Sydenham is nestled along the Rideau River corridor between Kingston and Ottawa. This scenic race features the historic Catarqui Trail as part of its run course. Sydenham Point offers spectators a unique view of the swim course and the bike course is sure to challenge!
Race Kit Pick Up & Late Registration
Saturday July 4
Sydenham High School – Wheatley Street. at Rutledge Road.
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday July 5
Sydenham High School OR Race Site (TBD by weather*) Wheatley Street at Rutledge Road.
7:00am until 1 hour prior to your chosen event distance
Half Iron SwimRun: 8:30am
Olympic Triathlon & Relay : 8:35am
Olympic SwimCycle : 8:35am
Sprint Triathlon (Men) : 9:30am
Sprint Triathlon (Women) : 9:35am
Sprint Duathlon : 9:50am
Sprint Triathlon Relay : 9:35am
Super Sprint Triathlon / Try A Tri : 9:45am. – 10:00am *as soon as Sprint swimmers clear the course
Directions & Parking
Sydenham is located North of Kingston. It can be reached by taking Regional Roadd 9 (Sydenham Road) (Exit 613) North from Highway 401 to Rutledge Road. Turn left on Rutledge, which takes you right into the Town of Sydenham.
Parking is available at Sydenham High School and Lougborough Public School at the corner of Rutledge Road. and Wheatley Sreett. as you enter Sydenham. You must park there, as the road is closed for the event.
2K First Duathlon Run/Try A Tri Run
The duathlon run begins on Wheatley Street, and the Try a Tri last run starts in the T-Zone. The runs travel north along Wheatley Sreet to George Sreet They then turn right onto George Street and proceed along George to the Cataraqui Trail where they turn right onto the trail.
The run continues along the trail to the turnsign and retrace their route back to the T-Zone or the finish line.
20K Bike Course
The 20K bike is an out and back which begins at the exit to the transition zone on Point Road in the park. Cyclists travel west along Point Road which is closed to traffic during the event. They turn left (south) onto Wheatley Road (closed to all but local traffic) and proceed along Wheatley Street to Rutledge Road where they turn left (east) onto Rutledge. Cyclists travel east on Rutledge to Perth Road, where they turn around and return on the same route back to the T-Zone. Rutledge Road is open to motor vehicle traffic, so proceed with caution.
40K Bike Course
The 40K bike travels the same route as the 20K route above and sto the park at the end of their first loop. They will then make a U-turn near the mount/dismount line, and repeat the above 20K bike course a second time, before returning once again to the bike finish at the T-Zone.
Refer to course map section
The Cataraqui Trail is a highlight of the annual Sydenham Lakeside Run . It’s historic and beautiful and we need to do our part to help maintain it for generations to come. Kindly consider adding a donation while completing your online registration. Donations made at the Sydenham Triathlon and Lakeside Run will go directly to trail upgrading and maintenance. The Cataraqui Trail, owned by the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA), is a multi-use trail built upon the former CN rail line and runs from Smiths Falls to Strathcona in Greater Napanee. The trail is 104 kilometers long and passes through a number of communities including Sydenham. The Trail is managed by the Cataraqui Trail Management Board and is maintained by community volunteers.
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.
As the COVID-19 situation and directives from our governments and public health agencies continue to evolve quickly, we have decided to pause new registrations for Somersault’s first three multi-sport events this season which include The Early Bird Tri/Du and Run, The Britannia Park Tri/Du and Run, and the Smiths Falls Classic Tri/Du and Run.