Xterra Winter Triathlon in Canmore

Hope we have at least one reader in Alberta. Anyway, Winter Xterra is a sport we want to be bigger. So, we want to share with you this news.

First running winter triathlon to finish on Main Street Canmore during the Canmore Ski Nationals Community Celebration 2011

On Sunday, March 13 XTERRA Canada is proud to present the 1st running of the XTERRA Canmore Winter Triathlon which includes a 500m pool swim, 3.5 km trail run and finishes with a 3km cross country ski on the Main Street Track!

What town dumps 850 cubic meters of snow onto their Main Street in March, just so they can go cross country skiing? Canmore, Alberta does!

Building on the overwhelming success of community activities surrounding the 2010 World Cup last February, the folks in Canmore are up to it again with the presentation of the Canmore Ski Nationals Community Celebration 2011, March 11 – 14, to welcome the 600 + athletes who will be in Canmore for the 2011 Haywood Ski Nationals, which are the Canadian Cross Country Championships.

Presented by the Canmore Destination Marketing Fund and The Canmore Downtown Business Association in association with the Canmore Nordic Centre this year’s expanded event will once again include a ski track on two blocks of Main Street and a host of activities for all ages. These activities will include many of the popular events from last year including JackRabbit Races, Dog Sled Races, Welcoming and Awards Ceremonies, Street Hockey, Fun Races and Public Use times.

New for 2011, will be a Block Party and the availability of free ski equipment loans from Trail Sports during public ski times. Chandra Crawford’s’ Fast and Female team are back for their 2nd urban experience and will be hosting a Ladies’ Pink Power Ski Night with prizes for best costumes.

For more information on this incredible and unique event visit www.xterracanada.ca, for a full event schedule please visit www.downtowncanmore.com.

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