Triathlon Ontario Announces Hosts and Venues for its Provincial Long Course Series
– Welland, Muskoka, K-Town and Barrelman highlight 4 part series –
The Series consists of four events, with the best two results counting towards the points calculation. Points are awarded based on finishing position in age groups within the top 20 placings. Participants must be a Triathlon Ontario member by the end of the last race for their results to be included in the final standings. Winners of each division will have their names engraved on the Long Course Series trophy, as well as, an individual trophy presented at the annual Awards Banquet. In its first two years, the Series averaged over 400 participants earning points in the competition.
The Series hosts are as follows:
- The Series kicks off June 25th with the MultiSport Canada Rose City Long Course Triathlon in Welland.
- Cottage country is the backdrop for the next stop as a new course design at Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka plays host to Series stop number two on July 9th. Due to the deeper field and challenging course, 1.25x the points are available.
- The Series moves over to Kingston on August 6th for the MultiSport Canada K-Town Long Course Triathlon. This scenic race is one of the oldest in the province, having started in the mid 80’s.
- On September 17th, the Series heads back to where it all began in Welland for the Series finale and Long Course Triathlon Provincial Championships. The host race being the REV3 Niagara Falls Barrelman. Points are worth 1.25x for this event. Barrelman will also be a National Qualifier for 2018 ITU Long Course World Championships with two automatic spots per age group per gender. A full list of 2017 Provincial Championship venues and 2018 National Qualifiers will be published next week.
About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. For more information please visit: http://www.triathlonontario.com.