Brockville Rowing Club, East Market Street & Water Street East - Brockville Ontario
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Welcome to the beautiful Brockville, City of the 1000 Islands.  As one of the oldest and most charming cities in Ontario, Brockville is the perfect summer get-away – for all that the 100 Islands has to offer and for the Thousand Islands Triathlon & Duathlon!

Come and visit, but be warned, once you discover the chart of Brockville and all that is has to offer, you will want to stay longer…… so sign up today for the Thousand Islands Triathlon/Duathlon (in association with the Brockville Downtown Run) – play for the day, but stay for the weekend!

event highlights

  • The beauty of the 1000 Islands
  • Clean, clear swim
  • *NEW* Run courses
  • Cool, covered in-town run with spectacular ‘sprint to the finish’
  • One of the best venues in the province for spectators to enjoy the event
  • Lots to see and do before and after the event
  • Medals to all finishers!

race director

Jennifer Wood -

somersault director

Christine McKinty -

charity/club of the event - girls inc.
Welcome aboard to Girls Inc. who will be out and about and all over the course at this year’s event as our charity of the event (sponsored by Investors Group – Ottawa South

Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada is the leading provider of programs and services specifically for girls between the ages of 6-18.
Girls Inc. encourages each girl to develop positive attributes, stand up for their beliefs and represent their community as respected citizens.
We are proud to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold by providing them the opportunity to develop and achieve their full potential.

Thanks for helping out the “Girls” who will be helping you on race day!

The Champions Challenge & Junior Challenge program is for those of you who participate in more than one Somersault event, and who might be interested in seeing how you stack up against others in your overall, gender, and age group category, in the Somersault Event Series.

Each Somersault race is part of the Champions Challenge program. You can find more details and how you can score points on our Champions Challenge webpage!

registration information

date of event

Sunday August 14, 2016

events & distances

  Olympic Triathlon & Relay     

1500M Swim / 40.2Km Cycle / 10Km

  Olympic SwimCycle

1500M Swim / 40.2Km Cycle

  Sprint Triathlon & Relay 750M Swim / 20.7Km Cycle / 5Km Run
  Sprint SwimCycle 750M Swim / 20.7Km Cycle
  Try A Tri 200M Swim / 20.7Km Cycle / 2Km Run
  Super Sprint Triathlon 200M Swim / 20.7Km Cycle / 5Km Run

Sprint Duathlon

2Km Run / 20.7Km Cycle / 5Km Run

participation categories - age as of december 31, 2016

  Olympic Triathlon & Relay     

Male & Female

19 & under , 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over, Clydesdale (Men 220 lbs+), Athena (Women 170 lbs+)
: Male, Female & Co-ed (2 or 3 per team)

  Olympic SwimCycle

Male & Female: Open

  Sprint Triathlon & Relay

Male and Female:

19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over, Clydesdale (Men 220 lbs+), Athena (Women 170 lbs+)
: Male, Female & Co-ed (2 or 3 per team)

  Sprint SwimCycle

Male and Female: Open

  Try A Tri Male & Female - No Age Categories for award purposes as the Try A Tri does not have placement awards
  Super Sprint Triathlon

Male & Female

19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over, Clydesdale (Men 220 lbs+), Athena (Women 170 lbs+)


Sprint Duathlon

Male and Female:

19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over, Clydesdale (Men 220 lbs+), Athena (Women 170 lbs+)

open road triathlon/duathlon/swimcycle events
We welcome junior participants in Somersault Events, but for safety reasons, open road triathlon/duathlon/swimcycle events are for those 16 years and older only.  Interested participants 16 years of age or younger may join a relay team and complete the swim and/or run portions or might consider signing up for the associated run event.

early season entry fee discounts
As a courtesy to those of you who enter many Somersault events, who plan well ahead, or who are just thrifty, we have an early season entry fee discount program. The discount schedule is outlined below.

important entry fee discounts and deadlines

  December 31, 2015 Enjoy 15% discount off regular entry fee
  January 31 2016 Enjoy 10% discount off regular entry fee
  March 15 , 2016 Enjoy 5% discount off regular entry fee
  6pm Sunday PRIOR to event Last Chance for souvenir shirt, on-line, drop-off and mail-in entries
  Late Entry

At Race Kit Pickup (payable in CASH only) email for fees and details

entry fee conditions
There are no refunds for any reason - this includes event cancellation or event changes. 

If you wish to switch distances within the event, there are no partial refunds if the event change request is to a less expensive event. There will be an additional charge if the change is to an event with a higher entry fee. You may use your dashboard to make these changes (up to 6:00 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the event).

