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August 17, 2017
17 Aug 2017

2017 Ontario Womens Triathlon Pre-Race Information

Thank you for registering to race with us at Toronto Island in the Ontario Women’s Triathlon!

Ladies, Meet Your Honourary Race Director – Phaedra Kennedy!

Phaedra is a distance runner, triathlete and coach and has recently become an avid road cyclist. She started running in her late 20’s and raced everything from 5km to the marathon. To learn more about Phaedra please click here.

We are very excited about our partnership with our Title Sponsor Skechers Performance and Presenting Sponsor Martin’s Family Fruit Farms!  Also new this year is our Nutrition Sponsor F2C.

Please tell your friends that there WILL BE race day registration!


SKF_supportlogo_WhiteHelp change children’s health through the Toronto Island Triathlon by fundraising for SickKids Foundation this year.

Raise $150 or more for SickKids, and you will receive an official SickKids sport bandana.  A great breathable piece that you can wear in 12 different ways from a headband and bandana to a scarf and wristband!

About SickKids Foundation:
Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids – one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions. For more information, please visit www.sickkidsfoundation.com

VERY IMPORTANT TORONTO ISLAND INFORMATION

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR PRE-RACE EMAIL FOR YOUR BIB NUMBER AND YOUR WAVE START-TIME.

Your Wave Start Time – Please arrive at the Ferry Docks no less than 90 minutes before the start of your wave, in order to allow time to board the ferry and get to the island.

Water Bottles – Please bring your own water bottle with you. The City of Toronto has banned plastic water bottles, so water in bottles will not be served as part of the post-race food. Water in jugs will be available for your water bottle after the race. Pop is also served with the post-race food.

Parking – There is plenty of parking in and around the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. Please look (or google in advance) for the City of Toronto “Green P Parking”. There is also private parking sites located within a walking distance of the ferry docks.

Ferry Service – special Ferry Service to Hanlan’s Point will begin race morning at 5:30AM departing every half hour (i.e. 5:30AM, 6:00AM. 6:30AM) from the Ferry Terminal. We recommend that you arrive at the Ferry Terminal with enough time to pick-up your bib and ferry ticket and catch a ferry that departs 90 minutes before that start of your race.

Toronto Island Registration
Toronto Island Registration commences at The Westin Harbour Castle (next to the ferry docks). Please look for the red MultiSport Canada Tent next to the hotel on your way to the ferry docks as your starting point for Registration. After picking up your bib, please proceed into the hotel conference room for the remainder of your race kit pick-up.
Date / Time
Friday evening – 4PM-6:30PM
  • Race kit pick-up is available for all races. Friday night registrants receive their bib, race kit, race memento and ferry ticket. Body Marking will take place under the blue tent on the mainland on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Your timing chip will be located on the beach at the swim start. Please do not pick up your timing chip until you are ready to start your race and waiting in the start area.
Race Day – 6:00AM-7:45AM
  • Upon completion of the race kit pick-up process, you will be body marked under the blue tent on the mainland. Your timing chip will be located on the beach at the swim start. Please do not pick up your timing chip until you are ready to start your race and waiting in the start area.

Getting There

  • Gardiner Expressway to Downtown Toronto
  • Exit at Spadina (if Eastbound) or Exit at Sherbourne/Jarvis(if Westbound)
  • Travel South to Queens Quay
  • Take Queens Quay towards Bay St

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Race Day Information

Sponsors Prizes Up for Grabs

This weekend we will have several prizes up for grabs awarded through various sponsors contests.

  1. Skechers Racer of the Day Gift Pack
  2. Skechers Fastest Run Splits Award
  3. Martins Family Fruit Farm Gift Pack
  4. F2C Racer of the Day Gift Pack
  5. Nineteen Racer of the Day – A Nineteen wetsuit
  6. Mentholatum Gift Pack
  7. Draw Prizes from Rudy Project and Timex

Bike Security

In order to ensure bike security every participant arriving to race site will be stopped as they are initially entering transition and they will receive two (2) bracelets. The first bracelet will be placed on the participant’s wrist and the second bracelet will be put on the participant’s bike. The two bracelets have matching numbers and in order to leave transition after the race is complete the participant must have both bracelets with the same matching number. You will be asked to show your bracelet on your wrist every time you enter transition.

Weather Forecast

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Water Quality and Temperature

Water Quality is Excellent. We are the only race series to have a Water Quality Guarantee. The Water Quality Guarantee Page has all the details.

