Penticton to be the Mecca of triathlon this summer
With less than four months to go, everything is ready in beautiful Penticton (Canada) to be the Mecca of triathlon this summer with the inaugural ITU Multisport World Championship Festival. Course maps for all six World Championship races have been released, and you still have a chance to register to participate in the event. Hurry up and start training, no matter where you come from, you will be more than welcome in Penticton this summer.
The Multisport Festival is a massive 10 day celebration of triathlon that will see triathletes from all over the world vying for six different multisport titles. And we are not only talking about elite athletes, we will also have open races in all six categories.
So you are still able to choose from every race option at the festival: aquathlon, aquabike, cross triathlon, sprint duathlon, standard duathlon, and long distance triathlon. And you will race exactly on the same course as the World Championship race.
You better get your training done quickly, because if you are planning to compete in four of the World Championship events, you will be crowned a Multisport Legend and will receive a special ultra-exclusive belt buckle, will be honoured at a special awards ceremony on Sunday, August 27th and will have bragging rights for life.
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