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June 20, 2019
20 Jun 2019

2019 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 Presenting Sponsor Martin’s Family Fruit Farms!

Please take the time to read over the information below regarding event parking, course specific information, course maps, wave starts, awards and registration timing and more.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2019 season opener!

Parking

You will need to enter the parking lot from Shaw St off of Prince Charles Dr. Please pay attention to NO PARKING signs around the Welland Flatwater Centre as bylaw will be issuing tickets to anyone parked in a no parking area.

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 2019 Green Initiatives

MultiSport Canada is proud to support a green friendly initiative starting in the 2019 season. Over the course of the next year, we will be focusing on reducing our environmental impact. While triathlon promotes a healthy and active lifestyle, we also feel that we should strive to promote a healthy and sustainable business model for the planet as well!

  • Green Initiative #1 – BYOB (bring your own bag) – We can easily reduce 7,000+ plastic bags this year by having YOU bring your own bag to registration. We will be handing out your bib, your memento choice (hat, t-shirt or socks), and your swim cap.
  • Green Initiative #2 – Virtual Race Kits – In the past, MSC race kits have come in plastic bags with race mementos and sponsorship pamphlets and advertisements. This year, we will be replacing the physical handouts with a “virtual handout” in the pre/post race email to reduce the amount of paper we use throughout the season.
  • Green initiative #3 – Bring a Bottle – To help eliminate 7,000+ water bottles throughout the season, please bring your own water bottle and use our supplied jugs of water throughout the race and expo areas.

We hope you will join us and embrace our new green initiative as it is an important step to take to help make our planet a greener place. We ask that you be patient and proud to help keep our waste at a minimum.

Registration Information

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

Racers Of The Day Prizes

Saturday

  • Rudy Project Gift Certificate
  • Suunto 5 Watch
  • Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Gift Basket
  • Headsweats hats

Sunday

  • Rudy Project Gift Certificate
  • Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Gift Basket
  • Headsweats hats

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.

Race Specific Information

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

Please be sure to read the Swim Waves Post as it includes detailed information on swim waves for Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, June 22

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

Sunday, June 23

Please note: The Sprint waves are spread-out over a long period of time 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 adequate room to ride.

*Registration will be open from 6:15 am through 9:30am. Please ensure you arrive at least one hour before the start of your wave to find parking and go through registration. We recommend clearing Transition least 30 minutes before the start of your wave to give yourself time to get ready.

Racer of the Day Prizing
Saturday

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 Tuesday, June 18th was 19.5C.

Registration Process

Please check out 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.

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.

Community Ambassadors

Edge Triathlon, led by Olympian, Kyle Jones and former World XC Championship team member, Jeff Scull, will be supporting the Rose City Triathlon by providing volunteer groups on race weekend.

EDGE Triathlon is an endurance sport coaching & consulting business servicing the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada and online. We work with athletes ranging from beginners to elite and across all disciplines of endurance sport.


On Course Nutrition by F2C

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 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.

Athlete Food

Saturday Long Course Athletes – Pizza from Rose City Pizza will be ready for you in addition to oranges, bananas, apple chips, pretzels, assorted pop, juice and water.

Sunday Racers – Bagels with jam and cream cheese, oranges, bananas, pretzels, pop, juice and water.

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.

Presenting Sponsor

Series Sponsors

Swim Course Sponsor Apparel Sponsor Nutrition & Recovery Sponsor
Eyewear & Rx Eyewear Sponsor Hat Sponsor
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Bike Support Sponsor Timing Sponsor Sports Technology Sponsor
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Coaching Sponsor Volunteer Sponsor Bike Rack Sponsor

Local Race Sponsors

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Gravenhurst Steamship Sponsor
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Bracebridge Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsors

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Accommodation Sponsors

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