Saturday June 25th & Sunday June 26th

Ontario’s Best Swim Venue 

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
  • Same maximum prices as 2021
  • Multi-Race Discounts, as well as U23 (10%) and U18 (25%) 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 (Long Course) and Individual Starts (Sprint & GIT) make 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 is it goes right down to the shores of Lake Erie.  This is SHARED ROAD Course, so be sure to follow all safe riding practices

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 – 56km Bike – 15km Run


56km 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 – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run

Registration Pricing & Dates

Use this link to view event specific pricing as well as which dates prices change.

Registration Dates & Deadlines 

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. 

Register by Sunday, June 12th to receive a race specific t-shirt, registrations received after Sunday, June 12th will receive a series shirt.  

Register by Sunday, June 19th to receive a personalized bib with your name, registrations received after Sunday, June 19th will receive a non-personalized race bib.  

The first Pre-Race Notice will be sent on Monday, June 20th. It will contain important info such as water temperature, parking details, retailers in attendance, and other tips for the event.  

Registration closes on Wednesday, June 22nd at 12PM. No race day registrations offered. 

The final Event Notice will be sent on Thursday, June 9th by 9PM. It will contain important information such as your Bib Number, Wave Start Times, and Individual Start Times.  

All Duathlon Events feature an Individual Start from the Finish Line. Sprint Triathlon, Give-It-A- Tri, and Long Course Bike Run Events feature an Individual Start. The Long Course Bike Run Event starts from your Bike Rack. All Long Course Triathlon and Swim Bike Events will feature Wave Starts of approx. 40-50 participants from the dock.  

A Post-Event Report will be published to the News Feed early in 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. 

Schedule of Events 

Saturday June 25th 

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

6:15AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens 

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

7:15AM – 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 

1:00PM – Awards for Long Course Triathlon and Bike-Run 


Sunday June 26th  

Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon 

6:15AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens 

7:15AM – Packet Pick-Up Closes 

7:25AM – Pre-Race Meeting 

8:00AM – Sprint Duathlon Individual Starts Begin (one every 15sec) from the Finish Line 

8:00AM – Sprint Triathlon Individual Starts Begin (one every 20-30sec) from Dock 

10:15AM – Awards for Sprint Swim Bike 

10:30AM – Awards for Sprint Duathlon 

10:45AM – Awards for Sprint Triathlon (Under 30 & Relays) 

11:15AM – Awards for Sprint Triathlon (30 to 50) 

11: 45AM– Awards for Sprint Triathlon (50 and Over) 



11:15AM – Packet Pick-Up Opens 

12:30PM – Pre-Race Meeting (In Transition) 

12:45PM – Packet Pick-Up Closes 

1:00PM – Give-It-A-Tri Individual Starts Begin (one every 30sec) from Dock 

2:30PM – Awards


If you are interested in volunteering please email or come to registration on race day.



*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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Location can’t be better, just 2km from the swim start!  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 and wifi, and complimentary breakfast from 6am.

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Limited rooms are guaranteed at these rates! Rates available until May 23rd 2022

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$164.99 per night + tax  (2 guests)

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

$174.99 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.