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.
January 27th, 2017
After a year off, Deb and I are very excited to announce the return of the Riding Mountain Triathlon. The 2017 edition, the 31st, of this race will be held on Saturday, August 19th.
During the race’s hiatus, Parks Canada has been busy conducting major work on the No. 10 Highway through the Park. The fall of 2015 and 2016 saw a 27 kilometer section rebuilt. Most of this section has also been re-paved. Due to the poor weather last fall, some of the re-paving was not finished. This will be completed by early to mid June of this year. This section, starting at the main South Gate entrance continuing to the Grayling Lake turnoff, encompasses the full Olympic and Sprint Tri course.
This summer athletes will be cycling on one of the finest and most scenic triathlon courses on the prairies.
January 27th, 2017
RMNP is truly a paradise for runners. With beautiful lakeshore runs, scenic trails and a historical town site, it offers a unique running experience for any level of runner. A couple of years ago Canadian Running magazine included Riding Mountain National Park along side Banff, Jasper and BC’s Pacific Rim National Park as the best National Parks to run in.
For Deb and I encouraging triathletes to discover this beauty has always been a major motivation for organizing the triathlon. Over the past few years we have discussed the idea of offering that discovery to the running community. With this in mind we are pleased to announce this September RMNP will host the first annual Riding Mountain National Park Half Marathon.
Sunday, September 17 is the date for this inaugural event. If you have never visited the Park in the fall you are missing one of nature’s most stunning gifts.
We are confident in guaranteeing that you will not experience a moment of boredom on the course we have developed. Starting off in the historic town site, through the fully paved campgrounds then off into the park itself, passing many historical landmarks such as the golf course, wishing well, Deep Bay and the lakeshore trail. Ending with a final run through cabin country.
More information on this race will be sent out throughout the spring and summer.