On Jan. 15th, Triathlon Ontario announced the Provincial Long Course Series venues for 2019. Over its first four years, the Long Course Series averaged more than 400 participants annually.

The swim at Multisport Canada Niagara Falls Barrelman, which is part of the Ontario Long Course Series for 2019. Photo: Brad Reiter.

As in past years, the series will include four events, with your best two placings counting towards the final series point calculation. Points for the series will be awarded by age group to the top 20 placings. Winners of each division will be invited to the year-end annual awards banquet and have their name engraved into the Long Course Series trophy.

Related: The 2018 Triathlon Ontario Awards Celebration Night

The 2019 Provincial Long Course Series will begin in Welland, Ont., at Multisport Canada’s Rose City Triathlon on June 22nd.

Rose City Triathlon’s swim course at the Welland International Flatwater Centre

Two weeks later, the series moves to Huntsville, Ont., for Ironman 70.3 Muskoka. Nicknamed “Beauty and the Beast,” Ironman 70.3 Muskoka placings are worth extra series points.

Lionel Sanders, winner of 2015 Ironman 70.3 Muskoka

A month later, Kingston hosts the third stop of the series at the Multisport Canada K-Town Triathlon – one of the oldest races in the province.

2016 K-Town Long Course Triathlon Podium – Top 5 Women & Men

Then on Sept. 22nd, the series concludes at the MultiSport Canada Niagara Falls Barrelman event.

Tamara Jewett wins Barrelman Niagara Falls 2018. Photo: Brad Reiter.

In 2018, Tamara Jewett and Nick Cosman won the Age Group Provincial Long Course Series. Sharon Mackinnon and Luke Ehgoetz won the Masters division.

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