Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada
Having interviewed for more than 60 races, I have found it hard to believe that race directors don’t reach out in order to leverage my knowledge to make their events better. This isn’t the case with this race. The race at here at Mont Tremblant, the full and the half, have the same race director. I spoke with him on the phone and we discussed many things in order to better improve the athlete experience. This race features a challenging course yes, but so worth it. Athletes that have done this race know this race is a notch above all the rest. The swim course is beautiful, surrounded by mountains, transition is on a parking lot, which is awesome. The bike course has elevation gain that is doable and manageable for most, but you need to train hills for sure. The bike course has a few sections of cobble stone, so check your bottles. The run course is simple and easy to manage, but as athletes near the finish, there is more cobblestone, watch your footing and don’t roll your ankle there. Aid stations on the bike are set up in a way that have plenty of room, more than enough volunteers, and even great laughs. Notable, there is NO GATORADE on this course. Plan for this. I would do this race in a heartbeat.
Would I do this race? Yes!