The TriMuskokan




On June 24th, 2018, whether you are a first timer, or a seasoned triathlete, come take part in the TriMuskokan.  This grassroots homegrown event is an incredible and professionally run community event that focuses on a great experience for everyone!

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A Bit Of Background About The TriMuskokan

The resurrection of a short course triathlon in our community has been a priority of our club for the past few years. Several passionate TriMuskoka members have come forth to make this a reality.  And so was born “The TriMuskokan”!

The TriMuskokan is a fun event that puts forth a personal challenge for every participant doing the event.  Remember we use the word “event” more than we use “race”.  A race involves you pitting yourself against other people.  An event signifies and underlines the fact that this is first and foremost a personal challenge

The goals of The TriMuskokan are that it is an event that is:

  • Is almost more fun than it is competitive
  • Hosted in an location where the environment is safe, and very conducive for spectators to cheer everyone on
  • Very supportive for those that are new, or relatively new, to multisport events
  • Provides an event option for all skill levels and athletic abilities
Sometimes reading and hearing what other people are saying help you take that leap of faith to sign up for your first triathlon, or answer the “is it really worth the drive up to Muskoka” question (we would like to think so!).  Here are some local media reports and podcasts about The TriMuskokan that have come out over the last couple of years:

Why Participate In The TriMuskokan?

If you have been involved in the sport of triathlon before, you may be well aware of the rich history of triathlon in Muskoka. We have over 12 triathlon events in the region! Traditionally there had been short and long course triathlons, known as “The Chase” in June. Today, we have The TriMuskokan! This is a great way to prepare for the season ahead, and to gauge your fitness level. Not to mention, it gives those that don’t live here in Muskoka an excuse to come to triathlon country!

If you are new to the sport of triathlon or duathlon:

We have designed several elements of The TriMuskokan to provide yourself with a personal challenge in a safe, fun, and supportive environment.  We have pre-race clinics that our club members host to give you the opportunity to ask those burning questions you might have, to see the course, and to actually get in and do the course in a fully supported non-race environment.  The swim is in a river which allows you to swim to the side to take a break should you need to, or hang onto one of the many support kayaks that we have out there on race day if you need a breather.  The bike course is on a road that has a shoulder and, on Sunday morning, traffic generally is light.  The run course is a mix of gravel roads and trails, a rubberized track, and a road that has almost no traffic.  This helps reduce the race day nerves when you get out on the course.  Not to mention the post race festivities and food.  The TriMuskokan is all about celebrating the achievements of each and every participant.

If you are a seasoned athlete:

Even though the focus of The TriMuskokan is for participants to have the best possible event experience in a safe and supported race environment, those of you who have done one or many duathlons or triathlons can take this event as a racing event that will test every element of your athletic ability.  The swim provides you with the chance to navigate a waterway while swimming upstream with varying current strengths at any point in the river, even depending on what side of the river to swim on.  The bike is an out and back course that has a number of uphills that you can hammer up on the way out.  But watch out on the way back…like Newton says, what goes up must come down!  And fast!  The run plays to different athletes strengths and can be the big equalizer.  If you like the flat and fast, there is plenty of that.  However, the hills might be where a strong runner makes up their time.  In the end, this race is anyones game and is one that is always exciting!

If you are doing the Ironman 70.3 Muskoka:

Now that the Ironman 70.3 Muskoka is held on the same course as The TriMuskokan, this is a great “triple brick” opportunity for you to come do some course recon in a race like setting.  Our swim course is the end (and the technical part) of the 70.3, and our bike is the first and last part of the 70.3 bike course.  Given the fact that the Ironman 70.3 Muskoka is 2 weeks out from The TriMuskokan, it is a perfect training opportunity during the taper period….shorter distance with intensity.  Just what coach asked for!

At the end of the day:

The TriMuskokan is a destination:  The TriMuskokan event itself is a destination, where the journey of becoming active through multi-sport is the real goal. The goal to leading an active and healthy lifestyle in a sport that supports cross training through strength, swim, bike, and run.

The TriMuskokan is an event like no other:  We call it an event, and not a race, because for many it is a celebration.  A culmination of the exercise and training that will bring a personal challenge on the big day.  Sure, you are on the course with a bunch of other people, but really the only person you are racing against is yourself.  So, see the event as just that: a way to challenge yourself to do something new, something exciting, and something that is going to be a lot of fun!

