Saturday, July 13, 2019

Race Type

Distances

Race Start

Olympic Triathlon

1.5km Swim – 40km Bike – 10km Run
8:30 AM Boat Trip 1
9:30 AM Boat Trip 2

Olympic Triathlon Relay

1.5km Swim – 40km Bike – 10km Run
9:30 AM Boat Trip 2

Important Notes

Please note that this year there will only be ONE steamship doing 2 separate trips. See age wave summary to see which boat trip you are on.

Boat trip 1 will be leaving the dock at 8:00 AM sharp and all athletes in the Pro wave and waves 1-3 must be on this boat.

Boat trip 2 will be loading athletes around 8:55 AM. All athletes in waves 4-5 must be at the dock by 8:50AM.

  Time

  Description

6:30am – 7:30am
Boat Trip 1

Race Kit Pickup – Boat Trip 1 – Muskoka Wharf Sports Field

6:30am – 8:30am
Boat Trip 2

Race Kit Pickup – Boat Trip 2 – Muskoka Wharf Sports Field

8:00am

Board Boat Trip 1 from Dock

8:30am

Boat Trip 1 – Waves 1/2/3

wave summary

9:30am

Boat Trip 2 – Waves 4/5

wave summary

10:30am – 1:00pm

Post Race Events

12:15pm

Awards Presentation
Awards will be given to the Top Three Men & Women in Five (5) Year Age-Groups

Course Details

Swim – 1.5km

Average water temperature has been 76 degrees for the past several years.

To get to the dock you will leave transition out of the BIKE EXIT, walking towards the water (Boston Pizza). Once you are across the road you will turn right and walk along the wharf edge to the Muskoka Steamships.

The Olympic Distance Triathlon Swim is in the shape of an “L”. The first section is 300m long followed by a left turn and then a 1200m swim straight to shore. We will be using both the RMS Wenonah II to transport the swimmers to the swim course. Here is the protocol for the swim starts:

The steamships will anchor near the swim start point. The Start Point will be between two of our large (5.5ft) Lime Green Tetrahedrons (see course maps).

Athletes will exit the steamship (short 5 ft jump into the water) one or two at a time, swim to the start approximately 50m and gather at the Start Point. There will be a starter in a motorized Zodiac boat to marshal each wave. Each wave will start at the sound of the steamship whistle.

Once all athletes have left the ship in wave order. Each wave will swim up to the Start Point and wait for the marshal’s instructions and the steamship whistle to start.

The swim will begin with a 400m section that runs basically parallel to shore. Swimmers will turn left at the large (5.5ft) Lime Green Tetrahedron and complete the final 1100m to shore. There will be smaller (3.5ft) Orange Buoys along this final stretch to guide you along the course. Swimmers can swim on either side of the Orange buoys but MUST turn left at the Lime Green Tetrahedron. There will be a final Lime Green Tetrahedron at the swim exit.

Swimmers will then exit the water up a special set of stairs in single file and proceed up the docks towards the transition area.

Bike – 40km

The bike course is a simple out and back up Muskoka Rd 169.

Athletes are always required to stay to the right on the bike course but it is especially important that you do so on this particular course.

Run – 10km

The run course is out-and-back. You will exit the Transition Area at the back under the Run Exit sign (same way you entered from the swim) and run straight across a small footbridge.  The run follows the fitness path towards North Muldrew Lake Rd.

Once you make the left turn onto North Muldrew Lake Rd you will continue to run on the LEFT HAND (facing traffic) side of the road at ALL TIMES.  North Muldrew Lake Rd. is your typical Muskoka cottage road that has short rollers, steady grades and plenty of twists and turn. Crossing over to the opposite side of the road will be considered cutting the course and may result in a disqualification. The Turnaround is at 5km on North Muldrew Lake Rd.

After the turnaround you retrace the run course back to the race site staying on the LEFT HAND side of the road. You then cross the road at the controlled intersection and continue until turning right into the fitness path once again. The final stretch of grass takes you to the Finish Line.

There will be Aid stations with Water and F2C HYDRA-DURANCE™ approximately every 2km on the course.– click HERE for more information on F2C HYDRA-DURANCE™.