Subaru Charlottetown TriLobster Triathlon 2023

2023 Athlete Guide- TriLobster- updated 08-15

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Subaru of Charlottetown TriLobster Triathlon 2023

Are you looking for a fun family event in a beautiful location? Summerside, PEI welcomes you to the eighth annual Subaru of Charlottetown Trilobster Triathlon which has events for all ages and abilities! The swim is an open water swim in the Summerside harbor. The bike course is flat and fast with a few sharp turns and the run is on the boardwalk that winds its way along the gorgeous Summerside waterfront.

World Qualifying Events are back with standard triathlon (Standard Triathlon Neil Robertson Memorial Race), standard duathlon, standard aquabike, sprint draft legal triathlon, sprint draft legal duathlon, and international aquathlon.

We also have sprint non draft triathlon, sprint non draft duathlon, supersprint triathlon and supersprint duathlon, as well as a sprint relay event which can consist of a two or three member team. There will be a kids triathlon for ages 6-11 in the afternoon at Credit Union Place.

The Subaru of Charlottetown TriLobster Sprint Draft Legal triathlon is part of Triathlon Canada’s National Development series for athletes ages 16-23. Medals and awards will be given to the top male and female athletes for ages 16/17, 18/19, and 20-23. There is a discounted travel offer from WestJet for participants racing in the development series via the links: English French

All the races we are offering are open to anyone who wishes to compete but those looking to compete in a WQ event to earn a spot in the World Championships must complete an Expression of Interest prior to race day. (Details below)

Come, enjoy the beaches and our Island hospitality while participating in an exciting triathlon on a scenic, fast, flat course in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.


Subaru of Charlottetown TriLobster Triathlon | August 20th, 2023


  • No race day registration.
  • No race-refund but deferral with medical note possible.
  • Finisher medals will be presented on the completion of the race and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be presented immediately following the completion of each race
  • Post race food available
  • T-shirts and participant medals guaranteed to those registered prior to July 20
  • Early bird rates
  • If you are not feeling well or have COVID-19 you are not to participate
  • Minimum age for standard events is 18, minimum age for sprint is 16 and suprsprint is 12. Age date as of December 31, 2023


Accommodations are available at: 

    • Quality Inn and Suites – 618 Water Street, Summerside PE.1- 901- 970-5725. There is a block of rooms reserved for Trilobster at a group rate, until July 22, 2023 breakfast included. Click on the link for details and to book your reservation.
    •  Microtel Inn and Suites  512 Notre Dame Street, Summerside PE.  902-918-0410  – A block of rooms has been reserved for Trilobster.  Two day minimum stay. Click on the link for details and to book. Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Summerside Rooms & Rates (
    • The Loyalist Country Inn and Convention Centre– 195 Heather Moyse Drive   Contact Number: 902 436 3333 A block of rooms has been reserved for Trilobster Triathlon until July 22, 2023. When booking request rooms set aside for Trilobster to receive the group rate. Check in after 4:00 pm, check out, 11:00 am. May stay extra days at the group rate. Children, maximum of 2, under 18 may stay free if in same room as parents. 
    • Causeway Bay Hotel– 311 Market Street, call ,902-436-2157
    • Slemon Park:, (902) 436 – 3333. Located at 12 Redwood Ave, Slemon Park PE, C0B 2A0.  
    • Other possible accommodations: Island Home B & B 1-888-983-4770, Baker’s Lighthouse Motel 902-436-2992. Cairns Motel 877-224-7676, Causeway Bay 833-792-1408, Clark’s Sunny Isle Motel- 833-702-0544, Econolodge 902-436-9100, Shine Motel 902-918-0410, Summerside Motel- 844-204-0807
    • Numerous other hotels, motels, campgrounds, and various B&B’s

Registration closes midnight, Wednesday, August 16, 2023. No registrations physical or virtual will be accepted after this date       REGISTER!



We rely on volunteers to help run this event and to ensure a safe, smooth and fun race for all. We sincerely thank all of those who volunteer their time for the TriLobster and are always looking for more hands to help out.

We have many positions to fill on race day from early morning set up to turn-around monitors, to helpers at the Kids of Steel event at the Credit Union Place.

If you have family or friends coming to watch you at the TriLobster this year, why not encourage them to volunteer with us and be part of the action? Volunteers can sign up online at Or by emailing

We appreciate your support.

