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Event Location 

Nelles Beach Park
Nelles Rd/Lake Street
Grimsby, ON

Event Parking

Parking will be available ~300m from the race site in a lot off Lake Street. Please follow the parking signs as you approach the venue and follow the instructions of our parking attendants on race day. NO parking on Lake Street as this is a part of your race course!

Please no parking in the Forestview Community Church Parking Lot. 

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On-Site Wetsuit Rentals

D'Ornellas Bike Shop is looking forward to being part of your triathlon journey! Race morning we will be on site for all Subaru Series Races equipped for anything and everything you need to make it to the finish line.  As always we offer special pricing in store on all clothing, parts, and accessories.
Wetsuit rental is available for a fee of $50 (non refundable) per weekend.
Store and Expo Pick up available.

All rentals are on a first come first serve basis.
To reserve your suit call 
Readers Digest Version of the Bike Rules
1. Always keep right!
2. When passed you must not accelerate! 
Allow the pass, then return the favour and pass them if you can. 
3. Communicate!
When you wish to pass let the person ahead of you know by shouting "on your Left". 
4. Listen! 
Pay attention to the other cyclists.  If some tells you they're "on your left" move right as quickly as possible and let them pass safely. 
5. Blocking is dangerous.
Riding side by side with friends blocks the road for faster cyclists and cars! This is very dangerous and could get you penalized. 
6. Self Police.
If someone is blocking your path and will not move to allow you to pass, make a mental note of their number and file a protest at the end of the race.  A good idea is to speak with others around them and ask them to do the same.  It's rare that only one person is held up. 
7. Never cross the centre of the road! 
Lines are not always painted on the road.  This also applies when cornering - cut the corner and you will be an automatic DQ. 
8. Always assume the road is open to cars! 
You must share the road! At any time a car may enter the course from driveways etc. Always be mindful.
9. Know the Course. 
It is your responsibility to know the course. Please look over the maps posted in this newsletter. 
For more information from Triathlon Ontario, visit their GoTri  website.

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All races that are sanctioned in Ontario use Triathlon Ontario
 (a separate governing body) to officiate. In order to race at the event this weekend you are either a yearly member of Triathlon Ontario or you have already paid the $7 one day fee to TO making you a one day member of their group. Please make yourself aware of their rules in order to make sure you keep yourself and others  safe. If you encounter a PENALTY or DQ (disqualification) during an event and want to learn more about it please 
for better understanding.

Other Great Events

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Spots still available in the Subaru Iron Girl 5km race!

Niagara Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon and Try-a-Tri

You are  receiving  this email because you have registered for the race on July 29th. We hope this gives you plenty of time to get organized and mentally prepared for the event. We are excited to welcome you to the HOME of the Subaru Triathlon Series.

We are looking forward  to welcoming all of you to Niagara (Grimsby) on July 29th. We are excited to meet and greet the new and familiar faces of the Subaru Series. Please read below for IMPORTANT details regarding your upcoming race. 

If you have a friend who still needs to register - we are accepting race registrations online until 10am on Friday July 27th but will also have Sunday on-site registration. 


If you are a FIRST TIME TRIATHLETE OR DUATHLETE we want you to be excited and prepared. IF you haven't already done so please  go to the BEGINNERS GUIDE BUTTON on the left for great tips and tricks. Nothing makes your first race experience better than coming prepared!

2018 On-Site Race Kit Pick Up Procedures 

Every Athlete Must Check In 
Once you get to the race site you will need to complete these steps in order

Look for your name on the alphabetical race list and find your race#.
Sign and date and put your race # on your waiver (even if you filled out on-line)
Hand in completed waiver at the next station where you will pick up your race credential envelope . The envelope has a contents list and instructions on it.
After you get your envelope, check the contents and then proceed to pick up your t-shirt. There are 3 things in your envelope 1- race bib, 2-bike stickers 3-post race food wristband.

T-shirt pick up (look at your envelope label to see what you selected)
   STEP 5
Timing chip pick up and body marking located at the end of registration
Relay Teams
Please have all team members with you when picking up your kit. Each team member must complete and hand in a  signed waiver prior to receiving race credentials or  t-shirts.
  If this is not possible then print off the waiver and have your partner(s) sign it so you can successfully complete registration. 