If you would like to connect with others to support you on this journey, connect with our TriMuskoka Triathlon Club or your local triathlon club to help you on your way.


What Are The Events That You Can Participate In?

Whether this is your first triathlon or you are an experienced athlete, The TriMuskokan has something for everyone.  If you have never done a triathlon or a duathlon before, or are just starting out, a nice way to try out an event is through a relay.  These are fun ways to be active with a group of friends…pit one team against another for bragging rights, or for who has to cook the celebratory dinner!  If you don’t like swimming, try the duathlon.  If running is not your thing, try the swim/bike event!

The TriMuskokan events are:

  • The Try-a-Tri (400m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run) powered by Kimberly Clark
    finish line 2

    • Individual
      • Male and Female divisions
      • Participants must be 14 years old as of December 31st, 2018 to do the Try a Tri
      • 14 to 20, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49,50 to 60, 60 to 69 and 70 plus
  • The Short Course Triathlon (750m swim, 30km bike, 7km run) powered by BDO

    • Individual Triathlon
      • Male and Female divisions
      • Participants must be 16 years old as of December 31st, 2018 to participate in the Short Course Triathlon
      • 16 to 20, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 60, 60 to 69 and 70 plus
  • Short Course Swim/Bike (750m swim, 30km bike)

    • Male and Female divisions
    • Participants must be 16 years old as of December 31st, 2018 to participate in the Short Course Triathlon
  • Short Course Triathlon Relay Events (750m swim, 30km bike, 7km run)

    • A relay team is made up of two or three members, with one team member completing one or more legs of the race.
    • Participants must be 16 years old as of December 31st, 2018 to participate in the Short Course Triathlon
    • Short Course Triathlon Relay: Friends and family members can get together to put a team in where you work together to get to the finish line.  Here are some ideas for you:
      • The “Neighbourly” Challenge: Go knock on a neighbours door and challenge them for bragging rights on the street.  The losing team has to cut your grass the next time or do a household chore for the winning family the week following the race!
      • A “Friendly” Challenge:  Get 6 friends together, put the names in a hat and pull names for the teams.  Figure out who is doing what leg of the race, and the losing team has to cook and do the dishes for winners!
      • Come up with your own challenge…but keep it fun!
    • Corporate Relay ChallengeGrab some of your co-workers and put together a team for bragging rights around the water cooler! This is fun team building event for corporations, businesses and organizations will have teams of three working together as a relay, with one person doing each of  the 750m swim, 30km bike and a 7km run legs.  Challenge your business rivals to a friendly competition for even more bragging rights!
  • Duathlon (2.5km run, 30km bike, and 7km run)

    • Male and Female divisions 
      • Age groups: Under 45, and 45 and over
    • Participants must be 16 years old as of December 31st, 2018 to participate in the Short Course Triathlon
  • Special Triathlon Club Challenges

    • These challenges are open to triathlon teams that are registered with Triathlon Ontario
    • Triathlon Club Participation: This challenges triathlon clubs to participate in a team-building exercise. It can also serve as a high intensity training day right in the heart of triathlon country on a scenic and very quiet course.  The club with the most members participating (other than TriMuskoka) takes home the trophy!
    • Championship Team Score: This challenge will take the four best placings in four distinct age/gender categories in the short course.
      • If a team has a 1st place, two 2nd places, and one 4th place, this total score would be 9
      • Lowest team score takes home the trophy!

*Note: There will be no race day entries. Participants must be age 14 by Dec. 31, 2018*


Don’t Know Where To Start?  Use Our Customized Training Plans

One of the biggest questions in people’s minds when they want to get into the sport of triathlon is “How do I start?”. Well, a Try-a-Tri is a great way to get into the sport, but it is also a way to have a goal that needs you to cross train in three different sports.  This reduces your risk of injuries that you might incur if you were just doing one sport, in one direction, over and over again.  There are a lot of resources out there, but we have made a custom 8-week training schedule for newcomers to follow.  Once you open up the file, you will see that the goals of each workout are achievable.

