Saturday June 22nd & Sunday June 23rd

Ontario’s Best Swim Venue

Qualifying Events:  

  • Sprint Triathlon 
  • Sprint Duathlon

View the Triathlon Canada Qualifying Events page HERE for full details. 

Hosted at the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) and featuring Ontario’s Best Swim Venue, the Rose City (Welland) Triathlon is part of the nearly Forty (40) Year history of Triathlon events in Welland. 

Our Long Course Events on Saturday serve as a perfect early summer event to prepare you for any longer events throughout the summer. 

The event also features a FULLY CLOSED Bike Course on Sunday for the Sprint and Give-It-A-Tri Events. 


  • Elevated Transition Area that overlooks the Swim Course 
  • Parking is available right next to the Venue. 
  • Registration, Food, Awards, and Finish Line all close by each other 
  • Great view opportunities for spectators


  • Locally Sourced Custom Finisher’s Medal
  • Race-Specific T-Shirt in a Casual Sport Cut
  • Professionally timed by Sportstats
  • Post Event Food, Draw Prizes, and Age-Group Awards
  • Multi-Race Discounts, as well as U23 (10%) and U18 (20%) Discounts

Swim Course 

Think about swimming in a giant pool!  100m Wide and over 1km Long and that’s what it feels like!  There are already existing buoy lines to keep you swimming straight, so you can just keep your head down and SWIM! 

Our Small Wave Starts – now for ALL Events in 2023 – makes for a stress-free start to your day. 

Water temperatures tend to be in the 20-23C (68F to 74F) range, so wetsuits should be optional for this event.  

Bike Course 

On Saturday, the Long Course route heads south from Welland predominantly flat and quiet roads.  Wind can be a factor on this route as it goes towards the shores of Lake Erie.  This is SHARED ROAD Course, so be sure to follow all safe riding practices.  There will be a Bottle Drop at 40km with F2C Glyco-Durance in Bike Bottles as well as Water in Sport-top bottles.

On Sunday, The Sprint and Give-It-A-Tri use the roads right around the WIFC and feature FULLY CLOSED course.  The course is Fast and Flat with wide turnarounds at each end.  This is also a favourite with spectators as they are always close to the action! 

Run Course 

This is also by far our most spectator-friendly run course as it stays on the pathways around the WIFC.  The Long Course passes by the Grandstands twice each loop and the Sprint and Give-It-A-Tri feature great viewing opportunities around the Lap & Finish area. 

Long Course Maps


2km Swim – 55km Bike – 15km Run


55km Bike – 15km Run

Sprint Maps


750m Swim – 20km Bike – 5km Run


5km Run – 20km Bike – 2.5km Run

Give it a Tri Maps

400m Swim – 12km Bike – 2.5km Run

Registration Pricing

To view event-specific pricing, as well as which dates prices change, click HERE

Why do I need to purchase a Triathlon Ontario Membership or One Day Fee during registration?

Triathlon Ontario supports the development of safe multisport in Ontario. All participants are required to purchase a One Day Fee for an additional $9.00-$12.00 OR provide a valid Triathlon Ontario Membership Number. Please select one of the mandatory options during registration.

Why do I have to pay a processing fee with my registration?

Race Roster allows participants to select their desired event(s), enter personal information, and process payment. Log in to Race Roster to manage registration for your event(s), edit your email address, and set communication preferences. If you experience any errors or have questions about processing fees, please reach out to

Registration Dates & Deadlines 

Register by Sunday, June 2nd to receive a T-Shirt with the Event Logo, registrations received after Sunday, June 2nd will receive a T-Shirt with our Series Logo.   

Any Transfers or deferrals MUST be initiated and completed by 11:59PM on Wednesday, June 12th. See Registration Info HERE. 

Register by Sunday, June 16th to receive a personalized bib with your name. Registrations received after Sunday, June 16th will receive a non-personalized race bib. 

Registration closes on Wednesday, June 19th at 9AM. We will be offering a limited number of spots for Race Day Registration(s). Please arrive at least ninety (90) minutes prior to your desired event with a data enabled cell phone.  