Race Details

Sunday, August 20th

  • Standard triathlon Neil Robertson’s Annual Standard Triathlon Memorial Race (1500 m swim, 40 km bike (2 x 10 km out and back), 10 km run) WQ    
  • Standard duathlon (10 km run, 40 km bike (2 x 10 km out and back), 5 km run) WQ
  • Standard aquabike (1500 m swim, 40 km bike (2 x 10 km out and back)   WQ 
  • Sprint non draft triathlon /relay (750 m swim, 20 km bike (10 km out and back) 5 km run), team of 2 or 3 members for relay
  • Sprint draft legal triathlon (750 m swim, 20 km bike (4 x 2.5 km out and back on a closed road), 5 km run) WQ & Part of Triathlon Canada’s National Development Series 
  • International aquathlon (750 m swim – 5k run) WQ
  • Sprint draft legal duathlon (5 km run, 20 km bike (4 x 2.5 km out and back), 2.5 km run) WQ
  • Sprint non draft duathlon (5 km run, 20 km bike (10 km out and back), 2.5 km run)
  • Supersprint triathlon (375 m swim, 10 km bike (5 km out and back) 2.5 km run)
  • Supersprint duathlon (2.5 km run, 10 km bike (5km out and back), 1.25 km run)
  •     Kids Triathlon ages 5-12 at Credit Union Place

Minimum age requirement for supersprint is 12 years of age as of 31st, December 2023. These athletes must have experience in open water swimming to be eligible to participate and their swim coaches must verify the young athlete’s swim experience prior to race day to ensure safety of all participants.

Swim cutoff times: Supersprint: 20 min, Sprint:  30 min, Standard (Includes Aquabike and Aquathlon): 1h10min

Course Details

Standard Triathlon and aquabike bike courses – Fast and flat on an open road (except for the first Km which is closed) 10 km bike out and back = 20 x 2= 40 km. The 20 Km turnaround is at the lights at Water and Heather Moyse where the closed road begins. You do not enter transition until you are finishing your second lap.

Aquabike finish will be at the dismount line off the bike. The timer will stop and athletes can enter transition to rack their bikes and head to the finish gantry to collect their medal and food.

Sprint (DL) triathlon and duathlon bike course is on a closed road – 2.5 km out and back = 5km x 4= 20 km. You will leave transition and travel west for 2.5km where you will turn and come back 2.5 km. The 5km turn will be in front of the intersection at Heather Moyse and Water. You will make 4 trips and turn into transition at the end of the 4th trip.

Sprint (non draft) Triathlon/ Duathlon and Relay bike course is on an open road except for the first Km which is closed – 10 km out and back= 20 km

Supersprint Triathlon/ Duathlon bike course is on an open road except for first Km- 4 km bike out and back= 8 km

Standard Triathlon run =10 km – 2.5km out and back =5  km x 2 laps =10 km.

Standard Duathlon run #1 = 10km (2.5km out and back=5 x 2=10 km) Run #2 = 5km (2.5 km out and back =5 km)

Sprint Triathlon and aquathlon run = 5 km (2.5 km out and back).

Sprint duathlon run #1 = 5km (2.5 km out and back), Run #2 = 2.5km (1.25 km out and back)

Supersprint triathlon run =2 km (1 km out and back = 2 km)

Supersprint duathlon run #1 = 2 km (1 km out and back)  run #2 = 1km (500 m out and back)

Duathlon starts (run #1) will be at the finish line gantry.

Standard and aquabike swim course, open water in Summerside harbor = 1500 m swim (750 m course x 2 laps)

Sprint and aquathlon swim course, open water in Summerside harbor = 750 m swim course 1 lap

Supersprint swim course, open water in Summerside harbor – 350 m swim course, 1 lap

Kids triathlon consists of a pool swim, and a bike and run on the harness racing track at Credit Union Place.

Schedule of Events


Saturday, August 19th, 2023
 Race Packet Pick-up: 6:00-8:00 PM: Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club 110 Water St, Summerside PE C1N 1A9.

Sunday, August, 20th 2023
 Race Packet pick up  6:00 am – 10:00 am depending on your race, at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club 110 Water St, Summerside PE C1N 1A9

Athletes are to park in the designated athlete parking , 98 Water Street, and must enter the parking area off Water Street and Heather Moyse Drive into the Holman Center, by the liquor store entrance.

Sprint Draft Legal Triathlon / DL Duathlon 
Transition opens          6:00am
Wetsuit call                  6:30am
Road closure               7:00 am
Race briefing               7:15 am
Race Start                   7:30 am

Standard Triathlon and Duathlon /Aquabike
Race packet pickup    7:30am
Transition opens         7:35am
Race briefing              8:30am
Race start                   8:45am

Sprint Non Draft Triathlon/ Duathlon/ Aquathlon
Race packet pickup   8:50am
Transition opens        8:55am
Race briefing             9:45am
Race start                 10:00am

Supersprint Triathlon / Duathlon / Sprint Relay
Race packet pick up 9:50 am
Transition opens       9:55 am
Race briefing            10:50 am
Race start                 11:00 am

Post race food available throughout the morning

Kids Triathlon at Credit Union Place at 2:30 pm. Registration at 2:00 pm

Sunday Road Closures

The road will be closed from Heather Moyse to the Ultramar on Water Street (2.5 km out from transition) from 7:00am until the sprint draft legal bike section is completed approx. 9:00

The section of road from Heather Moyse to First Street (1k) will be closed from 7:00am until all races are completed, approx 1:00.

