Ultraman Canada – The Legend is Back!

10km – 420km – 84.4km


July 26 – 28, 2019 – Penticton, BC

Ready to take on Ultraman Canada?








Ultraman background


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 Mama) 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 it’s core. 


The Canadian Race


In 2014 we heard that the organizers of Ultraman Canada transferred to a different brand. After an announcement that the new brand would cease to operate we got together and agreed that the official Ultraman brand be resurrected. Our Race Directors, Michael Brown  and Brad Sawa approached the official Ultraman Hawaii board and a license was granted. Therefore, 2019 marks the year for brand new ownership of this epic race.

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.

To apply see our Athlete Info page.




The legendary, original Ultraman Canada is returning. Keep up to date with news about the race with the Ultraman Canada Newsletter.