The Pre-Event Notice will be sent on Wednesday, June 12th by 9PM. It will contain important info such as Course Details, Final Event Schedule, Retailers in Attendance, and other tips for the event.

The Final Event Notice will be sent on Thursday, June 20th by 9PM. It will contain important information such as your Bib Number, Wave Start Time, Water Temperature, and Parking Suggestions.    

The Post-Event Report will be published in the News Feed in the middle of the week following the event. We will send notifications to all registered participants as well as include a social media post. A Post-Event Report will contain links to our photo galleries, results, and any other articles written about the event.

Start Details

To create a Safe, Fun and Fair event, during registration for the Long Course and Sprint Triathlon Events we ask for your Projected Finishing Time. We use these times to create our Start Waves – Fastest to Slowest. If your Projected Finishing Time was not requested for your event, we will assign bibs by Age – Youngest to Oldest. 

The Sprint Duathlon will feature Small Wave Starts from the Finish Line.

The Long Course Bike Run Event starts from your Bike Rack.

All Triathlon and Swim Bike Events – New in 2023 – will feature Smaller Wave Starts of approx. 40-50 participants from the Dock. 

Schedule of Events 

Saturday June 22nd 

Long Course Triathlon, Swim – Bike, and Bike-Run 

6:15AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens 

7:00AM – Pre-Race Meeting (In Transition) 

7:45AM – Packet Pick-Up Closes 

8:00AM – Long Course Triathlon Wave Starts 

8:40AM – Long Course Bike Run Start (from Bike Racks in Transition) 

11:30AM – Awards for Long Course Swim-Bike 

12:30PM – Awards for Long Course Triathlon and Bike-Run 


Sunday June 23rd

Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon 

6:00AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens 

7:45AM – Packet Pick-Up Closes 

7:25AM – Pre-Race Meeting (in Transition)

8:00AM – Sprint Duathlon Wave Starts Begin from the Finish Line 

8:00AM – Sprint Triathlon Wave Starts Begin from The Dock 

10:15AM – Awards for Sprint Swim Bike 

10:30AM – Awards for Sprint Duathlon 

11:00AM – Awards for Sprint Triathlon



9:30AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens 

10:30AM – Pre-Race Meeting (In Transition) 

10:45AM – Packet Pick-Up Closes 

11:00AM – Give-It-A-Tri Wave Starts Begin from The Dock 

12:30PM – Awards


Click HERE sign-up to join us as an Event Volunteer.  You can choose from a variety or roles and request the one(s) that interests you most. All Volunteers are provided with a High-Vis Event Shirt and Lunch afterward.



*VERY IMPORTANT – you will need to enter the parking lot from Shaw St off of Prince Charles Dr.

Getting There

Welland International Flatwater Centre
16 Townline Tunell Road,
Welland, ON

  • QEW/403 to Hamilton
  • QEW East Hamilton / Niagara
  • Exit 406 South to Welland
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto E Main St/Niagara Regional Rd 27
  • Turn left onto Prince Charles Dr 
  • Turn left onto Shaw St
  • Turn right into parking area (see parking map)

Venue Information

Welland International Flatwater Centre

16 Townline Tunnel Rd,
Welland, Ontario

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300 Prince Charles Drive Welland, ON L3C 7B3

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  • 1 (800) 387-8186
  • 905-732-0922

Location can’t be better, just 2km from the venue!

Enjoy a spacious suite that has a bedroom, separate living room and kitchenette which includes a mini fridge, microwave and range top stove. Complimentary parking, wifi, and breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 6:30am.

Ask for the Welland Triathlon rate before booking to ensure you receive the savings!

Limited rooms are guaranteed at these rates until May 21st, 2024.

Cancellation policy is flexible at 48hours prior to arrival.

$229 per night + tax (2 guests)

1 Queen bed suite in private bedroom, living room with pull out Queen size sofa bed, and kitchenette.

$239 per night+ tax (2 guests)

2 Queen beds or King bed suite in private bedroom, living room with pull out Queen size sofa bed and kitchenette. Upgrade the suite to a kitchen with stove and cookware for the same rate!