With so many triathletes striving for record times in the Squamish Triathlon on July 14, you might want to give up any hope of making some record driving times of your own.
With 50 kilometres of roads utilized in the triathlon, there are going to be delays on major roads in the Squamish area.
Alice Lake Provincial Park (1,500 metre swim) The first parking lot and adjoining beach area will have very limited public access from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. The public will not be able to enter or exit the park from approximately 9 to 10:30 a.m., when the cyclists start their leg of the race.
Highway 99 at the Alice lake Provincial Park intersection (40 kilometre cycle route) The highway will be closed in both directions from approximately 9:20 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. on Sunday and there will be intermittent delays from about 9:40 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
Squamish Valley Road and Upper Squamish Valley Road (cycle route) There will be limited access from approximately 9:20 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.
Government Road, from Axen Road to Squamish Valley Road (cycle route) This section of road will be closed to all traffic from approximately 10:25 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ross Road, near Brackendale Secondary School (cycle/run transition area) Limited access from approximately 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Depot Road, from the railway crossing to Highway 99 (running leg) There will be runners on the road from approximately 10:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In its fifth year, the triathlon is becoming popular among athletes and relay teams for the terrain, the location and as a well-organized, well-executed event.
The Squamish Triathlon is a memorial to local triathlete Bob McIntosh, who was murdered on New Years Eve in 1997. This year the back of each bib will include a few paragraphs on McIntosh, the non-profit triathlon, and on the scholarship that was created in his name.
To register, visit the Web site at www.squamishtriathlon.org .
Organizers of the Squamish Triathlon apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delays and interruptions.