Yes. Cycling helmets are compulsory and must be approved by an official testing authority.
No. However, the torso must be covered for the bike and run portion of the race.
This is up to you, but it is not mandatory for the bike. It is however, compulsory for the run portion of the race and must be worn on the front at all times. Failure to do so could result in a delay leaving the transition area for the run course.
No. Your coach has done his/her job. Now it's up to you to "step-up" and enjoy the race! As for parents, if they have come this far, they can handle it. Let them go and cheer them on!
Please make sure you arrive at least two (2) hours before your departure time. If this is your first race with us, we highly recommend that you attend the briefing session on the Friday or Saturday (for Sunday's events). See the Schedule of Events page for more details.
Yes. They must have copy of your confirmation email.
Can I practice swimming in the basin? You will be allowed to "test the water" on during registration on Friday and Saturday and only in lane 6 (see Schedule of Events). It is very important that you stay in lane 6 since other lanes will be opened to team practice such as dragon-boat racing, kayaking, etc. At any other time, swimming in the Olympic Basin is strictly prohibited. The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is always open to cyclists who wish to train on the island during the year.
We use the "timing chip pro system". The new chips are so sensitive that you will only be allowed to pick-up your chip as you walk in the swim zone.
With the new "pro" system, we do not need timing chips on the bikes anymore.
Yes, you may choose to "self body mark" to save time. Numbers go on the outside of both arms and outside of both thighs. On your right calf, write your age as of December 31, 2018.
Lost & Found articles should be brought to, or picked up, at the main registration table in the cafeteria. If you realize you're missing something when you get home, you can email us at [email protected]. We'll let you know if we have it.