The TriMuskokan 8 Week Couch to Try-a-Tri Training Plan

The TriMuskokan 8 Week Beginner Short Course Triathlon Training Plan


Is this your first triathlon?  Want Hands On Experience?  Let Us Help Calm Your Nerves 

Opportunity Number One: Join us for our Pre-Race Newbie Clinic on June 16th, 2018

We are once again offering a TriMuskokan Pre-Event Clinic to familiarize participants with the elements of a triathlon and to give them a chance to see (and exercise on) the TriMuskokan swim, bike, and run courses.

We host this clinic because we have all been there – at the start line for the first time.  Knowing that many of our participants are newcomers, whether they are doing the Try-a-Tri, a Relay, or the full Short Course, our Club felt that this would be a great way to give back and give thanks to those who helped us out when we were all new to the sport. 

If you are TriMuskokan registrant, you may find these clinics helpful way to  ‘get a feel’, and gett psyched-up for race day!   These clinics are all unsanctioned and participants are doing this at their own risk.

TriMuskokan Pre-Event Clinic Details:

  • Where: The clinic is held at the Canada Summit Centre  
  • When: Saturday June 16th from 8:30 a.m. until everyone is done the swim, bike and run elements (usually around 2 to 2.5 hours).  
  • What: The clinic is a mix of instructional discussions held with our TriMuskoka coaches and members, and getting out on the swim, bike, and run courses to see what lies ahead for you on race day!
  • How much: The cost for the clinic is $20
    • Registration for the clinic will pop up as an option during the event registration process

Even more details…

  • On June 16th, 2018 at 8:30am, we will be meeting at the swim exit right by Alberto’s Salon
  • Here we will get you all set up in our “transition zone” and go over the elements of how to set up your spot in transition so you can effectively change from one sport to the next while keeping it simple, straightforward, and worry free.
  • After this,  we will get into the water for a short swim, then get out on to the bike!
    • You will be swimming part of the course, so please bring your swimsuit, goggles, towel, and flip flops if you want
  • Once you get out of the water, you will head out onto the bike after a short talk about the bike course, bike safety on the road, the rules of the bike course, and how to safely pass other people or be passed.  
    • You will be then biking on part of the course, so please bring your bike, helmet, sunglasses, shoes, and water bottle
  •  Lastly, we will put the bikes in the bike rack and go for a short run so you can feel the bit of jelly legs you feel after a bike ride (totally normal) and head out onto the course.
    • You will need your running shoes, a hat or a visor (if you are going to wear one), sunglasses, and a water bottle


Can’t make it on the 16th?  Here is opportunity number two:  Join us for our annual “Pre-Race Walk About” on June 23rd, 2018 at 5pm

On June 23rd, 2018 at 5:00pm we will meet up at the main doors to the Canada Summit Centre where we will be conducting an informal walk about the swim start, exits, the ins and outs of transition zone, and of course the finish line!!!  


The Official TriMuskokan Athlete Guide

What would a triathlon be without an official athlete guide! Well we have put it all together so you can read it and re-read it and re-read it so you are ready for race day. The details are over inclusive but we want you to be prepared for when the big day comes. The document has a complete schedule, how to check in, where to do it, how to set up transition and what gear you need to bring. We haven’t updated the Athlete Guide for 2018 yet, but if you want to take a peek at the one from last year, here it is:

The Official 2017 TriMuskokan Athlete Guide 


Race Course Descriptions

The TriMuskokan takes place at the Canada Summit Centre located right in downtown Huntsville.  As you can see from the photo below (click to blow it up), the event takes place on a quiet parcel of land that embraces the athletic facilities and the natural landscape that Huntsville has to offer.

