Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Athletes and competitive spirits, here are 16 events that will test your physical abilities no matter what they might be!
Participate in this foot race held on a 20 km route around Lake Brome, near the town of Knowlton. The race will be followed by a celebration during which you be able to taste a traditional Brome-Lake duck dish. Online registration until May 27.
Xtrail Mont Sutton: June 15 | Xtrail Mont-Orford: September 8
Known as the biggest series of trail races in Quebec, XTRAIL offers a variety of magnificent racing terrains. Between lakes and mountains and enchanting decors, these events offer many different distances for all levels. Online registration until June 13 (Mount Sutton) and September 5 (Mount-Orford)
The event which starts out on the Jacques-Cartier bridge in Sherbrooke is the ideal race as much for adepts as for beginners with distances covering 1,2,5,10 and 21 km. Online registration until June 27.
XMAN Sutton: June 1 and XMAN Mont-Orford: August 17
The XMAN series are mountain obstacle course races where you’ll be challenged by no less than 40 obstacles. Covering a distance of about 7 km, you’ll have to run, climb, crawl, jump, carry a load, climb over walls, get wet crossing streams and mud… Simply put, you’ll push back your limits while having a lot of fun! There’s also a 1 km course designed for kids between the ages of 4 and 12. Online registration until May 30 for Sutton and until August 15 for Mont-Orford.
The Valhalla Race offers an 8 km course halfway between an obstacle race and an escape route. You’ll find 25 physical and mental challenges on your way, which you must take on in teams of 4 to 6 participants. Team cohesion will be essential to cross the finish line!
Online registration until May 20.
Its second edition, the Cross-triathlon de Bromont is now called XTERRA Bromont. Here, you can choose between a duathlon (running and mountain biking) or a triathlon (swimming, mountain biking and running). To do alone or as a team. Online registration until June7 or June 8 according to the category.
The Canada Man / Canada Woman is the ultimate long-distance triathlon! You’ll have to swim a distance of 3.8 km in Lake Mégantic, bike 180 km over an elevation of 2500 m and run 42 km on roads and trails, to finally arrive at the top of Mount Mégantic. You must be in REALLY GREAT shape to take on this challenge!
The TriMemphré is an initiative of the Club de triathlon Memphrémagog promoting this discipline which combines swimming, cycling and running. As an international level eco-responsible event, the TriMemphré has received the Manifestation sportive de l’année award several times.
Online registration until July 7.
The event offers three course options: a distance of 57 km which goes around Lake Mégantic, a distance of 90 km which also includes a loop towards Notre-Dame-des-Bois, and a distance of 110 km which includes both previous courses plus an uphill race to the summit of Mount Mégantic. Register before August 27 to take advantage of a presale rate.
Head out to discover ex-Olympian Lyne Bessette’s bicycle training ground. The event offers two routes (70 km or 115 km) that will take you across the Brome-Missisquoi region. Reserve your place online before June 1 to take advantage of a registration rate discount http://100b7.com/en/
You don’t need to be in tiptop shape to participate in a cycling competition. Here are 5 accessible events for everyone, just for the fun of riding your bicycle!
Although the Traversée Internationale du lac Mégantic is designed for athletes, the event offers amateurs the opportunity to register in their 1, 2 or 5 km challenges and to experience what it feels like to swim in open waters. Online registration available.