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Triathlon Canada – National Championships Head West to the Kelowna Apple Triathlon; Edmonton and Montreal Stage World Triathlon Series Races      

VICTORIA—Three of Canada’s most prestigious triathlon venues are set to welcome the top triathletes in Canada, and the world, in 2018.

The best triathletes in the country will head to Kelowna, B.C. this summer for the Canadian National Triathlon Championships—which has been awarded the coveted event for 2018 and 2019, while Edmonton and Montreal will once again host the best in the sport as both prepare to stage World Triathlon Series races for the second straight season.

All of Canada’s elite triathletes will join age group racers from across the country at the National Triathlon Championships, August 18-19 in Kelowna, B.C. The best triathletes on the planet will then return to Canada this summer for a World Triathlon Series race in both Edmonton (July 27-29) and in Montreal (August 25-26).

Triathlon Canada also rolled out its highly sought-after Age Group World Championship Qualifying events to earn spots to represent Canada at the 2019 ITU Multisport World Championship Festival in Pontevedra, Spain and the 2019 ITU Triathlon World Grand Final in Lausanne, Switzerland. Complete event and qualification details are highlighted in the attached domestic race calendar.

“We’re pleased to be able to award our national championships for the next two years to the Apple Triathlon in Kelowna, B.C.— a community that has more than 30 years of history in hosting triathlons in Canada,” said Kim Van Bruggen, chief executive officer, Triathlon Canada. “In addition, we’re excited to welcome the world yet again in 2018 for two WTS events in two great cities, while also providing qualifying race opportunities to new communities in all corners of the country.”

Earlier this year, Triathlon Canada rolled out a new qualification policy for the age group world championships that will take effect, January 1. In an effort to ensure the best athletes are representing Canada on the world stage, the vast majority of Team Canada spots will go to athletes who place within the allocated slots at one of the designated qualifying events.

“This is an exciting year of transition for us as we launch a new qualifying process,” said Van Bruggen. “Athletes will have the opportunity to take advantage of finding qualifying spots in almost every province across the country this year. In 2019, we will move to a true National Championships where age group athletes will qualify through their respective provincial championships to attend Nationals. Canada’s Age Group World Championship Teams will be determined from our National Championships in 2019 and beyond.”

Athletes who do not qualify, but wish to experience a World Championship event, have the option to register in the Open Categories through the Local Organizing Committees, or purchase a limited number of Charity entries. See details below.

Triathlon Canada is the governing body of the sport in the country. Triathlon Canada’s more than 22,000 members include athletes, coaches and officials from the grassroots to elite levels. With the support of its valued corporate partners – 94 FORWARD, Project, Garneau, Training Peaks, Zizu Optics, and Polar – along with the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Own the Podium, Triathlon Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic and world Champions in all race disciplines. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us at www.triathloncanada.com.

 

Calendar Links:

Click here for the 2018 Triathlon Canada Domestic Event Calendar.

Click here for the 2018 Canadian National Triathlon Championships | Kelowna Apple Triathlon Website.

 

The following is the complete 2018 Domestic Race Calendar

 

DENOTES – Still needs to be confirmed on calendar

National Triathlon Championships

Date

Title

Race Categories

Event Location

Aug 18-19

Canadian National Triathlon Championships & CAMTRI Continental Cup / Kelowna Apple

Elite, Junior/U23, Age Group Nationals; CAMTRI (Super Sprint/Sprint)

 

AG Qualification Events:

Standard Triathlon – 3 Spots

Sprint Triathlon – 3 Spots

Kelowna, BC

 

World Triathlon Series Races

Date

Title

Race Categories

Event Location

July 27-29

World Triathlon Series Edmonton

Sprint Distance

Edmonton, AB

August 25-26

World Triathlon Series Montreal

Standard Distance

CAMTRI Continental Cup 

Montreal, QC

 