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The TriMuskokan Race Experience

The Race Experience

One of the things that our volunteer TriMuskokan committee works very very hard to achieve is that the race experience of the TriMuskokan is second to none.  Given the fact that the organizing committee is made up of triathletes and people who have been to many endurance sporting events, we know how we would like to be treated if we were on the participant side of the race.  This means:

  • A fun and festive environment, with lots of music around the whole courseThe TriMuskokan Athlete Food - TriMuskoka (courtesy of the Doppler)
  • Enthusiastic and engaged volunteers to help create that party atmosphere
  • Amazing swag that is different than what you would get at any other race our size
  • Fun and practical awards for our podium finishers
  • We can’t forget the post race food.  Yes, the post race food.  Our food is locally sourced and prepared by a chef, and is known to be the best post race food out there on the triathlon circuit.  Hands down.  Let your mouth be the judge.  We also ensure there are vegetarian and gluten free options for those with dietary restrictions.
    • Water and waste:  One of our super sponsors, the Water Depot, is providing large bottles of water that have a hand pump to fill your water bottles (please bring them)
    • Spectators won’t go hungry either!  Sometimes the spectators watch all the athletes eat, but there aren’t any options for them onsite to eat.  We have partnered up with Pita Pit so that they will be onsite to sell their delicious pitas to spectators.  We are working on coffee for those that made the early morning trip out of bed to support their athletes as well!TriMuskokan Garbage 2016
    • Bring your own plate and cutlery: Every year we have a draw for the people that bring their own plates and cutlery for the post race food.  If you bring your own stuff, you could win free entry to next years event!  Just to give you some perspective, with our recycling and composing efforts, take a look at a couple of pictures that showed the final recycling and garbage collection for our ENTIRE event in 2016.

TriMuskokan Recycling 2016  


The TriMuskokan Swim

The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Swim Course

Try-a-Tri athletes will enter the water at the dock adjacent to the transition area and will start down the river for a 400m straight sot swim. Short course athletes will enter the water at Camp Kitchen where they can get ready at the grass before entering the water in Fairy Lake. Athletes will then swim up river 750m to the dock stairs at Alberto’s Salon where they will get out and make their way to transition.  Take a minute to watch the videos below to have a birds eye view of the courses as well as some tips and tricks along the way.

  • Here are the courses on an interactive online map:
  • What if you are not a great swimmer, or if you don’t have a wetsuit…

    • You don’t have to swim the whole way.  Well, you do, but don’t worry if you need to take a break.  There are lots of kayaks and motor boats along the way that you can hang onto for a second to catch your breath.  The swim is also in the Muskoka River, so you can swim to the side and stand up or hang onto someone dock if you need to.  When you are read to start swimming again, then just let go and swim away.  Try to break the swim up into little chunks.  Make it a series of little successes…swim from one dock to the next, and string them together…before you know it you are done.
      • So what if you aren’t great at the front crawl.  You can swim any stroke you want.  Even doggy paddle if you want.  The point is, you are doing it.  You are lapping everyone on the couch, so to speak
    • Do you want a little more floatation?  A wetsuit provides you with a lot of buoyancy.  You can wear a shortie (short sleeves and short legs) like you see waterskiers and kayakers do, but they take on a lot of water around the neck, and can make swimming difficult.  Wearing a wetsuit is not a necessity, but if you would like some extra floatation and would like to rent one (if you can’t find one to borrow), consider giving these guys a call:
      • If you don’t have a wetsuit:  There are a number of options here.  Obviously, you don’t have to wear a wetsuit.  Take your time swimming down the course, and remember that if you get tired, we have oodles of kayaks along the way that you can hang onto if you need a break.  Plus you are swimming in a river, which has two sides with shallow areas and docks on them.  Swim to the side, hang onto a dock, or stand up at the edge.  When you are ready to get going again, start swimming again!   Many people wear a “shortie” wetsuit that are pretty inexpensive.  The problem is that they tend to be loose fitting, which means that a lot of water flows in the wetsuit as you swim.  This acts as an anchor and is pretty tiring after a while (but is fine for a distance like the try-a-tri).   If you would like the full triathlon experience, then renting a wetsuit is an option for you.  The bonus of a wetsuit is that you will be floating, and you don’t really have to kick unless you want to….thus saving your legs for the bike and the run!
        • Ontario Trysport has wetsuits for rent, with the same deal that if you decide to buy one, they will deduct the cost of the rental off of the ticket price.  Click on the link above and give them a call.

The TriMuskokan Transition Zone

The Tap2Tag Transition Zone

The Tap2Tag Active transition area is located in the main parking lot of the Canada Summit Centre, adjacent to Huntsville High School.  There will be racks for both road and mountain bikes to be racked in, and bikes will be racked on both sides, alternating sides from one spot to the next.  This will allow there to be ample room between the bikes for participants to lay out their shoes, hat, sunglasses, tshirt or race belt, and nutrition on the ground (or towel) in that space.

