For the past 25 years, the Muskoka region, per capita, hosts the most number of triathlons each summer compared to anywhere else in North America. Why? Clean and quiet lakes, rolling hills cut right out of the Canadian Shield, and roads that wind through forests allow you to lose yourself all the while participating in a sport that you love.
The TriMuskokan Try-a-Tri and Short Course Triathlon
Date: June 26th, 2016
The resurrection of the traditional early short course has been a priority of our organization over the last couple of years. Several passionate TriMuskoka members have come forth to make this reality. And so was born “The TriMuskokan”.
The goals of The TriMuskokan are that the event is one that is:
- As fun as it is competitive for individuals and teams alike
- An environment that is safe and supportive to encourage tri-curious people to try out the sport of triathlon and become involved in the sport brings many athletes a sense of accomplishment
This event will feature:
- Try-a-Tri (400m swim, 10km bike, 3km run)
- Swim Bike
- Short Course Tri (750m swim, 30km bike, 7km run)
- Swim Bike
- Duathlon (2.5km run, 30km bike, 7km run)
- Triathlon Club Challenges
- Most participating club members (other than TriMuskoka Triathlon Club)
- Championship Team Score: the cummulative score for the four lowest places in four age and gender specific categoris
- Relay Challenges
- Corporate Relay Challenge
- Family and Friends Relay Challenge
Read more about it on The TriMuskokan website here on TriMuskoka.com
Joe’s Team Triathlon
Date: July 4, 2015
Join 600 everyday athletes as we Tri to conquer cancer.
An extraordinary day where you can swim, bike and run your way to two victories: the individual triumph that awaits you at the finish line and the community triumph that supports critical cancer research at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Read more on the Joe's Team Triathlon website
Muskoka Kids Triathlon
Date: July 16, 2016
The Muskoka Kids Triathlon is seen by many as a rite of passage into the world of triathlon. Kids from 6 to 106 are invited to take part in this annual event where the streets and waterways of Port Sydney are closed so that families and friends can cheer on their loved ones as they participate in this fantastic family event.
With distances ranging between 50m swim / 3.2 km bike / 700m run for the 8 and under age group to 400m swim / 12.4 km bike / 3.2 km run for the 15 and older age groups, there is something for everyone.
Even if you are not participating, come on out to either volunteer or to simply cheer everyone on.
Read more about it on the Muskoka Kids Triathlon Website
Date: August 6th and 7th, 2016
The Bracebridge Triathlon is put on by Multisport Canada, and features all of the short course distances. Try-a-Tri, Sprint, and Olympic in the duathlon and triathlon formats.
The swim takes place in the Muskoka River, and you are treated to a downstream current as you head out on the course, but you have to battle it on the way back to the swim exit. The bike course winds along the river on a quiet back street, passing by Santa's Village and beyond, for an out and back ride. The run crosses over to the other side of the river and follows a fairly flat, with a couple of rolling hills, course. This is Muskoka after all....the course can't be completely flat!
The transition and race festivities take place in Annie Williams Park, which is right downtown Bracebridge, and has a great playground for the kids if you plan on bringing them along.
Click here to read more about it on the Bracebridge triathlon website.
Gravenhurst Duathlon and Triathlon
Date: July 16 and 17, 2016
This very popular triathlon usually sells out every year as there are limited spaces on the historic SS Wehnona and SS Seguin steamships that take swimmers out to the start line.
The race consists of a straight in swim to the Gravenhurst dock in Lake Muskoka, then a undulating bike course through the beautiful cottage roads in the area, and is capped off by a great out and back run.
This is a local favorite, and often sells out by June.
Read more on the Gravenhurst Triathlon Website
Bala Falls Triathlon
Date: The Bala Falls Triathlon has been put on hold for one year. It will return in 2017
Bala Falls is a quiet little community tucked in the heart of Muskoka, and is world famous for the Johnson Cranberry Farm. This event, put on by Multisport Canada, takes place in a small community park.
A great twist to the typical triathlon, the Bala Falls Triathlon is one where you get to get back to your roots. Go old school. Yes, it is a retro race. So pull out the speedo and the leg warmers. There are prizes for the best costumes as well as for the top age group athletes.
Read more on the Bala Falls Triathlon website
Date: 2016 Date Not Set Yet
The 6th annual RBC Sundridge Triathlon is a fantastic event that is run by, and gives back to, the community and the groups that exist within it.
It is a fat tire event for Sprint and Relay teams we also offer a Try-A-Tri and a Kids triathlon all taking place on the same day.
Read More about it on the Sundridge Triathlon Website