CAMTRI Continental Cup

Date

Title

Race Categories

Event Location

July 14-15

TriMemphre (TBC)

Sprint Distance

Magog, QC

August 18-19

Kelowna Apple

Sprint / Super Sprint

Kelowna, BC

August 25-26

World Triathlon Series Montreal (TBC)

Sprint Distance

Montreal, QC

 

Age Group World Championship Qualifying Events

Date

Title

Race Categories/World Championship Qualification Spots

Event Location

May 12

Bare Bones Duathlon

Standard Duathlon – 1 Spot

Penticton, BC

June 8-9

Overdrive Race & Relay Series

Sprint Duathlon – 1 Spot

Standard Duathlon – 1 Spot

Bowmanville, ON

June 24

Rose City Triathlon

Sprint Triathlon – 1 Spot

Welland, ON

June 24

Squamish Off Road Triathlon

Cross Triathlon – 1 Spot

Squamish, BC

June 24-25

Living Sky Triathlon

Sprint Triathlon – 2 Spots

Sprint Duathlon – 1 Spot

Standard Duathlon – 1 Spot

Aquathlon – 1 Spot

Aquabike – 1 Spot

Saskatoon, SK

July 8 or 15

Echo Lake Triathlon

Standard Triathlon – 2 Spots

Sprint Duathlon – 1 Spot

Standard Duathlon – 1 Spot

Aquathlon – 1 Spot

Aquabike – 1 Spot

Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

July 14

Victory Triathlon – Summerside Lake

Sprint Triathlon – 2 Spots

Edmonton, AB

July 15

Peach Classic

Aquabike – 1 Spot

Penticton, BC

July 22

Three Rivers Triathlon

Aquabike – 1 Spot

Aquathlon – 1 Spot

Brudenell Provincial Park, PEI

July 22-23

Toronto Triathlon Festival

Sprint Triathlon – 4 Spots

Standard Triathlon – 4 Spots

Toronto, ON

July 29

Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada

Long Distance Triathlon – 3 Spots

Whistler, BC

August 8

Frank Dunn Long Distance Triathlon

Long Distance Triathlon – 2 Spots

Waskesiu, SK

August 11-12

Bracebridge Triathlon

Sprint Duathlon – 1 Spot

Standard Duathlon – 1 Spot

Bracebridge, ON

August 12

Triathlon de Verdun Desjardins

Sprint Duathlon – 1 Spot

Verdun, QC

August 18

Triathlon de Valleyfield

Sprint Triathlon – 1 Spot

Valleyfield, QC

August 18-19

Kelowna Apple

Sprint Triathlon – 3 Spots

Standard Triathlon – 3 Spots

 

Kelowna, BC

August 18-19

Super League

Sprint Triathlon – 2 Spots

Penticton, BC

August 18-19

XTERRA Quebec

Cross Triathlon – 1 Spot

Stoneham, QC

August 19

TriLobster Triathlon

Sprint Triathlon – 1 Spot

Standard Triathlon – 1 Spot

Sprint Duathlon – 1 Spot

Standard Duathlon – 1 Spot

Summerside, PEI

August 25

Wasaga Beach Olympic Triathlon

Standard Triathlon – 1 Spot

Wasaga Beach, ON

August 25-26

Triathlon International de Montreal (WTS)

Standard Triathlon – 3 Spots

Sprint Triathlon – 2 Spots

Long Distance Triathlon – 2 Spots

Montreal, QC

September 8-9

Triathlon Esprit de Montreal

Sprint Triathlon – 2 Spots

Standard Triathlon – 2 Spots

Long Distance Triathlon – 2 Spots

Sprint Duathlon – 2 Spots

Standard Duathlon – 2 Spots

Montreal, QC

September 16

Niagara Falls Barrelman

Aquabike – 2 Spots

Niagara Falls, ON

September 30

Triathlon-Duathlon de Boucherville

Standard Duathlon – 1 Spot

Boucherville, QC