Ottawa-based timing company Sportstats, along with Victoria’s LifeSport Coaching, are running free virtual triathlon and duathlon competitions through the month of May.
There are three races – a sprint, standard-distance and half-distance – that include triathlon or duathlon options. The distances can be completed indoors or outside. There are no performance-based awards, athletes can enter a draw for prizes.
Find out more about the Sportstats Virtual Race here.
“Of course, our first and most important priority is ensuring that everyone is healthy and practising safe social distancing, but beyond that, we felt there was a need to bring the triathlon community together and give everybody the chance to have fun and compete,” says Sportstats’ CEO Marc Roy.
Registration remains open for the event, which runs unil the end of the month. Results will be uploaded via GPX file and or manual upload. There are race pictures, an active community on Facebook, a Strava Club, bragging rights and virtual happy hours. In addition, athletes are invited to participate as often as they wish.”
LifeSport’s Lance Watson is also providing a free training plan and regular Q and A’s via Facebook Live for athletes involved in the program.