May 19th, 2022

Early Bird Pre Race Newsletter

Our Early Bird Event is only a few days away and we wanted to send some final reminders. 

Orientation

Coach Todd from the Ottawa Triathlon Club is doing an in-person orientation at Carleton U on Friday. The course walk through will start at 5pm but he'll be there at 3:30pm to answer any other questions that you might have. Feel free to come by, pick up your bib and get prepped for Saturday. The orientation will be at the P6 Parking Lot, which is where the transition zone will be on Saturday. 

Park Offsite:

You can park at Carleton U but the parking situation is fairly slow and difficult. If possible, bike over to the event, carpool or park off campus. 

Masks:

The Carleton U pool still has a mask mandate in place. We will provide some disposable masks as you enter the pool, and you can toss them out in a bin right before getting in the water. 

Post Race Meet Up:

The volunteers, Race Crew and Athletes are all invited to HomeTown Grill at 1525 Bank Street after the race. They've reserved the patio for us, so I hope to see you there and that we can share stories from the race! 

https://www.hometownsportsgrill.ca/

Free Race Photo from ROC Swimming and Zone3Sports

Bring your smile, or your game face and keep an eye out for our Race Photographers this Saturday. The photos are FREE for anyone who participates, thanks to our friends at ROC Swimming/Zone3Sports.

If you're a multisport athlete, which you will definitely be after the event, check out their website to learn more about this club. 

https://www.teamunify.com/team/canrocs/page/home

Timing:

We recommend showing up an hour before the race, to get your bib, set up transition, and make your way to the start line. 

The race starts are:

8:30am: Long Tri, Long Du, Short Du

9:00am: Short Tri and Swim Cycle

9:30am: Try a Tri

Show up on deck 30 minutes before the race, so that you can line up in order and do a short warm up in the dive tank.

Bib Pickup:

You can pick up your bib on Friday from 3pm-6pm or Saturday as of 7am. 

If you have any last-minute questions, please let us know!