Sprint Distance Championships – Ottawa International Triathlon

Canadian Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships (Draft legal)

Sunday 18 June @ 6:30-9:30am

We welcome athletes of all abilities – beginners to weekend warriors – this Sprint distance Draft Legal event (750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run) is a great event for all..

Competing in an draft legal event is fun and exciting. If you are new to this style of racing, the traffic-free, non-technical one loop bike course is a perfect introduction. Please read the competition and equipment rules and guidelines on draft legal rules page

This event also acts as the Canadian Sprint Distance Championships where the top 10 in each age & gender category  can compete to win a spot on 2018 TEAM CANADA.  Represent your country at the 2018 World Triathlon Championships in Australia.

2017 Sprint and Standard Distance events are also part of Triathlon Canada’s FIRST ever Canadian Club Championships ( for more info on the Club Championships click here ) .

Get registered today and you might win yourself a spot to the 2018 World Championships.

Distances: 750m Swim/ 20km Bike/ 5km Run

Notes on Draft Legal :

The Canadian Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships will feature a Draft Legal format. This will affect both the way you compete and the equipment you use. Information can be found on the draft legal rules page and the 2016 ITU Competition Rules. All bikes MUST meet the competition rules with NO exceptions, and this includes no aerobars or disk wheels.

Canadian Age-Group World Championship Team:

Ottawa International Triathlon is your BEST chance to qualify for the 2018 World Triathlon Championships in Queensland, Australia.  Ottawa offers 10 spots per age group / per gender, if your looking to compete against International athletes at the World Championships next year, this event is your best chance. Further information on eligibility is available at triathloncanada.com

One Event Per Athlete:

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.


Sat 17 June 1:00-5:00pm – Athlete Check-In/race meeting at Dow’s Lake Village

Sun 18 June 0630h – Start of waves

6:15 Transition closes

6:10 Start – CAMTri – M Exhibition

6:15 Start – CAMTri – W Exhibition

6:30 Start – Para

6:38 Start – M16 – 34

6:41 Start – M 45+

6:44 Start – W16 +


The swim course will consist of one 750m loop in Dow’s Lake. It will feature an in-water start after a short warm-up in a designated area. Starts will be broken down into age category, and the number of athletes in each wave will be capped.

The transition area is approx. 40m from the swim exit.

The bike course will feature a single 20km out and back bike loop. The course follows the  UNESCO World Heritage site Rideau Canal along some of Ottawa’s most beautiful communities.

The two lap 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.

Course Map: