The Winterlude Triathlon started in 1984, making it one of Canada’s oldest multisport races. The race consists of an 8 km skate, 8 km cross country ski and a 5 km run. We captured the day in pictures!
The early stages of the first event, an 8 km skate.
There were 360 competitors in this year's race.
Drafting is the name of the game when it comes to skating down the Rideau Canal.
Lookng stylish while going fast - Carly Kenwell.
Carly Kenwell is first out for the second leg of the race - an 8 km XC ski.
Luc Campbell leads Dave McMahon on the ski.
Derek Snider hangs tough in third during the ski.
Luc Campbell leads the way at the end of the ski leg.
Dave McMahon (left) and Luc Campbell start the 5 km run.
The run course starts out on the ice on Dow's Lake.
Paul Miller finished fourth in M55-59.
Lise Meloche starts the 5 km run.
Derek Snider smiles after his second Winterlude win.
Luc Campbell (third), Derek Snider (first) and Dave McMahon (second).
Race director Rick Hellard has been organizing the event for 17 years.
It doesn't happen without volunteers.
Carley Kenwood racing at the 2017 Winterlude.
It was a beard-freezing kind of day.
Standing out and looking very orange ... Jason Kincaid.
Lise Meloche finishes second.
Everyone had a good time ...