Kitsilano Challenge

Race Information

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014

Location: Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver BC.

Distances: 1.5 km, 3 km, 6 km, 4 x 1.5 km Relay - Map


To register, click here.

Only 300 swimmers may enter.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 30 2014, 11:59 PM (PT)

For techincal problems with registration please contact


Registration Fees

Category Entry Fee
Kitsilano Challenge SOLO $30.00 CAD (per person)
Kitsilano Challenge RELAY $30.00 CAD (per person)
All relay team members MUST register individually for this race

All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Check in times

  • 7:30 am — Check-in begins for 3 & 6 km
  • 8:15 am — Check-in closes for 3 & 6 km
  • 8:30 am — Check-in begins for 1.5 km
  • 9:30 am — Check-in closes for 1.5 km

Failure to check-in during the appropriate check-in period will result in entry cancellation.

Race Start Times

  • 8:30 am — 6 km Solo & Relay, WOMEN & MEN
  • 8:45 am — 3 km, WOMEN & MEN
  • 9:45 am — 1.5 km, WOMEN & MEN

Start times are approximate and may be delayed

There are no set cut-off times, however, discretional cut-offs may be implemented by the Race Director and/or lifeguard team.


Wetsuits are not mandatory for the Kits Challenge, however, they are recommended.

Don’t have a wetsuit?  A great place to rent or purchase a wetsuit is West Point Multisport.  They are located at 3780 West 10th Avenue (South side of the street, between Alma and Highbury).  They also carry a wide selection of swim caps, goggles, swim suits and other swimming accessories, as well as triathlon products.  You can contact them at 604-569-1102 or by email at Please mention you heard of them through VOWSA.

For more information, check out our wetsuit sponsor page.

Additional Information

VOWSA reserves the right to reschedule or cancel events if water conditions are unsafe. VOWSA reserves the right to refuse entry based on safety or health concerns or previous violations of official rules.

If you have any photos of the race and would like to share them on VOWSA’s FacebookFlickr page, please email swimVOWSA “at” with the subject line: VOWSA 2013 – Kits Challenge

Thank you to our 2013 sponsors, who have provided prizes, food & drinks for this event