XTERRA Sleeping Giant Off-Road Triathlon

The 5th annual XTERRA Sleeping Giant Triathlon is set for Saturday August 25, 2018. Come Race The Giant in the wilderness setting of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park near Thunder Bay, Ontario

XTERRA is an off-road triathlon event that includes three disciplines swimming, biking and running.

This outdoor adventure event held in the spectacular setting of one of Ontario's more renown provincial parks attracts competitors from around the world. Competitors have the opportunity to qualify for the XTERRA World Championships In Maui, Hawaii.

The full triathlon event starts with an 1 km swim in the clean and clear spring fed Marie Louise Lake. Participants then  transition to 24 km mountain bike ride followed by a 17 km run on the wilderness trails in the park that are rugged but with breathtaking views of Lake Superior.

Aside from the full triathlon, there are other off roads events to compete in including a relay, a short triathlon, a duathlon, mountain bike race or just a trail run.

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Latitude: 48.432127 Longitude: -88.762843 Elevation: 920 ft

Event Dates

8/25/2018 – 8/25/2018

Admission Fee (if any)

The cost to register for the full triathlon ranges from $80 to $105 pending the date you sign up.

The registration fees for the other events vary with early bird and just before race day rates.

Competitors are encouraged to register online for the event they want to compete in.

Participation Requirements (if any)

There will be a total race cap of 400 participants across all disciplines. 

For accommodations, there are plenty of campsites and some cabins available at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. If you are planning to drive from Thunder Bay, it is about an hour and 15 minute drive.

There are a number of options for hotels in Thunder Bay, with the Beyond the Giant Nature Retreat near the park another option.

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