The volunteer committee of the K-Town Tri passed the torch to Multisport Canada. Multisport founder John Salt & Jason Vurma pose with Race Director Marc LeBlanc (centre) - photo by www.facebook.com/KTownTriathlon
MultiSport Canada founder John Salt & Jason Vurma pose in K-Town Tri Vests with K-Town Tri Race Director Marc LeBlanc (centre) – photo by www.facebook.com/KTownTriathlon

The K-Town Triathlon celebrated its 30th Anniversary this past August, and on August 2, 2014 it will mark its 31st year under the new ownership of MultiSport Canada.

“We created MultiSport Canada with the philosophy that it was going to be a welcoming environment,” said John Salt to CKWS TV, pointing out that racers should not notice much change from previous years.  “It was always going to be customer focused and customer driven and most importantly work with the communities that were helping us host the races. ”

The K-Town Triathlon started in 1984 and it was just supposed to be a one time only event. The popularity of the race grew and organizers chose to keep the event alive. Olympians Simon Whitfield and Sharon Donnelly are some of the few notable names that have raced this classic Ontario race.

The marquee event is the Long Course Triathlon: 2 km swim, 56 km bike, and 15 km run.

Further announcements will be made on MultiSport Canada’s website.

CBC Ontario Morning – K-Town Announcement

With the K-Town announcement, MultiSport Canada released their 2014 Schedule.

2014 MultiSport Canada Triathlon Series Schedule

Woodstock – Sunday May 24

Sprint Tri, Sprint Du and Give-It-A-Tri

Binbrook – Saturday June 7

Triathlon, Duathlon and Give-It-A-Tri

Welland – Saturday June 14*

Triathlon, Duathlon and Give-It-A-Tri

Sunday June 15*

Half Iron Triathlon, Swim/Bike and Bike/Run

Huronia/Midland – Sunday July 6

Sprint Tri, Sprint Du and Give-It-A-Tri and Triathlon Kids

Gravenhurst – Saturday July 12

Olympic Triathlon and International Duathlon

Sunday July 13

Sprint Tri, Sprint Du and Give-It-A-Tri

Belwood – Saturday July 19

Triathlon, Duathlon and Give-It-A-Tri

Bala Falls – Sunday July 27

Triathlon

K-Town Tri (Kingston) – Sunday August 3*

Short Course and Long Course Triathlons

Bracebridge – Saturday August 9

Sprint Tri, Sprint Du and Give-It-A-Tri

Sunday August 10

Olympic Triathlon and International Duathlon

Lakeside –  Saturday August 16*

Sprint Tri, Sprint Du and Triathlon Kids

Sunday August 17*

Olympic Triathlon, International Duathlon and Give-It-A-Tri

Toronto – Saturday August 23

Give-It-A-Tri

Sunday August 24

Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon

Wasaga Beach – Saturday September 6

Olympic Triathlon and Give-It-A-Tri

Sunday September 7

Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Duathlon

* new date or race

– Most events will also have a Relay and many will also have a Swim/Bike race.

– The Niagara Falls Half Iron weekend is not part of the series nor are series points being awarded.

Registration opens December 6th at noon.

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