Saturday September 9th & Sunday September 10th
Discover a Rural Gem!
View the Triathlon Canada Qualifying Events page 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 rounds being a spring-feed lake.
- A Treed Transition Area that 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
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
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
On rolling quiet roads south of Lakeside Resort
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.
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.
IMPORTANT – THERE ARE NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY OF LAKESIDE RESORT.
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 $8.00 OR provide a valid Triathlon Ontario Membership Number.
For Kids of Steel Events, the One Day Triathlon Ontario fees are as follows:
3-5 – $2.00
6-7 – $2.00
8-9 – $6.00
10-11 – $6.00
12-14 – $6.00
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Dates & Deadlines
Register by Sunday, Aug 20th to receive a T-Shirt with the Event Logo, registrations received after Sunday, Aug 20th will receive a T-Shirt with our Series Logo.
Register by Sunday, September 3rd to receive a personalized bib with your name, registrations received after Sunday, September 3rd will receive a non-personalized race bib.
Any Transfers or deferrals MUST be completed prior to Sunday, Sept 3rd. See Registration Info HERE.
Registration closes on Wednesday September 6th at 12PM.
The Pre-Event Notice will be sent on Monday, September 4th. It will contain important info such as water temperature, parking details, retailers in attendance, and other tips for the event.
The Final Event Notice will be sent on Thursday, September 7th by 9PM. It will contain important info such as your Bib Number, Wave Start Times and Mass Start Times.
The Post-Event Report will be published to the News Feed early in 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.
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 9th
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 10th
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.
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.
- 25640 Sunova Crescent, Lakeside, ON N0M 2G0
- See DIRECTIONS FROM 401
- Take Sunova Cres(Gravel Road) to the PARKING AREA