The Port Hood Triathlon takes place in a beautiful little community, with breathtaking scenery, within our village as well as all along the race route.

TD Port Hood Triathlon is located on the beautiful west coast of Cape Breton Island, and the capital of Inverness County. Port hood is a vibrant, seaside community approximately 30 minutes north from the Canso Causeway.

Our wonderful volunteers have been hosting Triathlons for over 25 years. We are happy to be back on the circuit this year. Our course is beautiiful with some rolling hills, a short but challenging climb on the run and not to mention we have the warmest water in Atlantic Canada. Our ocean's approximate temperature ranges from 18-21 degrees.

We have the warmest hospitality that will be providing a delicious meal during the presentation of the awards.

Registration closing date will be the Saturday, August 12th during the race package pick up times.

Check for course maps.

Swim caps will NOT be provided this year. Please bring your OWN, BRIGHT swim cap!

This event is sanctioned by Triathlon Nova Scotia, therefore you, the registered participant, and the event Race Director are covered by insurance. This event is part of the TNS race point series for 2017.

Registration Fees

Olympic Triathlon Closed

1500 Meter Swim, 40 K Bike, 10 K Run

Sprint Triathlon Closed

750 Meter Swim, 20 K Bike, 5 K Run

Team Sprint Relay Closed

Team Triathlon Sprint Distance

Team Olympic Relay Closed

Team Triathlon Olympic Distance

Kit Pick-up and Race-Day Registration

Registration and kit pickup is on Saturday August 12th 4:00PM to 7:00PM at 

the AL MacInnis Sports Centre, 45 Wharf Rd. Port Hood. And on Sunday August 13th

6:00AM to 8:30AM at the Al MacInnis Sports Centre, 45 Wharf Rd. Port Hood.


For all budding Triathlete we have a Kids Of Steel on August 12, 2017.


Course Maps


No headphones etc.

Timing and Race Services provided by:


For those looking for places to stay that weekend, there are a number of places available in the area.
However, this year there will be other events in the area, so make sure to book early if you're planning on staying overnight.

There is a campground that has allowed racers to put up a tent overnight ($25).

Campground: (902 787-2207)

and various cottages/inns close by:

Celtic Keys Property Management (902 631-3525)

Hebridean Motel (902 787-3214) (519 948-7781)

Comfy Cottage (902 787-2723)
Cozy Cottage (902 258-7008) (902-631-5980) (902 787-2116) (902 787-2116) (902 787-221) (902 787-3345) (902 945-2356) (902-945-2992)

Event Schedule

  • August 12 4:00 PM ADT - Pre Registration & Kit Pick up

  • August 13 6:00 AM ADT - Race Day Kit Pick up and Body Marking

  • August 13 6:00 AM ADT - Race Day Registration

  • August 13 8:00 AM ADT - Olympic and Team Olympic

  • August 13 9:00 AM ADT - Sprint and Team Sprint

Contact Information

Event Location

Al MacInnis Sports Centre, Wharf Road, Port Hood, NS, Canada

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