2014 Toronto Island Pre-Race Report


Thank you for registering to race with us in Toronto Island!

Local Presenting Sponsor

Absolute EnduraceWe would like to thank our Local Presenting Sponsor Absolute Endurance for their support. Please visit them on race day in the Recharge Zone. Please also visit their website for details on their products, services and the work they do with athletes. 

A big thank you goes out to the Toronto Triathlon Club for recruiting volunteers for the weekend.

We are very excited about our partnership with Recharge With Milk  and the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series!  Look for the Recharge with Milk Team  at the finish line for your sample of chocolate milk to help you refuel and recover!

Important Race Day Information

Please tell your friends that there will be limited on-site registrations (Give-it-a-Tri only)

*see our late registration policy for details when entering a race less than 10 days prior to event.

Bike Security

In order to ensure bike security every participant arriving to the race site will be stopped as they are initially entering transition and they will receive two (2) florescent 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.

Weather Forecast


We are almost 100% certain the Toronto Island Sprint and Give-It-A-Tri swims will be wetsuit MANDATORY. We are checking the water daily. The decision on wetsuits is based on a combination of water and air temperature so we will not know for sure until race morning. Given the water temperature we do believe it will be wetsuit mandatory. 

The 7 day forecast can be seen from the link above. We recommend you bring a wetsuit as the decision for a wetsuit optional swim is always made race morning as per ITU rulings (pg 17).

If you need to rent a wetsuit you can contact D’Ornella’s Bike Shop in Toronto at 416-752-3838 who will be on site.

Water Quality

Water Quality is Good. We are the only race series to have a Water Quality Guarantee. The Water Quality Guarantee Page has all the details.

Race Day Registration Process

In an effort to make your day go a little smoother we have put together a short video clip which highlights the process on race day. Please take a minute to view the video on MSCtv. You can also read the Race Day Guide, Racking By BIB Number and Racing Guide, all of which can be found in our Athlete Resource Section.

Race Day Registration

Racking by BIB number

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

My Sports Shooter

mysportsshooter.comWith the changing of the sports photography market we are now happy to be working directly for MultiSport Canada!  After years of being a member of the MultiSport family as a photography provider, we are now happy to be part of the bigger picture (pun intended), and to supply the participants with a new and exciting service.
Your photos are now FREE and paid for by MultiSport Canada!  All images taken during the regular season events (with the exception of the Barrelman), will be FREE for you to share, tag and download directly from Facebook!  There will be no more external galleries, indexing or photo sales from the events and instead you will be able to access the photos shortly after the race directly from the MultiSport Facebook Page!
We will be organizing the galleries as conveniently as possible using time references, sections (swim, bike, run, candid, podium) and locations.  We will be bringing back a full customized image from your podium win that will include all the race statistics.  These images will be in the Facebook Gallery as well!
We hope this new service will bring a new level of enjoyment to your entire race experience!
Yours Sincerely for a 12th Year!
Mike Cheliak – My Sports Shooter


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. You can also use the new online Volunteer Registration.

Race Day Guide

The Race Day Guide has plenty of information and tips as to what you can expect on day. Please visit the Race Day Guide page, especially if you are new to the sport.

Race Rules and Etiquette 

Our Racing Guide has all sorts of information including wetsuit or no-wetsuit swims, bike etiquette, course nutrition and rules. The race rules can also be found in our Athlete Resource Library.

Race Specific Information

Each dedicated race page has all of the details that you need for race day including a schedule, course maps and descriptions.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

8:00 am – Give-It-A-Tri

Sunday, August 24, 2014

8:00 am – Sprint Duathlon
8:00 am – Sprint Triathlon

Race Kit Pickups

Friday, August 22, 2014 – 4PM-6PM

Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 5:45AM-8:00AM

Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 5:30AM-8:00AM

There is a CAP on racers due to ferry capacity. ALL RACE FEES include the Ferry To/From the Island – a $7.00 value.

