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Guelph Lake I triathlon moved to late summer in hopes of still being held

Smaller Guelph Lake II event has been cancelled
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Competitors in the second wave dash into Guelph Lake at the 2017 triathlon. Rob Massey for GuelphToday file photo

Organizers of the Guelph Lake I triathlon, one of the province's premier triathlon events, are still hoping to hold it this summer.

Usually held in late June, the two-day festival that features a variety of races, has been pushed back to August 15 and 16 in the hopes they can still fit it in.

Guelph Lake II event, normally held in September, has been cancelled.

“When trying to salvage what we can for a schedule, we decided to push our largest event in Guelph into August,” said Dave Mucyk of Trisport, the company that puts on the series of triathlons throughout the province over the summer.

“Like many other industries, event businesses such as ours have been impacted significantly by COVID-19,” Mucyk told OrilliaMatters in a story about that event being cancelled.

“With the ongoing uncertainty and government restrictions, it has led us to make some very difficult decisions,” said Mucyk.

Mucyk said it’s possible the whole season will be a wipeout.

“We really have no idea if we will be able to hold any of our events this year,” he conceded. “We are just pushing them as late as we can to give them the best chance at happening.”

He said company officials will have the health and safety of athletes in mind when making a decision on events.  

“Any decision we make will, of course, have to have the approval from the government and local authorities as well,” he said.


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