Swim for Healthcare – 70.3 Race Weekend

Date: July 7, 2018

The Sunrise Swim provides swimmers with a chance to preview the first leg of the swim of the 70.3, and also benefits local charities.  This year’s charity partner is the Huntsville Hospital Foundation (HHF).  

Often in the first leg of the 70.3 swim, athletes want to get their bearings with respect to landmarks for sighting, strategies on how they are going to approach the initial leg of the swim, and to get comfortable with the surrounding environment.  This is an excellent way to swim this part of the course, with the support of kayaks and boats in a non-competitive fun environment, on the day before the 70.3 Muskoka.  Participants will arrive at the start line the next morning fresh, confident and ready to go!

Read more about it on the Swim for Healthcare Page

The TriMuskokan Try-a-Tri and Short Course Triathlon

Date: June 25th, 2017

The resurrection of the traditional early short course has been 5150 Swim Starta 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”.

This event will feature a Try-a-Tri, Short Course Tri, Duathlon, as well as Relay Options, Club and Family & Friends Challenges.

Read more about The TriMuskokan here!

Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Triathlon

Date: August 28th, 2016

Set in Parry Sound, the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Triathlon features a triathlon, duathlon, try-a-tri, and a Kids of Steel event.

Since in 1993, this annual event has taken place on the the eastern shores of Parry Sound, the world’s deepest freshwater port.

Swim in the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay.  Bike paved shoulders on quiet roads on a fast out-and-back bike course.  Run along a wide and flat lakeside fitness trail with spectacular views.

The transition and race festivities take place at Waubuno Beach, in the heart of Parry Sound.  Adjacent to the beach is a great playground for kids.  Bring the whole family!

READ MORE ON THE Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Triathlon WEBSITE

Run for a Way

run for a wayDate: August 31, 2014

Run for a Way is a fantastic charity run that features 1km, 5km, 10km and 21km race options.  All of the race proceeds go towards Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancer research.  The race course is “Muskoka” flat, and for a good portion of the run follows along the Muskoka River.

The neat thing about this race is that the 1km kids race takes place in Santa’s Village, and the kids are welcome to play there all day after the race.  You will have a hard time convincing your kids not to run in this race!

Read more about it on the Run for a Way website.

Muskoka Rocks

muskoka rocksDate: August 3rd, 2014

This 1km/5km/10km charity running race is capped at 500 runners and all proceeds go to Camp Oochigeas which is a camp in Muskoka that has been providing kids with cancer and kids affected by childhood cancer a unique opportunity for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.

Read more about it on the Muskoka Rocks website

 

Limberlost Challenge

Date: July 8th, 2017

limberlost challengeExperience the very best of  trail courses.  The Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is the trail runner’s dream with its challenging terrain that will take athletes alongside pristine lakes, through a wetland with its tier of beaver dams, up and over some steep inclines and either tiptoeing or splashing through the occasional creek or mud hole.

Athletes will run through technical areas that will require the nimblest of footwork and on trails that allow you to open up to your best speed, plus everything in between. Runners will marvel at the extraordinary beauty of this privately owned reserve that we are so privileged to enjoy. It will leave you breathless in more ways than one!

Race distances include 14km, 28km, 42km, and 56km courses that will provide runners with an amazing experience that will leave them coming back for more.

Read more about it on the Limberlost Challenge website.

Huntsville Half – Band on the Run

Date: June 10th, 2017

Probably oneBOTR_horozontal_no_notes of the most fun running events that you will ever participate in, the Huntsville Half Band on the Run offers athletes the chance to run one of the hilliest running routes in Ontario.  This race has a 1km kids run, 5km, 10km, and half marathon options.  And if you want a truly Muskoka experience, then do the 5km canoe portage!  All of the run routes feature quiet country roads that have very little road traffic during the race.

The upside is that the post race party is pretty amazing.  Juno award winning artists typically are the headliners at a post race concert that features a beer tent and the chance to watch some wicked bands while relaxing on a blanket at River Mill Park.

Read more about the Huntsville Half Band on the Run website

Swim for Hospice

Date: August 12, 2018

Swim for HospiceFeaturing 1km, 2km, and 3km distances for any age that believes that they can safely swim that distance (yes, personal floatation devices are allowed!), this event is one that truly benefits every single person in our community.  Everybody dies at some point or another in their life, and Hospice Huntsville helps people die in their home or at our residential hospice comfortably and with dignity.

Read more about it on the Swim for Hospice Website

Gravenhurst Duathlon and Triathlon

Date: July 15th and 16th, 2017

gravenhurstThis 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

Dash for the Sleigh Kids Duathlon and Adventure Race

Date: August 30, 2014

A great off road event on Saturday August 30th – sponsored by XTERRA and tailored uniquely for kids. The challenges will have participants age 4 – 13 running, biking and getting dirty all for a great cause…to fix Santa’s Sleigh! A combination off road Duathlon and Adventure Race in Muskoka!

Read more on the Dash for the Sleigh Website

Lake of Bays Road Race

Date: August 24th 2014

The Lake of Bays Road Race is an Ontario Cycling AssociationLake of Bays Road Race ~ TriMuskok (OCA) Road Race event adhering to the rules and guidelines for an OCA road event.

This is some exciting and very fast cycling on the vast terrain of Muskoka.  The 2013 event was in May, which brought a freak snow storm, but nonetheless was a very exciting event.

This year, there might be some subtle changes which will make it easier for non-OCA members to participate in this fantastic event.

Read more on the Lake of Bays Road Race website

Spin the Lakes

Date: May 27th 2017

Take a tour around Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka region. The tour takes ySpintheLakes4ou around several of the Muskoka lakes along routes with breath taking views and spectacular rock cuts.

The fabulous tour will have you traveling through several small towns and over terrain that consists of moderate rolling hills.  This event is not a race and is geared for everyone to participate from the race enthusiast to the first time rider there is a course for you. The event is fully supported with vehicles, food and water stations

Spin the Lakes also has a post ride buffet, as well as full access to Hidden Valley Resorts pool and showers after the ride is done.

Read more on the Spin the Lakes website

Bracebridge Triathlon

Date: August 12th and 13th, 2017

The Bracebridge Triathlon is put on by Multisport Canada, an_MG_1804d features all of the short course distances.  Try-a-Tri, Sprint, and Olympic in the duathlon and triathlon formats.

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.

Bala Falls Triathlon

Date: To return in 2017, date TBA

Bala Falls TriathlonBala 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.

Look for updates on the MultiSport Website

Muskoka Kids Triathlon

Date: July 15, 2017

kids tri-9665The 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.

Read more about it on the Muskoka Kids Triathlon Website