Saturday September 7th & Sunday September 8th

Discover a Rural Gem!

Qualifying Event:  

Standard Triathlon

View the Triathlon Canada Qualifying Events page HERE for full details. 

One of our most longstanding events in a place that you’ve probably never heard of!  Nestled in rural Oxford County just south of St. Mary’s and surrounding Lake Sunova, Lakeside is truly a Rural Gem! 

The water in Lake Sunova stays clean and clear all year round being a spring-feed lake. 


  • A Treed Transition Area right next to the Swim and Bike 
  • Parking is available just 200m from the Venue 
  • Registration, Food, Awards, and Finish Line all close by each other 
  • Great view opportunities for spectators and a playground for the Kids!


  • Locally Sourced Custom Finisher’s Medal
  • Race-Specific T-Shirt in a Casual Sport Cut
  • Professionally timed by Sportstats
  • Post Event Food, Draw Prizes, and Age-Group Awards
  • Multi-Race Discounts, as well as U23 (10%) and U18 (20%) Discounts

Swim Course 

In the clean waters of Lake Sunova which stays warm into September.  Water temperatures tend to be in the 21-24C (70F to 75F) range.  

Air temperatures can be a bit cooler in September, so wetsuits are recommended for the Olympic and Sprint so you start the bike nice and warm 

Bike Course 

Roll through idyllic farmlands in Oxford County on low-traffic roads.  

These are both SHARED ROAD Courses, so be sure to follow all safe riding practices 

Run Course 

On rolling quiet roads south of Lakeside Resort

Sprint Maps

Triathlon – 750m Swim – 20km Bike – 5km Run

Duathlon – 5km Run – 20km Bike – 2.5km Run

Kids Of Steel Maps

3 to 5 Year Olds

15m Swim – 200m Bike – 50m Run

8 to 9 Year Olds

75m Swim – 2.5km Bike – 800m Run

12 to 13 Year Olds

300m Swim – 8km Bike – 2.5km Run

Please visit Kids of Steel Rules HERE.

Kids Of Steel Maps

6 to 7 Year Olds

25m Swim – 800m Bike – 200m Run

10 to 11 Year Olds

100m Swim – 5km Bike – 1.5km Run

14 to 15 Year Olds

500m Swim – 10km Bike – 4km Run

Give It A Tri Maps

400m Swim – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run

Olympic Maps

Triathlon – 1500m Swim – 40km Bike – 10km Run

Duathlon – 10km Run – 40km Bike – 5km Run


Please watch your speed! A friendly reminder that the speed limit on Sunova Crescent is 50km/h. Lakeside community has many families living around the lake with small children. We ask that you reduce your speed and do not exceed the speed limit at any point during the event, whether you are arriving or leaving. Thank you for your diligence.

Lakeside Resort will also charge a fee to spectators of the events a fee of $5.00 per spectator with a portion of the proceeds going to the church in Lakeside. This fee is similar but less than would normally be paid at a Conservation Area. Bring your swimsuits and enjoy the beach after the athletes have finished the swim portion of the race.


Registration Pricing

To view event-specific pricing, as well as which dates prices change, click HERE

Why do I need to purchase a Triathlon Ontario Membership or One Day Fee during registration?

Triathlon Ontario supports the development of safe multisport in Ontario. All participants are required to purchase a One Day Fee for an additional $9.00 OR provide a valid Triathlon Ontario Membership Number.

For Kids of Steel Events, the One Day Triathlon Ontario fees are as follows:

3-5 – $4.00
6-7 – $4.00
8-9 – $7.00
10-11 – $7.00
12-15 – $7.00

Why do I have to pay a processing fee with my registration?

Race Roster allows participants to select their desired event(s), enter personal information, and process payment. Log in to Race Roster to manage registration for your event(s), edit your email address, and set communication preferences. If you experience any errors or have questions about processing fees, please reach out to

Registration Dates & Deadlines

Register by Sunday, August 18th to receive a T-Shirt with the Event Logo, registrations received after Sunday, August 18th will receive a T-Shirt with our Series Logo.

Any Transfers or deferrals MUST be initiated and completed by 11:59PM on Wednesday, August 28th. See Registration Info HERE.

Register by Sunday, Sept 1st to receive a personalized bib with your name. Registrations received after Sunday, Sept 1st will receive a non-personalized race bib.

Registration closes on Wednesday, Sept 4th at 9AM.


