Only five months to go until the Penticton Multisport Festival
Five months and counting until the inaugural ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in beautiful Penticton, Canada! We’ve been talking to athletes from around the world who are joining us in August and every week the excitement builds.
Last Monday we released the first of six World Championship course maps. The Sprint Duathlon World Championship course was revealed on social media and is now online on our website. Every Monday for the next five weeks we’ll be releasing a new World Championship course map, stop by this week to see what’s revealed next!
Planning to compete in four World Championship events? All athletes that complete four events will be crowned a MULTISPORT LEGEND and will receive a special ultra-exclusive belt buckle, will be honored at a special awards ceremony on Sunday, August 27th and will have bragging rights for life. Did you qualify for one World Championship event but are you interested in taking on the MULTISPORT LEGEND challenge? You can race other events as an Open Wave athlete.
The City of Penticton has so much to offer for athletes, spectators and visitors from all around the world. There is something for everyone who comes to visit! Penticton is a dream location for the discerning tourist, a literal outdoor playground with gourmet restaurants, hundreds of wineries and craft breweries, great shopping and recreation at every turn. For a full view of what Penticton has to offer visitors for ITU Multisport World Championships, look at Your Penticton Experience.
We are excited to offer a Kids Triathlon on Saturday, August 26th as part of our ten-day festival. Kids aged 3 -15 have a chance to participate in a shortened swim, bike and run in the heart of Penticton and finish by running the blue carpet under the World Championship finish line! All kids receive a bib number, t-shirt and finisher medal. All race details for Kids Triathlon can be found here.
Social media “Training” and “Qualified” badges for all six races are available for download and sharing. Share to your blog, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Follow along our journey on Penticton 2017’s website and on social media with @ITUMultisport on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use #Penticton2017
We can’t wait to see you in Five months!