2020 registrations


Triathlon Découverte

Individual (16+) - Race is on SUNDAY (NEW THIS YEAR)

The information contained in this section is specific to athletes who wish to complete the TRY-A-TRI distance.



The 375 m 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 is constantly tested and rated superior for swimming. 

Based on past experiences, the water temperature is expected to be around 21°C/ 72°F.

Helpful tips:

- Look for cables under the water normally used for the rowing lanes.  Follow a cable and keep yourself in a straight line!

- Upon exiting the water, you must run over the bridge to cross over the runners. If you have a medical problem and cannot climb stairs, you may notify the swim exit marshall and run beside the bridge. Runners will have the right-of-way and you must stop for the runners.  The marshall will escort you across the runners' path. 


The 10 km bike portion of the race consists of completing two (2) 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. 

Your lap count will be shown on a giant screen.  You name and bib number will appear on the monitor on lap 1, 2. When you see your name with the number 2, you must exit. 

Bib                 Name                          Lap Completed
101                 Jerome McEniry          2

Our “pits” area is located right before the hairpin, on the left-hand side of the track. The aid station will provide washrooms, bike mechanic, massage and medical personnel. 

Safety Notes

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 you approach the hairpin in order to prepare to exit the Circuit.

No Bike Inspectation 

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.


The 2.5 km run starts at the back of the Transition Area where you will run behind the big white tent directly onto the basin wall. At the 1000 meter mark, you will turn to run on the quay crossing the water. Not only will you be able to say that you completed a triathlon, but you'll be able to brag that you ran on water! Once across the water, run straight to the finish line!

Aid Stations: There is one water stop as you get on the basin wall which will provide water and Pro-Circuit products. 

The Montreal Esprit Triathlon is proud to offer new triathletes a “Pre-Race Triathlon Seminar” free-of-charge.

The Montreal Esprit Triathlon is proud to offer new triathletes a “Pre-Race Triathlon Seminar” free-of-charge.



Race Kit Pick-Up

It is recommended to pick-up your race packet, on Friday before the race in the Cafeteria at the Olympic Basin. See full schedule here. If you cannot make it, please make sure you arrive at least two hours before your wave start time.

Timing Chip & Body Marking

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, 2018.


All finishers will receive a finisher's medal and will be able to print a certificate after the race. There is no ranking per age group in the Try-a-tri event. The goal is for athletes to get acquainted with the sport and have fun! 


Meals are served in the big white tent. Please remember that you swim, bike, run and then you eat - in that order! 

Toilets & Showers 

The Athletes' Quarters have been fully renovated in 2016. We now have access to brand new toilets and showers. On the cycle course, there are 2 port-o-johns located at the “Pits Area”. On the run course there are 2 port-o-johns at the far end of the basin. There are many indoor toilets at the Garage Grand-Prix on the north side of the basin.

Medical / Massage

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 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 "first responders" circling the course. The main medical area with our 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 awards tent for all triathletes for a minimal fee.

Novice Seminar

The Triathlon Esprit de Montréal is the perfect place for new triathletes.
Athletes of all ages and all levels of fitness are welcome at the Triathlon Esprit!

The organizers are proud to offer athletes new to the sport a free novice seminar. In collaboration with Triathlon Québec, TQ officials will be showing you the course, explain the rules and help you take on the transition area.

Places are limited. These seminars sell out every year. You absolutely must register
Spots will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.