A winter triathlon for everyone
Here we go! Come participate with friends, as a team or a family in the second annual Défi de la Diableon Sunday, March 10 at the Domaine Saint-Bernard.
“It consists of a four-kilometre run; eight kilometres of cross-country-skiing, either classic- or skate-style; and a third section consisting of four hilly kilometres on either racing- or walking-style snowshoes,” explains Dorian Baysset, co-founder and organizer of the event.
“That last section is up a small mountain, so you have to be in fair shape to do it,” Dorian adds.
Last year’s event attracted 80 participants, including a dozen or so children and 12 teams. “This year, we expect between 150 and 200 participants,” says Dorian.
Volunteers, entertainment and safety
Besides being groomed by Ski de Fond Mont-Tremblant, the trails will be made safer by a certified team and there’ll be a first aid tent in the transition zone.
Local DJ Mathieu Bouffard, who brings his trademark brand of entertainment to the Ironman festivities, will be present, as will MS1, official timekeeper for the Classique Salomon and the 24h Tremblant
The fee for registration also brings each participant a lunch box (sandwich, salad and fruit), and super volunteers will hand out chicken broth and energy bars.
Last year’s male winner, Mathieu Fortin, finished the triathlon in 1 hour 23 minutes. The female winner was Lise Méloche, who turned in a three-segment time of 1 hour 40 minutes.
The two winners of this year’s event will be invited to participate in the Winter Triathlon 2020 World Cup, to be held in Quebec City. In addition, an award valued at $330 will be drawn from among participants. The winner will be able to train for two days at the RobFit triathlon camp in spring 2019.
It’s enough to top up your energy, your willingness to accept a challenge and your good mood this winter!
Information and registration: www.defideladiable.ca