LOCATION Montréal, Canada
RACE DATE 8 Sep 2024
DISTANCE Middle distance, Olympic distance, Sprint distance
Challenge Esprit Montréal
Five Reasons to Race SAIL Challenge Esprit Montréal
The three day event from 6 to 8 September will mark the 40th anniversary of the original Esprit de Montréal Triathlon which each year attracts over 3,000 athletes to the Olympic venue in the heart of Montréal, Québec.
- Welcome to the Parc Jean Drapeau, Discover the island on the island of Montréal
- Swim in the 1976 Olympic basin
- Ride on F1 circuit
- Run along the St Lawrence seaway
- Visit the Expo 67, more than 55 years of history
About the Local Area
The Parc Jean Drapeau is an island of the islands in the centre of Montréal. The islands were the site of the Expo 67 World’s Fair. Notre Dame Island was constructed for the exposition, and Saint Helen’s Island artificially extended at its north and south ends. The park was renamed in honour of Jean Drapeau, the late mayor of Montreal and initiator of Expo 67.
With more than 25 kilometres of roads and trails, Parc Jean-Drapeau provides an outdoor escape in the heart of nature, just a few steps from downtown Montréal. Montréal itself is considered the cultural capital of Canada and is a prime destination for all things art, music, performance and festivals that shines bright at night with a truly unique lighting plan
About SAIL Challenge Esprit Montréal
The SAIL Challenge Esprit Montréal triathlon course invites athletes to enjoy a unique experience starting in the Olympic Basin, which offers ideal swimming conditions with its pure, calm waters. The race continues with a multi-lap cycling experience on the legendary Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, famous for hosting the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix. This becomes the perfect backdrop for the fastest bike course in the country. The final event features a run course set on the iconic site of the 1976 Olympic Games before crossing the finish line overlooked by the biosphere!
8 Sep 2024
Montréal, Canada, North America
Middle distance, Olympic distance, Sprint distance