Pre-Race Newsletter #2

We have quite a few things in this newsletter and hope you find them useful. If you did not get a chance to read Pre-Race Newsletter #1 you can do that HERE.

Registration Closes at Midnight September 11th

If you are hoping to be race Barrelman Niagara Falls you should know that registration closes Sunday Sept 11th at midnight. It looks like we have set a new record for registrations and don’t want anyone to miss out.

Episode #3 of Barrelman TV

MultiSport Canada’s Steve Fleck with a spotlight on Sophie Hotchkiss of Endura Performance Inc from Toronto, Ontario. Topics include the trial and error of tapering for long course events and how to manage expectations when attempting a new distance for the first time. Endura Performance is the official coaching sponsor of the 2022 Barrelman Niagara Falls […]

Episode #2 of Barrelman TV is available for viewing

MultiSport Canada’s Steve Fleck with a spotlight on Michael Smith – President of Rochester Area Triathletes a.k.a RATs from Rochester, NY. Topics include the seasonality of training over the past 7 years, the trajectory of building a club to 300 members, and why people are drawn to the Barrelman Triathlon on Sept 18th.

Episode #1 of Barrelman TV

We thought you might enjoy meeting some of the athletes who will be racing this year and have asked MultiSport Canada’s Steve Fleck to interview four athletes over the coming three weeks. First up is Lynda Gingras from Ottawa, Ontario and Club Bionick. Topics include training during the pandemic, importance of clubs in the endurance […]

Pre-Race Newsletter #1

Sportstats Timing App This past week there were a number of athletes who posted on the Barrelman Facebook Group page asking about race day tracking. The tracking in previous years was simply live updates of when an athlete went past one of the 7 timing mats on the course. We responded and promised we would […]

COVID-19 Travel Advisory

We wish to thank our loyal community of US based participants who reached out over social media for asking questions regarding COVID-19 protocols in Canada. The most current information for entry into Canada can be found at the government website at We will also continue to monitor in case there are any last minute changes […]

Bike Course Changes Make For More Scenic End of Bike

We recently reviewed the bike course and have made some changes that we feel will make the bike more enjoyable. You will now be staying on Netherby Rd, which becomes Townline Rd., until you reach the Niagara Parkway, where you turn left. This means being on the scenic Niagara Parkway for a few more kilometres […]

T-Shirt Sizing Update

We sent out an email to all registered participants to select their T-Shirt sizes. ‘Pre-registered’ participants may have also received this notice. Note, if you are only showing ‘pre-registered’ status in your Race Roster dashboard, we welcome you to registration here if you wish to participate. Please see the chart below for recommendations. If you did not receive […]

Two Transitions: What do I do?

In this news update we will provide an explanation of what happens with your race gear that is left behind at T1 and how it gets to T2.