After weeks of collaboration with our existing and new race directors,
we’re pleased to present our 2019 Race Calendar.
The calendar features two new and exciting events, plus the return of one of Manitoba’s most storied races with a new twist!
Beat the Cold: This winter triathlon features running, cycling and skating from The Forks in the heart of Winnipeg. Racers have to earn their hot chocolate by tackling trails along and ON the river. With a February date, the cold weather will surely be a factor, and that’s one of the reasons this event exists – to raise awareness and funds for Winnipeg’s homeless and to help them ‘Beat the Cold’ by working with 1JustCity charity.
Peace Garden Triathlon: Promising to be one of the most exciting and enjoyable weekends of the summer, this new event brings athletes to the stunning Peace Garden venue for a unique course that finishes right along the Canada/USA border. The event gives Manitoba athletes their first chance to participate in a Team Relay – the Olympic Games’ newest event and one of the coolest things happening in our spot – and offers a chance to get away somewhere beautiful for a weekend with family or friends.
Morden Triathlon: Back on the Calendar after a year away, this will be the 35th running of the Morden Triathlon which started way back in the early 1980’s – before there was even an internet!! This year’s event not only brings back Olympic, Sprint and Kids of Steel Triathlons to the Morden area, but also introduces an off-road Cross Triathlon on the amazing trails around Lake Minnewasta, which hit the perfect balance of being challenging, but not scary-technical. The Morden event will also be a qualifier for the Age-Group National Team competing at the 2020 Multisport World Championships.
National Team Qualifiers: In addition to the Multisport spots at the Morden event, the St.Malo Triathlon will offer spots for the Olympic distance National Team that will compete at the 2020 ITU World Championships in Edmonton. The Hecla Triathlon will host the qualifier for the Sprint distance National Team also competing at the Edmonton event. This qualifier race will be non-drafting, but please note that the 2020 World Championship event will be draft-legal.
Here’s the Full Calendar for your Review:
As new events, Beat the Cold, Peace Garden & Morden Triathlon will need to pass sanctioning, as all events do, but we expect to see these events offered to local racers in 2019
Our Sanctioning process is required to ensure a safe event, which qualifies for the 3rd party liability insurance we provide to organizers, athletes and volunteers
At present, the Pinawa organizers have not agreed to changes required for them to host a sanctioned event during the 2019 season
After their 2018 event, the Kenora Borealis Multisport Club informed us they were unfortunately not able to continue hosting the Kenora Triathlon. We thank them for their contribution over the past seasons.