What a great day at Tri for Evan on July 18. After postponing due to Covid restrictions we were able to host a restriction free event and what a treat that was! It was so nice to see everybody’s faces, give out hugs, see people hug, share a beer, gather in person, watch a “mass” swim start, see all the smiles. The list goes on! We now look forward to 2022 and hosting you all on our original weekend! Next year we’ll also see the return of our kids zone complete with bouncy castle!
The triathlon consists of a 650m swim, 202m cycle and 5km run. The duathlon consists of a 2.5km run, 22km cycle and 5km run. Either can be done as an individual or in teams of two or three. Once everybody has completed the triathlon/duathlon, we’ll have a fun, non-competitive race for the kids. The kids race is meant to be fun and we’re keeping the distances short so they’re appropriate for the under 7 crowd (but all ages are welcome). The swim will be approximately 50m and will be close to the shore line. Kids are more than welcome to wear life jackets. The cycle will be an out and back on the pathway only and will be about 1.5 km and the run will be from transition to the finish line for about 350m.
Entry fees include a t-shirt, finishers medal and post race lunch.
Race day information has been updated and can be found by clicking here.
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Why we Tri for Evan
Evan Penny is the inspiration for our family-oriented event that brings healthy, active people together. Now 17 years old, Evan experienced a traumatic brain injury and developed mitochondrial disease at the age of 4. As a result, he is now a non-verbal spastic quadriplegic. Evan requires constant care and copes with chronic pain, low energy levels, digestive issues, and frequent hospital stays.
Evan’s father, Blaine is the co-founder of MitoCanada, a national charity dedicated to ensuring all lives are powered by healthy mitochondria. These microscopic structures that are present in almost every cell in the body, create the energy we need our hearts to beat, lungs to breathe, brains to think and bodies to move. Mitochondrial disease is associated with dementia, cancers, Parkinson’s disease and more than 300 other devastating illnesses.
Thank you for sharing your collective energy to help MitoCanada reduce the devastating impact of mitochondrial disease by participating in Tri for Evan and donating to MitoCanada.
Please note: race registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. You will be given the option to purchase cancellation insurance when you register online. You can transfer your own registration between triathlon and duathlon.