Pre-Race Report – Welland Triathlon Weekend

Thank you for registering to race with us in Welland!

The Half Iron Triathlon is the provincial long course championships & qualifier for the 2014 world long course championships!

Local Presenting Sponsor


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.

Thank you to Ron Lemon for oraganizing volunteers.

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.

Welland – Weather Forecast


Water Temperature

The water temperature in the Welland Recreational Waterway was 64.4F or 18C.

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, June 23, 2013

Staying There

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

The Best Western Rose City Suites


300 Prince Charles Drive Welland, ON L3C 7B3

Toll-free: 800-387-8186

Visit their website

The hotel partner for this year is the BEST WESTERN PLUS Rose City Suites. The hotel is located 1km from the race site. Each room is a spacious suite with bedroom, separate living room with pull out sofa bed, and kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave and range top stove. All rooms are non-smoking.

Complimentary amenities include

  • Hot breakfast (hours are 7am to 10am, arrangements will be made for buffet items to be made available for 630am; at this time this will not include hot items. Check back closer to the date to see if there is any change)
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor bike rack or bikes are welcomed into the guest suite
  • Wireless internet

Group Rate Information:

A limited number of rooms have been set aside under WELLAND TRIATHLON for the discounted rate of $119.99 per night, plus taxes, double occupancy. This rate is only available until March 30, 2013.

Please call 1-800-387-8186 to make your reservation. Please mention the WELLAND TRIATHLON group name when calling to ensure you receive the discounted pricing.

We have limited availability, so call soon!!  (Should we not have a room available at the time of your call, you will have first priority on our waiting list)

Niagara Residence and Conference Centres – Welland


555 First Avenue Welland, Ontario L3C 7L4

Phone: 905-732-9700

Toll-free: 877-225-8664

Visit their website


Each of our spacious guest suites feature two separate bedrooms, each with its own double bed, kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator and three piece washroom. All of our suites provide air-conditioning with individual climate controls.

Amenities Include:

– Complimentary continental breakfast
– Complimentary on-site-parking
– Complimentary high-speed internet
– Children under 12 stay for FREE
We are located just 5 minutes from the race site. A limited amount of rooms have been arranged for the Welland Triathlon at a discounted rate. Please contact Mike Parente, Sales Manager to arrange your group reservation in advance.
For a virtual tour of our Welland property, please click on the following link:

Group Rate Information:

Our Welland Triathlon group rates are as follows: Special Group Rate: $74.95 per suite plus taxes, based on double occupancy.


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


Trysport Niagara News


Aktiv Open Water Swim Series

New this year is a triathlon specific open water swim series hosted on the same flat-water course as the Welland Half Triathlon. Aktiv Life ( is proud to be hosting a 6-race series on Friday evenings of 1.9km and 3.8km distances with both wetsuit and non-wetsuits categories.

The first race is this Friday, June 7, and the second is the Friday of the Welland Half weekend (Friday June 21). The June 21 event is ideal for those racing the Half on Sunday.

There are registration options for both the whole series and individual races. Visit or for more details.

Trysport Niagara at Binbrook and Welland

Trysport Niagara is proud to be sponsoring two events this year in the Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series. Trysport will be setup at both events with a full line of triathlon apparel, accessories, nutrition, and wetsuits.

Wetsuits Rentals: wetsuits rentals will be available at both events. For best selection and to ensure your size please call ahead to Trysport Niagara to book and reserve your size: 289.820.5521

Aero Helmets: a good selection of Giro and Bell aero helmets will be on sale at both events. Get the most aerodynamic advantage for the dollar.

Wetsuit Sales: Wolfgang Guembel is the product designer for Nineteen Wetsuits and Trysport Niagara offers the whole line of Nineteen products. Visit with Wolfgang to ask about wetsuit fit, design, use, and care.

Pearl Izumi: Pearl Izumi demo shoes will be on hand in Binbrook and Welland with Trysport Niagara. Come and try the shoes that are revolutionizing efficient running.


Pre-Race Video

CTP-WELLAND-2013The Welland Triathlon & Duathlon offers up one of the fastest course on the circuit, and if you’re planning on racing here there’s a good chance you’re going to come away with a personal best time, whether racing the Give-It-A-Tri, triathlon, or half iron distance. In this episode of MSCtv, Ignition Fitness Head Coach Tommy Ferris presents another course-specific tip that will help make sure you have one of your fastest ever swims when competing here. The Welland Canal has a north/south current, so be sure to keep this in mind when swimming both with and against the current. Check out the video for all the details! To watch the video, either click the image above or visit

Yoga in Welland!

Hello athletes. As a special added bonus, Mike Cheliak and Diane Clement will be conducting a 20-30 minute post-race yoga for triathletes session in Welland on the Saturday race schedule. There is no cost for this! Simply listen to the announcements for the location and you will be able to spread out and receive instruction from two Baptiste trained yoga instructors!

You will know Mike from his 11 years of photographing the MultiSport series but may not know of his dedication to yoga teaching as well! Diane lives and teaches in Mexico and is a Canadian home girl! She comes back every year to race in the MultiSport series!

You’ll get the benefit of hip opening and body/mind relaxation to finish off your event in style!

On Site Sponsors

Signature_sChampion System is the worldwide leader in custom apparel specializing in triathlon, cycling, and running gear. Strong customer relationships and close collaboration with the world’s top athletes has been the key to Champion System’s success. Our distinctive and stylish garments are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions, and recreational athletes of all levels.

Our goal is to allow the customer to be their own brand. We are known far and wide for our solid commitment to pioneering innovative, race-proven garments that can be customized with virtually any design. We have revolutionized sublimation printing, redefined garment construction and simplified the custom ordering process. For more information:


Scap logo newBe sure to check out the complimentary treatments provided by the Sports Chiropractic and Performance Centre in Welland for athletes post race.


Dornellas Multisport Gear

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

Podcasts and Stuff

radioMake sure to visit MSC Radio to hear our latest interview with Ian MacLean of who talks to us about the importance of a proper bike fit. Make sure to also check out our course profiles along with interviews with some of our race winners and other interesting athletes racing in our series.
Check out MSC Radio…

The Facebook MultiSport Canada Fan Page is becoming more popular every month. More than 5,000 people have become fans. Once again this year, we will be using our Fan page for announcements along with the series website. If you use Facebook get all of the latest news first.

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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Silver Level 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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