FAQ

Esprit Triathlon Rules Registration & Race Kit Pick-up Parking Practice on the Island Timing Chip Body Marking Lost & Found

Esprit Triathlon Rules

Is drafting allowed?

No.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Yes. Cycling helmets are compulsory and must be approved by an official testing authority. 

Do I need to cover my torso for the swim portion?

No. However, the torso must be covered for the bike and run portion of the race.

Do I have to wear my bib for the bike?

This is up to you, but it is not mandatory for the bike. It is however, compulsory for the run portion of the race and must be worn on the front at all times.  Failure to do so could result in a delay leaving the transition area for the run course.

Can my coach/parent come with me in the Transition Area?

No. Your coach has done his/her job. Now it's up to you to "step-up" and enjoy the race! As for parents, if they have come this far, they can handle it. Let them go and cheer them on!

Registration & Race Kit Pick-up

I can't pick-up my race kit before race day. What should I do?

Please make sure you arrive at least two (2) hours before your departure time. If this is your first race with us, we highly recommend that you attend the briefing session on the Friday or Saturday (for Sunday's events). See the Schedule of Events page for more details.

Can I ask a friend to pick-up my race kit?

Yes. They must have copy of your confirmation email.

Parking

If I get a parking ticket during registration, does this guarantee me a parking spot? No. Parking is an issue on the island and is solely managed by Parc Jean-Drapeau. We sell tickets during registration only to speed up access to the island on race day. We strongly recommend that you ask your family and friends to take the Metro to our race site. The Metro station Jean-Drapeau is located less than a five-minute walk to the site. If you are simply dropping off your athlete or family, there is a "drop off area" on the Metro side of the small Cosmos Bridge. Do not drive across this bridge unless you are intending to stay. Ile Notre-Dame, the race site, can accommodate 1200 cars. Late arrivals, unable to access this parking, will be directed to parking lots on neighbouring Ile Ste-Helene. The distance from these lots to Ile Notre-Dame is 600 m.

Practice on the Island

Can I practice swimming in the basin? You will be allowed to "test the water" on during registration on Friday and Saturday and only in lane 6 (see Schedule of Events). It is very important that you stay in lane 6 since other lanes will be opened to team practice such as dragon-boat racing, kayaking, etc. At any other time, swimming in the Olympic Basin is strictly prohibited. The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is always open to cyclists who wish to train on the island during the year.

Timing Chip

Why don't we get our timing chip during registration?

We use the "timing chip pro system". The new chips are so sensitive that you will only be allowed to pick-up your chip as you walk in the swim zone.

Other races give us a timing chip for our bikes. Why don't you?

With the new "pro" system, we do not need timing chips on the bikes anymore.

Body Marking

Do I really need to get body-marked?

Yes, you may choose to "self body mark" to save time.  Numbers go on the outside of both arms and outside of both thighs. On your right calf, write your age as of December 31, 2018.

Lost & Found

I lost something. Did you find it?

Lost & Found articles should be brought to, or picked up, at the main registration table in the cafeteria. If you realize you're missing something when you get home, you can email us at info@esprittriathlon.com. We'll let you know if we have it.