Smiths Falls Classic Run

Saturday June 20, 2020
Lower Reach Park
Smiths Falls, Ontario

Event Highlights

Finisher Medals

Historic Event

Family Friendly

Destination Race

The Smiths Falls Classic Run is held alongside the oldest triathlon in Canada. It recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with the return of the original winner’s trophies! Smiths Falls is a beautiful town with a rich history in both triathlon and Canada. This afternoon race makes Smiths Falls perfect as a weekend destination event. Come see what Smiths Falls has to offer! 

Course Maps & Distances


  • 2.1K
  • 5K
  • 2.1K Course Map
  • 5K Course Map

Event Information

  • Race Kit Pick Up
  • Race Day Schedule
  • Race & Venue Information
  • Course Information

Race Kit Pick Up & Registration

Saturday June 20
On Site – Riverdale Avenue/Pine Street Area
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Race Day Start Schedule  

5K & 2.1K : 6:01pm

Directions & Parking 
Smiths Falls is on Highway. 43 between Ottawa and Kingston. Race kit pick up is on site – Google Riverdale Avenue and Pine Street intersection. Parking will be located wherever it is legal to park near the race site (not on Jasper Avenue, or Jasper Highway please!)

Course Descriptions

5K Run
From the startlLine, run north-west on Riverdale Avenue then west on River Street before turning north to join the river pathway.  Run north-west along the river pathway going underneath the Beckwith Street Bridge to Abbott Street. Turn around at Abbott Street and return along the same path under the Beckwith Street Bridge.  After passing under the bridge, turn immediately right across a small pedestrian bridge, up a sharp hill and north on the Beckwith Street Bridge. Cross the bridge and continue on Beckwith Street to the corner of Chambers Street.  Turn right onto Chambers Street and run east to the corner of Elmsley Street, where you turn right. Follow Elmsley Street then Queen Street south-east to Old Slys Road. Turning right, follow Old Slys Road south-west across the canal and turn right into Lower Reach Park. Follow the recreational pathway to the finish line on Riverdale Avenue.

2.1K Wylie Ryan
The run begins at the start/finish Line on Riverdale Avenue and heads south-east along the river pathway. It travels in a counter-clockwise loop around Lower Reach Park on the white crushed stone path and returns north-west along the river pathway to the finish line.

Club of the Event

Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute

SFDCI (Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute) students have 'got you covered' at this year's Smiths Falls Classic so let's return the favour and cover them........ with new soccer uniforms! The team(s) (and their coaching staff) will be out in full force at the Smiths Falls Classic 'volunteering' on your behalf. All fundraising efforts (optional donations and / or pledge raising efforts) go directly to SFDCI to purchase new soccer uniforms.

Event Location


The Somersault Event Series is the pre-eminent event series in Eastern Canada consisting of triathlon, duathlon, and running events for all ages and abilities.