2014 Marc Angelo Iron Girl Canada Hero


Join us at the Marc Angelo Iron Girl Canada Triathlon Expo

Pack Pick-up and Bike Racking Rules

All participants are expected to attend packet pick up Saturday or Sunday in person. This is due insurance liability mandates. All participants must show a photo ID, and all Triathlon Ontario annual members additionally must show their membership card.

Event activities are held at

Nelles Beach Park, Grimsby, Ontario

Athlete Packet Pick-Up and Expo 

Saturday, August 9 - 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 10 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 a.m. 

Location: Nelles Beach Park, Grimsby, Ontario

Race Start

9:00 a.m.

Bike Racking

Bikes will be racked in transition on Sunday, August 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.  Our host hotel is offering special rates, but space is limited so book early, so make a weekend getaway mini vacation for race weekend. Look under the Travel & Lodging tab for more hotel information.

Course Information

Distance: 500 Meter Swim/ 20 km Bike/ 5 km Run

Click here for the Swim Course Map

Click here for the Bike Course Map

Click here for the Run Course Map

SWIM COURSE: The swim takes place in Lake Ontario of Nelles Beach Park. The swim will be point to point, parallel to the shore. The athlete will have the ability to touch the bottom at anytime.
 Athletes can walk along the shore to the race start or take the shuttle buses to the start.  Buses will start at 8:20 a.m.

 The bike takes place on Lake Street which turns into the North Serives road the ride is flat.  The route is an out and back with only one turn at the turn around.  The route utilizes Niagara’s water front trail system

RUN COURSE: The run course utilizes the residential area of Grimsby by the lake and a section of trail along Forty Mile Creek.  The route is relatively flat with two climbs one out of the trail system

Athletes will start in waves by age group for the swim

Swim Wave Starts

(you must start in your swim wave)
You are assigned based on the Triathlon Ontario age rule, which means you are racing based on your age as of 12/31/2014. Your swim wave will be noted on your packet. If you would prefer to race in the last wave of the race visit the solutions table on race day

Arrival on Race Morning

Early arrival is recommended to allow time for you to park, set-up transition and get ready for a terrific race day. Transition will open at 7:00 a.m. with a prompt race start at 9:00 a.m.  Athlete wristbands will allow you in and out of transition.

Course Talks at Expo and More

We will have one course talk by the Race Director, Nick Stoehr at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 attend to get the latest event information, directions and more. The course talk is not mandatory, but will help make a difference in sorting out race day.

2:00 p.m. - Bike maintenance and general bike information by County Cycle

2:30 p.m. - Motivational talk and Q and A with 11-time IRONMAN Champion Lisa Bentley

3:00 p.m. - Race Director Talk – instructions

3:30 p.m - CBCF / Triathlon Ontario talks

Wetsuit Rules

Wetsuits will be allowed on race day if the water temp is below 24 C / 75.2 F.  The decision regarding wetsuit usage will be made race day.

Age Group Awards

Awards to the top 5 finishers in each age group We will have 14 age groups: 18- 19; 20 - 24; 25 - 29; 30 - 34; 35 - 39; 40 - 44; 45 - 49; 50 - 54; 55 - 59; 60 - 64; 65 - 69; 70 - 74; 75 - 79; 80+

All finishers will receive a custom Iron Girl medal.

Strollers, Inline Skates, Rollerblades, Headphones and Dogs Not Allowed On Course

For the safety of all participants, strollers, inline skates, rollerblades, headphones and dogs are not allowed on the course at any time.

Directions to race site:

All events and activities take place at Nelles Beach Park, Grimsby

QEW Niagara to Bartlett Ave in Grimsby.  West (right) off the QEW, North (right) on Bartlett to Lake Street.  West (left) on Lake Street to Parking on the left.

The Parking is located off Lakes Street at the Corner of Baker Road and Lake Street.  There is no parking at the race site.  The race site is 430 meters from the parking area.