Terry Fox Athletic Facility, Ottawa Ontario
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Splish n splash and then huff n puff your way to the finish line at the Wylie Ryan Canadian Surf and Turf.

The Surf and Turf is a 50m swim (you can wade if you prefer) plus a 500m run from the beach, through the park to the Finish Line in the stadium - WOW. 

A great introduction to triathlon for kids up to 11 years of age. 

Don't forget to bring Mom and Dad too, because you need a parent or guardian to come to the event with you to be eligible to participate!
event highlights

  • Grand stadium finish at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility
  • A friendly introduction to the world of triathlon
  • No need to fear the water, you can swim or wade in waist-deep water
  • Friends and family can accompany the little ones
  • Finisher’s medal for everyone
  • Free downloadable performance certificate
  • Free downloadable finish line photo, courtesy of Ottawa Fit
  • Spend the rest of the day at Mooney’s Bay Beach or cheer on the other participants at The Canadian!

registration information

date of event
Saturday Septmeber 2, 2017

events & distances

  Wylie Ryan Surf N Turf  

participation categories - age as of december 31, 2017

  50m Swim + 500m Run


entry fee discounts and deadlines

  December 31, 2016 Enjoy 15% discount off regular entry fee
  January 31 2017 Enjoy 10% discount off regular entry fee
  March 15 , 2017 Enjoy 5% discount off regular entry fee
  6pm Sunday PRIOR to event Online registration closes. Last chance for guaranteed event swag.
  Late Entry

At Race Kit Pickup (payable in CASH only) email info@somersault.ca 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.

late entries accepted
We accept late entries. After the online entry deadline has passed (the Sunday PRIOR to race day), participants may still enter in person at race kit pick up times and locations as advertised on the event website. The entry fees for late entries are higher than the online entry deadline fee, must be paid in cash, and does not guarantee event swag (these are “while quantities last”). Email info@somersault.ca for entry fees and details.

race services

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. Late entrants will receive a free 'Somersault Series' souvenir shirt.

You are eligible for the souvenir shirt only if you attend at Race Kit Pick Up 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. 

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: somersault.ca/results.htm 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 www.sportstas.ca.  Then, click on the ‘+’ sign, beside your name. You will have a choice of clicking on photo, certificate, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

race photos
SMILE and say thank you to Ottawa Triathlon Club for your free, downloadable event photos. Their support will enable you to download both your finish line photo after the event. Go to Zoomphoto.ca to check out all of the smiles from the day!

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.

post race refreshments
Enjoy a banana, a granola bar, and either eLoad or Skratch 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, 2017)
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 somersault.ca/results.htm within 24 hours of the race.

race day information

race day schedule

  Wylie Ryan Surf n Turf for Kids 8:45 a.m. (swimmers) / 8:50 a.m. (waders)

directions & parking
The Terry Fox Athletic Facility, adjacent to Mooney's Bay Park, is the race site. It is just South of the corner of Hogsback Rd. and Riverside Dr., on riverside Dr. The entrance to the Terry Fox Athletic Facility Parking Lot and the Mooney's Bay Parking Lot is the first driveway on the West side of Riverside Dr., South of Hogsback Rd. 

race kit pick up & late registration
Friday September 1
The Terry Fox Athletic Facility
Parking at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility

Riverside Dr., Ottawa
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Saturday September 2
The Terry Fox Athletic Facility

(See Race Day Parking Info Below)

Riverside Dr., Ottawa

6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

race day parking

Off Hogsback Rd. near the Riverside Dr. end of Hogsback Rd.
There is a limit of 180 cars in the lot. We anticipate that this lot will be full by 8:00 a.m. and exiting this lot will be slow until all bike portions of the race are complete. If you will be leaving the event earlier than4:oo p.m. please choose one of the other parking locations.

Terry Fox Athletic Facility Parking Lot (100)- Reserved for Iron 226

The Terry Fox Parking Lot is off Riverside Dr., South of Hogsback Rd. The entrance to the Terry Fox Facility Parking Lot is managed by an attendant and will probably be full with Iron 226 and Iron 113 participants very early.

Mooney's Bay Park Parking Lot 
The Mooney's Bay Parking Lots, are off Riverside Dr. at the same exit as the Terry Fox AF, but it is a metered lot, and you are responsible to feed the meters. The meters take loonies and/or toonies only, and you are responsible for paying the proper amount.

Alternative Parking Lots 

In addition to the above lots, you may be able to park in many of the lots along Brookfield Dr. which meets Riverside Dr. at the Hogsback Rd. corner. These lots are very convenient to the event site (about a 5 minute walk) and some are free.  Please obey parking/no parking/pay signs, or suffer the consequences. Park at your own risk.

There Will Be No Access to Riverside Dr. from Prince of Wales Dr.
Please do not attempt to enter Hogsback Rd. from Prince of Wales Dr. on race morning. You will be unable to do so, because Hogsback Rd. will be closed. Access to parking lots on Hogsback Rd. and the race site are from Riverside Dr. only. 

course description

Participants start in waist deep water.  The group will be divided into a swimmers wave, and a waders wave. Each wave will start separately. The waders must be in water at least as deep as their navel. If you are in the swimmers wave, you must swim the entire distance - no wading. Swimmers and waders will travel parallel to the beach until they reach the 50m buoy, where they turn and run in to shore.

They then run from the water to the Terry Fox Stadium Finish Line in their shoes (or not).  The Finish Line is 500m run from the beach through the park.

A shirt with your number on it must be worn on the run.

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. 

rules & regulations
Please be sure to visit our Rules and Tips page for more detailed information.

A parent or adult supervisor must accompany each participant on the event site. One adult may supervise more than one child.

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.

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