Manitobas Largest Triathlon Event
Manitobas Largest Triathlon: Registration Officially opens
Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Look no further than the Riding Mountain Triathlon, the premier destination multi-sport event on the prairies. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting out, this multi-sport weekend is designed for all levels of competitors with Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint distance races.
Located in the beautiful Riding Mountain National Park, where out of the never-ending wheat fields emerges one of Canada’s best-kept secrets. The event takes place in an awe-inspiring setting, where participants will race amidst the beautiful scenery of the boreal forest and Clear Lake. The Riding Mountain Triathlon is an event you won’t want to miss!
The event also aims to introduce kids to the exciting sport of triathlon. Kids having a great experience at races will develop the “love of the sport” and continue it into the future. The swim starts at the east end of the main beach area. Swimmers will proceed clockwise along a 750 m arrowhead-shaped course. Swimmers will pass the anchored sailboats as they exit the bay into the open water of the lake.
During the swim, lifeguards in boats as well as kayakers monitor the swimmers as they make their way around the course. The cheers from the enthusiastic crowd lining the beach carries across the water and encourages the athletes along the way
The cycling course is considered one of the most scenic rides on the prairies, cutting through the RMNP’s boreal forest. Riders are in awe of the mosaic of mountain and prairie landscapes, which is enhanced by frequent sightings of deer, moose, bears and the occasional lynx or wolf.
Both the Olympic and Sprint participants pass the famous Clear Lake Golf Course and embark on the first climb of the day. Once Sprint athletes reach 10 km, they turn around and head back to the town site. The Olympic athletes continue on and are treated to a beautiful ride, capped by a panoramic view of Clear Lake just before they embark on a gentle 5 km climb to the turnaround.
Upon returning to the town site, runners exit the transition zone and head up Columbine and left on Ta-wa-pit for the first hill climb. For the next 2 km, runners will pass by the seasonal residence cottagers cheering, keeping the focus off the hard bike and inspiring them on.
With the final kilometer to go, the trail climbs up and offers a vast view of Clear Lake and the sounds of the transition zone can be heard enticing them to speed up for the last push to the line. As the runners approach the end of this lakeshore path, they run into the finishing shoot inside the transition zone to the finish line where all the fun began a short time ago.
This multi-sport weekend is not only about the competition but also about the community. With enthusiastic spectators lining the streets, cheering on the athletes, the Riding Mountain Triathlon creates an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike.
Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in the Riding Mountain Triathlon. This is a unique opportunity to challenge yourself in a stunning natural setting, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Riding Mountain National Park. Sign up today and join us for an unforgettable weekend of fun, competition, and camaraderie.