Note about the bike racks: We have special, hand made racks that are identical to the ones used in Kona at the Ironman World Championships.  The biggest difference between their race and ours is that no one uses a mountain bike at that race.  We have had to make some alterations.  There are two slots for each participant.  One that will fit a standard 23mm road bike tire, and one that will fit a normal (non-slick) mountain bike tire.  If your bike tire does not fit in one of the slots, we have a row of traditional metal racks that bikes hang from where people can hang their bikes from.

Transition Zone and Finish Area


TriMuskokan Bike

The Muskoka Medical Pharmacy Bike Course

After leaving transition and getting on bikes at the mount/dismount line, athletes will head out onto the bike course via the south entrance to the Canada Summit Centre by Park Drive, and will turn left onto Brunel Road where a police officer will be controlling traffic to allow them to enter the race course safely. Try-a-tri athletes travel down Brunel Rd 5km for an out-and-back bike leg for a total of 10km. Short course athletes will bike down 15km for a total of 30km out-and-back course. Brunel has been redone in 2014, and has a bike lane that improves the safety on the bike course.  Take a look at the video below for a view from the bike of the entire course.  All of the kilometer markers are there, so sit back and watch or hop on your trainer and bike along!  Gear up on the uphills and down on the downhills! We will have on course technical support by The Bike Shops in Gravenhurst and Huntsville should something arise out on the course.

In order to keep the race experience the best that we can, we have eliminated the middle 1.4km of the short course bike course (700m each direction).  The winter hasn’t been nice to the road and it is rougher than we would like it to be.  There are plans to repair it, but we just don’t know when.  So, unless it gets fixed before race day, the bike course will be a bit shorter.  If you are out biking and want to know where the turn around is, it is at the blue “Newholm” sign and that is where the new pavement ends and the older pavement starts…

  • What to do if you are new to the sport and you don’t have a fancy splashy bike….

    • If you have a mountain bike: No worries!  Lots of people use mountain bikes at The TriMuskokan.  Our one suggestion to you, however, is that you go to a bike shop (see suggestions below) and get them to put a pair of “slicks” on your bike.  These are skinnier tires that don’t have the big knobby grips on them.  You will be able to bike faster with less effort with these on.  If you have suspension on your bike, adjust them so that they are as stiff as possible.  You will waste a lot of energy during the bike if you have a soft ride.  Plus, the road isn’t bumpy so you don’t need suspension
    • What about disc brakes:  This was a question last year by a bunch of folks who have mountain bikes that have disc brakes.  We spoke to Triathlon Ontario last year who said it is fine that participants who had mountain bikes with disc brakes were exempt from this rule. 
    • If you don’t have a bike:  Then ask around, someone usually .  Put something on your social media accounts that you are looking for one.  Someone will have one in their garage.  But, for the time it takes, consider renting a bike for the weekend.  You know you will get a bike in good working order that is all lubed up.
      • Ontario Trysport is located in Parry Sound and they have bikes that they will rent for longer periods of time, or even just the race weekend.  The nice thing is that if you decide to buy the bike, or a bike, from them that they will deduct the cost of the rental from that bike.  Give them a call directly.
      • Algonquin Outfitters is offering a race weekend special.  For $80, you can get a road bike and helmet for the weekend.  Give them a call, and speak to someone in the bike shop to arrange your bike!

The TriMuskokan Run Course

The Greystone Run Course

As would be expected with any triathlon and duathlon event in Muskoka, the answer to “Will there be any hills?”, the answer is yes.  But that is part of the challenge and the beauty!  On the 2.5km Try-a-tri or 7km Short Course Triathlon events, participants will run down the rolling road that parallels the river to Camp Kitchen on the Greystone Run Course.  At the end, athletes will run up a forested path to the Lions Lookout track which is nested in a natural granite amphitheatre.  After running along the southern edge of the “old” track, participants will then run down a gentle hill towards the “new” rubberized track at Conroy Park.  At this point, participants will then run back up the gentle hill towards the Canada Summit Centre, before finishing after one loop for Try-a-tri athletes, or two loops for short course athletes.
One of the areas which some (not all) participants get confused is the diverting area where short course triathletes and duathletes either head towards the finish line or head out for the second loop of the run (the second run for the duathletes).  Here is a map of how this area is set up so you know what to expect on the day of the TriMuskokan.  If you are headed out onto the second leg of the run course, stay to your right.  If you are finishing the second leg and are headed to the finish line, then keep left!  Try-a-tri participants, you don’t have to do a second leg of the run course, so just stay left and head on in when you are done!

