2014 – Woodstock Pre-Race Report

woodstockThank you for registering to race with us at Woodstock! A very special thank-you to our volunteer recruiters, Jennifer Wright, Laura Wall, Janet Thompson and Balance Point Training.

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 Woodstock 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: 

Based on reports to date the prospect for a swim look good. The latest water temperature readings can be found on the Woodstock Event News.

Air temperature on Sunday morning is forecast at approximately 16C and climbing to 21C by noon hour. This 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, or MultiSport Zone in London at 619-685-6600.

An example of the projected water and air temperature for race morning may look like:

Air Temperature: 14 degrees C

Water Temperature: 16 degrees C

Combination: 15 degrees C = Swim distance will not be altered

What is my option as a Give-It-A-Tri athlete if the water is too cold or I do NOT have a wetsuit?

MultiSport Canada will incorporate a Do-A-Duathlon option 1.5Km – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run. You can transfer to the Do-A-Duathlon at the Race Day Registration Tent on race morning. Series points will be based on BIKE and RUN portions ONLY. Awards on race weekend will be presented in ten (10) year increments for Give-I-A-Tri and ten (10) year increments for Du-A-Duathlon.

What is my option as a Sprint Triathlon athlete if the water is too cold or I do NOT have a wetsuit?

You can transfer to the Sprint Duathlon at the Race Day Registration Tent on race morning. Series points will NOT change. Awards on race weekend will be presented in five (5) year increments for Sprint Triathlon and ten (10) Year increments for Sprint Duathlon.

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.

*click on your race to see your day’s schedule as well as your race’s swim wave starts and cap color assignments in the links below.


Once you have entered Pittock Conservation Area proceed along the road down the hill and turn to your right. You will see the Transition Area and the lake on your left. Continue driving and on your left you will see grassy areas for parking with parking signs. Please follow the parking marshal’s directions. There are several of these parking areas. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD as you will block access to the parking areas.  

MultiSport Canada has paid for all participant fees however spectators will have to pay admission to the park. We have negotiated a special rate of $5.00/spectator or $10/car. Please let the staff know who is racing when you check-in at the main gate.

It is extremely IMPORTANT that you PARK in the GRASSY AREAS DESIGNATED for the race parking. There will be volunteers to guide you. Under no circumstances can you park on the road way.

Getting There

  • Travel West on Hwy 401 from the Greater Toronto Area
  • Take exit 238 for Oxford Rd 2 toward Woodstock
  • Merge onto Oxford Rd 2 W/King’s Hwy 2
  • Travel 6.4 km on Oxford Rd 2 into Woodstock
  • Turn Right at Vansittart Ave
  • Continue onto Oxford Rd 59/King’s Hwy 59
  • Turn Right at Pittock Park Rd
  • Travel 1.4 km to Pittock Conservation Area Main Gates
  • Turn Right into the Park

View Map


Event News

For the latest Woodstock event news please check the Woodstock home page.

Pre-Race Video

Take a look at last year’s Woodstock Course Overview.


On Site Retailers

Dornellas Multisport Gear Wetsuits will be available for rent onsite, Sunday.



Post Race Food

NEW in 2014 at Woodstock, MultiSport Canada will be offering

  • Chocolate Milk in the Recharge Zone
  • Pasta Salad in single serving containers
  • 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.

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Series Sponsors

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Local Presenting Race Sponsors

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Retail Sponsors

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Local Partners

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Accommodation Sponsors

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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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