Montreal Esprit Triathlon
Sept. 9–10 One of the most spectator-friendly triathlons in Canada, the Montreal Esprit Triathlon gives triathletes the opportunity to ride on the smooth and flat Formula 1 circuit just outside the city’s downtown and target a fast race time on a course that couldn’t offer better conditions for a PB. The race is a staple on the Quebec triathlon scene and draws thousands of athletes from across Canada and around the world each year. The event offers an exciting race weekend for triathletes of all ages and abilities – new this year are try-a-tri, U13 and U15 races. As the host of the Canadian Long Distance Championships this year, Esprit is offering a modest prize purse for the top three men and women for the half-distance race and will offer the standard Olympic, sprint and duathlon distances as well.
As a stop on the Quebec Grand Prix series this year, you can expect some fast elites to show up to the race weekend, too. There’s always some top Canadian talent at this race every year which makes it an even more exciting event for age-groupers.
The race takes place at the Olympic Basin on Ile Notre-dame, just a short metro ride away from the city’s downtown core and is easily accessible by car.
Aug. 20 There’s a certain energy at Ironman Mont-tremblant that has to be experienced to be understood – but it’s what draws sold-out crowds to the French-canadian ski town summer after summer for one of Ironman’s most successful full-distance races.
The mid-august race date makes Ironman Mont-tremblant many triathletes’ A race and presents varied temperatures from year to year – sometimes making for extremely warm race day conditions. Triathletes will enjoy the swim in the warm waters of Lac Tremblant, the challenging bike course through the low-lying mountains of the region and the run that takes you through the beautiful Tremblant Resort village and down a roaring finishing chute lined with spectators. For Canadian triathletes, this is a true bucket-list race for those interested in tackling the full-distance in a Canadian triathlon mecca.