10-12

SEPTEMBER

2021

Welcome to the 37th edition of the Esprit Triathlon. It is with great pleasure that we welcome you on September 10th , 11th and 12th 2021 to Parc Jean-Drapeau for a weekend filled with activities and personal achievements for you all to enjoy.

 

With an average of 3500 participants taking part in the Esprit each year, our world class organization and race venue is well known in the triathlon community. During our 37-year history, the Esprit has developed one of the best athlete experiences in the sport of triathlon.

Whether the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us or not, our team has worked tirelessly to offer you a high-quality event that will meet all of the government health standards. Although we may not know exactly what the situation will be like in September 2021, we are planning the event as if the strictest health and security measures will still be in place during the event. Should certain health measures be relaxed prior to the event, we will adjust our planning accordingly. Please know that the safety of our participants is our top priority, and we will do everything possible to ensure compliance with health standards and the safety of our participants, volunteers and staff.

 In the event that certain health measures are relaxed by government authorities, we will adjust our measures accordingly. Know that the safety of participants is our top priority and that we will do everything to ensure compliance with health standards and the safety of our participants and volunteers.

Before registering for the event, here is an overview of some of the measures that will be put in place for the 2021 edition of the Esprit Triathlon. To find out about all the measures in place, we invite you to consult the 2021 athlete's guide available HERE.


REFUNDS & CANCELLATION

In keeping with its practices from previous years, the Esprit Triathlon offers you one of the best cancellation and refund policies in the sport of Triathlon. Prior to August 31, 2021, any participant can request a 75% refund on an entry fee, for any reason. Online registration fees from Events.com cannot be refunded as part of this policy, but Triathlon Quebec fees will be refunded. To obtain a refund, please email your request to: info@esprittriathlon.com. After August 31, 2021, no refunds will be accepted.

Should the event be cancelled by the organizing committee due to COVID restrictions, the Esprit Triathlon will reimburse 100% of the entry fee to any participant who did not request a reimbursement prior to August 31, 2020. Online registration fees from Events.com cannot be refunded as part of this policy, but Triathlon Quebec fees will be refunded.

SCHEDULE

At this time, the various races will be held over three (3) consecutive days from Friday, September 10th to Sunday, September 12th 2021 in accordance with the following daily schedule. This schedule will allow us to respect the Government Guidelines surrounding the maximum number of participants participating in the event at the same time. Should COVID-19 rules be relaxed prior to the event, the Demi-Esprit Triathlon will be moved over to Saturday, September 11th. The Esprit Triathlon is committed to providing clarity for Demi-Esprit participants with regards to the date of the Demi-Esprit distance. Therefore, we commit to making a final decision regarding the date of the race by August 10th 2021 (1 month before the race). When registering for the event prior to August 10th 2021, all participants of the Demi-Esprit should expect to race on Friday, September 10th or Saturday, September 11th, 2021.

Event/Distance

Date

*Demi-Esprit Triathlon, Demi-Esprit Aqua-Bike, Demi-Esprit Relay

Friday September 10th 2021 or Saturday September 11th 2021 (Final date TBD on August 10th 2021)

Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Aqua-Bike, Sprint Relay

Saturday September 11th 2021

Try-a-tri, U13/U15

Saturday September 11th 2021

Olympic Triathlon, Olympic Aqua-Bike, Olympic Relay

Sunday September 12th 2021

Sprint and Olympic Duathlon

Sunday September 12th 2021

5km and 10km Run

Sunday September 12th 2021

SWIM START

The “rolling wave start” worked extremely well in 2020. This eliminated the mass swim start that was a safety concern for many participants. In keeping with the 2 m social distancing rule, we will continue the rolling wave starts for all events. The exact number of participants per wave (between 4 and 6) will be determined in the weeks leading up to the event. Upon registration, participants will be asked to provide an approximate finish time to complete their event. Waves will no longer be determined by gender or age group but according to the participant’s approximate finish time.

SPECTATORS

Depending on the COVID-19 Alert level in place during the event (ie, green , yellow , orange , red ) there may be restrictions on the number of spectators allowed to attend the event. Participants should consider the possibility that spectators may not be allowed to attend the event or that the number of participants will be limited prior to registering for the event. Participants who have a particular need for support can contact the Esprit Triathlon at info@esprittriathlon.com in order to obtain an exception to the rule if their needs justifies it (handicap or minors). The Esprit Triathlon will give these spectators a special bracelet giving the right to limited areas of the venue.

T-SHIRTS AND FINISHER MEDALS

In accordance with Triathlon Quebec COVID -19 recommendations, the Esprit Triathlon will not be offering finisher t-shirts and Race Medals.