SPORTS: Triathletes To Converge On Rose City

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Waiting for the start of a swim event at last year’s Rose City Triathlon. (File photo/Joe Barkovich)

By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

WELLAND – About 1,000 athletes are expected in Welland over the approaching weekend for the Rose City Triathlon.

Saturday’s races include Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon and the Give-It-A-Tri.

Sunday’s is the long course event.

For the second consecutive year, the city’s acclaimed Welland International Flatwater Centre is the headquarters for racing on both days. Previous to this, the event was based out of the Welland Arena, King Street.

The race was formerly known as the Welland Triathlon. It changed names about four or five years ago, said Ron Lemon, coordinator of volunteers.

Lemon said about 80 volunteers are involved in putting on the races, in various capacities.

Roads are not closed in the Dain City area during the races, although police will be on duty at all intersections where races are on, particularly at the Dain City bridge, Lemon said.

The Welland races are part of the MultiSport Canada Triathlon Series.

The full schedule is provided below. For more details visit the website http://www.multisportcanada.com/welland/

Saturday schedule:

Race Type

Distances

Race Start

Sprint Duathlon
2.5km Run – 20km Bike – 5km Run
8:30 AM
Sprint Duathlon Relay
2.5km Run – 20km Bike – 5km Run
8:30 AM
Sprint Triathlon
750m Swim – 20km Bike – 5km Run
8:30 AM
Sprint Swim Bike
750m Swim – 20km Bike
8:30 AM
Sprint Swim Run
750m Swim – 5km Run
8:30 AM
Sprint Triathlon Relay
750m Swim – 20km Bike – 5km Run
8:30 AM
Give-It-A-Tri
400m Swim – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run
11:30 AM
Give-It-A-Tri Swim Bike
400m Swim – 10km Bike
11:30 AM
Give-It-A-Tri Swim Run
400m Swim – 2.5km Run
11:30 AM
Give-It-A-Tri Relay
400m Swim – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run
11:30 AM

Sunday schedule:

Race Type

Distances

Race Start

Long Course Triathlon
2km Swim – 56km Bike – 15km Run
8:30 AM
Long Course Swim Bike
2km Swim – 56km Bike
8:30 AM
Long Course Bike Run
56km Bike – 15km Run
9:10 AM
Long Course Tri Relay
2km Swim – 56km Bike – 15km Run
8:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

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