Bala Falls To Return In 2017


“For the past fifteen years MultiSport Canada has been a leader in working with Triathlon Ontario and various stakeholders to help introduce athletes to the sports of Triathlon and Duathlon and in collaborating to ensure success. With last week’s announcement of the National Championships in Ottawa on July 23/24, we feel it is in the best interest of the sport to cancel our Bala event scheduled for that same weekend. This will give many of the athletes who would normally race in Bala the opportunity to compete at the National Championships and we hope to see those athletes back in Bala in 2017.

We make this decision with heavy hearts and genuine disappointment. Jason, I and the team at Multisport Canada would like to be crystal clear that this decision was not taken lightly and was among our most difficult in 15 years of successfully serving you, the Ontario athlete. Given the circumstances however, we feel we should be supportive of Triathlon Canada, Triathlon Ontario and Ontario athletes and truly regret that one of Ontario’s longest running grass root events will not be able to take place.” – John Salt, Founder – MultiSport Canada

“MultiSport Canada and its team have played an integral part in the growth and development of the sport of triathlon and duathlon in Ontario for a number of years, particularly at the grass roots level,” said Phil Dale, Triathlon Ontario Executive Director. “While its disappointing one of the oldest races in the province won’t take place in 2016, we, along with everyone in the province, look forward to seeing it back again in 2017, carrying on its proud tradition. The announcement by MultiSport Canada to suspend the race for 2016, sparing Ontario athletes the tough decision of choosing between two great racing experiences, is demonstrative of MSC’s commitment to the development of the sport in Ontario.” – Phil Dale, Executive Director – Triathlon Ontario

All those registered for Bala Falls will receive a full refund as well as a discount voucher for our race in Bracebridge. Refunds will be processed by our registration provider within the next 7 days. If you wish to transfer directly to another race please email We apologize for this inconvenience and hope you understand our reasons. If you have any feedback please email

I hope to see you at another of our races.

– John Salt & The MultiSport Canada Team.