The Official Ultraman Canada
10km – 420km – 84.4km
28, 29, 30 July 2023 in Penticton BC
Ready to take on Ultraman Canada?
When the first UM triathlon was held in 1983 in Hawaii, it was organized by Curtis Tyler, Alex Smith and Conrad Will. Curtis Tyler served as original RD and he had the goal of having more than just a competition. Above all, an event which focussed on the guiding principles of Hawaiian culture – Aloha (Love), Ohana (Family) and Kokua (Help).
In 1992, Tyler turned over UM to Jane Bockus on the condition that there never be prize money. Subsequently, Jane (often referred to as Ultra Nana) has kept the event the same with one exception. A course change in the years 2001 and 2002 when it started each day in Kailua-Kona.
We have taken on Ultraman brand with these ethics in mind and look forward to hosting a race with the history and heart of Ultraman at its core.
The Canadian Race
The first Ultraman Canada took place in Penticton, BC in 1993 with 8 participants and Tom Price as the winner. In years since only 211 participants (158 male / 53 female) have successfully completed the Canadian version of the three-day challenge.
Under Race Director (and 3 time Ultraman finisher) Brad Sawa Ultraman Canada returned to Penticton in July of 2019 after a four-year hiatus. Impressed with the success of the race and the positive feedback from the competitors, Jane Bockus and the Ultraman Board of Directors agreed to grant a new 5-year Ultraman Canada license to the pair ensuring the longevity of this event.
We are now part of four official and licensed events worldwide. Ultraman Canada, Ultraman Florida and, more recently, Ultraman Arizona. Which means, to be considered for the Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii you must be an official finisher of these listed events.
Whether you are racing, supporting or spectating, we look forward to hosting you in this spectacular part of the world, steeped in triathlon history. We welcome you to Ultraman Canada.