Manitoba Triathlon Centre
Success starts at home.
Participating in triathlon at a national or international level begins with the Manitoba Triathlon Centre. Our dedicated coaches, athletes and community support high performance athletes achieve their goals both on and off the podium.
Find out more about the Manitoba Triathlon Centre (MTC)
About the Manitoba Triathlon Centre
The MTC offers training for youth, junior, and U23 (under 23 years of age) athletes looking to develop their triathlon skills and compete at an elite level. Individualized workouts for the program are planned and led by Head Coach, Gary Pallett. His guidance has helped athletes achieve success on a provincial, national, and international level – including at the Olympic and Paralympic level.
Training locations vary throughout the year. In general, during the fall, winter and early spring, all athletes who live in Winnipeg train for biking and running at the Max Bell Arena at the University of Manitoba. For swimming, athletes train at either Joyce Fromson Pool, University of Manitoba or the Pan Am Pool.
In the late spring through the summer, training takes athletes outside and into Birds Hill Provincial Park.
Athlete Strategy | MTC Program
The MTC Program offers five options for athletes pursuing a high-performance pathway in triathlon. To find out more information about the specific programs, such as our Swim Program, connect with Triathlon Manitoba.
Development Program | 6 to 8 hours of training per week. During fall/winter/spring, athletes bike and run train at the Max Bell Arena on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and swim at Pan Am Pool on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Additional swim training opportunity on Mondays and Wednesday at Pan Am Pool, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm with Triathlon Manitoba’s Swim Program.
Bridging Program | A Head Coach invite-only program for developmental to high-performance athletes. Training hours will increase to fit with those of the High Performance Program.
High Performance Program | 20 – 25 hours of training per week. In fall/winter/spring, athletes swim train at the University of Manitoba and run and bike train at the Max Bell Arena.
High Performance schedule click here.
Development Cross Training | Part-time run and bike program (no swimming) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Max Bell Arena.
Satellite MTC Training Program | Specially designed for athletes who reside outside of Winnipeg and wish to receive online and customized training plans from Triathlon Manitoba’s MTC Program Head Coach.
Patrick Riddell Race Series
2019 Registration is now open! Click here to register
Contact: Race Director Janette Rodewald
See the Facebook event page for more race information.
Call for Volunteers: We need lots of people to help with course marshalling, water stations, food and other race related duties. Come out, cheer on our runners and help support MTC. Whether you can commit to one race or all, we need you! Contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested.
History of the April Run Series
The April Run Series is one of the longest running race series in Manitoba and is known for being the spring ‘kick-off’ for the Manitoba Road Running season. Participants can choose from a variety of distances and can run one race or all three. Those who choose to run all 3 weeks can earn points towards one of the 3 Race Series.
In 2018, Triathlon Manitoba with the Manitoba Running Association chose to rename the series after the original and long term Race Director, Patrick Riddell, who most Manitoba runners will remember for his tireless volunteer efforts on numerous boards and committees, and his dedication and commitment to Sport in Manitoba. He was particularly interested in youth involvement in sport and was inducted into the Manitoba Runners Hall of Fame in 2011. Pat passed away in September 2017, and we are honored to rename the April Run Series in his memory.
We are proud to have been selected by the Manitoba Runners Association to have our 5K, 10K and 15K races included the 2019 Classic Race Series, and our 2K and 5K races in the 2018 Youth Series.
Participate in one of the 3-race Series and earn points towards being recognized as one of the Overall Series Winners. There are 3 Series to choose from:
- Build Series: Complete 5km in Race 1, 10km in Race 2 and 15km in Race 3
- 5km Series: Complete 5km each week
- Fun Run Series: Complete 2km each week
The April Run Series – An MTC Fundraiser
The Manitoba Triathlon Centre is excited to host the annual April Run Series in Assiniboine Park each year as our primary club fundraiser. Proceeds from the race help to offset program costs such as equipment purchases, facility rentals and coaching. The Manitoba Triathlon Centre program offers training for youth, junior and U23 athletes looking to develop their triathlon skills and compete at an elite level. Athletes who got their start in the MTC program include such alumni as 2016 Olympians Tyler Mislawchuk and Sarah-Anne Brault.
Triathlon Manitoba and Manitoba Triathlon Centre would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this year’s Race Series.
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