Bala Falls Pre-Race Report

Thank you for registering to race with us in Bala Falls!

A special thanks to Ultra Possible for providing 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 race day registration.
*see our late registration policy for details when entering a race less than 10 days prior to event.

Weather Forecast


Water Temperature

The water temperature was measured this morning at 24.5C.

Important Information Regarding Wetsuits and Temperature

If the water temp is above 78F or 25.5C, you can still wear a wetsuit if you feel it is required for your personal safety

  • If you choose to wear a wetsuit, you will need to identify yourself to the Triathlon Ontario official BEFORE starting the race
  • The Triathlon Ontario official will be present at the Swim IN Archway from 0815 until 0840 to note your bib number if you choose to wear a wetsuit
  • If you choose to wear a wetsuit you will NOT be eligible for a Race Day Age-Group Award
  • If you choose to wear a wetsuit in warm water conditions you will need to be mindful of the affect this will have on your core body temperature

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. If you are new to our races, please read the section in our Athlete Resource Library on Racking Your Bike

You’ve Been Shot and My Sports Shooter Free Zone 

We are thrilled to be part of the MulitSport Family for our 11th year! Excitement is building as we move into a new era of photography service for all the participants! There are some amazing changes in how we are going to deliver you the BEST sports event photography in the country.

We will be adding a tent to the vendor event area where you can check out some info about us and our services as well as get a great FREE portrait done by one of our crew!

Read about the details on the You’ve Been Shot page.


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.

Here are the individual races:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wave Start Summary

Triathlon & Triathlon Swim Bike


Age Group(s)

Swim Cap Colours


Pro & Elite Age-Group Men & Women, Men 30-39



Men 29 & Under, Men 40-49

Light Blue


Men 50-59 & Women 30-39



Women 40-59, Men 60+



Women 29 & Under, Women 60+, ALL Relays



There is limited parking (75 Cars MAX) in Jaspen Park The main parking is in the Parking Lot at the Intersection of Rd 169 and Rd 38.

Getting There

  • HWY 400 North to Barrie
  • Continue North on HWY 11 North to Gravenhurst
  • Exit on Muskoka Rd 169/ Bethune Drive and travel 2km North to Brock St
  • Turn LEFT (West) on Brock St and travel 750m WEST on Brock/Bay St to Greavette St
  • Turn RIGHT (North) on Greavette St and travel 200m NORTH to Bay St
  • Turn LEFT (West) on Bay St/Road 169 and travel 25km along Road 169 to Bala
  • Once in Bala, pass the Bala Bay Inn and turn right under the railway tracks and look for the parking signs
  • Main parking is at Road 169 and Road 38 (See Race Site Overview Map)

View Map


Event News

Retro Day

The Retro Day is about having some fun and bringing back the early days of triathlon. There will be prizes for the best male and female “retro” outfits and a prize for the best “retro” bike.  We will also have a Mystery Prize for the Best Overall Retro Look. Judging will be based on creativity, originality and authenticity.

Given that many may be wearing wetsuits it is probably impractical to have a special wave or try to showcase all of the retro athletes. So…here is what we will do:

1. When you pick-up your BIB number at registration we will get you to tell us if you are one of our “retro” athletes. If yes, we will add an “R” to your BIB Number.
2. When you cross the Finish Line we will be judging the various outfits/athletes and making note of the BIB number and rating the outfits.
3. Once the race is complete and before the Awards we will ask all of the Retro Bike athletes to come forward. We will let the spectators see your bike beauties and then we will pick the Top 3 Male and Female. We will then let the spectators choose the winners with a show of applause.
4. For the Retro Outfits we will ask all of the athletes to come forward for a little fashion show and we will announce the Top 3 Male and Female as judged at the Finish Line. We will then let the spectators choose the winners with a show of applause.
5. We will also announce the Mystery Prize winner for the Best Overall Retro Racer

This may be the most Speedos we have seen in a long while and could get really interesting.


  • Best Male and Female Retro Outfits
  • Best Male and Female Retro Bike
  • Mystery Prize

MSCtv Triathlon Race Preview and Training Video

Tommy Ferris of Ignition Fitness has put together another fantastic course overview for this event. Check it out


My Sports Shooter would like to help you all celebrate the Bala Retro race by rolling back prices on digital downloads to the prices back in the 80’s!  Since they didn’t have digital files available in the 80’s those prices would be ZERO!

That’s right!  All the photos from Bala are free for anyone to download!  High resolution images…all yours for FREE!

Silly us!  I guess we should have thought it through!


Mike Cheliak and the My Sports Shooter Team

Post Race Food

After a challenging and fun race, it is very important to replenish and restore the essential nutrients your body requires in order to assist in rebuilding itself stronger. MultiSport Canada is proud to offer the following delicious post race foods.

  • Chocolate Milk in the Recharge Zone
  • HERO Burgers hot off the grill (Beef or Veggie)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Water
  • Cold Pop

Get Connected And Stay Informed

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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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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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