There are no person to person transfers. 

Credit cards are accepted for online entries only, up to 6:00 p.m. on the Sunday PRIOR to the race.  Entries after that date, must be made at the Race Kit Pick Up time and location noted below and must be paid in cash.

entry drop off or mail in

If you do not wish to register online, you can fill out the online form (without submitting) by clicking “Enter Now” and printing it off. You may mail in or drop off to: Somersault Event Series, 1915 Sunland Drive, Ottawa, ON K4A 3T4. All dropped off or mailed in forms are subject to applicable HST plus a $5 + HST ($5.65) admin fee. Please be sure to add this to the entry fee. All cheques are to be made payable to “Somersault Event Series” and must be received a minimum of 10 days prior to the event.

student and senior discount
Students born in 1992 or later, and enrolled in school during the 2015-2016 year, receive a 10% discount on their entry fee. Please be sure to enter your school name to qualify for the student discount. Please bring valid student ID to Race Kit Pick Up.

Seniors 60+ receive a 10% discount on their entry fee.

late entries accepted on race weekend
We accept race weekend entries. After the online entry deadline has passed (the Sunday PRIOR to race day at 6:00 p.m.), participants may still enter at Race Kit Pick Up times and locations on race weekend.  The entry fees for race weekend entry are higher than the online entry deadline fee, and include a free 'Somersault Series' souvenir shirt (but not the event souvenir shirt) and while quantities last.  Late entry fees must be paid in cash. Email for entry fees and details.

race services

awards and prizes
You did it!  Once you finish your event and cross the finish line, you will receive your finishers’ medal!  Congratulations!

Race Winners*
The first place male and female solo winner of each race receives a merchandise prize. 
Please plan to attend the award presentations shortly after your race is over.

Top 3 Overall*
The first three overall finishers in each race - male and female - will be eligible to receive a gold, silver, or bronze lanyard, to attach to your finish medal.

Category Top 3 Finishers*
Each age category top 3 finisher, is eligible for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze 'Award Lanyard'. This 'Award Lanyard' can be attached to your finish medal and must be picked up on race day during the award presentations and then any time afterwards on race day, at the Awards Table.
*excludes Walkers, Wylie Ryan events, and Try-a-Tri events

Award Lanyard May Be Picked Up on Race Day
Check the official results to see if you finished in the top 3 in your category and then you may claim your 'Award Lanyard' at the Awards Table.

If you do not pick up your 'Award Lanyard' on race day, you may send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (regular postage one envelope/lanyard request), with a note indicating what event and lanyard you are claiming (gold, silver, or bronze), to 'Somersault', 1915 Sunland Drive, Ottawa, ON K4A 3T4, and one will be mailed to you.

souvenir t-shirt

T-shirts are unisex sizing. Click here for sizing information. If your entry is received on the Sunday prior to the event, you will receive a free event souvenir T-shirt at race kit pickup (sizes are not guaranteed). Late entrants will receive a free 'Somersault Series' souvenir shirt (while quantities last).

You are eligible for the souvenir shirt only if you attend one of the race kit pick up sessions to pick it up. If you do not pick up your race kit, you are not eligible for the souvenir t-shirt.  Please do not request a shirt after the event. 

tech shirt option
Tech shirts are sized by gender. Click here for sizing information. You can upgrade your souvenir event t-shirt to a high quality Tech T-Shirt for an extra $15, up to the online entry deadline. The Tech Shirt comes without the sponsor logos on the back so it makes a first class casual wear shirt. You are only eligible for the souvenir Tech T-Shirt if:

  • you upgrade to the Tech Shirt when entering online, and
  • you pick up your race kit by event day

official performance certificate
We are pleased to offer each race finisher, the opportunity to download and print an official certificate of their event performance, by Friday after the event. From the results page: choose the 'type' of event you entered (run/tri/kids), then select the specific event distance in which you participated to access the race results as well as view the finishers certificate by clicking on the 'certificate' icon beside your name.

