Terry Fox Athletic Facility, Ottawa Ontario
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TThe Wylie Ryan National Capital Surf n Turf is part of the Wylie Ryan Kids Event Series, and the first Surf n Turf of the season!

The Wylie Ryan Kids' 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. 

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

  • 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
  • A splashing good time!

charity of the event - christie lake kids
You can save 10% on your registration fee when you register online and indicate that you will support Christie Lake Kids.  Your commitment of support is to pledge (through a one-time, optional donation you make during your online entry to the event), or by pledge-raising a minimum of $100 through your personal pledge-raising page that you can set up when you register for the event.

Are you committed to fundraise and to the kids?  BEFORE you register, contact info@somersault.ca to receive your 10% off instructions.

You can do two things by supporting Christie Lake Kids, the official charity of the National Capital Wylie Ryan Surf n Turf – you save $ and you give $ back!

registration information

event distances
50M Swim (or wade) along the beach (you can wade if you prefer), and a 5
00M Run through the park to the finish line.

date of the event

Saturday July 29, 2017

events & distances

  Wylie Ryan Kids Surf N Turf 50m Swim + 500m Run

participation categories - age as of december 31, 2017

  Wylie Ryan Surf N Turf

There are NO place awards for Wylie Ryan Kids events

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 bagel, and eLoad or Skratch brand fluid replacement after the run, in thr finish pen.

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 and Turf - Swimmers 11:00 a.m.
  Wylie Ryan Surf and Turf - Waders 11:10 a.m. or later

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 July 28
The West Field of the Terry Fox Athletic Facility

Parking at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility

Riverside Dr., Ottawa

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday July 29
The West Field of the Terry Fox Athletic Facility

(See Race Day Parking Info Below)

Riverside Dr., Ottawa

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

race day parking

1. Off Hogsback Rd. near the Riverside Dr. end of Hogsback Rd.
There is a limit of 150 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 about 12:00 p.m. If you know you will be leaving the event earlier than that, please choose one of the other parking locations.

2. Terry Fox Athletic Facility off Riverside Dr. South of Hogsback Rd.
This lot is right beside Terry Fox Stadium. It has room for a limited number of cars. An attendant will be on duty to turn you away when the lot is full.

3. Mooney's Bay Parking Lot
off Riverside Dr., South of Hogsback Rd
This is a metered parking lot which is open to the public, in which you are responsible to feed the parking meters. The meters take loonies and/or toonies only, and may consume as much as $6 for race day parking.

4. Alternative Parking
In addition to the above lots, you can park in some of the lots along Brookfield Dr. These lots are convenient to the event site, but you park at your own risk. Please obey parking/no parking, and payment signs. Please note that the Rideau Canoe Club (RCC) on Hogsback Rd. is out of bounds for National Capital Tri/Du parking, as we have not secured permission to park there. 

5. There is No Access to Riverside Dr., or to Hogsback Rd. Parking, from Prince of Wales Dr. on Race Day.  Please do not attempt to enter Hogsback Rd. from Prince of Wales Dr. on race morning. Hogsback Rd. will be closed. Access to parking lots and the race site is from Riverside Dr. only.

course description
The runners start, with a swim, or wade, in waist deep water.  The group will be divided into a swimmers wave, and a waders wave (waders must be in water that is slightly above their waist. Each wave will start separately, and 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) which is a 500m run from the beach through the park. A shirt with their number on it must be worn on the run portion.

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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