SEPTEMBER 22 Niagara Falls, Ont.
Dubbed the largest independent triathlon event in North America, this year will mark the sixth anniversary of the Barrelman Triathlon in Niagara Falls. This popular race is unique as it is the only point-to-point triathlon in Ontario. It is known as a flat and fast course that is wellsuited to triathletes of all skill levels.
Beginning at Welland’s International Flatwater Centre, half-distance participants swim in the recreational waterway which is described as pristine, sheltered and not subject to adverse weather conditions. The open road bike course takes cyclists south to Lake Erie and then east to the city of Niagara Falls.
Finally, the run comprises a two-loop circuit that parallels the amazing Niagara River. You will get to see the falls not once, but twice, along with other local attractions. In addition to the half-distance race, there are the options of doing a half relay, swim/bike or bike/run combinations. If you’re interested in this one, don’t wait too long as there is a maximum of 1,250 registrations and spots were already going faster than usual last fall.