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Subaru EPIC Dartmouth Triathlon – Half-IRON Events

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The 2017 Subaru EPIC Half-IRON Triathlon

(Individuals and Teams, Half-IRON distance Aquabike and Duathlon as well!)


Doreen 200 x 400Our team at EPIC are excited to bring the Subaru EPIC Dartmouth Half-IRON Triathlon (1.9k/90k/21.1k) to Lake Banook for 2017 (and for our American friends, yes, that is the Half-IRON standard of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 miles bike, and 13.1 mile run, to make the total 70.3 Mile distance!)

Since we first envisioned this event, we have wanted to offer (and each year have had many, many requests to deliver), this Half-IRON distance. Following our successful Half-IRON distance test events (and now that our super-successful EPIC Kids event has grown big enough to move to it’s own day), we can bring the Subaru EPIC Half-IRON Triathlon to the start we always wanted in Lake Banook for 2017.  An exciting Half-IRON triathlon course that will be contested by Individuals and Teams, and one that YOU can be part of on July 2nd, 2017.


Our Swim location is in a safe and protected Lake Banook, site of 4 World Championships in Canoe & Kayak, and 2017 will mark SIX years of the Subaru EPIC Dartmouth Weekend.  The Swim is expected to be wetsuit legal with a water temperature between 19-21 degrees (65-70 F).

Our EPIC Half Transition Zone will provide the same Pro-level treatment as the Full distance Subaru EPIC, featuring Individually-labelled Bike Racks, supplied Transition Gear Bags for both T1 and T2, Male and Female Change Tents, extra portable toilets, and more.

Terry on Bike 300x450Mounting your bike leaving T1, you will head north along the chain of lakes, on the same outbound route as the Full-IRON distance triathletes.  Your turn and return point will be at Goffs, 45K out, making the 90K loop for the Half distance bike course. Fully stocked Aid Stations support your ride to T2 located at Lake Banook, and the transition to the Subaru EPIC Run course, where two loops on the mix of asphalt and crusher dust trails along the perimeters of Lake Banook and Lake MicMac bring you to your victory at our Subaru EPIC Finish Line on Prince Albert Road.

In addition to the personal victory of completing the Subaru EPIC Dartmouth Triathlon course, every finisher receives our Custom-designed Technical FINISHER Shirt, and the exclusive 2017 Subaru EPIC Finishers Medal. You will celebrate your accomplishments with your fellow victors on the private balcony overlooking the Subaru EPIC finish line, where you will enjoy full massage and medical services, and a great selection of post-race food including Pizza and cold Craft beer from our partners Garrison Breweries.

Other details:

  • Actual course distances will be: Swim: 1900m, Bike: 90k, and Run 21.1k. Chip timing will allow full results with splits.
  • The Half-IRON race start time will be determined closer to race day, based on the proportion of competitors in the Half and Full distance options.
  • There will be Overall awards and Age Group awards for top finishers at our EPIC Awards Banquet (yes, the one with the Lobster!) the following morning.


Half-distance Aquabike and Duathlon too!

Do you like the *idea* of the HALF distance event, but would rather not do the swim? Or love to Swim and Cycle, but Running isn’t for you? You can choose to complete the Subaru EPIC Half IRON distance as either an Aquabike (swim and bike), or a Duathlon (bike and run).


Team Options

If you’s like to tackle the Half distance as a Team, we’d love to see you on the start line for this year’s event.  You can split the distance with a team of two, or a team of three.



  • Looking for a race that cares about you as an individual, not just a number?
  • An event that delivers best-in-class support to help you reach and exceed your goals?
  • An event where YOU are the star attraction?
  • Want to be treated like a Pro at an Age Group race?

You have found your race for 2015!


Join us and be a part of Something EPIC, at the largest celebration of Multisport in Eastern Canada, in the Summer of 2015.


Register Today!


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