The Tri started after the Schmidt family athletes attended a tri in Ottawa in the early 90's and came back to North Bay saying "We should do that here ". Enter Arne and Judy Schmidt and the North Bay Rotary Club and the first one sold out months ahead began with about 75 participants. The organization of it eventually switched to the Kiwanis Club, especially its triathlon members.
This weekend is a true, all-round community event which shows off North Bay's hospitality and unparalleled camaraderie. The support of local partners and the City of North Bay is second to none. All three of our triathlons meet the highest standard and are sanctioned by Triathlon Ontario.
The weekend kicks off with pure inspiration on Saturday, June 29th when 200 kids will participate in the Viola Burke Kids Triathlon, a non-competitive event run through the Birchhaven neighborhood. It is immediately followed by the ever growing Margaret Beswitherick Try-a-Tri, another non-competitive event, intended for those who are less experienced triathletes and want to "Try a Tri".
For those who want to try their hand at the Noreen Yeates Triathlon be ready to go on Sunday, June 30th. This demanding, technical, unique distance course is halfway between a Sprint and an Olympic distance.
All three events are based at the North Bay Canoe Club/Olmsted Beach at the head of Trout Lake on Lakeside Drive, in North Bay, Ontario.
We welcome you!