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In just five years, our Niagara Falls race, Barrelman, has become a favourite in North America and grown to the largest independent half distance (also known as “70.3”) race on the continent. We’re fortunate that many members of our MultiSport Canada family return each year, knowing that this is a race you don’t want to miss. But we want to let the rest of the world know why Barrelman is a world class race and the perfect choice for any triathlete! Here are just a few things that make our race so special:
If you’re stepping up to the half distance for the first time, Barrelman is the race you’ll want to do it at. A calm swim in the rowing basin means you don’t have to worry about the anxiety of open water swimming, which is a big hurdle for many triathletes. The flat (yet scenic and engaging) course will challenge you, but won’t present any major technical aspects. We are there to make sure you finish safely and have created a course that allows for that.
Want to smash your half distance personal best time? Barrelman is a great course to do that on, for the reasons mentioned above. Fast, flat and point-to-point, this race is the place to set your goals high and achieve them. For many of our seasoned triathletes, this is where they’ve finally surpassed a particular time barrier.
Niagara Falls is easily accessible to Canadians and Americans! For our friends down south, the Canadian pricing and exchange rate make this a favourable option from a cost perspective compared to many of the alternatives.
The feedback we get each year that really makes us smile is hearing that the athletes feel so well taken care of. We go the extra mile to ensure your safety is a priority — smaller numbers of athletes on the course plays a huge role in this. We have worked with our sponsor partners to bring some great benefits to our athletes, and have the logistics of the point-to-point course as seamless as possible.
We know that many of our athletes have families. There is plenty to do in the Niagara region if you make Barrelman a race-cation of even just want to spend the weekend there with the family. Niagara Falls has many world-class tourist attractions. More info can be found here. For those without kids, the beautiful countryside around Welland plays host to Ontario’s wine country.
We hope to see you out at Barrelman this year. We have a price increase on July 15 so register before then to save.
It’s the July long weekend! Many triathletes will take advantage of the three days off to get some training in. We’ve rounded up a list of just some of the great Ontario spots to train this weekend… and if you’re still looking for an upcoming race to train for, check out our calendar and sign up here!
A great spot for open water swimming, there are also some great trails for running at Guelph Lake Conservation Area and some quiet surrounding roads for riding.
This is a great area for riding, close to Collingwood and Blue Mountain and home to the Creemore Springs Brewery for a post-ride beer. Lots of challenging hills and quiet roads mean you can get some great longer rides in but there are great options for shorter loops as well. Creemore plays host to the Turas Mor event that we produce, and so we know it’s a cycling hotspot!
A great spot for mountain biking and trail running if you’re looking for some off-road fun. There are over 50 kilometres of single track and double track trails in beautiful forests at Albion Lake Conservation Area. Situated in the Caledon region, you’re close to some great road riding, too.
One of the ultimate triathlon regions in Ontario, Muskoka has a deep history of triathlon and makes for an awesome long weekend training getaway. Plenty of options for open water swims, and training around the Lake of Bays on the old Ironman 70.3 Muskoka bike course makes for a fun and challenging long ride (in prep for Barrelman, maybe?)
MultiSport Canada is looking for volunteers for our Gravenhurst race weekend on July 14 & 15! We rely on volunteers to help make our races a success and this is a great way for athletes in our MSC family to give back. There’s also something in it for you, of course — here are the 5 reasons you should come out and volunteer: