I am very excited for the local Kingston Triathlon community. 2015 will see two more opportunities for triathletes to race in the Kingston Area.
On Sunday June 28th Fort Henry will open its Walls to help host the Garrison Triathlon.
"Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, part of a World Heritage Site, has teamed up with the Kingston Personnel Support Programs (PSP) of CFB Kingston to present the inaugural Garrison Triathlon. With stunning views, a challenging course, professional organizers, Sprint and Olympic distances, and a one of kind finish line inside Fort Henry, this Tri should be on every triathletes race schedule. The Fort has never been conquered... are you up to the challenge?"
The Garrison Triathlon will offer Long and Short course options at 1500m/40km/10km and 750m/20km/5km respectively.
Course Details from their site are as follows "The swim courses will be an in water start and will mostly take place in the sheltered Navy Bay area, overlooked by Fort Henry and surrounded by Martello towers. Ships such as the HMS Royal George and the 112 gun Flagship HMS St Lawrence were launched in Navy Bay. The Transition Zone (T1 & T2) is located on the Royal Military College Parade Square, and is surrounded by beautiful historic military buildings. Located on Point Frederick, this area was the home of the Royal Navy Dockyards from 1788 to 1853. The bike courses will take you through the campus of the Royal Military College, out Highway 2 and back. The Sprint and Olympic distance run courses are both unique and challenging. Leaving T2 you will go around the tip of Point Frederick, past the Fort Frederick Martello Tower, up and down steep hills, and finish inside Fort Henry itself! One of the highlights of the run will be the cross country portion. CFB Kingston have graciously allowed use of their renowned Cross Country track, which are hosting the 2015 Canadian National Championships, and in 2010 hosted the FISU World University Cross Country Championships."
Sounds like a Blast to me. Hopefully you can fit it in to your summer triathlon racing schedule.
Now how could it get much better than this? Well I saved the best for last.
The Kingston Kids Triathlon is bringing Kids Triathlon racing back to Kingston on Saturday June 20th at the Kingston Memorial Center. Race distances will be available for kids aged 4-13. Distances will range from a 25m swim / 840m bike / 200m run for the littlest ones to a 175m swim / 5.2km bike / 1.68km run for the oldest group. Specific details are not currently available on their website but it looks as though registration is live at events online.
Key to the success of any triathlon are great volunteers but they are even more important at the kids races. If you don't have any plans that weekend please volunteer your time to help make sure these kids have a fantastic experience.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. Where possible please specify if you can assist in the organization of the race and what activity you would like to assist with on June 20th.
Looking forward to another exciting season of local racing. Hope to see you all out there either racing of volunteering.