Thursday, 22 February 2018

Capital Subaru - New Title Sponsor for St. John's Triathlon and Kids of Steel

The Capital Subaru St. John's Triathlon is set for August 5th, 2018 at Rotary Sunshine Park. The 34th running of the event includes a 1.5km (2x750m loop) swim in Healey’s Pond, 46km (2x23km loop) bike around Windsor Lake and finishing off with a 10km (2x5km loop) run through the beautiful park trails and along Bennet’s Road.

The event organizing committee is excited to announce Capital Subaru as a new major sponsor for the St. John's Triathlon and Kids of Steel (KOS). “Subaru Canada and locally, Capital Subaru, has long been a supporter of triathletes and we couldn't be prouder to re-launch our events in 2018 with their generous backing. This additional funding and support will help improve the overall professionalism and delivery of the events and give the 700+ participants, spectators and volunteers an experience they will always remember. We want the Capital Subaru St. John’s Triathlon to become a destination race that’s on everyone’s bucket list,” said Jason Pretty, Committee Chair of the Capital Subaru St. John’s Triathlon.

"This sponsorship is a testament to our support and commitment to the triathlon community in Newfoundland and Labrador, and our involvement with these events emphasizes our goal of being a major player in outdoor sport. Capital Subaru encourages everyone to get out and experience our province firsthand. After all, that's a big part of why our all-road, all-weather symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is in every vehicle sold, helping you get where you want to go." said Matt Kelland, Group Marketing Director of Capital Auto Group.

A sprint distance race (half of the Olympic distance) and relay team events (Olympic distance), consisting of 2 or 3 team members, are also available.

For kids aged 5 to 15 years, the Capital Subaru Kids of Steel event will take place at Bowring Park on Wednesday, August 1st (Regatta Day). KOS is an opportunity for children to experience the sport of triathlon (swim, bike, run) in a positive and fun environment.

Registration for both events is now open at and

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Triathlon Canada Launches New Series Engaging Canadian Kids to Swim, Bike and Run

VICTORIA—Little Canucks will be swimming, biking and running across the land as part of Triathlon Canada’s newly created KITCan Series, which will be piloted with Triathlon Ontario in the summer of 2018.

“Swimming, biking and running are three of the first activities we all learn as kids” said Kim Van Bruggen, chief executive officer, Triathlon Canada. “Giving our youth in all corners of the country the opportunity to enjoy these three skills in a freshly-designed, fun race series that families can enjoy together, is critical for the continued growth of our sport, while encouraging youth to live active lives.”

Using the baby beaver, known as a kit, as the program’s mascot, the Kids in Triathlon (KIT) race series will be a packaged youth-based race program that will ultimately be used by Triathlon Canada’s provincial partners and clubs from coast-to-coast-to-coast. With a focus on having fun, and trying hard, the series will target girls and boys aged 11 and under to hop on a bike or tricycle, jump into a pool and put on a pair of sneakers and run.

“Many of Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic best got their start in triathlon by participating in a Kids of Steel race,” said Van Bruggen, who added the organization’s youth-based program needs a refresh in order to continue being successful in the new era of Triathlon Canada. “Through a community outreach initiative conducted last year as part of Triathlon Canada’s rebranding exercise, we identified that greater emphasis needs to be put on engaging youth.

Triathlon Canada will pilot the new non-competitive KITCan Series in Ontario this summer.

"Building and investing in youth infrastructure is critical for the long term sustainability of the sport across the country," said Phil Dale, executive director, Triathlon Ontario.  "Triathlon Ontario is excited for the opportunity to take a greater role in the grassroots development in this province by piloting a fantastic new national youth series brand.  Our involvement in youth events in key strategic markets will be a great opportunity to grow youth programs, engage the local community and encourage thousands of parents to try an adult triathlon." 

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Tri Officials Course - Level 1

TriNL will be holding a training session for anyone interested in being certified as a Level 1 triathlon official in the province. There is no fee to take the course.

The course is slated for Sunday, January 28, 10 AM - 1 PM.

The course will be offered in two locations:
 - St. John's: SportNL Office, 1296A Kenmount Road
 - Corner Brook (details to follow).

The course will also be available via Skype conference call for those unable to attend the in-person sessions.

TriNL will be developing the use of officials at sanctioned events over the next few years.  As well, Level 1 officials certification is required for all prospective coaches in both the community and competitive streams. It is also recommended for race directors and hosts of triathlon events, so they are familiar with triathlon rules and how the rules will affect the conduct of the competitions.

To enroll in the course, please email your name and contact information to

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

2018 Membership Registration Opens

It's time to sign up with TriNL for the 2018 triathlon year! Go here.

Membership in TriNL (and automatically in Triathlon Canada) helps us build the sport in our province in the form of event sanctioning and event equipment, coaching and official development, and youth development.

For your membership you receive:
  • Insurance coverage for your participation in sanctioned activities
  • Subscription to Triathlon Canada magazine
  • Eligibility to compete to represent Canada at World Age Group championships
  • Potential to access funding for junior development and competition
  • Access to coaching and officials courses
  • Discounts from provincial and national sponsors and partners
You must be a TriNL member to be eligible to compete for participation in 2019 Age Group Team Canada.

You must be a member of TriNL to participate in events and activities sanctioned by TriNL.

Check out our membership discounts for families with juniors, and for club members!

Your membership in TriNL and Triathlon Canada will be recognized in out-of-province sanctioned triathlon competitions instead of purchasing one-day memberships/permits.

TriNL has recently moved onto the National Triathlon Registration System (NTRS) for all membership, club, and event transactions - just in time for the 2018 season. This system integrates memberships across Canada.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Triathlon Canada & Zone3 Sponsorship - Member Benefits

Canada’s triathletes will dive into the 2018 season with Zone3 and Innovation Sports following a new partnership struck between the world-renowned wetsuit provider and Triathlon Canada on Monday.

Triathlon Canada has inked a three-year deal with Zone3, which is one of the top triathlon brands in the world, and its Canadian distributor Innovation Sports to become the Official Wetsuit Sponsor of the national body.

“Triathlon Canada and Zone3 share a common goal: to be the best in the world,” said Kim Van Bruggen, chief executive officer, Triathlon Canada. “Zone3 is amongst the top performers in the world that has strong connections in Canada, including many triathletes currently in our high-performance program. We are thrilled to have them expand their reach across the country while joining our team’s quest for the international podium.”

As part of the deal, Innovation Sports will distribute Zone3’s award-winning wetsuits to athletes enrolled in Triathlon Canada’s National Performance Centre in Victoria, Development and Para-Team athletes. Athletes will also receive swim caps along with Attack open water race goggles, and Volare racing goggles for pool swim training. Triathlon Canada members will also receive discounts and be part of special promotions throughout the year. Annual members of TriNL are automatically members of Triathlon Canada.
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