Run Course Second Lap and Finish Line Diverting Area

  • Take a peek at the interactive online map
  • Turn the run into a series of small victories.  Sometimes, doing the run all at once is tough.  So, if this is your first triathlon, or you aren’t a great runner, then make small challenges for yourself with one of these strategies…before you know it, you are at the finish line!:
    • Mix it up with running and walking.  No one is saying you have to run the whole thing.  If you want to run for 5 minutes and walk for 1 minute (or whatever interval you want to do), then do it!  You will feel great having had that little chance to catch your breath, and it will be more fun!
    • Run from one landmark to the other.  Sometimes breaking the run up into manageable pieces helps.  Run from one tree or post to the next, then the next, and then the next.  One after the other, and you will string it all together to complete the run
    • Run with someone.  Make some new friends out there.  If someone is running the same speed as you, strike up a conversation and run with them.  It will make the collaborative victory and and crossing the finish line that much more meaningful.

Spectators and Volunteers

Getting Involved: Spectators and Volunteer Information

Interested in Volunteering?

Our community is known around the world for our uber enthusiastic and supportive volunteers that come out to be a part of our triathlon events that our community hosts.  Volunteering at an event that is homegrown by the TriMuskoka Triathlon Club makes the volunteering experience even better.

Over 60 volunteers are required for our event to go smoothly, and for us to create the best race experience for everyone involved.  We need course course marshalls, kayakers, lifeguards, motorcyclists, and people to help with everything in between.  Our volunteers are rewarded with lots of “thank you”s, smiles and high fives, but we also have a commemorative tshirt and some amazing food as a thank you for helping out.

For a full list of volunteer opportunities and to register as a volunteer, please click here:

volunteer roles and descriptions button

We are still setting up the volunteer registration system, but in the meantime, if you are interested in volunteering,please contact our Volunteer Director.



Coming out to cheer everyone on as a spectator?

For our spectators, the course is very spectator friendly, and we encourage spectators to move around the course to spread out the excitement, the noise, and all the supportive cheers.

Show your enthusiasm!  Banners, noise makers, encouraging posters, street chalk, costumes, and anything to liven up the experience is encouraged.  Yes, kids are more than welcome to run across the finish line with mom and dad as well!

Breakfast On The Go!  For all of the early morning risers, we are going to have coffee and muffins on site for our spectators.  Muskoka Roastery is brewing up some of their delicious coffee, and Ontario Pioneer Camp is going to hitting the kitchen to make some home made muffins.   We have a limited number of a commemorative ceramic mugs that we will be selling as a coffee, muffin, and a mug for $15 (cash only).   If you do not want to purchase a mug combo, we will be selling coffee and muffins on their own as well for $2 each, or $3 for both.  Exact change is appreciated.

Lunch Time!  We will have Pita Pit on site to sell lunch to spectators.  Unfortunately, we can’t sell spectators the food that we are providing to the athletes and volunteers.  They will be selling their delicious, freshly made on site in front of your eyes, pita’s for $10 (including tax) and $6 for a smoothie.  They will be accepting cash, credit cards, and debit.

Use your cameras and share your experience!  Make sure to take lots of pictures and use the hashtag, #trimuskokan, to share them on social media!



