Toronto Triathlon Festival named provincial champs
The fourth annual Toronto Triathlon Festival (TTF) will take place on June 21. This year’s race has been named the Ontario Provincial Championship and is a national qualifying event. Dreaming of making it to the 2016 World Championship at the ITU Grand Final in Mexico? There are three qualifying spots up for grabs. The event will provide athletes with the opportunity to experience a truly urban triathlon in Toronto.
In 2014, the TTF attracted more than 1,500 athletes, making it the largest triathlon in a downtown setting in Canada. One of the main features of the race is the key role the city itself plays, as the race route takes participants on an unprecedented path through Toronto’s harbourfront, its downtown highways and its urban core.
“Races hosted in landmark locations such as London, New York and Tokyo offer diverse landscapes but all have one thing in common: they offer unique race experiences for athletes,” said Sports Focused Consulting President, Jeff Chong. “We believe the TTF provides the ultimate urban race experience and allows Toronto to stand with its head held high amongst these world class cities. We are also proud that the 2014 TTF generated more than $2.0 million in economic development.”
“Hosting major events is critical to the growth and future success of our sport across the country,” said Tim Wilson, CEO, Triathlon Canada. “Building on the tremendous success of its first three years, the TTF presents a fabulous opportunity for us to showcase, and grow, our sport in Canada’s largest city.”
“We are very excited to have the TTF play host to our Provincial Championships for the first time for both Sprint and Standard distance triathlons,” said Phil Dale, Executive Director of Triathlon Ontario. “The TTF has consistently been one of the largest events in Ontario over its three year history and its venue, in the heart of the country’s largest city, is truly a unique experience for athletes of all levels.”
For more information about the race or how to register: www.torontotriathlonfestival.com.