You can now ‘claim’ your results on the Sportstats page to gain access to your online performance certificate and any photos associated with the event.  Go to  Then, click on the ‘+’ sign, beside your name. You will have a choice of clicking on photo, certificate, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

somersault iTab
You will LOVE the Somersault event finishers’ medals and can choose to complete your race day experience with a personalized iTaB add-on. The iTab allows you to put have your name and finish time engraved on a small plate which fits neatly in to the back of your finisher's medal. Click here to order your iTab after the event, or select the iTab option when you are entering online.

wetsuit rentals
Nineteen has been focused on building the best fitting, best performing triathlon wetsuits for over 10 years. Nineteen, a Canadian company, focuses on its customers and designing suits around proper swimming technique creating wetsuits that help you swim smarter. Rent one from Ottawa's premier triathlon shop – click here to contact Cyclelogik!

bike tech support
Velofix Ottawa is the newest bike shop in the National Capital Region and we're happy to have them at this year's 1000 Islands Triathlon/Duathlon event! Velofix will be on site for any last minute needs. If you need a tune up, or any other larger service, Velofix can pick up your bike after the race and bring it back to you the following day.  For more info visit

post race refreshments
Enjoy a banana, a granola bar, and either eLoad or Scratch brand fluid replacement after the run. We will announce in the pre-event newsletter which particular brand we will be offering on race day for this event. The Muscle MLK Team will be on hand to cheer you on to the finish and provide a Muscle MLK* and a high five! (*to those 16 years of age and older).

sportstats timing 
We use ChampionChip Timing at all Somersault races. This timing system requires that all participants wear a ChampionChip band on their ankle during the race. This race band contains a computer chip that allows you to be timed.  No chip = no time.

You are responsible for obtaining your ChampionChip timing chip on race morning from the Sportstats Tent near the Finish Line.  Do this at least 30 minutes before your race - earlier is better!  Races will not be held up waiting for those who forgot their timing chip.

You must return your ChampionChip timing chip immediately after you cross the finish line.  You are responsible for the cost if it is not returned.

your results (age is as of December 31, 2016)
Results will be posted shortly after you finish the race.  Please check the results as soon as you can, to be sure they are accurate.  If there are discrepancies, go to the Sportstats van near the Finish Line and provide them with the information you think is correct.  Please have the Sportstats Crew make any necessary changes on site as soon as possible in order to allow for award presentations to proceed.

Results will be posted in the results section at within 24 hours of the race.

race day information

race day schedule

  Olympic Triathlon & Relay 8:30 a.m.  
  Olympic SwimCycle  8:30 a.m. 
  Super Sprint Triathlon 9:00 a.m.
  Try A Tri & Relay     9:02 a.m.
  Sprint Duathlon 9:05 a.m.
  Brockville Downtown Run 8:30 a.m. 
  Wylie Ryan 1 Km Kids’ Run 9:06 a.m.
  Sprint Triathlon & Relay  9:10 /9:15 a.m. *AFTER the Super Sprint and Try-a-Tri are clear of the course
  Sprint SwimCycle   9:10/9:15 a.m.

directions & parking
Brockville is on Hwy. 401, one hour east of Kingston. The Armagh S. Price Park/Brockville Rowing Club site is located right downtown at the corner of Water Street East and Ferry Street on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Parking is available right near the site.

race kit pick up & late entry
Saturday, August 13
Brockville Rowing Club
Blockhouse Island

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 14

Brockville Rowing Club
Blockhouse Island

6:30 a.m. - until 1 hour before your race start

course description
Click here for the Swim Map!

750M, and 1500M Swim

The swims are in the St. Lawrence River.  Both swims begin at the Boat Ramp adjacent to the T-Zone with an open water start.  The swim course is a triangle of 750M, which the Olympic Triathlon participants swim twice.  The swimmers start heading South West from the shore, and make a turn to the North East.  They swim North East and then turn North West to swim to the exit ramp.

The 1500M swimmers repeat this course a second time and then exit at the ramp.  The ramp is a concrete bottomed boat ramp that allows participants to walk out of the water.  Although the we have made our best efforts to pressure wash the ramp, it may be slippery, so use caution when exiting. The T-Zone is 5M from the ramp.

Swimmers exit the water between the 2 green 'Nineteen' buoys.

200M Swim

The 200M swim is on a triangle course near shore. It heads South West from the boat ramp, along the shore, circles around a buoy, heads North East, circles a second buoy, and then returns to the boat ramp exit. Swimmers exit the water between the 2 green 'Nineteen' buoys.

Water temperature is usually 23 degrees Celsius in August.  Decisions on the number and order of the waves will be made on race morning.  Triathlon start times may be 5 minutes later than advertised for wave starts in some races.

20.7Km Cycle Course
Click Here for the bike Map!

The 20.7Km cycle is an out and back course which begins at the exit to the Transition Zone adjacent to the Brockville Rowing Club on Water St. East and Market St. East.  Cyclists exit the Transition Zone onto Water St. which is closed to all but local traffic during the event (first and last 500M). They head East on Water St. to Ford St. where they turn left and go up a short steep hill to King St.  They turn right onto King St. East (Highway 2), and proceed to the turn around point on Highway 2.  They return by the same route to the T-Zone.

