The 2019 version of the Keji Multisport Festival will take place on the weekend of September 6, 7 & 8 with:
Opening with the Canaqua Open Water Swim Events (1.5 km and 3 Km) on Friday, September 6th
Women’s Triathlon events on Saturday, September 7th, and Multisport & Culture Workshops (registration to open at a later date)
and the Keji Open Triathlon events (with World Qualifying Spots ) on Sunday, September 8th.
Registration is open: Keji Multisport Registration
Included in this year’s event:
- Mi’kmaq Storytelling: A Dark Sky Cultural Experience with Ursula Johnson on Saturday, Sept 7th at 9pm at Merrymakedge Beach Beach.
- Challenge events for every age and stage (2 & 3 event packages – ie. a swim and 2 triathlon events)
- Day pass to Kejimikujik National Park for registered participants
- Colourful Keji Swim Caps
- Post Triathlon meal (Vegan and GF options)
- 15% Discount code for travel to the event with Bay Ferries (from NB or Maine)
- Thoughtful race gifts and prizes
Imagine the magic of endurance sport while surrounded by lush forests, flowing rivers, peaceful lake waters and a unique cultural landscape rich with Mi’kmaw stories and traditions at Nova Scotia’s beloved Kejimkujik National Park. Whether a first-time participant or a seasoned veteran this venue is sure to inspire!
- The morning of Saturday, September 7th will be dedicated to Nova Scotia’s only Women’s Triathlon. This event will see women and girls aged 12 & over of all abilities experience triathlon in a gorgeous setting with an all-female cast! This year we will offer 2 distances – Super Sprint, Try-A-Tri for youth, and Sprint.
- Saturday afternoon will feature Multisport and Culture Workshops, where female participants will have the opportunity to try out a variety of other complimentary outdoor pursuits with experienced and qualified leaders (think Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Yoga on SUP, drumming, dancing, medicinal plant identification, trail running and Kayaking).
- Saturday evening gather at Merrymakedge Beach for Mi’kmaq Storytelling: A Dark Sky Cultural Experience with Ursula Johnson
- Sunday, September 8th will be a day for male and female participants to join forces and enjoy an exciting day of triathlon racing and for some vying World Qualifying Spots for the Standard Distance. Super Sprint, Sprint, Standard Distance Triathlon, Standard Distance AquaBike and Team options as well.
Registration for each event available on can.bikes: Keji Multisport Registration
September Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site is truly a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the world and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Nova Scotia. …. Be sure we “CatchYou@Keji” in September!
Spend the night at Kejimkujik! You can set up a tent at one of the campgrounds, drive up in your RV, or even rent an oTENTik or rustic cabin. Make your reservation online. Kejimkujik: https://reservation.pc.gc.ca/Kejimkujik
However, if you wish to stay at a bed-and-breakfast, cottage, motel or hotel, here are a few options. Distances are measured from the Park’s main gate.
- Mersey River Chalets (5 km): http://merseyriverchalets.com/mrc/
- Caledonia (15 km): https://www.bbcanada.com/10580.html
- Annapolis Royal (45 km): http://www.exploreannapolisroyal.com/links_accommodations.html
- Digby (65 km): http://digbyarea.ca/accomodations/
- Bridgewater (65 km): https://www.staynovascotia.ca/bridgewater-4012.php
- Mahone Bay (80 km): https://www.mahonebay.com/stay
- Lunenburg (90 km): https://www.explorelunenburg.ca/places-to-stay.html