Guelph Lake II

The second visit to Guelph Lake Conservation Area is the perfect way to cap off your season on the Labour Day long weekend!  The sprint distance features a 750m Swim, 30km Bike, and a 7km Run that never leaves the park!  The Try-A-Tri features a 375m Swim, 10km Bike, 2.5km Run and is one of the most popular of its kind.  Duathlon, Relay and Swim/Bike options are available as well!

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Try-A-Tri ~ 375m – 10K- 2.5K

This is a VERY popular event and typically sells out every season!  You will see all types of athletes at this event. Many of them will be trying a triathlon for their very first time. You will also see athletes that are very young and very fast or on the other end of the spectrum you will also see those that have a very relaxed approach to the sport and their only objective is to have FUN! No worries, we have something for everyone! The swim begins by swimming in a clockwise “rectangular pattern”. The swim path is clearly marked with large, orange buoys.  The water tends to be quite nice at this event so if you have a wetsuit you can wear it. If you don’t, but would like one, you can always look into renting one. Many go without. Mountain bikes are perfectly acceptable to ride in this race. It has some rollers but nothing too daunting. It is an out and back course that can generate some great speed if you like.  The run will leave transition through the Merrell Run Tower and continue along the roads within the confines of the park on 2.5 km. of paved roads before heading downhill to the Finish Line!

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Sprint Triathlon~ 750m- 30K-7K

This is a great venue for a race which is why we come here twice a year.  Water temperatures are usually very comfortable and we will have you well-spaced out with a one loop and interval wave start. You begin on the beach swimming in a rectangle clockwise direction. The swim finishes with a relatively long run over grass and gradual uphill to transition.  The bike course is fast with rolling hills but nothing too difficult.  If it is windy you’ll feel it because the roads are open and exposed, but it’s out and back so you won’t see a headwind the entire time.  Be aware of the speed bumps on the road that leads in and out of the conservation area.  It’s easy to lose a water bottle if you’re not careful. The run is completely contained within the park and composed of flat paved roads with short rolling hills.  Nothing too difficult.

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Sprint Duathlon~ 2K- 30K-7K

Your race starts with a 2km. run which will begin  just after the triathletes start swimming.  From the transition area, walk out towards the road that leads into transition. Walk towards your right and look for the large barricade with the DUATHLON START sign on it. The announcer will meet you here and give last minute instructions or notices. Your first 2 km run stays all inside the park on paved roads. Nothing too difficult it will act as a great “warm up” for your bike! The run is short, rolling hills on an out and back course which will lead you back into the Transition Area to get you ready for your bike. The bike course is fast with rolling hills but nothing too difficult.  If it is windy you’ll feel it because the roads are open and exposed, but it’s out and back so you won’t see a headwind the entire time.  Be aware of the speed bumps on the road that leads in and out of the conservation area.  It’s easy to lose a water bottle if you’re not careful. The run is completely contained within the park and composed of flat paved roads with short rolling hills.  Nothing too difficult.

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Sprint Swim/Bike~ 750m- 30K

This is a great venue for a race which is why we come here twice a year.  Water temperatures are usually very comfortable and we will have you well-spaced out with a one loop and interval wave start. You begin on the beach swimming in a rectangle clockwise direction. The swim finishes with a relatively long run over grass and gradual uphill to transition.  The bike course is fast with rolling hills but nothing too difficult.  If it is windy you’ll feel it because the roads are open and exposed, but it’s out and back so you won’t see a headwind the entire time.  Be aware of the speed bumps on the road that leads in and out of the conservation area.  It’s easy to lose a water bottle if you’re not careful. The run is completely contained within the park and composed of flat paved roads with short rolling hills.  Nothing too difficult.

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Sprint Triathlon Relay~ 750m- 30K-7K

The RELAY option is an excellent way to get involved in the sport without having to do it all! The course you compete on will be the very same as the Duathlon but the difference is you get to split the work between you and a friend or family member! Each athlete takes one or two of the disciplines and it magically doubles your fun! Each athlete is entitled to all the perks(race kit, food, water, cool technical tee etc). Every athlete on your team should be present to sign their waivers and pick up the race kit on race weekend. All relay teams start in the last wave of the race. That way you know where your competition is at all times! It should be noted that the TEAM shares ONE timing chip. The timing chip acts as the exchange baton like you would see at a relay running race.  The runner begins the race with the chip on their ankle. The biker waits at the RELAY bike rack and once the first runner returns the chip can then be exchanged there. The same will happen for the second run portion once the biker returns.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

  • Race Kit Pick-Up (all races): 7:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Triathlon Start: 9:00 am
  • Duathlon Start: 9:10 am
  • Swim/Bike Start: 9:00 am
  • Race Kit Pick-Up for Try-A-Tri re-opens: 11:30am to 12:45pm
  • Try-A-Tri: 1:00 pm
  • Awards: scheduled after each event (when last finisher crosses line)

Please NOTE: For those athletes who have not yet registered but still want to race; we will be offering race day sign ups on site during the above registration times. A $5 late registration Fee will be applied. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Cash.

There is a fee for family and friends to enter the park and use the facilities. Participating athletes are FREE. In order to help speed up the entrance to the park please have any spectator fees ready at the gate. $5 per adult and $2 per child.

Guelph Lake 2 Triathlon

Hwy 401 to Hwy #6 North, through Guelph. East on Township Rd. #6 to Conservation Area. NOTE: Guests will have a $5 per person Park Entrance fee. Athletes fee is included in entry fee.

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***PRICES BELOW DO NOT INCLUDE HST OR THE SERIES TRIATHLON ONTARIO FEE

EVENT Until Mar 1 Mar 2 – Aug 17 Aug 18-Aug 30 at 10 am REGISTER
Try-A-Tri ~ 375m – 10K- 2.5K $50 $50 $60  Register
Sprint Triathlon~ 750m- 30K-7K $70 $75 $85  Register
Sprint Duathlon~ 2K- 30K-7K $70 $75 $85  Register
Sprint Swim/Bike~ 750m- 30K $62 $65 $75  Register
Sprint Triathlon Relay~ 750m- 30K-7K $110 $110 $120  Register