Get moving for the love of children and mothers-to-be!

Winter Triathlon

Maisonneuve Park

Meeting place

Maisonneuve Park Chalet, starting at 11:30 a.m.
N.B.: Changing rooms are available in the lower level of the Chalet, but there are no lockers.


To raise funds for the CHU Sainte-Justine Centre of Excellence in Neonatology


Maisonneuve Park. Follow directions for the Insectarium parking lot.


Skating, cross-country skiing and running

Registration fees


Have a closer look at the event program*.

*Only available in French. Please contact us for any questions:

N.B.: An official receipt for the eligible portion of the registration fees will be mailed to you after the event.

Teams will be made up of four participants: a skater, a cross-country skier, a runner and a team leader.

N.B. : The team leader does not participate in the race but they are involved in their team’s Fundraising Challenge. They will be present the day of the event to cheer on their teammates and to count the laps completed by their team skater.

There are two categories available to you! For more serious athletes, the Competitive category is recommended as it provides longer distances and qualifies you for speed-based prizes. The Participative category allows you to participate in the Triathlon, but with shorter distances. More details below.

1- Competitive * - Regular:
Skating: 4.7 km (10 laps)
Cross-country skiing: 8.1 km (skating style) or 5.4 km (classic style)
Running: 6 km (2 laps)
* Categories eligible for speed-based prizes: Women, Men or Mixed.

2- Participative** - Condensed:
Skating: 3.7 km (8 laps)
Cross-country skiing: 8.1 km (skating style) or 5.4 km (classic style)
Running: 3 km (1 lap)
** Non admissible aux Prix de rapidité
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Team arrival, registration and photo session

11:30 a.m.-14:15 p.m.
Christmas Tree Toss (New Challenge)

12:30 p.m.
Welcoming remarks

12:45 p.m.
Race instructions

1:00 p.m.
Start of the race at the skating rink

2:30 p.m.
End of the race and refreshments

2:45 p.m.
Closing ceremonies

3:00 p.m.
Close of auction

4:00 p.m.
End of the event
Transition #1 – Skater/skier
  • After completing their laps, skaters go to the skate/ski transition zone near the skating rink.
  • Skiers will wait in the skate/ski transition zone with their cross-country boots on.
  • Skiers will remove the timing chip from around their skater’s ankle and strap it around their ankle.
  • Skiers will walk over the recording mat to enter their skater’s time and then get their poles and skis and proceed to the cross-country ski trail.

  • Transition #2 – Skier/runner
  • After completing their event, cross-country skiers go to the ski/run transition zone near the end of the ski trail.
  • Runners will wait in the ski/run transition zone, until their skiing partner arrives.
  • Runners will remove the timing chip from around their skier’s ankle and strap it around their ankle.
  • Runners will start running, making sure to cross the recording mat to enter their skier's time.
  • Runners will follow the designated course, do their laps and cross the finish line, where their final time will be recorded by the recording mat.
  • N.B.: There are ski racks near the start of the ski trail, where participants can leave their equipment during the skating and running part of the relay.

    Release form
    Please take a moment to download and fill the release form. Your team captain will need it to register on the event day.
    Event Program and Release Form are only available in French. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions :


    Approximate distances:
    Competitive Category: 4.7 km (10 laps)
    Participative Category: 3.7 km (8 laps)

  • This leg of the event will take place on the skating rink in front of the Maisonneuve Park’s Chalet.
  • At the starting line, it is recommended that you take a position that corresponds to your skating level ability.
  • During the race, keep your head up and stay to the right at all times.
  • Passing is allowed on the left only. Do everything you can to avoid colliding with other racers and skaters.
  • If you fall during the race, curl your body to protect yourself. Get up carefully, remembering there will be other skaters all around you, and rejoin the race.
  • If you see someone fall, call out “ATTENTION, CHUTE!” or “SKATER DOWN!” to warn others.
  • There will be no water stations. We recommend that skaters hydrate properly before starting.

  • N.B.: The skating rink is open to the public. Although we do not expect a large number of non-competitors on the ice, please be mindful of people who are not involved in the Triathlon.

    Cross-country skiing
    Approximate distances:
    Classic style: 5.4 km (2 laps) – Orange track
    Skating style: 8.1 km (3 laps) – Green track

  • During this leg, skiers must follow the designated trails and markers in the Maisonneuve Park.
  • If you pass a skier, do so on the left and call out “DÉPASSEMENT À GAUCHE!” or “TRACK!” The skier ahead of you must yield by moving to the right.
  • There will be no water stations. We recommend that skiers hydrate properly before starting and wear a water belt or pack.

  • Running
    Approximate distances:
    Competitive Category: 6 km (2 laps)
    Participative Category: 3 km (1 laps)

  • During this leg, runners must follow the signs and directions given by the volunteers in the Maisonneuve Park.
  • Given the time of year, there is a strong chance of snow or ice on the course. Please wear the appropriate running shoes and crampons, if possible.
  • There will be no water stations. We recommend that runners hydrate properly before starting and wear a water belt or pack.
  • The race is over when the runners come to the finish line and cross the last recording mat.

  • Fundraising Challenge

    The goal for the Winter Triathlon is to raise $550,000 for the CHU Sainte-Justine Centre of Excellence in Neonatology. Sign up now!


    Reaching Out to Children and Families at the CHU Sainte-Justine Centre of Excellence in Neonatology

    In connection with the Healing More Better campaign, the Sainte-Justine Circle has pledged to invest $8 million in the CHU Sainte-Justine Centre of Excellence in Neonatology.

    As it currently stands, 8% of babies in Quebec are born prematurely, and preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death in newborns. The purpose in creating this centre is to turn these trends around and give these tiny patients a better chance to survive – and thrive.

    In concrete terms, the Centre endeavours to:
  • Accelerate clinical research
  • Introduce new and personalized approaches to patient care
  • More accurately assess the impacts of treatment on preemies’ development, from infancy through to adulthood.
  • In short, the Centre of Excellence in Neonatology will be a cradle of life, committed to building a better, brighter and healthier future for all babies.