Hundreds of Athletes Lacing Up for the Cornwall Triathlon
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Cornwall’s streets will be busy this weekend as 600 over athletes and spectators participate in one of the largest sporting events in the region, the Cornwall Triathlon.
This highly competitive event features traffic free courses along the breathtaking St. Lawrence River, offering a unique experience that attracts athletes from across Canada and the United States.
“The Triathlon presents an athletic challenge to athletes of all levels,” says Rob Allen, Race Director. “At the end of the race, athletes and fans alike can applaud the effort and accomplishment.”
With almost $3,700 in prizes, the Cornwall Triathlon is one of the biggest prize races in Ontario outside of those organized by the World Triathlon Corporation.
“Over half of the participants are from outside the SDG area,” said Allen. “Many competitors travel to Cornwall for the high caliber fields and prize money offered in many of the events.”
Although a highly competitive event, the Cornwall Triathlon also offers a weekend of fun for athletes of all ages and abilities.
The event begins on Saturday, August 27th with the “Young Champions Day” Races, intended for athletes under the age of 14. Taking place in and around the Cornwall Aquatic Centre, the younger athletes can compete in Triathlon or Duathlon events in their age category.
All young competitors will receive a medal, and Bicycle World has donated a bicycle to the lucky winner of the draw prize on Saturday.
On Sunday, the event moves to École Secondaire L’Héritage as the home base for the adult athletes.
“With both days of the Cornwall Triathlon nestled along the St. Lawrence River, participants are offered exceptional views,” said Allen.
The events on Sunday include the 5 kilometre race, the Try-A-Tri, Sprint Duathlon, Sprint Triathlon and the Olympic Triathlon. Registration is still open for the events.
The Cornwall Triathlon, sponsored by Dr. Rachel Navaneelan, has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Cornwall and SDG. Proceeds from the event will go towards enhancing programs and operations for the youth in the Cornwall area.
Learn more about the Cornwall Triathlon by checking out the following websites: