Sponsor: Mammoet Canada
The Silver Skate Festival is home to the Mammoet Winter Triathlon, which challenges all levels of athletes to run, skate and ski to frosty victory.
- Run, Skate, Ski
- Dash, 10k, or 21k Distances
- Solo, Team, or Family Challenge
All three legs of the triathlon take place inside Hawrelak Park. Sign up and enjoy the challenge!
Race Instructions - Mammoet Winter Triathlon
The mass starts leads runners on the road around the park. Athletes run 1800m on the out-and-back course.
Transition to blades and skate 1000m on Hawrelak Lake.
Last, put on skinny skis and glide the 2.5k loop around Hawrelak Park.
Water, food, and refreshments will greet all athletes after they ski across the finish line. Awards will be given out to individuals, teams, and families at 2pm.
About Winter Triathlons
Born in 1989 to race a "little different than the ordinary," the Winter Triathlon brings together three common winter pursuits: running, skating, and skiing.
The race began as a “sprint” 5-5-5 km format with a skate and ending with a ski. In 2007, the race changed to the longer and more challenging distance of 10-10-5 km, skate-ski-run. In 2012, we hosted two different distances: 10-10-5 km and 4-4-2 km. The current format started 2015.
Winter triathlon combines three disciplines of either cross-country skiing, running, biking, skating, or snowshoeing. Canada boasts two of the longest running winter triathlons, in Edmonton and Ottawa. Meanwhile, Quebec hosts one of the biggest events on the Plains of Abraham.
2019 Race Results
Long Distance Overall
|12||1:08:01||Julien VAN HEUKELOM|
Long Distance Family Overall
|1||49:10||Small But Furious|
|2||55:54||Frog, Lamb and Little Cheeta|
Long Relay Distance Overall
Short Distance Overall
|6||57:04||Pamela MCCOY JONES|
Short Distance Family Overall
Short Distance Duathlon Overall
Short Distance Duathlon Relay Overall
Dash Distance Overall