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June 21, 2018
21 Jun 2018

2018 Welland Pre-Race Information

Thank you for registering to race with us at the Rose City Triathlon in Welland! A very special thank-you to our volunteer recruiters Ron and Lynda Lemon!

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

Parking

*VERY IMPORTANT – you will need to enter the parking lot from Shaw St off of Prince Charles Dr.

Getting There

Welland International Flatwater Centre
16 Townline Tunell Road,
Welland, ON

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  • QEW/403 to Hamilton
  • QEW East Hamilton / Niagara
  • Exit 406 South to Welland
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto E Main St/Niagara Regional Rd 27
  • Turn left onto Prince Charles Dr 
  • Turn left Shaw St
  • Turn right into parking area (see parking map)

View Map

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Welland News

*for more news check the “News” section in our main menu.

New This Year – MultiSport Canada Merchandise!!

Buy your favourite racer some cool MultiSport Canada swag.  Look for the MultiSport Canada Merchandise Tent on-site.  Hats and Visors are $25 and our performance socks are $15.  All prices include tax.  Cash and credit cards are accepted.  If you plan ahead, these will make great birthday or Christmas gifts!!

Registration Information

Please tell your friends that there will be race day registration. *See details on our events pricing page.

Racers Of The Day

Long Course Racers

  • Skechers Racer of the Day
  • Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Racer of the Day
  • Plus the Skechers Fastest Male and Female Run Split!

Triathlon/Duathlon Racers

  • Skechers Racer of the Day
  • Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Racer of the Day
  • Velofix Bike of the Day (we pick a finishing position in the bike portion of the event)

Give-It-A-Tri Racers

  • Skechers Racer of the Day
  • F2C Nutrition Racer of the Day
  • STAC – WATTS YOUR GUESS competition.

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.  Water temperature on Thursday, June 20th was 20C.

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 the links below to see your day’s schedule, course maps etc, as well as your swim waves and more.

Swim Waves Posted

Saturday, June 23

Long Course Triathlon – 2k Swim | 56k Bike | 15k Run

Free Beginner Triathlon Clinic

Join the coaches of PR Endurance Training on Saturday June 23 at 3 pm for a free clinic at the WIFC.

If this is your first race, this will be a great opportunity to get a taste of what’s to come and to get rid of some nerves.

RSVP your attendance to prsquad1@gmail.com

Sunday, June 24

Sprint Triathlon / Duathlon participants – please note: The waves will be spread-out over much longer period of time this year owing to the short multi-lap nature of the course and the fact that we have fully closed roads on the bike course. This will ensure that all participants have a safe, fair and fun experience on the day with plenty of room to ride.

*Sprint Tri/Du – We would like all Sprint bikes in the Transition Area by 0750 and would like all Sprint participants to clear the Transition Area by 0805.
*Give-it-a-tri – We would like all Give-It-A-Tri bikes in the Transition Area by 1030 and would like all Give-It-A-Tri participants to head-down to the Swim Start by 1045.

LC Pre-Race Overview By Ambassador Team Daniel Clarke

We are pleased to present a race overview video from our Ambassador Team member Daniel Clarke. The video tells you everything you need to know about the Long Course Triathlon.

On Course Nutrition

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Glyco-Durance will be the featured race fuel on the run & bike courses for all events in Welland. This all natural race fuel is carbohydrate based using the same scientifically developed electrolyte blend in the Hydra-Durance. When calculating out your nutrition on the bike please keep in mind that 25oz waterbottles filled with Glyco-Durance will have approx. 200 calories per bottle. Each 6 oz cup is approx. 30 calories.

Endurance Tap Gels

On the run course we will be offering a variety of Endurance Tap Gels for Saturday’s Long Course events.

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 Glyco-Durance 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! Last but not least look for our Strawberry & Cream Whey-Pure Energy, which will also be available.

Post Race & Spectator Food

Spectator Food

Pizza will be available for spectators on Saturday and Sunday at the Merchandise Tent.   $5 will buy you two slices of pizza and a pop.

Athlete Food

Saturday Long Course Athletes – Stoked Oats is on-site in the Vendor area pre-race ready to serve you a hearty breakfast before your big day!  After your race, Pizza from Rose City Pizza will be ready for you.  If you have an allergy or prefer oats, Stoked Oats will still be available in the food tent if you prefer.

Sunday Racers – Stoked Oats is the post-race food of choice for all racers!  Join us in the post-event vendor area for your bowl of yummy oats!

Oranges, bananas, pretzels or chips, Sun Rype fruit snacks, pop and water will also be served to all athletes.

Get Connected And Stay Informed

FacebookConnect with us and the other 9000+ athletes on the  the series Facebook Page. Get all of the latest news first and interact with your fellow racers.

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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

Presenting Sponsor

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Swim Course Sponsor Nutrition & Recovery Sponsor Run Course & Shoe Sponsor
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Eyewear & Rx Eyewear  Volunteer Sponsor Hat Sponsor
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Bike Support Sponsor Wetsuit Sponsor Sports Technology Sponsor
Breakfast Sponsor  Coach Sponsor Bike Sponsor
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Wheels Sponsor Bike Rack Sponsor

Local Presenting Race Sponsors

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Welland Gravenhurst
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Kingston Bracebridge

Silver Level Sponsors

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Retail Sponsors
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Accommodation Sponsors

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