The Southern Alberta Multisport Society is a group of enthusiastic individuals who want to keep multisport activities alive in Lethbridge and surrounding areas. We are excited to bring new events and new partnerships to the table to create an inclusive and active Southern Alberta!
Race Director '18
Run Director '19
Bike Director '12
Director of Space Time & Equipment
Swim Director '18
Transition Director '19
Our goal is to offer inclusive quality events to everyone
Events can be different distances, olympic/sprint/super-sprint.
The COMPETITIVE group will be made up of athletes trying to gain points by placement and earn their name on the SAMS Competitive Cup. The winner will have their name engraved on the trophy and be given a small version to take home to display. They will also be given 2 gift cards to be used at Runners Soul and Bert & Macs along with free entry to a race, in the series, the following year.
Example: 3rd overall but 1st in the 35-39 Female age group = 13pts
The SAMS Competitive Cup
The competitive cup points are awarded as:
1st - 10, 2nd - 9, 3rd - 8, 4th 7, 5th - 6,
6th - 5, 7th - 4, 8th - 3, 9th - 2, 10th - 1
Age Group Points
1st - 5, 2nd - 3, 3rd - 1
The RECREATIONAL group will be made up of athletes who supply a total goal time for all the races they are competing in. Must be registered in more than 1 race. The person closest to their goal time wins. The winner will receive a certificate and free entry to a race of their choosing, in the SAMS series, the following year. The runners up will be given a certificate for their efforts. The point structure is:
1st - Closest guessed time, 2nd - next closest, 3rd - next closest
Example: Tyler J. guessed a total time for 2 races of 2:54:34, he completed them in 2:50:30 and was 4:04 minutes away. Mary F. guessed a total time for 3 races of 3:13:22 and completed them in 3:12:20, and was only 1:02 away. Tommy P. guessed 5:42:21 for 2 races and completed them in 5:42:55 and was 34 seconds away. Mary F. would win as Tommy P. was over his guessed time and she was closer than Tyler J.
The TEAM category will be made up of all ages and genders. To win, a team must have at minimum; 1 male and 1 female competitor. The winning team will be determined by average placement through their races, and must race in more than 1 event.
The YOUTH category will be structured like the RECREATIONAL group. Guess a total time and the closest wins. This group will have winners from male and female and will be 5 placements deep in each gender. A certificate of accomplishment will be handed out. First place in each gender will be given a gift card to either Runners Soul or Bert & Macs.
Kids of Steel Triathlon
A Lethbridge based event bringing kids from the ages of 6-19 together for a multisport event at the University of Lethbridge sanctioned by Triathlon Alberta
Civic BRB "Be right back"
An event for all ages, consisting of run/swim/run. Held at Civic track and Fritz Sick Pool.
Hill Climb Series
Ever wanted to race the hills around Lethbridge? Now's your chance. Cycling or Running!
Dash Pedal Gasp
In memory of the Splash Pedal Gasp triathlon, we are proud to announce this event to be held in the River Valley of Lethbridge, this event hosts a run/bike/run race to the finish for ages 16+
Details coming soon!
Cycling Time Trials
From 1km sprints to 40km endurance efforts, race around the highways of Southern Alberta for a chance at road racing supremacy!
Race Schedule coming soon!
Open Water Swim Series
Race across the lakes of Southern Alberta in this series looking for domination of the water
We have partnered with the following races to provide a race series points system
Vulcan Tin-man Triathlon
Fort MacLeod Triathlon
How it works:
1. Register for at least 2 of the races on their sites
2. Register for one of the following on our site
- Race for the SAMS Series Cup, placement based
- Race against the clock and a time you chose to beat
3. Race your way to victory!
August 1st 9am Fritz Sick Pool & Civic Track
Basic race info:
Run is on a 400yd track
Swim is in a 25m pool
Mixed or single gender, oldest member determines age group
Run Laps Distance Conversion
Lap yd m
2 800 731
3 1200 1097
4 1600 1463
6 2400 2194
7.5 3000 2743
8 3200 2926
9 3600 3291
11 4400 4023
13.5 5400 4937
16.5 6600 6035
22 8800 8046
The Civic BRB is a great family event for those who love to Swim and Run. Without the bike leg to content with we anticipate this alternative to be an exciting event for both competitive and non-competitive racers.
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With both running and cycling hill climb events, we have something for everyone. Don't like those, we can try to create an uphill swim event... Cycling climbs are limited to 75 riders and running climbs are limited to 100.
How it works:
1. Register for the hill climb series
- Select one or more categories (road cycling & Road Running etc.)
- If you select more than one, each additional series is 25% off
3. Show up on race day warmed up and ready to climb
- There are 2 climbs each day either the same one or two different hills
4. Full Send
Road Running Events
Coulee Running Events
Schedule Coming Soon
OPEN WATER SWIM SERIES
Our first event in this series will be held in St. Mary's Reservoir. Distances offered will be:
- 600m, 1000m, 2000m, 4000m 10km, 20km
This open water swim series will challenge your determination and mental fortitude. With distances from 500m to 20km, we have something for everyone.
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