Rose City Triathlon Pre-Race Report


Thank you for registering to race with us at the Rose City Triathlon Weekend in Welland! A very special thank-you to our volunteer recruiters Ron & Lynda Lemon and David Boone. We look forward to seeing our volunteer groups from TrYForce Niagara Triathlon Club, Parrot Heads in Niagara South and Boston Pizza as well.

Welland Local Presenting Sponsor


We would like to thank our Local Presenting Sponsor Trysport Niagara for their support. Please visit them on race day near the Recharge Zone. For details on their products, services and the work they do with athletes, please visit their website.

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 Rehydrate, Refuel and Recharge after your race.   Chocolate milk delivers an ideal mix of fluids to rehydrate, carbs to refuel and protein to recharge your body the wholesome way. Chocolate milk, the original recovery drink.

Important Race Day Information

Please tell your friends that there will be race day registration.
*See details on our events pricing page.

Bike Security

In order to ensure bike security every participant arriving to race site will be stopped as they are initially entering transition and they will receive two (2) 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
  • June 11, 2015 – Water temperature as of today – 15C/59F

The latest water temperature readings can be found on the Welland Event News.

Please bring your wetsuit or arrange a rental if you don’t have one. D’Ornellas will be on site with wetsuit rentals and to provide mechanical support for bikes.

  • D’Ornellas – Phone: 416-752-3838
  • Endurosport – Phone: (416) 449-0432

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. You can also read the Race Day Guide, Racking By BIB Number and Race Rules & Etiquette Guide, all of which can be found in our Athlete Resource Section of our website.

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.comYour photos are 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 13th 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 give it a read, especially if you are new to the sport.

Race Rules and Etiquette 

Our Race Rules and Etiquette Guide has all sorts of information including wetsuit or no-wetsuit swims, bike etiquette, course nutrition and rules. It 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.


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. 

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


Event News

For the latest event news please check the Welland Event News.

On Site Sponsors

msc-aktiv-swim-seriesMultiSport Canada (MSC) and Aktiv Life are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to partner beginning with the 2015 event season. After three years of successful events, Aktiv Life Inc. is will now benefit from the expertise and leadership of MultiSport Canada to deliver an exceptional open water swim racing experience. As partners Aktiv Life and Multisport Canada will continue to bring the high level of athlete service their participants have come to expect to new open water swim events.

blade carbon wheelsBlade Carbon Wheels – Get $150.00 off a set of wheels on site only. The Race Day discount only applies to them visiting our booth and completing the order form. This  promotion will not be available on the website after race day.

logo_foxdenOur very own Mike Cheliak from My Sports Shooter is happy to bring his Yoga studio to the Welland Triathlon Weekend. Fox Den Yoga Studio will be providing a gentle post-race stretch for athletes. Each session is 10-15 minutes in length.  Enjoy a great wind-down to your race!

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Post Race Food


  • Chocolate Milk in the Recharge Zone
  • Pretzels
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Pop
  • Water

Get Connected And Stay Informed

FacebookConnect with us and the other 7000+ 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.

Title Sponsor


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Series Sponsors

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Nutrition & Hydration Sponsor Run Course & Shoe Sponsor Timing Sponsor
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 Custom Clothing Sponsor Volunteer Sponsor Eyewear & Rx Eyewear
Wetsuit Sponsor

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Local Presenting Race Sponsors

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Welland Gravenhurst Bala Falls, Bracebridge

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Silver Level Sponsors

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 Nutrition Bar Official Headwear Bike Trainer Sponsor
TRICO-LOGO  blade carbon wheels DeepRelief
Official Bike Box  Race Wheels Recovery Sponsors

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Retail Sponsors


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Accommodation Sponsors

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