Fort Henry & CFB Kingston to Host Garrison Triathlon

A World Class Triathlon on a World Heritage Site in June 2015

KINGSTON, Ontario – Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has teamed up with the Kingston Personnel Support Programs (PSP) of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston to present the inaugural Garrison Triathlon on Sunday, June 28, 2015. 

With stunning views of Lake Ontario, a challenging course, professional organizers and a one of kind finish line inside Fort Henry, this triathlon should be on every athlete’s race schedule. The Garrison Triathlon will offer distances in both the Olympic (1500 m swim, 40 km bike, 10 km run) and Sprint (750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run) categories, and is sanctioned by Triathlon Ontario.

Athletes will have the chance to compete on the challenging terrain of the Royal Military College, Fort Henry National Historic Site, and the City of Kingston.  The swim will be held in Navy Bay, where the Royal Navy Fleet once moored.  Competitors will transition on the grounds at RMC where many of Canada’s future military leaders are trained and then run throughout the beautiful and historic grounds of both the Royal Military College and Fort Henry, including the world renowned cross country course where the 2015 National Canadian Cross Country Championships will be held.  

“The Garrison Triathlon is a challenging event set in the backdrop of the historic Royal Military College of Canada and Fort Henry.  This event boasts a great open water swim location, a spacious transition zone, a bike ride with many changing elevations, followed by a run through beautiful backdrops including both on and off-road sections.  The run takes you through the Canadian National Cross Country Running Championship route and ends at a World Historic Site, Fort Henry.” – Paul Butt, Race Director.

“The Garrison Triathlon fits well within Fort Henry’s expanding Sport Tourism portfolio, which includes the return of Cannonball Rush – a 5 km obstacle challenge in June, involvement in the National Cross Country Championships in November, and other athletic events yet to be announced.  Sport Tourism is a sector of growth in today’s tourism market and becoming more of a driving part of our business strategy.“ -  Will Baird, Manager, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada.

Registration for the event is now open at www.garrisontri.ca until 11:00 p.m. on June 24, 2015.  After June 24 registrations can be done in person at the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre (KMCSC), Customer Service Counter, 11 Navy Way in Kingston, Ontario.  For more information visit the website or contact Paul Butt,Paul.Butt@forces.gc.ca.

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