A pristine, forest getaway in Canada’s cottage country, this race takes place in a region adjacent to the majestic Great Lakes
Muskoka is south-central Ontario’s premier vacation and cottage country and is renowned for its deep, rich history in triathlon and endurance sports. The beautiful and rugged landscape is dotted with hundreds of clean, clear lakes, rivers and streams, and the rolling forested hills are punctuated with dramatic rock outcroppings.
The region’s many friendly and picturesque small communities offer places where visitors can take advantage of the laid-back, relaxed lifestyle. Muskoka also boasts a number of lakefront cottage resorts where guests can relax and regenerate while taking in the area’s history and beauty. Outdoor activities of all kinds are central to this community, including the world-famous Algonquin and Arrowhead Provincial Parks.
Huntsville, the site of IRONMAN Muskoka, is a vibrant community with a diverse selection of world-class restaurants, shopping, theatre, events and festivals, parks and museums. And there’s a lot on offer: Visit a museum, hike a pristine trail, star gaze, relax in front of bonfire, swim or fish in sparkling waters, sip local wine or beer on a dock, get up close and personal with wildlife, pamper yourself at a spa, or enjoy one of the many events and festivals that reflect Muskoka’s charm. The region truly has something for everyone, both athletes and spectators alike.
The 2.4 -mile, one-loop swim takes place in picturesque Peninsula Lake. The 112-mile bike course circles Lake of Bays, passing through the small communities of Dwight, Dorset, and Baysville. The 26.2 -mile run will take you through Muskoka County, downtown Huntsville past pink granite rock and cascading waterfalls.
This race offers 50 qualifying slots to the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii.