Races

What could be better than a quick race on a Wednesday night?

Speedo Foods Stroke & Stride Series races are weekday night swim & run races. We run grassroots events designed to be low-overhead, affordable, and fun.

We have a race for every age group, from kids 3-5 on up, so the whole family can race. We welcome beginners and veteran athletes alike, and are all about introducing people to this incredible sport.

We offer chip timing and competitive racing, but not many frills – so racing stays affordable and races move right along.



Swim start at Stroke & Stride Guelph LakeClosedSpeedo Foods Stroke & Stride Series Opener

Wednesday, June 7 – Guelph Lake

With fun swim & run races for the entire family, Wednesday night Stroke & Stride is sure to become a Guelph Lake tradition. This race features a close-to-shore swim at the Pit Beach and a flat, fast run. Join us for our inaugural race!



Stroke & Stride racing at Guelph LakeClosedSpeedo Foods Summer Stroke & Stride

Wednesday, July 5 – Guelph Lake

What could be better than a quick race on a Wednesday night? The Speedo Foods Stroke & Stride Series is designed to make racing easy, fun, and accessible for everyone.



Swim & Run at Gulliver's LakeClosedSpeedo Foods Stroke & Stride Gulliver’s Lake

Wednesday, August 2 – Gulliver’s Lake

Same great race, different place! The Speedo Foods Stroke & Stride Series brings the same fun, low-overhead race format to longtime multisport destination Gulliver’s Lake in August.



Swim & Run at Gulliver's LakeClosedSpeedo Foods Stroke & Stride Series Finale

Wednesday, September 6 – Gulliver’s Lake

September is a beautiful time to swim and run at Gulliver’s. Join us for the last race of the series, and why not introduce a friend to multisport racing?




Pricing

Youth 15 & under : $30

750m swim + 5km run, 16 & up: $40

1500m swim + 5km run: $45

Race day signup: Adults $50 and Kids $40 (includes tax and Triathlon Ontario)


Registration includes race entry with electronically timed results and swim cap.  Race T-shirts are available for $12 pre-race and $15 on site.

Admission to the park is included for athletes racing Speedo Foods Stroke and Stride races.  Spectators will need to pay park admission at the gate.

We aim to keep racing as affordable as possible, so we offer discounted race registration for early birds and multiple races.

We offer discounted registration for our local swim, run, cycling, and multisport club partners too!  Clubs can also arrange for pre-race packet pick-up.

We offer discounted registration for our local swim, run, cycling, and multisport club partners too! Simply choose your club from the drop-down list during registration – CCN will automatically track your memberships and apply your discounts. Clubs can also arrange for pre-race packet pick-up.



Race Day Registration

Last-minute registration is available on site, provided the race is not sold out.  Race day registrations are a flat $50 for all races.  We will accept last-minute registrations until the literal last minute, and do our best to get you into the race. It’s chip timed, so hitting the start line a little late isn’t the end of the world.



Race Day Schedule

All our Wednesday-night races follow the same schedule!

4:00pm: Packet pick-up & race day registration opens, all races. (You can pick up your packet from 4pm until anytime before your race starts.)

5:00pm: Pre-race briefing, Q&A with Race Directors (Optional)

5:50pm: Race briefings begin

Race start times:

6:00pm: Ages 3-5: 25m swim, 250m run

6:10pm: Ages 6-7: 50m swim, 500m run

6:20pm: Ages 8-9: 100m swim, 1km run

6:30pm: Ages 10-11: 200m swim, 2km run

6:40pm: Ages 12-13: 300m swim, 3km run

6:50pm: Ages 14-15: 500m swim, 4km run

7:00pm: Ages 16-19 & Adult 750m swim, 5km run

7:05pm: Adult 1500m swim, 5km run



Briefings

There will be an optional pre-race briefing and Q&A with the Race Directors at 5:00pm in the transition area.  This is a great opportunity for first-time racers to ask any questions and get a look at the course.

There will be a race briefing for each race at the swim start, ten minutes prior to the start. (at 5:50pm for kids 3-5, directly after the start of the previous race for everyone else.)  This briefing will point out the course and any important points.



Results

Race results will be posted after each race and will be available online. Find your results at strokeandstride.ca/results



Winners

Race winners, male and female, receive a distinctive “Race Winner” swim cap and t-shirt. Race winners may wear their race winner swim cap in all future Speedo Foods Stroke & Stride races, regardless of their starting wave swim cap colour.



Spectators

Spectators are welcome, and both the swim and run courses are ideal for friends and family to view some exciting racing.  Swims are close to shore where spectators can see, and runs are on a tight loop with plenty going on.

Admission to the park is included for athletes racing Speedo Foods Stroke and Stride races.  Spectators will need to pay park admission at the gate.



Courses

Swim courses are rectangular, 750m loops, with either right or left turns depending on the location. 1500m athletes swim two loops with a short beach run over a timing mat, one loop for everyone else.  Athletes 16 & up race on the 750m loop course, youth athletes either swim straight into the beach or turn at the coloured buoys.  It’s easy to remember where to turn – your turn buoys are the same colour as your swim cap!


Runs are on a 1.25km loop.  It’s either flat and fast or hilly depending on the location. Surfaces are mixed paved and gravel road. Athletes running the 5km complete 4 loops, youth athletes turn around at the appropriate marker.  Again, your turn-around marker is colour coordinated to your swim cap.



Speedo Foods Series Opener Course – June 7, Guelph Lake Pit Beach



Speedo Foods Summer Stroke & Stride – July 5, Guelph Lake Main Beach



Gulliver’s Lake Speedo Foods Stroke & Stride – August 2



Speedo Foods Stroke & Stride Series Finale – September 6