Sat, Sep 02, 2023

The Canadian

Overview

The Canadian is the premier event of the Somersault Tri/Du Series - don't miss out! If you are from the Ottawa area, it's great to race at home. If you are from afar, it's a great way to see some of the nicest parts of our Nation's Capital. It's the last multisport event in Eastern Ontario and it doesn't disappoint. The course is on Colonel By Drive, giving you a great view of the Rideau Canal, Carleton University, Dows Lake, and Lansdowne. The finish line and transition zone are inside the Terry Fox Facility!

Where & When

Date & Time

Sat, Sep 02, 2023

Location

Terry Fox Athletic Facility, 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa.

Race Options

7:00 AM - Iron 113 Triathlon

1900 m
·
90 km
·
21.1 km

7:00 AM - Iron 113 Duathlon

10 km
·
90 km
·
15 km

7:00 AM - Iron 113 Triathlon Relay

1900 m
·
90 km
·
21.1 km

7:00 AM - Iron 113 SwimCycle

1900 m
·
90 km

8:00 AM - Sprint Triathlon

750 m
·
20 km
·
5 km

8:30 AM - Sprint Triathlon Relay

750 m
·
20 km
·
5 km

8:30 AM - 5K Run

5 km

8:30 AM - 10K Run

10 km

9:00 AM - Olympic Triathlon

1500 m
·
40 km
·
10 km

9:00 AM - Olympic Triathlon Relay

1500 m
·
40 km
·
10 km

9:00 AM - Olympic SwimCycle

1500 m
·
40 km

9:30 AM - Sprint Duathlon

5 km
·
20 km
·
2.5 km

9:30 AM - Adult Try a Tri (16+)

200 m
·
10 km
·
2.5 km

9:40 AM - Youth Try a Tri (15 and Under)

200 m
·
10 km
·
2.5 km

9:50 AM - Surf N Turf

50 m
·
·
400 m

Description

Our Marquee Event: 

The Canadian is the premier event of the Somersault Tri/Du Series - don't miss out! If you are from the Ottawa area, it's great to race at home. If you are from afar, it's a great way to see some of the nicest parts of our Nation's Capital.

It's the last multisport event in Eastern Ontario and it doesn't disappoint. The course is on Colonel By Drive, giving you a great view of the Rideau Canal, Carleton University, Dows Lake, and Lansdowne. The finish line and transition zone are inside the Terry Fox Facility!

Participants love:

  • The dramatic finish. All of our events finish on the Terry Fox Track, which is a venue that's hosted the Canadian Track & Field Championships and has been run on by countless Olympians. 
  • The bike course is closed to traffic.
  • That there is a wide range of events to choose from, including 113 options (aka 70.3 or Half-Iron) in the triathlon, duathlon, and swim cycle events. 

Included in your registration is:

  • Bragging rights!
  • A FREE virtual bike fit from MyVeloFit.
  • A personalized race bib.
  • Professional timing from Sportstats.
  • On-course nutrition from F2C.
  • Race Photography FinisherPix.
  • Post-Race snacks.
  • Post-Race massages.
  • Memories that you won't soon forget.

Important Deadlines:

  • Medal Deadline - August 2nd. We keep our prices low and make the finisher's medal an optional add-on. If you want to commemorate this achievement with a finisher's medal, make sure to register before August 2nd and add the medal to your order.
  • Shirt Deadline - August 2nd. If you would like to pick up your souvenir shirt during bib pick-up or race day, it must be ordered before August 2nd. If you miss the deadline, you can still order the shirt AT THIS LINK. The shirt will be available for online order starting September 1st. You can also try on some sample sizes at the event. 
  • Online Registration Deadline - August 29th at 6 pm. If you don't sign up by then, you can still sign up in person on race day, or at bib pick-up, subject to availability. Some of our races sell out, so make sure to sign up early!

Cut-Off Times:

  • All athletes must finish the bike portion by noon.
  • All athletes must finish their race by 4 pm.

Fundraiser

Charity of the Event

Charity of the Event

The volunteers at The Canadian will be from the football teams at St. Matthews High School. Their Junior and Varsity teams will be on site all-day to help make your event experience all that it can be. Somersault is a firm believer that youth sports can make a big positive impact in the lives of young athletes. Please consider supporting this community organization so that they can get the funding they need to enjoy their sport, too.

Raised
$5.00
Goal
$1000.00

Course Maps

Swim Course

Swim Course

This map outlines the details of the swim course at the Canadian Event. It'll be chip-timing, with a beach start. For the ByTown Storm Youth Triathlon and for the Surf N Turf, the swim will run parallel to shore, so that everyone will be able to stand up, if they need a break.

Bike Course

Bike Course

This map outlines the details of the bike course at the Canadian Event.

Run Course

Run Course

This map outlines the details of the run course at the Canadian Event.

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