Schedule of Events: (subject to change, but it gives you an idea…)

  • Location: The TriMuskokan takes place at the Canada Summit Centre at 20 Park Drive in Huntsville. Here is a link to the location on Google Maps
  • 7:00 am: Registration opens
  • 7:40 am: Race instructions from our Race Director
  • Wave Start Times
    • Waves will be announced on race morning
    • 8:00 am: The BDO Short Course Triathlon waves start at Camp Kitchen (and corresponding Swim-Bike event)
      • Wave 1 (8:00 am): Males 39 years old and under
      • Wave 2 (8:05 am): Females 39 years old and under
      • Wave 3 (8:10 am): Males 40 years old and over
      • Wave 4 (8:15 am): Females 40 years old and over, and Swim-Bike
    • 8:10 am: Duathlon starts by the transition zone
    • 9:00 am (roughly): The Kimberly Clark Try-a-Tri  starts at a river access point about 100m down Camp Kitchen Road behind the Active Living Centre (and corresponding Swim-Bike event)
      • What do we mean by “roughly“:  Well, in the first two years we noticed that the Try-a-Tri athletes were finishing well before the short course athletes.  This meant that for the people doing the Try-a-Tri, which is often their first triathlon, they were coming into a finish area where there weren’t many spectators or athletes to cheer them on!  So, we are putting the short course athletes first and then then the Try-a-Tri athletes will head off once the last short course athlete has rounded the turn around point on the bike course.  We need to do this so that the Try-a-Tri participants are not turning around into on coming bikers, which might result in an accident.  So, once we get a call that the last athlete has turned around, we will start the Try-a-Tri.
        • It also gives us some time to give a more detailed pre-race briefing and have time for questions to be asked before the start.  It also lets Try-a-Tri athletes see the race in motion as the short course athletes will be coming into transition, and you can pick up some tips on how to switch over from the swim to the bike just by watching them in the transition zone.
    • 11:00 am-ish: The TriMuskokan Awards Ceremony and photos
    • 12:00 pm-ish: Wrap up, pat yourself on the back, and enjoy the rest of the day!



Registration Information for the 2018 TriMuskokan

The TriMuskokan registration fees were developed to provide a fee that is affordable, yet is able to cover the costs of the event. Any profits go directly back into our community to support athletes and coaches, regardless of level of experience, through unique learning opportunities or local infrastructure.



Things to note before you register:

  • CCN:  We are using CCN Bikes, the new registration partner for Triathlon Ontario (TriOntario), for our TriMuskokan Online Registration. If you have not registered via CCN Bikes before, you will be prompted to create an account (it’s free) before you register. If you are already a member, you will be asked to Log In to the CCN site in order to access the TriMuskokan Online Registration.
  • TriOntario Membership: You must have or purchase a 2018 TriOntario membership (annual or one-day) that extends to race day. If you do not have one, you will be prompted by the TriOntario website to do this and add it to your cart (it’s all integrated). The TriOntario one-day fee, or annual membership, will be added to the prices below. For information about Triathlon Ontario memberships, please visit their membership page.
  • T-Shirts: If you register before June 6th, you will receive a commemorative TriMuskokan Shirt.  This is the date our t-shirt order must be sent to our supplier in order to have them made.
  • Refunds and Transfers:
    • Unfortunately we won’t be able to return your money if you can’t make it to the race.  However if you advise us before June 12th, we can provide you with the following options:
      • You can defer your race entry to the following year’s TriMuskokan (maximum of one deferral)
      • You can change the race you are doing (e.g. you could change from a triathlon event to either the Duathlon or Swim/Bike, Short Course Triathlon to Try a Tri, etc).  
      • For logistical reasons, transfers of your race registration to another individual is not being offered.
      • The above options are only available until June 11, 2018.  After this date, no options will be offered
  • Relay Prices: Relay prices will be displayed as “per athlete” cost.  This allows the Captain to register and pay for one person (himself/herself), two people or the whole team. Depending on how many people registered through the Captain’s log-in, the system will calculate the correct cost.  The individual athlete cost will also depend on when that person registers and pays.  This seems fair to the teams members who pay by the earlier date.
 If you have specific questions about the 2018 TriMuskokan event, our Event Co-Director.


There is a hard cap of participants at this years event.  So, please sign up if you want to be a part of this great event.

The maximum for individual entries is 300 .  This includes entries for the Short Course Triathlon/Duathlon/Swim-Bike and Try-a-Tri.

