2018 Cup Series Venues and Final OSG Qualifier
January 10, 2018 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced venues for the 2018 Cup Series and the final 2018 Ontario Summer Games qualifier.
The Triathlon Ontario Cup Series consists of the Youth Cup, Junior Cup and Elite/U23 Cup. Establishing and promoting a provincially standardized level of competition, where athletes can develop their skills sets locally in a competitive environment is a key objective of Triathlon Ontario’s Provincial Development Program. Since the first Youth Cup in 2013, annual participation rates have grown by double digits and that robust participation growth has flowed through to the Junior and Elite/U23 Cup Series each year.
The following are a list of the venues and the various competitions they are hosting:
The Subaru Series Guelph Lake 1 Try-a-Tri race on June 16th will serve as the final qualifying opportunity for 15 and 16 year olds looking to participate in this year’s Ontario Summer Games. There is one spot plus any vacancies from pre-qualified athletes available per gender.
The Peterborough Pirates will be hosting their first ever race on June 24th with the Lakefield Triathlon. The race will be the first stops for both Youth Cup age divisions and Junior Cup.
The fast and furious Stittsville Grand Prix is back and is being added to the Junior Cup schedule for 2018 on June 30th. Grands Prix are multiple short races on the same day and promote speed, recovery, and tactics. This will be race number two for both Youth Cup age divisions and Junior Cup.
The Elite/U23 Cup Series make its season debut with a return to the Toronto Triathlon Festival on July 22. This will also be race number three for the Junior Cup.
The top 48 15 & 16 year olds across the province will compete in an individual race and a relay race over August 3rd and 4th near London.
On August 12th the Dunrobin Kids of Steel race will not only host race number three for both Youth Cup age divisions but it will host the third edition of the Youth Club Championships. The Peterborough Pirates look to make it three in a row as they hope to hoist the Crystal Cup once again.
Celebrating its 15th year in action, the Orillia Kids of Steel race will host race number four in the 12-13 Youth Cup age division on August 18th.
Triathlon Canada’s National Triathlon Championships, located in Kelowna, BC on August 18/19th, will play double duty by also serving as race number two in the Elite/U23 Cup Series.
Triathlon Ontario’s Draft Legal Provincial Championships is set to potentially be one of the most exciting races this year as it offers additional series points and serves as the finale for the 14-15 Youth Cup, Junior and Elite/U23 Cups. Mark August 25th down on the calendars and come watch the excitement at one of the most spectator friendly venues in the country.
The 12-13 Youth Cup Series finale takes place once again at MultiSport Canada’s Lakeside KOS on September 8th.
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