East Coast Games

Adult Triathlon

Rockwood Triathlon

Rockwood Triathlon by the Bay is a multi-sport endurance race held at Rockwood Park at Lily Lake in Saint John.  The swim portion is a beach start at Lily Lake hidden in the heart of uptown Saint John.  Swimmers complete their course and then they are onto the transition area where their bike awaits.  The bike course takes riders through the city along Courtney Bay by way of the Causeway and Bayside Drive.  As riders climb a gradual grade through the Grandview Industrial Park they are dwarfed by massive industrial activity.  Cyclists turn around after a gently sloped, but fast ride toward Redhead, and are treated to a fast descent with spectacular view of the Bay of Fundy and Saint John Harbour as well as the Saint John cityscape.  A final climb up Crown Street returns you to the serenity of Rockwood Park, where participants will then run through a mix of asphalt, hard pack, and wooded trails.  All hills are in the front half of the run, which takes runners through the woods, around the hidden gem of Fisher Lakes which also provide a trip through confederation as each province is represented by a flag and monument.  The race to the finish then begins as the run course flattens out as it hugs the lake and send runners on a welcomed gradual downhill to the finish line back at Lily Lake.

Event Venue

Lily Lake – Rockwood Park – Adult Triathlon
55 Lake Shore Drive (Pavilion) – Main entrance off Mount Pleasant Ave., Saint John


  • 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 try-a-tri
  • 9 am try-a-tri event starts
  • 11:00 awards ceremony/closing


  • Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)
  • Sprint Duathlon (2.5km run, 20km bike, 5km run)
  • Sprint Aquabike (750m swim, 20km bike)
  • Try-A-Tri/Supersprint (375m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run)


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


  • Registration is available at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12643/rockwood-by-the-bay-triathlon
  • Registrations closes Friday June 23rd at 8:00 PM
  • Event is capped at 155 registrants (register early as event sold out last year)
  • Race swag hoodies available for the first 155 registrants (limited numbers of each size available)
  • Early bird registration available until Sunday April 30th at 11:59 PM


  • Early bird pricing is $60
  • Regular pricing from May 1st to June 23rd is $70
  • Race registration fee is non-refundable
  • Please bring a donation for the Saint John Animal Rescue League to fill the Subaru

Age requirement/Waivers/Rules:

  • Minimum age requirement for Sprint Distance events is 16 (as of December 31st, 2017)
  • Min age requirement for Try-a-Tri distance is 14 (as of December 31st, 2017)
  • 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:


Doug Barrett



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