ESPRIT DE MONTRÉAL
The information provided here is intended specifically for athletes participating in the event: Sprint relay.
This is an individual event only.
TIME TO COMPLETE: maximum 70 minutes
The 1.9 km swim takes place in the Olympic rowing basin. The current-free basin is similar to a 2 km long, 100-meter wide and 3-meter deep swimming pool. The water has been tested and is consistently rated superior for swimming.
Based on past experiences, the water temperature is expected to be around 21°C (72°F). Wetsuits are recommended especially for long distances such as the Demi-ESPRIT. In order to complete the swim, you will have to swim down-and-back, run out of the water, over the bridge to the transition area. All athletes must cross over the bridge to get to the transition area.
Helpful tip: While you swim, look for cables under the water normally used for the rowing lanes. Follow a cable and keep yourself in a straight line!
Special Needs Bag : There are no longer any special needs bags. All athletes are responsible to have what they need on their bike or in the transition zone.
The 90 km bike portion of the race consists of completing 21 laps 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.
Our Pro-timing chip will count your laps. That being said, don't be afraid to follow your distance on your own odometer. Your lap count will be shown on a giant screen. Your name and bib number will appear on the monitor on lap 5, 10, 15, 19, 20, 21. When you see your name with the number 21, you must exit.
Bib Name Lap Completed
101 Danny McCann 21
Aid Station: Our “pits” area is located right before the hairpin, on the left-hand side of the track. This is where you can get your special needs bag. The aid station will provide bottled water, Pro-Circuit, bagels and bananas. Washrooms, mechanic and medical personnel are also in this area. Please discard all used bottles and other unwanted items in the hockey nets around the pits area.
Relay Teams: Whether you are part of a men’s, women's or mixed team, you must set your bike on the correct bike rack clearly identified as Demi-Esprit - Relay Teams. This is where you will exchange the timing chip with your teammates.
Important Safety notes: As the athletes are cycling counter-clock wise, all cyclists should stay left except to pass. Remember to never cut the corners, as faster cyclists may be coming from behind. Once you are done your 21st lap, stay right at the hairpin in order to prepare to exit the course.
There will be no bike inspection as 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 you may need.
The 21.1 km run starts at the back of the Transition Area where you will run behind the big white tent and onto the running path around the basin. You will then circle the Olympic Rowing Basin and complete four and a half (4.5) laps. This means that you will be "running on water" halfway through the olympic basin on your last lap. The run course is flat and fast, and supporters will cheer you on as you run pass the grandstands and the Triathletes’ Village.
Aid Stations: As you run around the Olympic Basin, there are four (4) aid stations per lap. All Stations will have water and Pro-Circuit products. Some stations will also have Coke and pretzels.
T-Shirts and Medals
Option 1: Register before July 1, 2021 and get your medal and t-shirt or save $15 by refusing the medal and the sweater. This option will be calculated in the sustainability ECO-TQ of the event.
Option 2: Registration between July 2, 2021 and August 31, 2021, Please note that no medals or t-shirts will be available. This will be calculated into the sustainability ECO-TQ of the event.
If it turns out that we have some surplus, additional medals and jerseys will be on sale on site September 11-12, 2021 for $ 20. No guarantee of size.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it, please check in your spam folder.
In order to respect privacy laws, we do not publish a list of registered athletes.
Please note that a 75% refund will be accepted before August 20, 2021 11:59 p.m. via an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it turned out that a force majeure event would occur, a 100% refund of the registration fees or a push over to 2022 would be announced prior to the first day of the event.
If you've made a mistake (no one is perfect ;), please send us an email to request any changes.
To cancel your registration, click here.
We will reimburse you 75% of your registration fee if you cancel before Monday, August 20th, 2021 at 11:50 pm. There will be no reimbursement after this date.
Please remember that registrations are non-transferable between athletes.