|RACE DATE: JULY 22, 2018|
|Friday, July 20, 2018|
|2:00 pm||Expo Opens; and Race Packet Pickup Begins|
|2:00 pm||Race Briefing I|
|3:00 pm||Elite MTR Race Briefing (first of two offered for Sat races)|
|4:00 pm||Race Briefing II|
|6:00 pm||Race Briefing III|
|6:30 pm||Elite MTR Race Briefing (second of two offered for Sat races)|
|7:00 pm||Expo Closes|
|Saturday, July 21, 2018|
|8:00 am||RACE - Elite Mixed Team Relay (CAMTRI Continental Cup, Single Wave)|
|9:00 am||Expo Opens; and Race Packet Pickup Begins|
|9:00 am||Race Briefing I|
|10:30 am||RACE - Elite Mixed Team Relay (Nat'l Champs / TriCan Development Series / Prov Club Champs)|
|11:00 am||Race Briefing II|
|12:00 pm||Mandatory and Only Race Briefing for the Triathlon Ontario Cup Series Races|
|12:00 pm||Swim Course
|2:30 pm||Race Briefing III|
|4:00 pm||Race Briefing IV|
|4:30 pm||Expo Closes|
|Sunday, July 22, 2018|
|5:30 am||Transition Opens for Olympic Distance Race|
|6:50 am||RACE - Olympic Distance Race Starts|
|7:45 am||RACE - Global Swim Series Canadian Championships - The Toronto Mile|
|8:00 am||Transition Opens for Sprint Distance Races|
|9:20 am||RACE - Triathlon Ontario Cup Series Races Start|
|9:25 am||RACE - Age Group Draft Legal Sprint Race Starts|
|9:30 am||RACE - Sprint Distance Race Starts|
Athletes make Toronto’s urban core their personal playpen.
The TTF is the only race using downtown highways – biking faster than you can drive during rush hour.
Pretty cool. Just saying.
Swim Route: Ontario Place is the starting venue and transition zone of the TTF. The swim leg is in the protected water basin of the West Channel of Ontario Place. The water will still be cool, so in addition to a bathing suit, you’ll likely want a wetsuit.
We will offer in-water swim course familiarization opportunities on Saturday, the day before the races. As well, we will have swim warm up opportunities before the Sunday races begin.
Bike Route: After completing the swim, you’ll cross a bridge and use parts of Exhibition Place to jump on the Gardiner Expressway via the Jameson Avenue entrance. After biking through Toronto’s downtown core, amongst the towering skyscrapers of Bay Street (Canada’s Wall Street), and passing landmarks like the Air Canada Centre, the Rogers Centre and the CN Tower, for Olympic Distance Racers, the route shifts to the Don Valley Parkway.
The unparalleled route will re-trace itself back south (on the Don Valley Parkway Northbound lanes) and back west (on the Gardiner Expressway Eastbound lanes), allowing for a return to Transition at Ontario Place.
Run Route: The final leg of the triathlon takes you west along the Martin Goodman Trail, through many of Toronto’s waterfront parks, and then back east in the dedicated curb lane of Lakeshore Boulevard.
The cool Lake Ontario breeze will help carry you to the Finish Line, where thousands of spectators will cheer you through the finish line, where your “Magic Moment” awaits you at Ontario Place.