On June 23, 2013, Tremblant will be the center of attention, as it will host one of the most important sporting events ever brought to the province of Quebec, the Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant. Come cheer on the athletes and watch history in the making for 982 Quebecers taking part in this second Quebec edition!
A total of 2 500 athletes, including the event’s spokesperson, Magali Tisseyre, a Montreal native, will start their journey at Tremblant’s Beach and Tennis Club in the early morning of June 23. After swimming 1.9 km in Lake Tremblant, they will cycle for 90 km and then run 21.1 km to finally cross the finish line in Tremblant’s pedestrian village.
Spectators will have the opportunity to see the athletes in action along the course. Note that, since vehicles are not allowed on the course, free public transit can bring you from one strategic point to the next throughout the event.
A couple of sites have also been equipped with bleachers for spectators who will have the opportunity to cheer on athletes coming out of the water at Parc Plage and see them cross the finish line at Place des Voyageurs.
|6 a.m.||Montée Ryan closed from Highway 117|
|7 a.m.||Start of the race for all athletes age groups in waves of 150 to 300 each|
|Around 10:30 a.m.||Arrival of the first triathletes|
|4 p.m.||2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Rolldown for Las Vegas, USA|
Given the magnitude of the event, Tourism Mont-Tremblant, the City of Mont-Tremblant, Station Mont Tremblant and the Sûreté du Québec are working hand in hand to facilitate your access to the mountain and offer a safe drive and environment. We are expecting a lot of visitors for this first edition!
The following roads will be completely closed to traffic (except for local traffic with police escort) from 6 a.m. until about 4 p.m. on June 23:
Upon your arrival in Mont-Tremblant (St-Jovite sector), Ironman Traffic signs will lead you the right way. Note that the only access to Tremblant will be via the 327-South. To access the 327, you will have to use Montée Kavanagh and Rang 8, no matter where you are coming from (ex: Tremblant's North Side, Mont-Tremblant Village or La Conception).
For complete details and road closure periods during the event, the Ministry of Transport will post a special Ironman Mobility tab on their website at www.quebec511.gouv.qc.ca.
Upon your arrival in the area, you will be redirected by volunteers and police officiers to a parking lot. According to traffic, you might have to park in a lot serviced by a free public transit shuttle that will take you to Tremblant.
Plan your travelling well for the weekend and be patient on the road if you are using your vehicle in the area on the day of the event. Do expect significant delays in and out of Tremblant on June 23 since several roads will be closed or only accessible one-way as of 6 a.m. on race day.
So, if you plan on coming to Tremblant during the event, we suggest you arrive Friday or Saturday and not plan to leave the area before the end of the event (and reopening of the roads) at around 4 p.m. on June 23.
Instead, enjoy this great opportunity to cheer on incredible athletes and participate in the festive spirit brought by the event to the pedestrian village.
All off-site golfers booked at Le Géant will have to park at Le Géant's practice field. Please ensure that you arrive at least one hour ahead of your tee-off time at either Le Diable or Le Géant between 7 a.m. and last departure.
An Ironman Village will be set up on the Place des Voyageurs and will offer various services and kiosks including an Ironman shop, various exhibitors and a bike shop.
To exit Station Mont Tremblant between 6 a.m. and about 4 p.m. on June 23, vehicles will be redirected to the Vieux Village and will reach Highway 117 via Chemin du Lac Mercier and La Conception.
All activities offered on the site will be opened for the day except for the bike rental shop at the Chalet des Voyageurs.
As for the Beach and Tennis Club, visitors will have access to the beach and the Nautical Center's activities at 10 a.m. Tennis courts will be opened for the day.