40.2Km Cycle Course

The 40.2Km cyclists do the same first loop as the 20.7Km cyclists, and then they repeat the King St. (Highway 2) portion of the course.   At the end of the first loop, they turn at the corner of King St. and Ford St. and repeat the first loop from there, returning to the T-Zone at the end of the second loop.

Nature of the Cycle Course

The cycle is a very gently rolling course on a good quality paved highway (shared with motor vehicleswith paved shoulders most of the way. The route is not closed to traffic except for the 1st and last 500M. There are difficult 90 degree corners on Ford St., at King St. and Water St.  Due to the nature of the course and unpredictability of in town motor vehicle traffic, you must not use your aero bars until/unless you are East of the intersection of North Augusta, and King St. This section is controlled by marshals and police, but cyclists should proceed with caution and use of your aero bars usually results in disqualification on this section of the course.

2Km, 5Km, and 10Km Runs *UNDER CONSTRUCTION* - Click Here for maps
*Courses outlined here and below are as of 2015 and subject to change.

Due to ongoing construction near the waterfront condos, the run courses are subject to change as we are updated with availability/access of portions of the run courses


The sprint duathlon run begins on Block House Parkway (look for the green start flag).

2Km – The first run of the duathlon and the final leg (run) for the try-a-tri
Head south on Blockhouse Island Parkway and complete two clockwise loops of this 1Km course (clockwise = “keep the left”).  After your two loops, when you return to the area of the start line, (1) sprint duathletes turn right into the run in/out section of the transition zone, or (2) try-a-tri participants run north to Water Street and turn right to finish at the top of the train tunnel (finish line) and raise their hands in victory of having completed their event!

5Km – The final run for the sprint triathlon and duathlon and super sprint
Take the “Run Out” exit out of the transition zone (west side of the t-zone) and cross Block House Parkway to head directly onto the boardwalk.   The first part of the boardwalk takes you approximately 800 metres through some quick turns along the edge of the St. Lawrence waterfront.  Runners then head north on St. Andrews and turn west (left) onto Water Street which takes you across St. Paul Street and onto the Brock Trail to a turn-around point very close to Perth Street.  You turn to retrace your path back to Blockhouse Parkway where you turn left off of the boardwalk and make a quick right onto Water Street where you finishing on top of the train tunnel (finish line).

10Km – The final run for the Olympic triathlon
As above x 2.
The final run of the Olympic triathlon is exactly as described above except you do it 2 times …… Out of the transition zone run directly across Blockhouse Parkway and onto the boardwalk and follow the rivers’ edge, north on St. Andrews, left onto Water, across St. Paul and onto the Brock Trail to your turn around. Retrace your steps back to Blockhouse Parkway to the turnaround point then back to the boardwalk to do the course a second time..... to Brock Trail turnaround and retrace your steps back to Blockhouse Parkway.  Turn left off the boardwalk and make a quick right onto Water Street where you finish on top of the train tunnel (finish line).

Wylie Ryan 1Km – 1 loop
Head south on Blockhouse Island Parkway and complete one clockwise loop (clockwise = “keep the left”).  After your 1 loop, continue to run north to Water Street and turn right to finish at the top of the train tunnel (finish line) – High 5s for everyone!

general information

All entrants should become familiar with the details on our General Information page. We have included information in this section that is not on the event information page, so please visit this section, even if you are familiar with the event.  It is also a good idea to re-read event information the week before the event to ensure you have the latest details regarding your upcoming race.

rules & regulations
Click here to go to the event Rules page.  Remember it is your responsibility to know and adhere to the rules.

your first race?
Click here to go to our Tips Page for race tips and ideas.

If your kids, spouse, family members or friends are spectating why not volunteer them as officials/volunteers and let them have some fun too!  Email us ahead of time if you will help, so we can assign you - You can also find out more on our Volunteer program page.

Clubs, teams and non-profit organizations are invited to inquire about our volunteer donation program - a donation in return for a group of members volunteering for the day.

race info updates
We will email the latest news updates to participants prior to the race.  These newsletters are very important as they will identify  changes, answer your questions and recommend race day procedures that will make your event day a better one. 

Please provide an accessible email address on your entry form if you wish to receive these Newsletters. You may want to use a personal email address rather than your work email, because many employers utilize filters that will not let the Newsletter through.

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