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  • Riding Mountain Triathlon
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    The experienced Clear Lake Crew is ready to check you in anytime Friday from 4:30 to 8:00pm

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    Friday Check-in is also the time to survey the course and get answers to any last minute questions you may have.

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    The best part about Friday Check-in – meeting friends and trading the summer's Triathlon adventures.

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    The most scenic triathlon in Manitoba begins with a gorgeous transition zone!

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    The transition zone opens at 6:30am and fills up quickly.

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    The Clear Lake Crew is ready to body mark from 6:30 until 8:10am.

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    Anticipation builds as we approach the 9:00am start time.

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    Athletes are marshaled to the beach corral before the start of each event.

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    Clear Lake is a spring feed lake with an average race day temperature of 19c. Wetsuits are recommended.

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    The Olympic distance athletes complete a two lap route while the Sprint distance athletes go around the buoys once.

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    Exiting the swim you are only steps away from the transition zone.

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    Cheering spectators greet you as you exit the water and head for your bike.

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    With the swim done it is on to your bike.

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    Transition 1 – a quick change, un-rack the bike and you're off.

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    The clearly marked exit will lead you out to the bike-mount line.

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    Mount your bike and the next stage of the race begins.

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    Spectators will cheer you on as you start the short ride up Columbine to the highway, for the out and back course.

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    RMTri is considered one of the most scenic races on the prairies.

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    Both the Olympic and Sprint participants pass the lake and embark on the first climb of the day.

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    The RMTri bike course captures the beauty of the Riding Mountain National Park's Boreal Forest.

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    Frequent sightings of deer, moose and bears are not uncommon out on the course.

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    Heading back to transition.

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    Upon returning to the town sight riders prepare to dismount in front of enthusiastic spectators.

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    Once dismounted you head in for Transition 2.

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    Transition 2 – rack your bike, drop your helmet and grab your shoes.

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    You pass through the first aid station as you head out on the run.

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    The RMTri run is a scenic course that winds through a gorgeous lakeshore trail and historic cottage country.

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    After turning onto Columbine you are steps away from the Finish Line.

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    RMTri's race announcer Chris Kitchen announces your arrival to the cheers of family and friends.

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    Whether you are a competitive high performance athlete... or...

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    ...an enthusiastic age grouper, the sense of accomplishment will be the same when you cross the finish line.

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    RMTri is a popular destination race for Triathlon clubs in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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    Food has often been called the 4th event for Triathletes.

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    Along with food, post race is a time to socialize and swap tails of your race.

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    RMTri comes to an end with awards and prizes given out at the Park Theater, the largest log cabin theater in North America.

to the Riding Mountain Triathlon, one of the most scenic tri courses on the prairies. Riding Mountain National Park plays host to the largest multi-sport event in Manitoba/Saskatchewan. Come for a few days or better yet make it a vacation. Our Park has lots of places to stay ranging from the simplicity of tenting all the way through to luxury cabins. So make plans to join us this year, we know you will be pleasantly surprised.

Important Announcement From RMTri

December 13th, 2015

For the past 30 years Riding Mountain National Park has hosted the Riding Mountain Triathlon. Over the past 5 years this race has grown into the largest triathlon held in Manitoba or Saskatchewan.

Unfortunately, while RMTri was growing, the road used on the bike course has seen a steady decline in quality.

This past summer it became apparent to Deb and I that we could no longer continue to put a large number of athletes on the course and be confident that we could guarantee their safety.

The good news is that the Monday following this summer’s RMTri, Parks Canada started work on repaving the highway from Gate to Gate.

After a great deal of thought, Deb and I have made the decision to put RMTri on hold for the summer of 2016 while the road is being paved.

RMTri will return in 2017 with a newly paved bike course, to give Manitoba and Saskatchewan triathletes the best race experience possible. Over the next 19 months Deb and I will continue to work with our partners, sponsors and the Riding Mountain National Park community to prepare for the rejuvenated return of this longstanding event.

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