At the end of 2018, Triathlon Manitoba released their 2019 race calendar. Despite the frigid temperatures in the prairies, Manitoba has already had their first outdoor triathlon of 2019 – Beat the Cold. On Feb. 17th, citizens of Winnipeg completed the 5K run, bike and skate at The Forks, to raise money for Just1City’s Just a Warm sleep emergency warming centre. The event was a huge success, raising nearly $20,000.

Beat the Cold. Photo: Aidan Cloet

The first triathlon of the summer is on June 8/9, at the Triple Threat Triathlon. Already in its 23rd edition of the race, the Triple Threat Triathlon has become a favourite among provincial triathletes. Two weeks following, the St. Malo Triathlon will offer qualifying spots (Olympic distance) for the 2020 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton.

New to the Triathlon Manitoba race schedule, the Peace Garden Triathlon takes place on July 6/7. The event will give Manitoba triathletes their first chance to participate in a team relay – one of the newest events at the Olympic Games.

Manitoba Triathlon. Photo: Riding Mountain Triathlon

Missing from the 2018 race calendar, but back for 2019, the Morden Triathlon weekend takes place on July 13/14. This year’s event offers an Olympic, Sprint, Kids of Steel and off-road triathlon (new to 2019). The Morden event will also be a qualifier for the 2020 ITU Multisport World Championships. The following weekend, the Hecla Triathlon will offer qualifying spots for the long-distance triathlon (2020 Multisport World Championships) and the sprint distance (2020 World Triathlon Championships).

Photo: Riding Mountain Triathlon

The last race of the year will take place at the Riding Mountain Triathlon on Aug. 17/18. Arguably the largest triathlon in Manitoba, this is a great way to finish your 2019 season.

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