Subaru Epic Dart­mouth Triathlon

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - GEAR -

July 2–3 One of the busiest triathlon fes­ti­vals on the Cana­dian race cal­en­dar, N.S.’S Epic Dart­mouth used to of­fer the only non­iron­man full-dis­tance triathlon in the coun­try. While that race has been dis­con­tin­ued, the mul­tisport week­end has be­come big­ger and bet­ter than ever with mul­ti­ple run and swim races tak­ing place in ad­di­tion to the very pop­u­lar kids triathlon and try-a-tri event.

In hon­our of Canada’s 150th birth­day this sum­mer, Epic Dart­mouth has in­tro­duced a three-day, four-race Epic Cana­dian Run for Canada. The pop­u­lar Epic swim se­ries has con­tin­ued to grow in size each year, prov­ing that open wa­ter swim events are gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity in the mul­tisport com­mu­nity.

Epic Dart­mouth is a great event for the whole fam­ily and of­fers a great way to cel­e­brate Canada Day this year.

Rev3 St. An­drews

July 9 Rev3 has taken over this event that had been part of the Chal­lenge Fam­ily Se­ries. It re­mains Eastern Canada’s largest triathlon fes­ti­val and a des­ti­na­tion race for in­ter­na­tional triath­letes.

Charm­ing St. An­drews by-the-sea, N.B. boasts stun­ning Mar­itime scenery by the Bay of Fundy, which the course takes full ad­van­tage of. The salt-wa­ter swim takes place in Katy’s Cove. The bike course starts, and fin­ishes, in the beau­ti­ful Al­go­nquin Re­sort and passes by his­toric sights such as St. Croix Is­land, while run­ning pri­mar­ily on closed-down high­ways in the area. Ath­letes en­joy one of the most scenic run cour­ses in the sport with views of the is­lands of Pas­samaquoddy Bay, the lovely down­town St. An­drews and through the world-class Kings­brae Gar­den. There are plenty of events for the whole fam­ily to en­joy around race week­end. The hal­frev is the mar­quee event of the week­end, but there are also Sprint­rev and Kids Splash and Dash races.

Trilob­ster Triathlon

July 17 P.E.I.’S Trilob­ster Triathlon, held in beau­ti­ful Sum­mer­side, of­fers world qual­i­fier spots for its Olympic- and sprint-dis­tance races and takes place along­side the Lob­ster Fes­ti­val, mak­ing it a wor­thy trip to the Mar­itimes for any triath­lete. A ma­jor draw to this event is that races are of­fered in both draft-le­gal and non-draft­ing for­mats. The race gives you the chance to en­joy the sea­side scenery on a fast and flat course that in­cludes a run on Sum­mer­side’s beau­ti­ful board­walk. You can ex­pect light rain or mist on race day, which helps make for per­fect race tem­per­a­tures at this mid­sum­mer, July event.

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