Duathlon Olympic (18+) & Duathlon Sprint (16+)
Both races are on SATURDAY
The information contained in this section is specific to athletes who wish to complete an Olympic or Sprint Duathlon (with or without drafting) distance.
This is an indivual event only (no realy teams).
The race starts at the back of the Transition Area where you will go directly onto the Voie Maritime. Once back on the basin wall, you will circle the Rowing Basin and complete one lap (Sprint) or two laps (Olympic). Once you’ve completed your lap(s), follow the directions of the volunteers and run over the swimmers' bridge to the Transition Area.
There is (1) water stop on the Voie Maritime, which will provide water and Pro-Circuit. As you run around the Olympic Basin, there are three (3) additional aid stations per lap for the Olympic Duathlon, but only one additional aid station for the Sprint Duathlon.
The 20 km (Sprint) or 40 km (Olympic) bike portion of the race consists of completing four (4) laps for the Sprint and nine (9) laps for the Olympic distance around the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, which is the site of the Formula One Canadian Grand-Prix. The 4.3 km loop has the best road surface in North America.
Your lap count will be shown on a giant screen. You name and bib number will appear on the monitor on lap 3 and 4 (Sprint), or laps 5, 7, 8, 9 (Olympic). When you see your name with the number 4 or 9, you must exit.
Bib Name Lap Completed
101 Danny McCann 9
Our “pits” area is located right before the hairpin, on the leftt-hand side of the track. The aid station will provide bottled washrooms, bike mechanic, massage and medical personnel. Please discard the used bottles in the designated hockey nets around the pits area.
IMPORTANT: Although there is no time limit to complete the bike course, please remember that this is a race. Officials have the right to remove athletes from the Circuit, if they are considered to be a safety concern for other athletes.
Since the bike course is counter-clock wise on the Circuit, all cyclists should stay left except to pass. Remember to never cut corners, as faster cyclists may be coming from behind. As you near the completion of your final lap, stay right as your approach the hairpin in order to exit the Circuit.
No Bike Inspection
There will be no bike inspection. You are responsible for the safety of your equipment. Mechanics from MARTIN SWISS CYCLE will be on hand at registration and during the race to help you with any minor repairs or adjustments.
For the OLYMPIC DUATHLON, the second run portion is 5 km. The run starts at the back of the Transition Area where you will go directly onto the Voie Maritime. Once back on the basin wall, you will run directly to the finish line. Supporters will cheer you on as you run pass the grandstands.
Aid Stations: There is one water stop on the Voie Maritime, which will provide water and Pro-Circuit products. As you run around the Olympic Basin, there is one (1) additional aid station. All stations will have water and Pro-Circuit products.
NEW THIS YEAR!
For the SPRINT DUATHLON, the second run portion is 2.5 km. Instead of going back to the Voie Maritime for your second run, you will instead run behind the big white tent along the basin wall. At the 1000 meter mark, you will see a quay crossing the basin. Not only will you be able to brag that you completed a Duathlon, but you'll be able to say that you ran on water!!! After you cross the basin, run directly to the finish line.
It is recommended to pick-up your race packet, on Friday before the race in the Cafeteria at the Olympic Basin. If you cannot make it, please make sure you arrive at least two hours before your wave start time.
You must pick-up your timing chip at the green Sportstats tent on race day only near the big white tent. The chip has to be worn on the ankle and returned at the finish line. There will be a $75 fee if you do not return your chip.
Body marking is located near the big white tent. You may "self body mark" to save time. Numbers go on the outside of both arms and outside of both thighs. On your right calf, write you age as of December 31, 2017.
Meals are served in the big white tent. Please remember that you swim, bike, run and then you eat - in that order! Food is available until midnight for Esprit triathletes.
For the past ten years, Fontaine Santé has been a great partner to us, generously supplying salads to all our athletes.
Subway has been a great partner over the last few years and generously supplies the sandwiches to all athletes and our wonderful volunteers.
Our medical staff will keep an eye on our athletes throughout the race. The medical staff has the right to stop any participant during the race or to disqualify an athlete for his own safety. However, please remember that if a medic stops you or if you receive medical attention on the course, this does not mean that you will be disqualified.
Please note that we will have numerous physiotherapists, nurses and doctors circling the course. The main medical area with the race doctor is located in the Athletes' Quarters close to the finish line.
In order to receive a massage, you MUST take a shower first (available in the Athletes' Quarters – long grey building along the finish line). Massages will be available near the medical area for all triathletes for a minimal fee.
The top three (3) in each age group will be awarded a race plaque. All finishers' will receive a participation medal. All participants can print their Finisher Certificate after the race.
There are comfortable public washrooms in the Athletes Quarters, the large grey building along the finish line. You may use these washrooms as well as the hot showers. On the cycle course, there are 2 port-o-johns located at the “Pits Area”. On the run course there is 1 port-o-john at the far end of the basin beside water stop No. 2. There are many indoor toilets at the Garage Grand-Prix on the north side of the basin.