The Strathmore Tri-Smore held their annual triathlon this weekend (Saturday June 22) despite the windy and chilly conditions.
The Tri-Smore Triathlon always happens on one of the last Saturday’s in June drawing in racers from all over Western Canada. Many families have made attending the Tri-Smore triathlon a tradition and attend every year.
This years race was well attended with over 200 participants and volunteers coming together on race day.
Registration and preparation for the race began early in the morning at the Strathmore Civic Center. Racers and volunteers then gathered on the street around Strathmore’s Aquatic Center (where the swim portion of the race was held) and Brentwood Blvd where the finish line was set up.
Participants had their choice of racing a Mega S’more, a Full S’more, Half S’more, Quarter S’more and a Two-Bite S’more depending on their desired distance. Some participants even competed in teams, breaking up the running, swimming and biking.
An event like this takes many volunteers in order to run smoothly, and the residents of Strathmore always step up to assist. Volunteers assisted with marking participants, directing runners and bikers, and manned water stations throughout the morning. Volunteering for the Tri-Smore is a great way to get involved for residents who don’t want to race.
This family friendly event will take place again next June!