Race Weekend Schedule

Sunday July 29th 

7:30am-8:45am Race Kit Pick Up & Registration
Sprint Athletes
Sprint Triathlon START
9:15am Sprint Duathlon START
12:00pm Race Kit Pick Up & Registration
Try-a-Tri Athletes
1:15pm Try-a-Tri START

Wave Charts

Please note that switches to wave starts will only be made if moving to a later wave. Please otherwise remain and race in the wave assigned to your age group.

Sprint Triathlon Wave Chart

Category Wave
Elite Men/Women
Juniors (19 and Under)
Men 20-29
Women 20-29
Men 65+
Women 60+

Royal Blue
Men 30-39
Women 30-39

Men 40-54
Women 40-49

Men 55-64
Women 50-59


Sprint Duathlon Wave Chart



Try-a-Tri Wave Chart

wave SWIMCAP Start
(19 and under)
Men 20-29
Women 20-29
Light Blue
Men 30-39
Women 30-39
Men 40-49
Women 40-49
Men 50+
Women 50+

IMPORTANT - Race Particulars
Points of Interest     
  • The quickest way to get DQ'd is to Cross the Center Line on the Bike Course. This is a mandatory Triathlon Ontario rule that they do not take lightly. This is for everyone's safety.
  • Please be aware that the service road has speedbumps. Keep Alert.  
  • Please remember that roads are not closed to vehicular traffic. Police are available throughout the courses to help with traffic flow. 
  • Please stay right to allow others to pass you. Don't cut corners on the bike or run courses.
  • Each km of the run will be marked with a sign on the road 
  • Each 5 km will be marked on the bike course 
Always be courteous of fellow athletes and encouraging to those new to the sport 

Please listen and respect the TO officials on the course.  They are there for your safety and enjoyment of the race.  
Pay Attention: No personal listening devices are allowed while racing and are subject to disqualification. 

Smile as you cross the finish line.  As always, Finisher Pix Photographers will be there to take your picture.  Pictures can be viewed after the event  on- line.    

Aid stations on the Run:
Sprint: 3 aid stations that you will pass twice on the run
Try-a-Tri: 1 aid station that you will pass twice on the run

Please keep litter to a minimum by dropping your cup close to the station. The volunteers do their best to pick up the cups dropped on course. 

All: Please remember that if the day looks like it is going to be really hot and humid to plan accordingly.  Come well hydrated and rested.  Pack extra drinks for you and your family. Each athlete will receive a bottle of water at the finish line.  Please only take one!  We need to enforce this to ensure that those finishing later on in the day also get one.  There will be refill stations available.

Racking Your Bike In Transition Area

Sprint Tri Age Group Athletes: Rack your bike according to your AGE GROUP and SEX. ie- Men 30-34.
Sprint Duathlon Age Group Athletes: Rack your bike on the separate duathlon bike rack(s)
Elite: have their own rack.
Relays: also have their own rack.  Please look at the sign on the end of the rack for your correct designation.
Try-A-Tri will rack by their WAVE and have a designated transition area within the larger Sprint Transition

Your Swim Start Check List

An open water swim in triathlon is substantially different from swimming in a pool. To alleviate stress, it's important that you arrive on race day healthy, fit and prepared. Here is a check list to help you prepare.

Race day should not be your first open water swim. It is always wise to practice before hand especially if using a wet suit for the first time.  

Make sure you know your swim start time with in the correct event. Please refer to the wave charts above and the course maps from the links at the top of the page.

Arrive early enough on race day to properly warm up to swim start. Water warm ups are not officially supervised . If you are unable to get in the water , spend about 5-10 min getting loose. Perhaps do some cardio activity such as a light jog to increase circulation and prep your muscles.

Don't race at maximum effort from the start. Relax and focus on breathing and keeping your head up for the first while until you can find your pace and feel more comfortable. If it is your first triathlon and find yourself nervous about the swim, please consider asking to switch to the last wave of your race at the Late Registration/Solutions Table. This will allow you to spread out more and take your time. We like to say that it is best to EXPERIENCE your first event and not to RACE it! :-) 

In a race always stop at the first sign of medical problem. If you or a fellow athlete needs help, just raise your hand to alert a lifeguard or safety boat. You are allowed to stop at any time and hang on to rest as long as you don't gain any forward advantage. Safety comes first!

On Site in Niagara this year!

No need to stop for coffee en route to the Niagara Triathlon.  Bean and Barrel Coffee Roasters will be on hand selling organic coffee, cold brew, and cold brew lattes and whole beans.  This a local coffee roaster from Niagara.  Check them out at

Subaru offers a $750 cash back athlete rebate 
to Subaru Triathlon Series finishers!
Click here for more information