Race Day Registration Process

In an effort to make your day go a little smoother we have put together a short video clip which highlights the process on race day. You can also read the Race Day Guide, Racking By BIB Number and Race Rules & Etiquette Guide, all of which can be found in our Athlete Resource Section of our website.

Race Day Registration

Racking by BIB number

Bikes are racked by BIB Number. The BIB numbers are assigned by age and gender so for most athletes that means you will be racked with people in your age group and gender. If you are new to our races, please read the section in our Athlete Resource Library on Racking Your Bike

Race Photography

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Free Race Day Photos is just one of the many perks you get with racing with us and we believe this is the most memorable and meaningful keepsake of your race experience. You’ll be able to print the photos, frame them, share them on social media, use them on your websites, make a poster of yourself, keychains, or whatever you desire.

By utilizing Zoomphoto, MultiSport Canada is providing you with a platform to easily find your photos (by BIB or Last Name) and then download them with a custom overlay with your finish time if you so choose. Check the Zoomphoto Page after the race!

Volunteers

There can never be enough volunteers so please consider helping out on race day. Just drop by the Volunteer tent and we will be happy to find you a spot with our volunteer team. If you would like to check-out the volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer page.

Race Day Guide

The Race Day Guide has plenty of information and tips as to what you can expect on day. Please give it a read, especially if you are new to the sport.

Race Rules and Etiquette 

Our Race Rules and Etiquette Guide has all sorts of information including wetsuit or no-wetsuit swims, bike etiquette, course nutrition and rules. It can also be found in our Athlete Resource Library.

Race Specific Information

*click on your race to see your day’s schedule as well as your race’s swim wave starts and cap color assignments in the links below.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Race Type

Distances

Race Start

Women’s Duathlon

2.5km Run – 20km Bike – 2.5km Run
8:00 AM

Women’s Duathlon Relay

2.5km Run – 20km Bike – 2.5km Run
8:00 AM

Women’s Triathlon

500m Swim – 20km Bike – 5km Run
8:00 AM

Women’s Swim Bike

500m Swim – 20km Bike
8:00 AM

Women’s Swim Run

500m Swim – 5km Run
8:00 AM

Women’s Triathlon Relay

500m Swim – 20km Bike – 5km Run
8:00 AM

On Course Nutrition by F2C

HydraDurance, and Rehab 3:1 will be on course to provide your hydration, electrolyte, race fuel and recovery needs.

HydraDurance Lemon Lime will be served in F2C cups on the run course at all the events in Gravenhurst. It is a lightly flavoured hydration beverage with a scientifically developed electrolyte blend. With no artificial colours or preservatives this ultra-low osmolarity drink is quickly and easily absorbed. Each 6 oz cup of HydraDurance is 30 calories.

On Site Sponsors

 

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Post Race

F2C Rehab 3:1 Chocolate and Vanilla will be waiting for you when you cross the finish line! The optimum three to one ratio of carbohydrates to protein, this recovery beverage uses the same carbohydrate that is in GlycoDurance plus a blend of 5 different proteins and an organic coconut oil. With the lactose removed from this drink and digestive enzymes added this beverage is great for post race recovery. Each 7oz cup is 250 calories.Don’t do whey? Not a problem, just ask for F2C VeganPure in the recovery area. It will be on hand for those who have allergies or are plant based athletes and we will mix you up a vegan recovery shake!

Post Race & Spectator Food

  • Pizza Pizza
  • Pretzels
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Pop
  • Water

Get Connected And Stay Informed

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Please Support our Sponsors

We extend our thanks to each and every sponsor. Race entry fees never cover the complete cost of a particular race or series of races and without the sponsors there is no race or race series that would survive without their support. We hope that you all take a moment to check out our Series Sponsors below or visit the sponsors page and see what they do and look at the products they sell. Please thank them for supporting the sports of Triathlon and Duathlon by trying and using their products. If you do visit them please take a moment to thank them for supporting Triathlon, Duathlon and Kids races in Ontario.

Title Sponsor

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Presenting Sponsor

Series Sponsors

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Swim Course Sponsor Nutrition & Recovery Sponsor Run Course & Shoe Sponsor
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Eyewear & Rx Eyewear  Volunteer Sponsor Timing Sponsor
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Bike Support Sponsor Wetsuit Sponsor Sports Technology Sponsor

Local Presenting Race Sponsors

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Welland Gravenhurst
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Kingston Bracebridge

Silver Level Sponsors

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Race Wheels Official Headwear

Retail Sponsors
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Accommodation Sponsors

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Gravenhurst Lakeside Welland Toronto

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