Athletes from all over are prepping for an EPIC Canada Day weekend racing some serious triathlon distances in our friendly neighbour city across the harbour. To kick it all off, EPIC is hosting its first Canada-themed 5k/10k open to runners and walkers around Lake Banook on June 29.

That's pretty close to the North End.

They're taking nominations for 'most epic Canadians' to feature on kilometre markers over on their site, and promising prices for the awesomest Canadian costumes on race day.

Racing and flag waving - what's not to love? Registration closes the day before.