Ottawa International Triathlon, which hosts this year’s Canadian Championships (short course), is just days away. Age-group, junior and elite triathletes will head to the nation’s capital for a weekend of drafting and non-drafting triathlon and duathlon racing in hopes of earning spots to world championships next year. Here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know if you’re racing this weekend:

7 events to run over the course of Ottawa International Triathlon Weekend

Here is the schedule for this weekend’s events, including the CAMTRI cup:

Saturday
  • 6:15 AM: Start of Canadian AG Standard (Olympic distance) Championship
  • 7:00 AM: Start of Canadian Aquathlon Championships
  • 10:30 AM: Start of CAMTRI Premium American Cup & Canadian Championships HEATS
  • 12:10 PM: AG medal ceremonies
  • 12:40 PM: Ontario Youth Cup
  • 2:00 PM: Youth medals ceremony
Sunday

6:15 AM: Start of Canadian AG Sprint Championship

7:00 AM: Start of Canadian Para Triathlon Championship

9:00 AM: Start of Kids of Steel race

10:30 AM: AG & Para medal ceremonies

10:45 AM: Mixed relay (youth/junior)

12:20 PM: CAMTRI Premium American Cup & Canadian Championship B Finals Men

1:40 PM: CAMTRI Premium American Cup & Canadian Championships B Finals Women

2:50 PM: CAMTRI Premium American Cup & Canadian Championships A Finals Men

4:10 PM: CAMTRI Premium American Cup & Canadian Championships A Finals Women

See full events schedule including info about check-in and registration here.

Course maps

Athletes have the chance to race by some of the country’s most iconic landmarks at Ottawa International Triathlon — the includes the Rideau Canal and a UNESCO world heritage centre.

Below are the course maps for the age-group Standard and Sprint events. Maps for other events can be found here.

Standard (Olympic) distance:

Sprint distance:

Important notes: The direction of the bike course will be the opposite from last year:

Water quality at Dow’s Lake

According to tests taken on June 9th in two locations, the water quality at Down’s Lake is currently classified as “Good to excellent”. Tests are taken by the City of Ottawa Baseline Surface Water Monitoring Program and measure for E coli and pH levels.

How to follow the action

TMC will have live updates throughout the weekend from Ottawa. Contributor and pro triathlete Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches will be doing a social media takeover on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels so check back for some behind the scenes coverage.