The Pre-Event Notice will be sent on Wednesday, August 28th by 9PM. It will contain important info such as Course Details, Final Event Schedule, Retailers in Attendance, and other tips for the event.

The Final Event Notice will be sent on Thursday, September 5th by 9PM. It will contain important information such as your Bib Number, Wave Start Time, Water Temperature, and Parking Suggestions.    

The Post-Event Report will be published in the News Feed in the middle of the week following the event. We will send notifications to all registered participants as well as include a social media post. A Post-Event Report will contain links to our photo galleries, results, and any other articles written about the event.

Start Details

To create a Safe, Fun and Fair event, during registration for the Olympic and Sprint Triathlon Events, we ask for your Projected Finishing Time. We use these times to create our Start Waves – Fastest to Slowest. If your Projected Finishing Time was not requested for your event, we will assign bibs by Age – (Youngest to Oldest).

All Kids of Steel Events will feature traditional Age Group Wave Starts from The Beach – see below

All Duathlon Events feature a Mass Start on the road at the Lakeside Resort Entrance. All Olympic, Give-it-A-Tri and Sprint Swim Bike Events feature a Wave Start of approx. 50-70 participants based on Age – (Youngest to Oldest) from the beach.

All Olympic and Sprint Triathlon Events feature Wave Starts based on Projected Finishing Time – (Fastest to Slowest) from the beach.

 Schedule of Events  

Saturday Sept 7th  

Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon 

7:45AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens 

9:15AM – Packet Pick-Up Closes 

9:00AM – Pre-Race Meeting (In Transition) 

9:30AM – Sprint Duathlon Starts from Road 

9:30AM – Sprint Triathlon Wave Starts (one wave every 4min) from the Beach 

11:30AM – Awards for Sprint Swim Bike 

11:45AM – Awards for Sprint Duathlon 

12:00PM – Awards for Sprint Triathlon (Under 40 & Relays) 


Kids of Steel – ALL Ages 

12:45AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens 

2:00PM – 3 to 5 Year Old Girls 

2:10PM – 3 to 5 Year Old Boys 

2:30PM – 6 to 7 Year Old Girls 

2:50PM – 6 to 7 Year Old Boys 

3:10PM – 8 to 9 Year Old’s – ALL 

3:35PM – 10 to 11 Year Old’s – ALL 

4:20PM – 12 to 13 Year Old’s – ALL 

5:00PM – 14 to 15 Year Old’s – ALL 

NOTE – This is Participation-focused event – ALL Kids Receive Finisher’s Medals 


Sunday Sept 8th 

Olympic Distance Triathlon, Olympic Swim – Bike, and International Distance Duathlon 

7:30AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens 

9:00AM – Pre-Race Meeting (In Transition) 

9:15AM – Packet Pick-Up Closes 

9:25AM – International Distance Duathlon Starts from the Road 

9:30AM – Olympic Distance Triathlon Wave Starts (one wave every 4min) from the Beach 

12:45PM – Awards for Olympic Swim-Bike 

1:15PM – Awards for International Distance Du 

1:35AM – Awards for Olympic Distance Triathlon 



10:45AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens 

12:00PM – Packet Pick-Up Closes 

12:15PM – Pre-Race Meeting (On the Beach) 

12:30PM – Give-It-A-Tri Wave Starts Begin (one wave every 3min ) from the Beach 

2:00PM – Awards


Click HERE sign-up to join us as an Event Volunteer.  You can choose from a variety or roles and request the one(s) that interests you most. All Volunteers are provided with a High-Vis Event Shirt and Lunch afterward.

Staying There

The following featured accommodations are happy to serve MSC Triathlon Series participants. Book early!

Quality Hotel and Suites Woodstock

Enjoy Your Stay with Us !!!

580 Bruin Blvd, Woodstock ON, Canada, N4V 1E5

Phone: 519-537-5586 Toll free: 1-800-667-4466

Your room at the Quality Hotel & Suites has everything you need for work or sheer relaxation.  Enjoy our in-room amenities such as complimentary wireless high speed internet access, desk, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, iron and board and a hair dryer. The Quality Hotel as includes a hot breakfast or cold breakfast from our menu.


The parking area is about 150m South of the race site at the Northern Star Equestrian Farm. This will allow easier an easier post-race exit route. There will be signs directing you to the parking area.

Getting There

Venue Information

Lakeside Resort
256440 Sunova Crescent,
Lakeside, ON