The Toronto Triathlon Festival (TTF) has added a pure open water race to the tri festival… and that race is “The Toronto Mile” on July 22, 2018.  And this year “The Toronto Mile” will also be the host of the first “GSS – Canadian Championships!”

As the largest triathlon festival in Canada, the TTF is a great launching pad for the new Toronto Mile and the GSS – Canadian Champs.

The TTF is a celebration of human endurance and tenacity.  Athletes of all stripes will take on a uniquely urban triathlon and this year, athletes can take on an uniquely urban swim in Canada’s largest city.  The TTF is quickly becoming a “Can’t Miss”, signature event on the North American triathlon circuit.  So the race organizers wanted to grow the event and make it even better and more inclusive.  So what better way to do that, than add a Championship swim race?!

The Toronto Mile will take you on a memorable journey through Toronto’s unique lakeshore landscape, starting in the heart of downtown Toronto, at Ontario Place, and doing a simple, flat and fast out-and-back loop inside the breakwater of Marilyn Bell Park.  Very fittingly held next to the park named after the swim legend.

Whether you are an Olympian, weekend warrior or someone looking to add a challenging event to your bucket list, the Toronto Mile is an event that will test your spirit and reward you immeasurably at the finish line.

The Toronto Mile is hoping to be the crown jewel of GSS races in southern Ontario and by tying it in with an already hugely successful Triathlon in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, there is no reason that it won’t be.  We will bring together avid Olympians, college athletes, triathletes, marathon swimmers, age-group swimmers (14 years & up!), masters swimmers and recreational swimmers looking to enjoy an amazing urban swim!

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