Toronto Island 2013 Pre-Race Report

Thank you for registering to race with us in Toronto Island!

Local Presenting Sponsor


We would like to thank our Local Presenting Sponsor Absolute Endurance 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.

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 is currently at 18C or 65F and should be a wetsuit optional swim. If you would like to reserve a wetsuit D’Ornella’s bike shop will be onsite. Please call them at 416-752-3838. Wetsuit rental is $40 and it’s a good idea to call ahead.

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, August 11, 2013


Toronto Island Registration

Special Ferry Service to Hanlan’s Point will begin at 5:30AM departing every half hour (i.e. 5:30AM, 6:00AM. 6:30AM) from the Ferry Terminal.

We recommend that you arrive at the Ferry Terminal with enough time to pick-up your bib and ferry ticket and catch a ferry that departs 90 minutes before that start of your race.

Date / Time                                                                                    

Friday, August 23, 2013          4PM-6PM

Saturday, August 24, 2013     5:45AM-8:15AM

Sunday, August 25, 2013        5:30AM-7:30AM

Location and Description

The Westin Harbour Castle (next to the ferry docks).

Please look for the red MultiSport Canada Tent next to the hotel on your way to the ferry docks as your starting point for Registration.

After finding your bib number, please proceed into the hotel and to Dockside 4 conference room for the remainder of your race kit pick-up.

On Friday night, registrants receive their bib, race kit (your Headsweats hat is inside your race kit) and ferry ticket.

On Saturday/Sunday morning, athletes will be body marked on the mainland and receive their timing chip on the Island.  Please do not pick up your timing chip until you are ready to start your race and waiting in the start area.

**Pre-purchased race shirts and merchandise for sale will be available on the Island after the race**

Traveling To The Race and Construction 

update to the construction for the week of August 19 – 23rd.  See this link:

We have also been told by the Harbour Castle Westin that the best way to get to the hotel is to make your way down Bay Street.  They said there is still lots of public parking available but it may take a little more time than usual to get around.

Our crew has told us  that east of Spadina is where the construction starts and everything gets clogged. They mentioned that there is no problem getting around on foot and no problem making your way to the ferry docks.  Arrival in the morning will not be as much of a problem as departing after the race. 

Ferry Schedule
We have arranged for additional Ferry service on both Saturday and Sunday morning. Please arrange to be on a Ferry that departs 90 minutes BEFORE your race. Ferry service on both days will be every 30 minutes starting at 5:00AM, except for the 8:45AM Ferry. The Ferries TO THE ISLAND and times for BOTH days are as follows:Morning Schedule

Depart – Ferry Docks
5:00AM  Ongiara
5:30AM  Ongiara
6:00AM  Ongiara
6:30AM  Ongiara
7:00AM  Thomas Rennie
7:30AM  Thomas Rennie
8:00AM  Ongiara
8:45AM  Ongiara

Saturday Afternoon Schedule

Depart Hanlan’s Point Vessel
 12:00PM  Ongiara
 12:30PM  Ongiara
 1:00PM  Ongiara
Sunday Afternoon Schedule 

On Sunday afternoon we have arranged for the Thomas Rennie as it is the bigger Ferry and there will be more athletes returning to the mainland.

 Depart Hanlan’s Point  Vessel
 12:00PM  Thomas Rennie
 12:30PM  Thomas Rennie
 1:00PM  Thomas Rennie

Race Start Information

Give-It-A-Tri Wave Starts


Age Group(s)

Cap Colours


Wave 1

Men 25-34

Light Blue


Wave 2

Men 35- 49, Relays



Wave 3

Men 24 & Under, Women 24 & Under



Wave 4

Women 25 to 34



Wave 5

Men 50-59, Women 35 to 44



Wave 6

Men 60 +, Female 45



Sprint Du Start – From the FINISH LINE


Age Group(s)


Wave 1

Men 25 to 39


Wave 2

Men 24 & Under, Men 40-54, Women 30-39


Wave 3

Men 55 +, Women 29 & Under, Women 40 + , Relays, AWAD

Sprint Tri Start – From the BEACH


Age Group(s)

Cap Colours


Wave 1

Pro & Elite Age-Group Men & Women, Men 30 to 34



Wave 2

Men 25-29 & Men 35-39



Wave 3

Men 24 & Under, Men 40-44



Wave 4

Men 45 to 54 & Relays



Wave 5

Men 55 + & Women 30-39

Light Blue


Wave 6

Women 25-29 & Women 40-44



Wave 7

Women 24 & Under & Women 45 +



The ferry terminal is behind the Westin Harbour Castle on Queens Quay. There is plenty of paid parking available in the area. Please remember this is Toronto and parking can sometimes be expensive. We have no control over this and have no way to arrange for free parking.

Getting There

  • Gardiner Expressway to Downtown Toronto
  • Exit at Spadina (if Eastbound) or
  • Exit at Sherbourne/Jarvis(if Westbound)
  • Travel South to Queens Quay
  • Take Queens Quay towards Bay St

View Map


Event News

MSCtv Toronto Island Triathlon Race Preview and Training Video

Tommy Ferris of Ignition Fitness put together another fantastic course overview. Check it out

On Site Sponsors

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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

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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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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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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