Race Info

Race Overview

Come join us for the first open-water triathlon of the 2024 race season hosted by the Halifax Triathlon Club & Navy Tridents Triathlon Club in beautiful Porters Lake, Nova Scotia.  This will be a chip-timed sprint distance triathlon.  

The 750m swim is an in-water start, in a triangle formation within in the bay off Kinap beach.  Leaving transition, cyclists will travel through a relatively flat first 8km along Porters Lake, upon turning east you will see peekaboo views of the Atlantic ocean prior to and during your climb on the Three Fathom Harbour Loop before circling back on the same route for approximately 22.5km total ride.  The 5km run will be in the quiet residential subdivision of the Kinap Athletic Club.

Age group awards will be based on each grouping.

This race will count towards the Triathlon Nova Scotia Points Series.

Event Distance

Transition/Starting Area

The Start/Transition area is located at Kinap Athletic Club at 181 Greenough Dr, West Porters Lake, Nova Scotia. 

Race Kit Pick Up

Race kit pick-up will occur before the race from 6:00am - 7:30am. 

Race Day Schedule

Registration Options & Pricing
Individual Registration - One-Day License: All participants are required to have a valid membership with Triathlon Nova Scotia. For participants who do not hold a 2024 Triathlon Nova Scotia license through a Member Club, registration is $65 plus a $20 one-day license fee. 

Individual Registration - Participants with Annual TNS License: For participants who are active members of a sanctioned Member Club of Triathlon Nova Scotia, other than Halifax Triathlon Club, registration is $65.

Individual Registration - Halifax Triathlon Club: The one-day membership fee is waived for members of the Halifax Triathlon Club, which also gives you access to a discounted race entry fee of $55. If you are a member of the Halifax Triathlon Club, or are interested in joining, select this option during checkout.

Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds or deferrals.

Race Day Parking

Parking at Kinap Beach is very limited. You will not be able to park in the Kinap Beach parking lot on race day as this is bike/run chute and finishing area. Participants are encouraged to carpool on race day to help alleviate traffic at the starting area. 

Participants, supporters, and spectators are required to park their vehicle at the lower parking lot at Porters Lake Provincial Park on race morning. A volunteer will be on-site at the parking location to direct you back to the start area along the Boar’s Back Trail (a 500m trail to the starting area).

View the parking lot location by clicking here.

Training for Your Race

Need some help with your training? Check out our beginner friendly Sprint Triathlon Training Plan 

Race Course Maps