Pre-Race Newsletter – Woodstock Triathlon

Thank you for registering to race with us in Woodstock! A very special thanks to the crew who helped recruit the volunteers for this race weekend. Thank you to Jennifer Wright, Laura Write and Janet Thompson.

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.

Weather Forecast

Check it here

Water Temperature

We expect that wetsuits will be optional at Woodstock, however, we recommend you bring your own or a rental. Water Temperature in Pittock Lake Conservation Area was 63F or 17C when last checked, and we expect it to climb a few more degrees by Sunday.

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:


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.

Staying There

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

Quality Hotel and Suites Woodstock

Quality-Hotel-and-Conference-Centre580 Bruin Blvd, Woodstock ON, Canada, N4V 1E5

Toll-free: 1-800-667-4466


Your room at the Quality Hotel & Suites has everything you need for work or sheer relaxation.  Enjoy our in-room ammenities such as complimentary wireless high speed internet access, desk, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, iron and hair dryer.

The Quality Inn is offering MultiSport Canada athletes a rate of $94.99 including a full deluxe hot breakfast buffet.

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

Park Admission Fees – 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 per car (normally $11.00). 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.

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Pre-Race Video


Ignition Fitness has once again teamed up with MultiSport Canada to bring you another season of MSCtv. In this episode, Tommy Ferris is back to present some great suggestions to follow when racing and managing yourself on a rolling or hilly course like the one you’ll find at the Woodstock triathlon and duathlon. Want to have a great race here? Follow these simple rules:

  • start conservatively, finish strong
  • don’t allow your heart rate to skyrocket
  • don’t allow your power to spike hundreds of – watts above your target average keep your – effort and pace controlled
  • find a rhythm early
  • don’t overcook your legs in the hills
  • recover and make up lost time in the downhill sections
  • ride your regular pace in the flats (don’t try to make up lost time here)

The course preview video

This video provides an overview of the Triathlon and will give you a sense of the course for the shorter distance races.
MSCtv Woodstock Triathlon Rolling Hills SimulationThere will be a video preview of all the races in the series this year courtesy of Ignition Fitness. To see the videos please visit MSCtv.

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 (iced or natural)
  • 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

If you know of anyone who you think may be interested in any of MultiSport Canada’s triathlon, duathlon or running events please forward this email to them using the link on the top left of this email.