In the world of sports, few events can boast a reputation for endurance that comes close to the Ironman. This race is known across the world as one of the toughest events there is, and every year it arrives in Mont-Tremblant for one of the qualifying races for the world championship. Here’s what you need to know if you want to spectate or take part in the race.
Overview of the Ironman
The Ironman is a race that is held in locations all over the world and is organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). It consists of swimming, cycling, and running, and there is a time limit of 17 hours to complete it. It is widely considered to be the most difficult one-day event anywhere in the world, and any athlete who completes the race within the time limit becomes an ‘Ironman’.
Races are held all over the world throughout the year, and athletes can use these to qualify for the world championship each year in Kailua-Kona in Hawaii, which has been held here since 1978.
2015 Event in Mont-Tremblant
The race in Mont-Tremblant is one of the qualifying races that are held all over the world, with 50 qualifying slots up for grabs. It is a very popular event in Mont-Tremblant every year, and this year will be no exception. The race will be held on August 16 where an army of 3,000 volunteers will help out to make it into the success it always is.
It starts early in the morning with the 2.4-mile swim in Lac Tremblant, which is warm at this time of year. This is followed by a quarter-mile run where spectators cheer the athletes on. Then there is the 112-mile bike course that winds through the mountains and forests of the surrounding area. Finally, athletes run the 26.2-mile run that takes in Le P’tit Train du Nord. This was once a railway, and now it is a linear park, the longest of its kind in the country.
The Perfect Opportunity to Visit Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant is the perfect setting for the Ironman event. Ironman athletes visit with their friends and families each year and spend time enjoying the destination and all it has to offer. Over 2,500 athletes will compete this year from countries all over the world, making it a fantastic time to be here.
Located in the Laurentian mountains in Quebec, Mont-Tremblant is a world-famous ski and outdoor sports destination that is popular with people booking Mont Tremblant luxury rentals throughout the year. The Ironman event is always one of the biggest events of the year, but there is plenty more to see and do here including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, golfing, and more.
If you are not taking part in the race, turn up to cheer the athletes on. You can spectate at various strategic points, and when the race is over you can go and experience all of the other activities in the area.
Plan to Visit Mont-Tremblant to See the Ironman
The Ironman Mont-Tremblant is set to be a fantastic event again, just like it is every year. If you want to cheer on the athletes—or take part yourself—book this weekend in August into your diary and have a fantastic time watching the event as well as enjoying all the fun that Mont-Tremblant has to offer.
Margaret Bowers is vacation planner. She loves sharing her insights on the web. Her articles can be found on many travel and vacation websites.