Canadian Aquathlon Championships
17 June 7:30am
A new addition to the Ottawa International Triathlon weekend is the Age Group Aquathlon event. This event includes a 1km swim followed by a 5km run on the same race course as the triathlon events. Athletes who competed in either the Standard Distance Triathlon or the Sprint Distance Triathlon are allowed to also compete in the Aquathlon.
This event acts as the 2017 Canadian Aquathlon Championships with the top 5 spots in each age category being offered spots to attend the 2018 Fyn ITU MultiSport World Championships as part of team Canada in Fyn, Denmark, July 2018.
Distances: 1000m Swim/ 5km Run
Canadian Age-Group World Championship Team:
Each age group will offer 5 qualifying slots for the 2018 Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships in Fyn, Denmark Further information on eligibility is available at triathloncanada.com or see our page about how the selection process works
One Event Per Athlete – does not apply to Aquathlon!:
Under ITU Competition Rules (rule 2.5i) athletes are only allowed to compete in one event in a 36 hour period (if one of those events is of Standard Distance or greater). This means that age-group athletes must select either the Sprint Distance Triathlon OR the Canadian Standard Distance Triathlon. Athletes cannot compete in both triathlon events. However athletes can choose to also compete in the Aquathlon in addition to either of the Age Group Triathlon events.
Fri 16 June 3:00-8:00pm – Athlete Check-In at Dow’s Lake Village
Sat 17 June 0730h – Start of waves
The swim course will consist of one 1km loop in Dow’s Lake. It will feature an in-water start after a short warm-up in a designated area.
The two lap 2.5km run course will be on smooth-paved roads, with a shallow climb at the start of each lap that leads to the historic Experimental Farm.