If you’d like a Canadian racecation (a vacation planned around a specific race in a particular destination) to do your first triathlon or just have fun, then check out Leaping Dog Racing, based in Calgary, Alberta. The company is producing two short-distance triathlons in smaller communities where roads have less traffic. Beginner bicyclists will appreciate that!
- Saturday, May 9, 2015
- Super Sprint Distance: 275M pool swim, 11K bike & 2.5K run
- Location: Olds, Alberta (45 minutes north of Calgary)
Strathmore Women’s Triathlon, Duathlon & Triathlon Relay
- Sunday, June 7, 2015
- Tri Sprint Distance: 500M pool swim, 20K bike & 5K run
- Duathlon Distance: 5K run, 20K bike & 5K run
- Location: Strathmore, Alberta (30 minutes east of Calgary)
For fees, to registration, or get more information visit www.LeapingDogRacing.com.
If you live in the Calgary area or will be in town on Feb. 1, then you’ll want to attend their Beginner Triathlon Seminar from 6 – 8:15 p.m. at the Tri It Store, 2640 Parkdale Blvd. NW, Calgary. The seminar will cover the basics including training, equipment and gear, the stages of a race, and terminology such as “transitions” and “bike fit.” Every attendee will receive an information folder and chances to win draw prizes. The cost is $25 (Canadian) cash at the door. Because space is limited, register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Feb. 1 Seminar” in the subject line.