East Coast Games

Adult Triathlon

Rockwood by the Bay is a multi-sport event held in the heart of Canada’s oldest incorporated city. Set in the largest municipal park in Canada, your day either starts with a 750m swim in beautiful Lily Lake or a 2.5 km run through the immense Rockwood Park trail system.

Exit the swim onto a sandy beach, and head a short distance to transition where you will leave the park and travel through the streets of East Saint John. The course snakes along the coast of the Bay of Fundy from a pristine park, through a commercial district and out into Saint John’s industrial heart. A combination of fast flats and some climbing make this course tough but fair.

A 5k run awaits back at the park where a mix of hills, flats, asphalt and trail takes you through the pristine conditions of Rockwood and along part of the Trans Canada Trail. A fast, flat finish around the lake makes this one of the most scenic finish lines in all of triathlon.

Events include:

  • Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)
  • Sprint Duathlon (2.5km run, 20km bike, 5km run)
  • Sprint Aquabike (750m swim, 20km bike)
  • Super Sprint (375m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run)


Register Today

Age requirement/Waivers/Rules:

  • Min age requirement for Sprint Distance events is 16 (as of December 31st, 2018)
  • Min age requirement for Super-Sprint distance is 14 (as of December 31st, 2018)
  • Waivers must be signed by all athletes or legal guardian if the athlete under the age of 18
  • All athletes must present a government issued ID with photo and Date of Birth
  • All athletes are responsible for understanding the competition rules of triathlon:
  • http://www.triathlon.org/uploads/docs/itusport_competition-rules_2017.pdf

Event Details:

  • Registrations closes Thursday June 21st at 8:00 PM
  • Event is capped at 150 registrants (register early as event sold out last year)
  • Race swag hoodies guaranteed until May 1st in order to guarantee delivery (limited numbers of each size available)
  • $60 Early bird registration available until March 31st at 11:59 PM
  • Pricing increase to $65 on April 1st
  • -Pricing increase to $70 on May 1st
  • Pricing increase to $75 on June 1st
  • Race registration fee is non-refundable
  • On race day, Athletes, Volunteers, and spectators are invited to bring a donation for the SPCA and “Fill the Subaru”. Not sure what to donate? Check out their Wish List which is updated as their needs change. They also accept Canadian Tire money or Canadian Tire points.
  • Volunteers are needed on race day – spread the word to friends & family to sign up!

Event Schedule:

  • 6 am Registration/body marking opens
  • 6 am Transition Area Opens (racers must be registered and body marked to enter)
  • 7 am Registration/body marking closes
  • 7:15 am Transition Closes for ALL events
  • 7:30 am pre-race briefing (for sprint distance events)
  • 8 am sprint/du/aquabike start
  • 8:30 am pre-race briefing for super-sprint
  • 9 am super-sprint event starts
  • 11:00 awards ceremony/closing

Race Course:

  • It is the athletes responsibility to understand the race course
  • Maps of the race course will be provided on race day
  • Swim will be in Lily Lake, Bike will be an out-and-back, Run will be in Rockwood Park

View the 20KM bike route:

  • http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1516743649

Description of the 5km run route here:

Sprint and Duathlon 2nd run (Red Map). 5km

  • Head North from Lily Lake, past the campground until you come to the large parking area
  • Enter the “Clean Air Trail”. This is a 700m loop. Keep to the left, then exit at the same parking lot again.
  • Turn right and head toward Fisher Lake, keeping to the left of the traffic circle. You will pass the water stop, and continue around the back side of the traffic circle.
  • Keep left on the Loop Road (with all the flags).
  • Follow this road AROUND the Fisher Lake Parking Lot. You will see where to turn left into the parking lot
  • Continue around Fisher Lake by the AFrame canteen and bear left and you will come back to the water stop.
  • Head south back toward Lily Lake.
  • On the right side of the traffic island you will enter the “Arboretum/Trans Canada Trail”
  • A series of left turns will bring you down to Lily Lake. A left turn on Lily Lake trail will bring you around the north end of the lake and you will see the Pavilion and the finish line!

Description of the 3.0k route:

  • Head north from Lily Lake, past the campground until you come to the large parking area
  • Enter the “Clean Air Trail”. This is a 700m loop. Keep to the left, then exit at the same parking lot again.
  • Turn right and head toward Fisher Lake, keeping to the left of the traffic circle.
  • At the water stop, TURN AROUND
  • Head back to the parking lot and bear right, continue back down past the campground and straight to the finish line (supersprint)
  • DUATHLON FIRST LAP – continue through the finish line (no timing mat), down the ramp, across the deck to the beach, up the grass knoll and into transition T1 via “SWIM IN”

View the 10k route here:



  • Top 3 overall winners (m/f) for Sprint
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd age group winners (m/f) for Sprint Triathlon only
  • 1st place finishers (m/f) for Duathlon, Supersprint, and Aquabike
  • All finishers will receive an East Coast Games medal
  • Draw prizes
  • Swag includes a hoodie and other surprises

We couldn’t host this event without our sponsors!

Aberdeen Subaru

Human Performance Centre

Consolvo Bikes Saint John








Doug Barrett




Return to Sports Page