March 2021
Race Series Update
2021 SUBARU SERIES UPDATE


Your Subaru Triathlon Series team would like to thank our athletes and partners for their patience, support and flexibility over the past year. We all continue to be impacted by Covid-19 in different ways and none of us have been left untouched.
 
With increasing vaccination rollout and prevention measures, we continue to be optimistic that we will be able to hold in person events in 2021. We are continuing to plan and prepare to host the 2021 Subaru Triathlon series, but realize, at least initially, we may be restricted in gathering numbers and will have to make adjustments to the way we operate. After much consideration, we have decided on the below, tentative schedule: 
 
Guelph Lake 1: June 19/20 - We anticipate holding a number of 100 person waves to limit the number of people gathering at one time. Details on timing/distances will be coming out soon. 

Niagara: July 25 – The hope is that by this date, we can hold larger events “as normal” with increased prevention measures in place. 

Guelph Lake 2: August 14/15 – This event would mimic our “usual” GL1 event with an Olympic and TAT on Saturday and Sprint on Sunday.

Milton: September 4 - moved from the original June 2021 date.

Owen Sound: September 12
 
We realize that the above schedule has date changes from our earlier tentative schedule sent out in January and includes the elimination of Orillia in 2021. We have full intentions of returning to our normal schedule, including Orillia in 2022. Because of these changes, we will be sending out options for people already signed up for any event which will include:
 
  •  Staying in the race originally signed up for, regardless of the date
  • A transfer to any other Subaru Series event in 2021 that fits your schedule, free of charge
  • A full refund option
 
These options will be sent out around May 1st, and will have instructions, so we ask that you please do not contact us with your decision at this time. 
 
We have also been getting a lot of inquiries about when registration will open. We have decided to hold off opening registration until we have a clearer picture of what the event landscape will look like in 2021.  We will prepare with new protocols and contingency plans and adapt if necessary. If the status of any event is impacted, we will communicate the changes as soon as they become available. 
 
As always, the health and safety of our athletes, staff, volunteers and event partners is our top priority and restrictions will be in place during all our events this season.  
 
Thank you again for your patience and understanding. 
 
Take care and safe training,
 
The Trisport Team

Introducing the Subaru PTO Chase at Guelph Lake!


Finally, time for some exciting news!! In the absence of racing opportunities for our Canadian professionals, Olympians and up-and-coming professionals, Trisport Events, along with Subaru Canada and the Professional Triathlete Organization (PTO) are proud to bring a PRO race to Ontario in 2021. The Subaru PTO Chase at Guelph! 

The event will be a “chase” format, that is, the pro women will start a pre-determined, calculated time before the pro men and the top 3 across the line - male or female - are on the winner’s podium. The race course will be unique. Pros will complete the 1500m swim (2 x 750 m loops) followed by a 45km bike (3 loops) and finish with a 12km run (3 loops). The event will take place Saturday, June 19th kicking off the Guelph 1 weekend. The PTO is providing a $15,000 USD prize purse awarding the top 3 males and females and then paying out bonuses to the top 3 finishers across the finish line! Athletes will be able to earn points towards qualifying for the Collins Cup (www.thecollinscup.com) and sharpen up for the Olympic Games and the World Triathlon Series events in Montreal and Edmonton in August. The event will be broadcast live on social media and a fully edited, short highlight version will be available online a few days after. More details to come soon!
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Subaru Canada is proud to sponsor the return of the Subaru Chase format which began over 15 years ago at the Subaru Chase in Muskoka. It was there, that athletes such as Olympic Gold Medalist Simon Whitfield, multiple Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander and Luc Van Lierde, 11-time Ironman Champion Lisa Bentley, Ironman 70.3 World Champion Sam McGlone and Olympian Colin Jenkins all raced down Main Street in an all-out sprint for the top 5. Now we get to do it again in Guelph as our Canadian professionals hone their talent for the 2021 Olympic Games, Ironman World Championships, The Collins Cup, World Triathlon Series Montreal and World Championships in Edmonton. Subaru Canada has supported triathlon in Canada from coast to coast for decades and we remain committed in 2021!
Looking for Motivation and Training Ideas?

Check out the link from 11x IRONMAN Lisa Bentley's website for some Spring training tips and transitioning to outside workouts!


Book Giveaway Winners!

THANK YOU to everyone who took time to share how you brought JOY to someone's life in 2020. We had so many great entries and were encouraged by how creative you all have been to still find ways to bring light to others during these challenging times.
 
 
Keep spreading JOY!
 
Jordan Engineering

Casablanca Hotel is proud to be the host hotel for the Niagara Triathlon. A special room block of specially priced guestrooms has been set aside for all competitors. 
Check out our website and Facebook page for full details. The Casablanca Hotel is the gateway to the Niagara Region. Come and enjoy our Restaurant/ Bar and our comfortable, spacious guestrooms.
Please call the Casablanca Hotel Direct 1-877-446-5746 When reserving identify Room block:  Marathon July 23-24, 2021
Standard Two double Beds Guestroom with Mini Fridge $119.00 per person HST Extra.
King Guest room with King Bed $139.00 per person HST extra
King Suite $239.00 per night HST Extra
All rates based on minimum stay of two nights.
Our Sponsors
Thanks again to all our sponsors for making our race series possible.