2014 Welland Pre-Race Report


Thank you for registering to race with us at the Rose City Triathlon Weekend in Welland!

Welland Local Presenting Sponsor


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We would like to thank our Local Presenting Sponsor Trysport Niagara 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. Details are on their website.

A big thank-you to Ron Lemon for leading the volunteers charge this 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 race day registration.
*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


Water Temperature & Water Safety: 
  • June 11, 2014 – Water temperature as of today – 19.5C/67F
  • June 10, 2014 – Water temperature as of today – 19.5C/67F
  • June 9, 2014 – Water temperature as of today – 18.5C/65F

Based on reports to date the prospects for the swim look great. The latest water temperature readings can be found on the Welland Event News.

The 7 day forecast shows 23C on Saturday and 24C on Sunday with sunny skies! The combination of air and water temperature should result in a wetsuit optional swim. We recommend you bring a wetsuit regardless as the final decision is 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. Simply click on the race name in the list below and it will take you directly to the information for that particular race. You can also go to the events page on the series website and find all of this information as well.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Triathlon – 750m Swim – 30km Bike – 7.5km Run
Triathlon Swim/Bike – 750m Swim | 30km Bike
Duathlon – 5km Run | 30km Bike | 5.26km Run
Give-It-A-Tri – 400m Swim – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run
Give-It-A-Tri Swim/Bike – 400m Swim | 10km Bike

Sunday, June 15, 2014

If you are racing the half triathlon please read our – Half Triathlon – Frequently Asked Questions

Half Triathlon – 2k Swim | 90k Bike | 21.1k Run
Half Swim Bike – 2k Swim | 90k Bike
Half Bike Run – 90k Bike | 21.1k Run


2013 Welland Parking MapThere will be PARKING MARSHALS directing you as to where to park. There is plenty of parking on the east and north side of the Welland Arena, as well as parking at the Curling Club beside the arena. There is also parking in the service centre north of the Curling Club beside the Medical Centre. please DO NOT park in the Medical Centre parking area. PLEASE PARK IN DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY.

Getting There

  • QEW/403 to Hamilton
  • QEW to St. Catherines
  • Exit 406 South to Welland
  • 406 Ends at Main Street
  • Turn Right (West) on Main Street
  • Travel 450m West on Main Street to Wellington St
  • Turn Left (South) on Wellington St
  • Travel 1km South on Wellington St to Lincoln St
  • Turn Right (West) on Lincoln St
  • Travel 2km West on Lincoln St to King St
  • Turn Left (South) on King St
  • Travel 350m South on King St and look for the Welland Arena on your Right

View Map


Event News

  • A note from John Salt  – If you are looking for a really nice place for a pre-race meal in Welland I personally recommend Don Marco’s. This is a family owned restaurant with home cooked italian food. My wife and I were there two weeks ago, when we were reviewing the Barrelman race course, and loved the food. It is a small restaurant with limited seating and they open at 4:00 on Saturday. If you would like to see the menu you can visit their website at www.donmarcos.ca
  • For the latest event news please check the Welland event page

Pre-Race Video

Take a look at last year’s Course Overview.

On Site Retailers & Promotions

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Hammer Nutrition will be onsite in Welland. Please come visit our booth on Sunday to have all of your fueling questions answered.
Get 10% off when visiting hammernutrition.ca
Use Promo code: BigRig

KleanAthleteKlean Athlete Nutritional Supplements will be onsite in Welland this weekend!
Come by our booth and pick up samples, take the Klean Oath, and get prizes.

If you can’t make it to the booth, order online @ www.kleanathlete.ca and enter the code KeepKleanMSC at the checkout for $5 OFF your next purchase!


Here to make you happy. In Partnership with MultiSport Canada and the Rose City Triathlon in Welland, THIS VOUCHER entitles you to $5.00 off your bill when you dine at Boston Pizza Welland.

Post Race Food

MultiSport Canada will be offering

  • Boston 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
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Custom Clothing Sponsor Nutrition & Hydration Sponsor

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Local Presenting Race Sponsors

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Welland Toronto Island, Wasaga Beach
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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
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Nutrition Bar Official Headwear Recovery Sponsors

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Retail Sponsors

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Local Partners

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Accommodation Sponsors

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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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