MEC Ottawa Sprint Triathlon 2017 - The Island Hop

  • Date
    Sunday, 16 July, 2017
  • Time
    From 07:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
  • Address
    Mille Roches Island
    Long Sault Parkway
    Ingleside, ON

It's back! Presented in association with The Parks of the St Lawrence, this value packed weekend will provide everything a triathlete needs, ideal as your first event, a training race or as your goal for the season. Welcome to the second edition of the MEC Island Hop Sprint Triathlon.

Situated just over an hour south of Ottawa, and 1hr 30minutes west of Montreal, beautiful Mille Roches Island Beach on the Long Sault Parkway provides a stunning, unique race location.

Event entry allows triathletes to take part in just the race; or you can race, camp, and enjoy our delicious carbo loading pasta dinner the evening before.

Early (race only) entry for $35 will open on Monday February 27th, the price will increase to $45 on Monday April 10th (or when the first 75 entries have been filled). 

At this time you can purchase also a Camping ticket ($10), and a meal ticket ($15), these items are not subject to price increase. 



The race

The race will comprise of a 750m swim (open water), a 20km bike ride and a 5km run.


The Parks of St Lawrence will set up a campground for tent camping right at the event site for Saturday night only. The cost of camping is $10 per person.

Camping is "festival style": i.e. an open field (with an incredible view and amazing swimming).

There are portable washrooms on site, and water provided in coolers.

If you wish to camp in a trailer tent, or camper van, please book camping with The Parks of the St Lawrence directly.


A pasta meal will be served on Saturday at 6pm, the only way to buy a meal is to purchase one online. If you have registered and wuld now like to buy a meal, please eamil me (, we can sell additional meals in cash on Saturday evening. 

ADDITIONAL MEALS: You can buy a meal for an additional athlete, for friends and family, or if you are an athlete local or staying off site and want to eat a meal with us the night before the race. 2016’s food received rave reviews: “the best pre-race meal that I have ever had, and I’ve had a lot!”.  

Menu will be decided before the event and will consist of a choice of 2 vegetarian pasta dishes, salads, bread.

All other meals are the responsibility of competitors.

Post-race, there will be the normal MEC bananas and drinks provided by our amazing electrolyte sponsor Nuun.

Provisional event schedule

Saturday 15th July 2017

4:30pm onwards

Athletes camping check in at Mille Roches Island Beach

Saturday 15th July 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Swimming, frisbee etc :-)

Saturday 15th July 2017


Pasta dinner + Bib collection for campers

Sunday 16th July 2017


Race kit pick up starts

Sunday 16th July 2017


Race briefing

Sunday 16th July 2017


First wave start swim


Presenting Sponsor



Race sponsor + hydration supplier:



Race Chip timed by Sportstats



Registered athletes will receive:

·         Bib pack (bib + stickers for bike and helmet)

·         Swim cap (latex free option available, please ask at bib collection)

·         Post-race refreshments

Medals will be awarded to the top 1,2,3 Male and Female athletes.

Registration for this event will be online only.

All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Registration Process:

1) Select your estimated 750m swim time from the drop down menu: starts will be seeded according to swim time. 

2) Select an option for camping (including the people who may travel to the race with you and want to stay the night, at a later date we will open a "camping only" registration in case people decide to join you).

3) Select an option for the pasta dinner (including the people who may travel to the race with you and want to eat a meal the night before, at a later date we will add a "dinner only" option in case people decide to join you).