Cornwall’s 12th Annual Triathlon Set For This Weekend

August 11, 2014
By Bob Peters

Cornwall, Ontario – Over 600 athletes are expected to lace up their running shoes this August 23rd and 24th for the Annual Cornwall Triathlon.

The Cornwall Triathlon offers a unique experience that sets it apart from other triathlons in the area by offering traffic free courses along the scenic St. Lawrence River.

“Most triathlon events are held in a location that allows the event to extend the bike course into the surrounding country roads,” says Rob Allen, Cornwall Triathlon Chair.  “Both the adult and youth bike courses allow for the entire circuit to be within the city boundaries providing an opportunity for their friends & family to view their progress multiple times.”

The Cornwall Triathlon has evolved into a highly competitive event attracting athletes from across Canada, the United States and beyond.

While there may be some competitive classes, the Cornwall Triathlon also provides a weekend of fun activity for athletes of any age and ability. Beginning with the “Kids Day” Race on Saturday, young budding triathletes can compete in Triathlon (swim, bike, run) or Duathlon (run, bike, run) events in age grouped events. All youth events take place in and around the beautiful Cornwall Aquatic Centre.

On Sunday, the Adults move to École Secondaire L’Héritage as the home base for the event. Adults will swim in the St. Lawrence River, bike on a closed course through Le Village, and run on the Cornwall recreational path into the Gray’s Creek Conservation Area.

Sunday includes events geared to any ability; starting from the introductory “Try-A-Tri” distance to the competitive Olympic distance.

“For kids day the Cornwall Aquatic Centre is a perfect venue for our event,” says Mr. Allen. “On Sunday the surrounding area provides a swim with very good visibility, the inner city bike course and a run course along the river using the recreational path.”

There is still an opportunity to register and participate in the various events. Featured events over the two days include:

Olympic Triathlon

This event features a 1500m swim, a 40km bike and a 10 km run.

Sprint Triathlon

This event features a 750m swim, a 20km bike and a 5 km run.


This indroductory event features a 200m swim, a 10km bike ride and a 2.5km run.

Sprint Duathlon

This event features a 2.5km run followed by a 20km bike and a 5 km run.

The Cornwall Triathlon sponsors have once again partnered with the Boys and Girls Club. Proceeds from the event will be provided to the Boys and Girls Club to further enhance programming and operations for the youth in the Cornwall area.

There is still an opportunity to register and participate in the various events.

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