The maximum number for relay entries is 20 relay teams in either of the General Relay or Corporate Relay Challenges



Early Bird Pricing

Until March 1st

Not So Early Bird Pricing 

Until May 1st

Last Minute Pricing

Until June 21st

Short Course Duathlon $68.00 $75.00 $85.00
Short Course Triathlon $68.00 $75.00 $85.00
Short Course Swim Bike $68.00 $75.00 $85.00
Short Course Triathlon Relay (per person) $36.00 $39.00 $45.00
Try-A-Tri Triathlon $48.00 $55.00 $65.00
Short Course Corporate Relay Challenge (per person) $36.00 $39.00 $45.00

Note:  TriMuskoka does not charge HST.  We are a not for profit organization and we don’t qualify for HST.  As such, what you see it what you pay. 

  • There will, however, be an administrative fee for CCN Bkes, who manage our online registration, and you will notice this fee added to your final bill at checkout on the CCN site 


  • The shirts are long sleeved technical cotton shirts; they are not a loose fit.  If you want one that is looser, then consider ordering a size up. 
  • Registrations after June 6th will unfortunately not receive a commemorative t-shirt.  We need time to order them and make them! 

Note: Registration closes at NOON on Thursday June 21st, 2018.




Getting Here and Where To Stay

For this event, we have two of our sponsors that have paired up with us.

  • The Holiday Inn Express is offering accommodations located in the Howland business park, which is 5 minutes from race site.  Follow this link to access the group code, which is TRI.  Additionally, you can call the hotel itself at 705-788-9500 and ask for the TriMuskoka group code “TRI”
  • The Comfort Inn Huntsville is offering accommodations close to the race site.  The Huntsville Comfort Inn is proud to be a supporter of the Trimuskokan and is located minutes away from the start of the race. We offer a Free Full Breakfast to all our guests, rooms with fridges and microwaves and select rooms have patio door access.  Simply contact the Huntsville Comfort Inn and ask for “The TriMuskokan” which will provide you with a special TriMuskokan rate

To access other options, please click over to our Accommodations Page and our Directions Page


Results for the 2017 TriMuskokan

Here is a link to the results for the various events at the 2017 TriMuskokan


Photos and Results From The 2017 TriMuskokan

If you weren’t able to make it this year, don’t worry, we are going to have next years event on June 24th, 2018!  In the meanwhile, take a look at the picture of the 2017 event….it’s not just a race…it’s an experience…


The Photos

Here are some photos from our 2015 event if you want to take a peek at them as well.

prerace trimuskokan swim bike run
Pre-Race Swim Bike Run
finish transition awards volunteers
Finish Transition Awards  Volunteers


Results From Previous Years


Thank You To Our Fantastic 2016 Sponsors

We are looking for sponsors!  If you are interested, please email us at for more information and we will send you a sponsorship package

Presenting Sponsor (Insert Your Company Here!)

Short Course Title Sponsor

Try A Tri Title Sponsor

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Swim Course Sponsor

Bike Course Sponsor

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 Run Course Sponsor

 Transition Zone Sponsor


 Post Race Food Sponsor

 Post Race Food Sponsor

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 Post Race Food Sponsor

 Post Race Food Sponsor

 henriettas bakery  MRCC Logo Full_Colour

Post Race Food Sponsor

 Registration and Awards Sponsor

 Lakeland Holdings Inc  ProActive_Logo_2015

 Swag Sponsor

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 Centre Street Dental Dr Zacal  

 Swag Sponsor

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 Swag Sponsor

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Race Bib Sponsor


Race Bib Sponsor

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Race Bib Sponsor


Race Bib Sponsor

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 “Almost There” Kilometer Sponsors

 Reactivate  ColonialBay
algonquin outfitters   

 Race Equipment Sponsors

 rolstone-logo  Fowlerlogo

Community Cheering Squad

huntsville lake of bays chamber of commerce  Chris Jones logo
Creative One  triathlon ontario - new pantones
 peerless security logo  Pita Pit Huntsville
 albertos  thesufferfestrevised
 Trysport logo  Logo_on_blue_600x600
 doppler_logo_green  MetrolandLogo_tagline_CMYK_lrg
 LOGO_sawdust-city  2017-LB-Round-logo-Classic


 Interested in supporting this great community event as a sponsor?  Email us at for more information or click here to download the 2018 package