street

Saturday July 28 from 2 – 5:30 p.m.
Emily Murphy Park Road, from 116 Street/Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak Park
Saskatchewan Drive and 116 Street Intersection

ETS Bus Detours
Routes 128 and 130 will detour on July 27 and 28.

Park Access
William Hawrelak Park will be closed to vehicles from 5 a.m. on Friday, July 27 to 5 a.m. on Sunday, July 29. Due to road closures, Emily Murphy Park will have limited or no vehicle access on Friday, July 27: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 28: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

 

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