Triathlon Canada Announces 2017 Domestic Race Schedule

VICTORIA—Canada’s top triathletes in all race categories will be swimming, biking and running in eight provinces across Canada this summer as Triathlon Canada rolls out its 2017 Domestic Event Schedule on Wednesday.

In recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday, the high-performance and age group racing calendar kicks into high gear, with the Canadian Triathlon Championships being held in Ottawa, June 17-18.

Canada will then, for the first time ever, welcome the world’s best triathletes for two World Triathlon Series races in one year. The world-renowned ITU World Triathlon Edmonton will be held July 28-29 before charging down the Trans Canada Highway for the inaugural Montreal International Triathlon, August 5-6.

The triathlon world’s attention will shift back to Canada, August 18-27, when the 2017 ITU Multisport World Championships will be staged in Penticton, B.C. for the first time ever.

“This summer promises to be one of the most exciting event lineups in the history of triathlon in Canada with thousands of triathletes testing their limits across the country,” said Kim Van Bruggen, Chief Executive Officer, Triathlon Canada. “Hosting major events for athletes in all corners of Canada is critical to the continued growth of our sport. Over the last few years, Triathlon Canada along with our partners, have been focused on extending our international event hosting opportunities into Eastern Canada – a region that is extremely passionate for all Olympic and Paralympic sports.

“I can think of no better place to stage our national championships than in Ottawa while celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, and I know both Edmonton and Montreal are going to put on another great show for the world’s best triathletes. Hosting major events at the highest level of competition provides home field advantage for our high performance athletes, and additional international race opportunities for our next generation of rising stars.”

Showcasing the sport for all athletes at all levels, including each of the marquee events on the 2017 campaign, will have highly sought after age group qualification spots up for grabs to represent Canada at the 2018 Gold Coast ITU Standard and Sprint Triathlon World Championships, and the 2018 Odense ITU Multisport World Championships in Denmark. All events on the Triathlon Canada Multisport Series are age group qualification races for Denmark. Complete event and qualification details are highlighted in the domestic race calendar below, or at www.triathloncanada.com.

Triathlon Canada has also added two new events in 2017: Canadian Club Championships and the Canadian University Individual Championships, which will be held in connection with the Canadian Triathlon Championships in Ottawa.

The following is a complete race schedule for the Triathlon Canada Triathlon Series, and the Triathlon Canada Multisport Series in 2017:

Triathlon Canada Triathlon Series

Date Title Race Categories Event Location
June 17-18 Canadian Triathlon Championships / Ottawa International Triathlon High Performance:

  • CANADIAN Junior, U23 & Elite Championships
  • CAMTRI Cup
  • Junior Series Event #1
  • CANADIAN University/College Championships

AG Qualification Events:

  • CANADIAN AG Standard Tri Championships – 10 AG Spots
  • CANADIAN AG Sprint Tri Championships– 10 AG Spots

Additional Events

  • CANADIAN Club Championships
  • University/College Club Championships
  • Kids of Steel
Ottawa, ON
24-Jun Living Sky Triathlon
  • U26 Development Event (Super-Sprint)
Saskatoon, SK
1-Jul Triathlon De Victoriaville High Performance:

  • Junior Series Event #2
Victoriaville, QC
15-Jul TriLobster
  • U26 Development Event (Super-Sprint)
Summerside, PEI
July 15-16 TriMemphre Magog High Performance:

  • CAMTRI Junior Championships
  • ITU World Paratriathlon Event
July 28 – Aug 13 Canada Summer Games High Performance:

  • Junior Series Event #3
  • CANADIAN Mixed Relay Championships
Winnipeg, MB
July 28-30 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton High Performance:

  • World Triathlon Series (Sprint)
  • World Paratriathlon Series
  • U26 Development Event (Super Sprint)

AG Qualification Events:

  • AG Standard Triathlon Q. Event– 5 AG Spots
  • AG Sprint Triathlon Q. Event – 5 AG Spots
Edmonton, AB
Aug 5-6 Montreal International Triathlon High Performance

  • World Triathlon Series (Standard)

AG Qualification Events:

  • AG Standard Triathlon Q. Event– 5 AG Spots
  • AG Sprint Triathlon Q. Event – 5 AG Spots
Montreal, QC
2-Sep Vancouver Triathlon
  • U26 Development Event (Sprint)
Vancouver BC
9-Sep Montreal Esprit Triathlon
  • U26 Development Event (Sprint)
Montreal QC

 

Triathlon Canada Multisport Series

All events are Age-Group Qualification for the 2018 Odense ITU Multisport World Championships, Denmark

Date Title Race Categories Event Location
Feb 24-26 Pentathalon des Neiges
  • ITU Winter S3 Triathlon World Cup
  • Canadian Winter S3 Triathlon Championships
Quebec, QC
June 17-18 Ottawa International Triathlon
  • CANADIAN Aquathlon Championships – 10 AG Spots
Ottawa, ON
2-Jul Great White North
  • AG Long Distance Q. Event – 4 AG Spots
  • AG Aquabike Q. Event – 5 AG Spots
  • AG Standard Duathlon Q. Event – 3 AG Spot
Stony Plain, AB
9-Jul Rev 3 St. Andrews
  • AG Long Distance Q. Event – 1 AG Spots
  • AG Aquabike Q. Event – 1 AG Spots
St. Andrews NB
July 15-16 TriMemphre Magog
  • CANADIAN Standard Duathlon Championships – 10 AG Spots
  • AG Long Distance Q. Event – 3 AG Spots
Magog, QC
August 5-6 Montreal International Triathlon
  • AG Standard Duathlon Q. Event – 3 AG Spots
Montreal, QC
12-Aug XTERRA Quebec
  • AG Cross Triathlon Q. Event – 1 AG Spots
Lac Delage, QC
August 12-13 Bracebridge Triathlon Weekend
  • AG Standard Duathlon Q. Event – 2 AG Spots
Gravenhurst, ON
August 18 – 27 2017 ITU Multisport World Championship, Penticton, BC, Canada
  • ITU Aquathlon World Championship
  • ITU Sprint Duathlon World Championship
  • ITU Standard Duathlon World Championship
  • ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship
  • ITU Long Distance World Championship
  • ITU Aquabike World Championship

Note: All races include para and elite categories.

Penticton, BC
9-Sep Montreal Esprit
  • CANADIAN AG Long Distance Championships – 10 AG Spots
  • AG Standard Duathlon Q. Event – 2 AG Spots
Montreal, QC
September 16-17 REV3 Niagara Falls Barrelman
  • AG Long Distance Q. Event – 2 AG Spots
Niagara Falls, ON
1-Oct Duathlon de Boucherville
  • AG Sprint Duathlon Q. Event – 2 AG Spots
Boucherville, QC
28-Oct Overdrive Race and Relay
  • AG Sprint Duathlon Q. Event – 2 AG Spots
  • AG Standard Duathlon Q. Event – 2 AG Spots
Bowmanville, ON

ITU Multisport World Championships

August 18-27, 2017:  2017 ITU Multisport World Championship, Penticton, BC, Canada

Date TBC, 2018: 2018 Odense ITU Multisport World Championships, Denmark

Triathlon Canada is the governing body for the sport in the country. Triathlon Canada’s more than 22,000members include athletes, coaches and officials from the grassroots to elite levels. With the support of its valued corporate partners –Project, TrainingPeaks, Zizu Optics, Flight Centre and Polar– along with the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Own the Podium, Triathlon Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic and world Champions in all race disciplines. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us at www.triathloncanada.com.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan
Media and Public Relations
Triathlon Canada
T: 403-620-8731

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