Please note: The majority of the bike course for all the bike events except the sprint draft legal triathlon and duathlon takes place on an open road. You are responsible for your safety. As usual, ride with caution.

Eligibility of bicycles

Triathlon Canada and Triathlon PEI policy on disc brakes

“Disc brakes will be allowed in all sanctioned races. This decision is taken for the best interests of all athletes, to encourage and welcome participation, and to support the goals of Triathlon Canada on the international fields of play.”

 Disc Brakes at Trilobster Triathlon

Disc brakes will be allowed in all races

Summary of ITU Equipment Guidelines for Draft-Legal Racing

In draft-legal age group events, bikes with the UCI Road Race homologation label (Code RD) are allowed. All bikes in age group draft legal racing must be fitted with standard drop bars only. Clip-on bars are forbidden.

Bike Frame
  • The frame of the bike shall be of a traditional pattern, i.e., built around a closed frame of straight or tapered tubular elements (which may be round, oval, flattened, teardrop shaped or otherwise in cross-section)
  • Only logos of bicycle-related products may appear on the athlete’s bicycle
  • Specific dimensions of the bike frame can be found on page 30 of the ITU Competition Rules
  • Wheels shall have at least 12 spokes
  • Disc wheels are not allowed.
  • Only traditional drop handlebars are permitted
  • The handlebars must be plugged;
  • Clip-ons are not allowed.

As per the 2018 ITU Competition Rules, disc brakes are permitted.


Helmets must be approved by a national accredited testing authority recognized by an NF affiliated with ITU. Before you purchase any helmet, ensure it has a certification sticker from the CSA, EN, ASTM, CPSC or Snell B90/B95.  Do not remove this sticker as this provides the assurance to technical delegates that the bicycle helmet meets certified safety standards.

World Qualifier Information

World Qualifier Information

Expression of Interest form can be found here:!/events/tri-lobster-triathlon-triathlon-canada-2023-age-group-eoi

  • Athletes must be a Canadian citizen with single or dual citizenship in order to fill out in order to qualify.
  • Athletes looking to be considered to qualify for World Championships must fill out an Expression of Interest (EOI) form. 
  • An expression of interest is the mechanism by which athletes confirm their intention to compete and accept a place at the Age Group World Championships if they qualify. By expressing intent, the results can be filtered to a final list of athletes who wish to compete at the World Championships, and places can be “rolled-down”. The application will open 3 weeks before each race and close the day before the event.
  • Filling out this form includes a $20 dollar fee which will go to TRI Canada
  • World qualifier events are open to anyone interested regardless of ability. Those who do not fill out the EOI form will not be considered for World Championships but will still be able to compete.
  • Those placed first within 5 year age groups, and who have completed their EOI, will win a world qualifying spot

Some FAQ for Athletes:

  • Which events does the 2023 program qualify for?
    • The 2023 Age Group World Championship Qualification events will qualify athletes to the 2024 Age Group World Championship Teams for the following events:
      • 2024 Multisport World Championship – August 15-25, 2024 in Townsville, Australia Website
      • 2024 World Triathlon Championship Final – Date TBA in Malaga, Spain

Medals and awards-

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be presented to each male and female category following the completion of each race.

Finisher medals–  All finishers will be presented with a participant medal upon their completion of the race.

The winner of the Neil Robertson Standard Triathlon Memorial Race will be awarded to the first Islander to cross the finish line. They will have their name engraved on a trophy that will be presented annually to the winner of this event. They will also be given a small keeper trophy.

Draw prizes to be updated on the Athlete Guide.

Location and parking
Location and parking

TriLobster transition is located in the parking lot in front of Holland College, 98 Water Street, Summerside, PE, C1N4N6.

Athlete and spectator parking is directly behind the transition area off Heather Moyse Drive and Water Street, 98 Water Street. Parking may only be accessed via the East entrance across from the Tim Horton’s. Registration will take place in the Silverfox Entertainment Centre at the back doors, which must be accessed by going to the left of the building.

The Kid’s Triathlon event will be taking place at the Credit Union Place 511 Notre Dame St, Summerside, PE C1N 1T2.

Triathlon Prince Edward Island. We can. We will.


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