There are now around two months to go until Penticton in Canada welcomes international athletes to the inaugural ITU Multisport World Championships Festival. The qualifiers are in, the hotels are booked and the organisers are preparing to welcome thousands of athletes for this special ten-day event. The organising team has also reported that athletes from 34 countries will be represented in the six world championship events.
Athletes headed to Penticton should check in with their National Federation to find out if they need to book their own transportation to and from the airport. Those seeking transportation options can book through the event’s transport services page.
There are activities for family and friends to partake in (besides cheering athletes on, of course). Resources for planning activities include a guide to the Penticton experience, and Visit Penticton has a comprehensive guide.
Athletes looking for an extra special experience can look at VIP packages for the festival for an enhanced experience.
The organising team is also running a contest from now until 1 July 2017 to name the festival’s mascot. Athletes can head over to the Facebook page or Twitter account where the contest is pinned from now until the end of the month. The person who is selected with the mascot’s winning name will win a VIP package for two in Penticton.
The 10-day Multisport World Championships is expected to see more than 7,000 age groupers race in the heart of Penticton n British Columbia, 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 as the downtown area.
All participants and visitors will enjoy a full week of triathlon action, as well as concerts, street dance, a race expo, parade of nations and awards presentations.