Canada Man / Woman – Extreme Triathlon

Canada Man/Canada Woman is the ultimate long-distance triathlon! It pays tribute to the first Canadians who successfully adapted to nature’s harsh elements and made Quebec’s forests and expansive territory their homeland and livelihood.

Canada Man/Canada Woman differs from the classic long-distance triathlon where thousands of volunteers are present to support you at every turn. As in pioneer life, you will have only yourself to rely on throughout the many sections apart from the support of your limited assistance team and your best friend. The latter will follow you throughout this marathon that will unfold in the heart of the Canadian forest.

TV show 2017

Summary 2017

Summary 2018

Registration

Registration for the Extreme Canada Man/Canada Woman Triathlon will open on November 1, 2020. The registration period will close on May 31, 2020.

Until December 31
575 $CAN
575 $CAN
Until March 31
695 $CAN
695 $CAN
Until May 31
795 $CAN
795 $CAN

* Taxes not included

The registration includes

  • Technical clothing for 2 persons
  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • All race logistics
  • Four (4) slots for the Norseman World championships
  • Participation to the draw of 4 Norseman slots
  • 2 tickets to the closing banquet on Monday
  • Finisher buckles belt
  • Age groups medals
  • Race photos access

Refund policy

Cancellation insurance can now be purchased upon registration. The organization will therefore no longer offer a refund.

Course

The Canada Man / Canada Woman: Intense – Wild – Beautiful

A breathtaking course amid the Canadian forest and mountains that will push you to successively complete:

Swimming

0 km

A 3.8 km swim on Lac Mégantic, starting at dawn.

Biking

0 km

180 km of biking along the Route des Sommets with an elevation gain of 2500 m

Running

0 km

42 km of running along roads and trails with the ultimate finish line at the summit of Mont-Mégantic…an elevation gain of 1 200 m by the time you reach the Mont-Mégantic Observatory!

Take the start of Canada Man / Woman and reach the stars before midnight!

Race manual and rules

It is essential to read, understand and reread the race manual. All the essential information is found there.

You can download the 2020 race manual (to come).

The Canada Man/Woman Triathlon is recognized by Triathlon Quebec federation and complies with ITU rules. Click on the following link for a complete list of rules applicable to Canada Man:
TQ competition rules

You can read a summary of the rules specific to Canada Man-Lac-Mégantic in the race manual.

Age groups and categories

Individual categories men/women

18 to 24 years old
25 to 29 years old
30 to 34 years old
35 to 39 years old
40 to 44 years old
45 to 49 years old
50 to 54 years old
55 to 59 years old
60 to 64 years old
65 to 69 years old
70 years old and over

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category as well as the top three overall individual male and female finishers. The minimum age for long-distance triathlons is 18 years old.

An extraordinary experience
that you will never forget!

Schedule

Friday, July 5

Registration mandatory (bib and chips distribution)
17h00 - 21h00

Centre Sportif de Lac-Mégantic, 5400 Papineau Street, Lac-Mégantic (Québec) G6B 0B9

17h00 - 21h00
Cocktail of the Elect
17h30

Centre Sportif de Lac-Mégantic, 5400 Papineau Street, Lac-Mégantic (Québec) G6B 0B9

17h30

Saturday, July 6

Triathlon Sprint
8h00 - 10h00

Parc de la Baie-des-Sables, 2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic, QC

8h00 - 10h00
Medal and lunch ceremony for Sprint athletes
10h00 - 11h30

Parc de la Baie-des-Sables, 2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic, QC

10h00 - 11h30
Extreme athletes' presentation (mandatory for athletes)
15h00 - 16h00

Centre Sportif de Lac-Mégantic, 5400 Papineau Street, Lac-Mégantic (Québec) G6B 0B9

15h00 - 16h00
Race meeting (mandatory for athletes)
16h00 - 16h30

Centre Sportif de Lac-Mégantic, 5400 Papineau Street, Lac-Mégantic (Québec) G6B 0B9

16h00 - 16h30
Opening of transition 1 for athletes and assistants (BDS)
17h00 - 20h00

Parc de la Baie-des-Sables, 2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic, QC

17h00 - 20h00
Handing over timing chips at transition 1 when dropping the bike
17h00 - 20h00

Parc de la Baie-des-Sables, 2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic, QC

17h00 - 20h00

Sunday, July 7

Opening of CSM
3h00

Centre Sportif de Lac-Mégantic, 5400 Papineau Street, Lac-Mégantic (Québec) G6B 0B9

3h00
Mandatory meet up of athletes
3h30

Centre Sportif de Lac-Mégantic, 5400 Papineau Street, Lac-Mégantic (Québec) G6B 0B9

3h30
Departure of the symbolic walk to the Veterans Park
3h50

Centre Sportif de Lac-Mégantic, 5400 Papineau Street, Lac-Mégantic (Québec) G6B 0B9

3h50
Start
4h30

Dourdan Beach, Lac-Mégantic

4h30
Opening transition 1 for assistants
4h30

Parc de la Baie-des-Sables, 2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic, QC

4h30

Monday, July 8th

Banquet and medals ceremony
11h00 - 13h00

Centre Sportif de Lac-Mégantic, 5400 Papineau Street, Lac-Mégantic (Québec) G6B 0B9

11h00 - 13h00

Thank you to the event sponsors

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