The Salomon Classic is back

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Cancelled in 2020 for reasons we know all too well, the Tremblant Salomon Classic is back this year. The event will be held on October 23 and invites trail running enthusiasts – beginners, intermediates and experts – to undertake this mountainous challenge in the midst of the boreal autumn.

The event is an excellent opportunity to get to know trail running, but it also represents one of the toughest challenges of its kind in Quebec. In addition to the 1 km distance, which invites youngsters aged 12 and under to hit the trail in safety, the runners can choose from among five different distances. The 3 km and 5 km are both for youth for whom the 1 km is no longer a challenge, and for people new to racing along mountain trails.

The 10 km, the event’s “signature” challenge, remains the most popular distance and lets the runners discover a magnificent trail, in a slightly less familiar part of Mont Tremblant, which links the Johannsen to the Sasquatch. The 10 km provides a technical challenge and a change of altitude that varies between 250 and 275 metres.

As for the 20 km and 30 km, they’re for expert runners eager for even tougher challenges. With more than 1,500 metres of height to climb, the 30 km undoubtedly represents the event’s ultimate test. Patrick Lussier, the event cofounder and race co-director admits, however, to having toned down the course very slightly.

For those who would like to try trail running, Patrick Lussier suggests starting by running on mountain trails and allowing the trail itself to dictate the speed of the legs and heartbeat, particularly when the trail is climbing. “One step at a time”, he concludes. It’s the motto of the great trail runners.

All the details at tremblant.ca/things-to-do/events

 

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Guillaume Vincent

 

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Rédacteur et journaliste de profession, Guillaume Vincent a fait ses armes au sein de l’agence QMI. Il s’est joint au Tremblant Express en 2014. Promu en 2017, il y assume depuis le rôle de rédacteur en chef et directeur de la publication. / A writer and photojournalist by profession, Guillaume Vincent won his stripes in the QMI agency. He joined Tremblant Express in 2014. Promoted in 2017, he has been editor-in-chief and co-publisher since then.

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