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Complimentary Sport Massage for EPIC Competitors – Friday, Saturday, Sunday-after-race, and Monday

 Courtesy of Ryan Young and his sport massage team (Ryan was the head of Sport Massage for the Canada Winter Games and is filling that same role with our event), we will have complimentary massage services available throughout the race weekend for registered competitors.  These folks are

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HydraPour Joins EPIC Dartmouth to Reduce Environmental Footprint on Run Course

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with HydraPour to provide a better hydration experience at our Aid Stations on the run course of EPIC Dartmouth.  If you are familiar with HydraPour you’ll be pleased, and if you are new to HydraPour, you will find

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Our EPIC Banners are up along Lake Banook!

Our EPIC Dartmouth Race Banners have gone up on Prince Albert Road along the full length of Lake Banook.  They look great and a lot of people will see them over the next three weeks till race day July 1st. If you are in the neighbourhood, drop

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Triathlon Magazine Canada Article

Photo Courtesy of Perry Dyke.  May 7th, 2012 by Helen Powers  If you’re looking for excitement on Canada Day, head to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for a brand new and very exciting set of races. EPICDartmouth is shaping up to be an amazing event attracting an international and local

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Short video about the EPIC Dartmouth course

A short video prepared by our friends at OptiMYzTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOdYpNaFQrQ

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The World’s First Triathlon

If you have ever participated in a triathlon, you should read this write up of the very first triathlon as held in California in 1974. https://www.triathlonhistory.com/ How amazing that this race of 46 people was the start for the entire industry of triathlon, and all the IRONMAN,

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Connect for Group Training Opportunities

Want an easy way to connect with other triathletes for long rides, long runs, and open water swims? We have an idea! On our website forum, we have created a meet up section exclusively for training workouts.  It is easily accessible to everyone – no matter what

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10 Epic Reasons to Join Us for the First Running of Epic Dartmouth

Reasons YOU Should Join Us for the First Running of Epic Dartmouth Our EPIC Race Course: Our Swim Course Our Cycle Course Our Run Course We are in a great vacation location: (See EPIC Reasons to Visit NS) We have Qualifying Spots for the 2013 World Long

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EPIC Reasons to Visit Nova Scotia

Dartmouth and Halifax are twin cities joined under the banner of the Halifax Regional Municipality, and the two bridges between them span the Second Largest Natural Harbour in the World.  As one of the earliest settlements in North America, this area is rich in history: The Titanic

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EPIC Dartmouth Announces Partnership with PlaSmart Inc

March 1st, 2012 Dartmouth, NS EPIC Dartmouth is pleased to announce partnership with PlaSmart Inc and Perplexus by PlaSmart in the marketing and promotion of EPIC Dartmouth. The Perplexus Epic is the most challenging version of the Perplexus line-up, and an apt partner for EPIC Dartmouth, itself

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EPIC Dartmouth – Where to stay?

We have a lot of options of where to stay depending on your tastes and your budget.  We have selected the Hampton Inn & Suites as the Host Hotel for EPIC Dartmouth.  They are located just 400M off the trails of Shubie Park, yet in the midst

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EPIC Team Match-up Service now live!

So you’d like to tackle EPIC Dartmouth, but a shoulder issue won’t let you take on the swim, or that bad knee no longer let’s you run? You’d enter as part of a team, but don’t know where to find the other team members? Perhaps all you

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4000 Unique Visitors through EPIC Dartmouth website, Second EPIC-Dartmouth-At-Night details, Charity Sign-ups and more

We’ve just hit 4,000 unique visitors to the EPIC Dartmouth website since we launched before Christmas.  It’s great to see the traffic from all over North America (and the World!) as word of our EPIC event spreads.  These people aren’t just passing through either: they spend an

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We’ve just passed 2,000 Unique Visitors on EPIC Dartmouth website

I had a look at the website statistics this morning, and we are sitting at about 3,500 visits in total, with 2,025 Unique Visitors since the website has gone live. I am pleased to see potential competitors starting to find us.  As you read this message, please

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We got World’s! (Qualifying Spots for the ITU 2013 World Long Course Triathlon Championships!)

We got Worlds! I am super excited to announce that EPIC Dartmouth has been awarded Qualifying Spots for the 2013 World Long Course Triathlon Championships in Belfort, France.  We are hard at work creating this new long-distance Age Grouper race experience, and it is very gratifying to

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What weather is expected for EPIC Dartmouth Race Day, July 1st, 2012?

Looking at Environment Canada weather data from the last twenty years (1992-2011), the average daytime temperature for Dartmouth on July 1st is 22.9° C, with an average overnight temperature of 12.7° C (or 73° F and 55° F).  The daytime extremes over the last twenty years showed

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Discount Codes for Air Travel to EPIC Dartmouth

It is close & convenient to fly into Nova Scotia for our race.  As your plane lines up for landing, if you knew where to look, you could see most of our race course, and you might even pass directly over the mid point of the bike

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We’ve just passed 1,000 unique visitors on our site!

It was exciting to log on this morning and realize, with yesterday’s boost in traffic (thanks Trimes, TriRudy, and Slowtwitch!), we’ve now had more than 1,000 visitors to our website over the last few days. EPIC Dartmouth is targeted at Age Groupers, designed by experienced long-distance competitors,

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Registration now OPEN (and $75 off before Dec 31st!)

Registration is now open for all three events: AQUA Dartmouth, EPIC Dartmouth, and IRON Dartmouth. After completing the race registration form, you will be directed to the secure payment page to enter payment details. We have chosen to use Paypal’s Payment processing system for the most flexibility

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CanaDream Athlete’s Village

Many people have been asking where to stay when they arrive for the race.  We’ll have the hotel information up soon, and we plan a home stay option as well, but wanted to post this one right away:  In conjunction with CanaDream RV Rentals and Shubie Campground,

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Twitter Account

We have a new twitter account and will link the posts from here to update @epicdartmouth. Please follow us  on twitter if you’re a tweeter:).

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Google Maps & Google Earth Files

View EPIC Dartmouth Routes in a larger map. Google Earth KML File: If you have Google Earth installed on your computer and would like a more in-depth look at our Swim, Bike, and Run courses, this link will allow you to download the Google Earth file for

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Run Course: 0k, 22.1k, or 42.2k

Departing T2, the EPIC Dartmouth run course heads North, following Dartmouth’s paved multi-use trail, circling around the East and North shores of Lake Banook. A few blocks through a residential section will bring you under Highway 111, to join the Lake Charles Trail heading through Shubie Park.

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Cycle Course: 180km

Departing T1, the EPIC Dartmouth cycle course heads north out of Dartmouth, following the chain of lakes that forms the start of the historic Shubenacadie Canal: Lake Banook, Lake Micmac, and Lake Charles. Next comes the community of Waverly with a rolling section along Lake William, then

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Swim Course: 3800m

The swim portion of EPIC Dartmouth will take place in the waters of Lake Banook. Lake Banook is home to three long established Canoe and Kayak clubs – the Banook Canoe Club, Senobe Aquatic Club, and Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club, in addition to having hosted four

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