For the first time ever four branches of multisport are coming together in one world championship, the ITU Multisport World Championship Festival, which will take place August 18-27 2017 in Penticton, British Columbia.
The 10-day event will see 5,000 athletes compete in four separate World Championships – duathlon, aquathlon, cross triathlon & long distance triathlon.
“For the first time, athletes can compete in more than one multisport world championship race in one convenient location, which is an idea we’ve had a great response to, both from cities and from age group athletes,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado.
“Penticton will set the stage for the future of the event. We are very confident in the team’s ability to deliver an exceptional experience that will set the bar of this festival very high.”
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All four competitions will start and finish in the heart of Penticton, with the epicentre being along the beachfront of Okanagan Lake and Okanagan Lake Park. The spectator friendly courses will feature a variety of terrain and include some of the area’s many vistas, wineries and landmarks, as well the downtown area, with a stadium finish at each race.
And as well as the races there will be plenty to keep the crowds entertained with concerts, street dance, parade of nations, kids races and awards presentations.