What you need to know for this weekend’s triathlon, including road closures and detours – .

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What you need to know for this weekend’s triathlon, including road closures and detours – .


EDMONTON – The 2021 Triathlon World Championship finals take place in Edmonton this weekend, causing road closures and detours for the event.

The race will take the world’s best triathletes through Hawrelak Park and the Edmonton River Valley.

Road closures on Saturday August 21 will be in place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on:

  • Groat Road, from 87th Avenue to Emily Murphy Park Road
  • Emily Murphy Park Road, Groat Road to 116th Street
  • Saskatchewan Drive, 116th Street to 110th Street
  • 116, Saskatchewan Drive to Edinboro Road
  • Edinboro Road, from 116 Street to 118 Street
  • 118, from Edinboro Road to Saskatchewan Drive
  • Saskatchewan Drive, 87th Avenue to 118th Street

On Sunday, August 22, closures will be in place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on:

  • Emily Murphy Park Road, Groat Road to 116th Street
  • 116, Saskatchewan Drive to Edinboro Road
  • Edinboro Road, from 116 Street to 118 Street
  • 118, from Edinboro Road to Saskatchewan Drive
  • Saskatchewan Drive, from 118 Street to 87 Avenue
  • Groat Road, from 87th Avenue to 111th Avenue

ETS will offer free shuttles on Saturdays and Sundays between the Windsor parking lot and Hawrelak Park. Parking at the Windsor parking lot costs $ 5.50.

Schedules for the free shuttle are available on the Edmonton Triathlon website.

Masks are always mandatory in public transport.

There will be no public parking available at Hawrelak Park from August 18 to 20 until after 1 p.m., and no vehicle access all day on August 21 and 22.

Public bike racks will be available in Hawrelak Park if spectators choose to travel to the event with their bikes, cyclists must bring their own locks.

Tickets are sold out for the U23 and Elite races on Saturday, but tickets are not required for community events on Friday and Sunday.

Emily Murphy Park will be closed for the duration of the event. The Kinsmen Sports Center aquatic facility will be closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for athlete training.

The city’s COVID-19 protocols include capping park capacity at 15% for adequate distance, offering masks to people who wish to wear them, and recommending park visitors to be fully vaccinated.

Edmonton hosted the last Grand Final of the International Triathlon Union in 2014, one of many major sporting events the city has hosted.

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