Smiths Falls Triathlon & Duathlon

Saturday June 20, 2020
Riverdale Road/Pine Street
Smiths Falls, Ontario

Event Highlights

Finisher Medals

Historic Event

Family Friendly

Destination Race

The Smiths Falls Triathlon & Duathlon is 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! 

Triathlon Events & Distances

Sprint & Sprint Relay

  • 500m
  • 20K
  • 5K

Super Sprint

  • 200m
  • 20K
  • 5K

Try A Tri

  • 200m
  • 20K
  • 2.1K

Duathlon & SwimCycle Events & Distances

Sprint Duathlon

  • 2.1K
  • 20K
  • 5K

Sprint SwimCycle

  • 500m
  • 20K

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 Road/Pine Street area
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Sprint Duathlon Start : 6:00pm

Sprint Triathlon/SwimCycle Men Start : 6:05pm

Sprint Triathlon/SwimCycle Women & /Relays Start : 6:10pm

Super Sprint/Try A Tri Start : 6:15pm

Directions & Parking

Smiths Falls is on Highway 43 between Ottawa and Kingston. Race kit pick up is on site – Google Riverdale Road 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!)

Swim Course
The swim course is an out and back triangle  starting in the Rideau River adjacent to the Hotel just below the Combination Lock at the Beckwith St. Bridge. There is a 100 metre run from the river’s edge to the Transition Zone.

2.1K Run
The run begins at the finish line adjacent to the T-Zone on River Street, or in the T-Zone (Try A Tri*). Runners proceed towards Lower Reach Park on the recreational pathway (firm gravel) and complete a loop around the park returning to the Transition Zone.

*Try-A-Tri last 2.1 Km Run – exit transition zone at Run In sign – at the east end of the transition zone.

21K Bike Course
See maps

5K Run
Runners exit the T-Zone onto the recreational pathway and head along the river pathway underneath the Beckwith Street. Bridge to Abbott Street. Runners turn around at Abbott Street. They then return along the same path under the Beckwith Street Bridge. After passing under the bridge, the runners turn immediately right across a small pedestrian bridge, up a sharp hill, and onto the Beckwith Street Bridge. Runners cross the bridge and continue on Beckwith Street. to the corner of Chambers Street. They turn right on Chambers and follow Chambers to the corner of Elmsley Street. where they turn right. Runners follow Elmsley Street. to Old Slys Road. where they turn right. They follow Old Slys Road. across the canal and turn right into Lower Reach Park. They then follow the recreational pathway to the finish line on River Street.

Course Maps

  • Swim Course Map
  • Bike Course Map
  • 2K Run Course Map
  • 5K Run Course Map

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.