Wave Starts


Waves Categories
8:00 AM Pros / EAGs
8:10 AM M19 & Und
8:20 AM M20-24
8:30 AM W25-34
8:40 AM M55-59
W19 & Und
8:50 AM M60+

Sprint Triathlon

Waves Categories
8:00 AM Pros / EAGs
8:15 AM M25-29
8:30 AM M19 & Und
8:45 AM M45-54
9:00 AM W30-39
9:12 AM M55+
9:24 AM W19 & Und


Waves Categories
8:00 AM Pros / EAGs
M39 & Under
8:24 AM M40-54
8:48 AM M55+
W29 & Under

Event News

  • August 20, 2014 – Sunday Triathlon/Duathlon are sold out!
  • August 20, 2014 – We are almost 100% certain the Toronto Island Sprint and Give-It-A-Tri swims will be wetsuit MANDATORY. We are checking the water daily and will update tomorrow and Friday. The decision on wetsuits is based on a combination of water and air temperature so we will not know for sure until race morning. Given the water temperature we do believe it will be wetsuit mandatory. You can rent wetsuits at D’Ornellas Bike Shop by calling 416-752-3838.

On Site Retailers

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Staying There

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

Harbour Square
Phone: 416-869-1600

At Westin, our goal is that you leave feeling better than when you arrived. From Breathe Westin™, our smoke-free initiative, to UnwindSM…a Westin evening ritual, we strive to develop programs that help you be at your best in mind, body and spirit.

All guestrooms include the following standard amenities:

  • Dual data lines with high speed internet access
  • 32” flat screen plasma television
  • Westin’s Signature Heavenly® Bed and Bath
  • In-room safe (can accommodate standard laptop)
  • Individual climate-control
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • In-room movies
  • Coffee/Tea station featuring Starbucks Coffee
  • Radio/Alarm Clock
  • 24 hour security
  • Accessible rooms available

WESTIN WORKOUT® Health Club & Pool The Health Club is complimentary to all hotel guests and offers a full workout facility featuring hardwood floors, lake views, individual tv’s (includes personal headset) on each cardio machine, and a wide range of exercise equipment and weights.  The Health Club also features a large indoor heated pool and whirlpool, outdoor tennis court, squash courts, steam rooms, sauna, indoor lounging area and outdoor patio.  A Snack menu is also available.

Group Rate Information: Special room rate of $164.99+HST per night for MSC athletes. These rooms would normally cost over $200 per night. Reservations can be made directly with Westin Reservations 1-888-627-8559.  Athletes must state that they are with the Toronto Island Triathlon to receive the special group rate.  The cut-off date for reserving rooms with the special group rate is July 21, 2014.  After the cut-off date, it is the Hotel`s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.


The ferry terminal is behind the Westin Harbour Castle on Queens Quay. There is plenty of paid parking available in the area.

Getting There

  • Gardiner Expressway to Downtown Toronto
  • Exit at Spadina (if Eastbound) or
  • Exit at Sherbourne/Jarvis(if Westbound)
  • Travel South to Queens Quay
  • Take Queens Quay towards Bay St

View Map


Post Race Food

MultiSport Canada will be offering

  • Pizza Pizza Slices
  • Chocolate Milk in the Recharge Zone
  • Pretzels
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Pop
  • Water

Get Connected And Stay Informed

FacebookConnect with us and the other 5100+ 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.

Title Sponsor


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Series Sponsors

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Coaching & Training Sponsor Volunteer Sponsor Timing Sponsor
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Wetsuit Sponsor Swim Course Sponsor Eyewear & Rx Eyewear
KleanAthlete  CS logos Canada Hammer Logo
Custom Clothing Sponsor Nutrition & Hydration Sponsor

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Local Presenting Race Sponsors

Trysport_niagara_400 New-Absolute-Endurace
Welland Toronto Island, Wasaga Beach
DuTri&Run Trysport Multisport Ad Banner WEB
Belwood, Lakeside Gravenhurst, Bala Falls, Bracebridge, Huronia

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Silver Level Sponsors

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Run Sponsor Bike Trainer Sponsor Official Bike Box Compression Sponsor
clifbar headsweats_logo DeepRelief Logo_X-1
Nutrition Bar Official Headwear Recovery Sponsors

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Retail Sponsors

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Local Partners

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Accommodation Sponsors

marriott_res_inn_id_5c Quality-Hotel-and-Conference-Centre BWPlusEPS westin_logo rcchamilton
Gravenhurst Woodstock
Welland Toronto Binbrook

See you on race day!

Our goal has always been to provide good quality races in a friendly environment. We take a great deal of pride that many people tell us that we are known as the participant friendly race series with a positive and easy going atmosphere.

Thank you for entering our race and I hope you enjoy the day. If you get the chance please say hello.


John Salt
Founder and Series Director
MultiSport Canada

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