The LOST Race is one of Canada’s premier open water events and is hosted by the Lake Ontario Swim Team, a non-profit, volunteer run organization founded in 2006.
The LOST Race is a fun, inclusive and competitive 3.8 km (Ironman distance) race in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Oakville has become the top spot for open water racing in Lake Ontario, and the LOST Race, which began in 2008 with just 8 swimmers, has grown to over 200 swimmers each year!
The route is a point to point route and is safe and fun. It is also exceptionally scenic as it passes by one of the most beautiful neighborhoods, with some of the most spectacular and expensive homes in Canada!
The majority of participants are just regular swimmers that are up for a good challenge, but over the years there have also been some pretty amazing swimmers compete too. There’s been tons of triathletes (Ironman especially), NCAA and Canadian Varsity swimmers, Olympians, people who have swum the English Channel, around Manhattan, around Key West, the length of Tampa Bay and numerous other marathon swims around the world… and of course there are even a select few who have swum across Lake Ontario!
Starting in 2016 we also started “The LOST Mile”! A bit shorter for those that haven’t worked up to the 3.8 km distance or a bit faster for those that want to do a 1 mile sprint! Either way there is something for everyone and both are a lot of fun!
So join us for an epic morning race, splashing around in one of the best open water locations in the world!