Standard Distance Triathlon Championships

Canadian Standard Distance Triathlon Championships

Saturday 17 June @ 6:30-11:00am

This standard distance event is open to all levels of triathletes with a course design that compliments all levels of abilities. This includes a 1.5k swim in Dow’s Lake, a portion of the Rideau Canal system a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a 40km cycle along closed roads from Dows Lake to Hogs Back, past some of Ottawa’s most spectacular buildings and tourist attractions, and a 10km run that takes in the Historic Central Experimental Farm and botanical gardens. This event is quickly becoming a favourite of athletes of all levels.

This event also acts as the Canadian Standard 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 will be offered spots to attend the 2018 World Triathlon Championships as part of Team Canada 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: 1500m Swim/ 40km Bike/ 10km Run

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

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.


Fri 16 June 3:00-8:00pm – Athlete Check-In at Dow’s Lake Village

Sat 17 June

6:10 AG Transition closes

6:15 Start – M18 – 44

6:20 Start – M 45 +

6:30 Start – W 18 +


The swim course will consist of one 1.5km 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 transition will be located across from Dow’s Lake on Preston Street immediately beside the finish line which is located close to the intersection of Preston Street and Queen Elizabeth Driveway.

The bike course will feature 2 loops of a 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 four 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.

Course Map: