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The Forks Rd bridge in Dain City has been permanently closed and is set to be demolished.
Further information on the Forks Rd bridge can be found in the Welland Tribune Online.
As a result, both the Rose City Triathlon and the Barrelman Niagara Falls bike courses have received modifications for 2019. This presents a challenging turn of events not only for our planning, but also for local residents and business.
What goes into finding a solution? While a perfect solution is always difficult to find, one must consider topics such as:
This is not an exhaustive list however, we have come up with the following solutions for 2019 allowing us to continue to keep the courses as similar as possible to previous years. The City of Welland as well as the local stakeholders have agreed to support these changes. The new courses have been published to the event websites, a summary of the changes can be found below for crossing the Canal without using the Dain City Bridge.
Rose City Triathlon
Barrelman Niagara Falls
Once the future of the Dain City bridge; specifically if a replacement will be built or not has been determined, we will revisit the routes once again.
– The MultiSport Canada Team
Barrie, ON (March 29, 2019) – Ragnar, the largest series of overnight trail and road running relays in the United States, has officially announced a partnership with Ontario-based MultiSport Canada for its Niagara Road (May 31st – June 1st) and Ontario Trail (Aug 24th & 25th) events. Ragnar events will be conducted in Eastern Canada under a license agreement between Utah-based Ragnar Events, LLC and Ontario-based MultiSport Canada Productions Inc.
MultiSport Canada President Jason Vurma remarked on how both Ragnar events will combine the strengths of two very like-minded companies, “We found a great deal of common ground with Ragnar as we know how hard their team works to create unique and unreplicateable customer-focused experiences. We also know that Ragnar sets an industry benchmarks for detail and professionalism”. Vurma also stated that “Our team has produced several long-distance relay events in past years and has long sought to find the right opportunity to be able to host this format of event again.”
Tanner Bell, Co-Founder and President of Ragnar said, “We have been searching for the right Canadian partner for our events for some time and have found that in MultiSport Canada! Our companies share common values as well as a likeminded approach to event production.” Bell went on to say that “the strengths that our two companies bring together will allow for continued growth for Ragnar in Canada and I’m truly excited for what the future will hold!”
Rebook Ragnar Niagara starts in the Town of Cobourg just over an hour east of Toronto. The course will cover just over 300km on sidewalks, backroads, bike paths, paved trails and road shoulders. Ragnar is about doing something together with friends that you could never do alone. The route is divided into 36 sections (called legs) and teams of up to twelve (12) run relay style with each team member running three (3) legs totally between 18km to 45km.
MultiSport Canada is also happy to announce the opening of registration for Ragnar Ontario Trail hosted at Hardwood Ski and Bike. “MultiSport Canada has been hopeful for an opportunity work with Hardwood Ski & Bike”, remarked Vurma, “as it is a world-class venue right in our backyard and with the addition of the Ragnar Ontario Trail Relay we finally have that opportunity.” Located just north of Barrie, Hardwood Ski & Bike was the Mountain Biking venue for the 2015 Pan Am Games as well as annually hosting major Cross Country Ski, Cyclocross and Mountain Bike races.
Ragnar Ontario Trail see teams of eight (8), or Ultra teams four (4), conquer just under a 200km course over two days and one night. With friends and a community of runners by their side, each participant will complete three (3) loops that add up to between 20 and 25km. Each loop starts and finishes at the central Ragnar village which is the epicenter of the Ragnar Trail social experience. There participants have the chance to grab some well-deserved food, cheer-on other runners, buy Ragnar gear, watch a movie or just hang out around the campfire.
IMPORTANT LINKS AND INFORMATION:
Ragnar Niagara Website – www.runragnar.com/event-detail/relay/niagara
Ragnar Ontario Trail Website – www.runragnar.com/event-detail/trail/ontario_trail
Ragnar Facebook – www.facebook.com/Ragnartrail
Ragnar Instagram – www.instagram.com/ragnartrail/
MultiSport Canada Productions Inc.
The MultiSport Canada / Barrelman Ambassador Team returns for 2019, and we are looking for passionate triathletes and duathletes to help us grow our incredible sport.
We are looking for athletes that are:
What’s in it for you?
How to Apply?
Click on the link below, and complete the application. We look forward to hearing from you.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SUNDAY JANUARY 13
MultiSport Canada is proud to host several provincial championships as well as ITU qualification events this summer.
Look to these events for further details on what is being offered.
Please be sure to read the new rules on how to qualify for the national team.
Rose City Triathlon (1 spot) – June 23
Standard (Olympic) Triathlon
Bracebridge (1 spot) – August 10
Gravenhurst (1 spot) – July 14
Wasaga Beach – Aug 24
Standard (International) Duathlon
Lakeside (1 spot) – September 8
Long Course Triathlon
Niagara Falls Barrelman (1 spot) – September 22
Niagara Falls Barrelman (1 spot) – September 22