Mont-Tremblant half-marathon: the ultimate summer destination

Mont Tremblant is a killer ski destination, but its charms aren’t limited to winter. The Laurentians are teeming with trails, lakes and rivers and offer countless year-round outdoor recreation opportunities for the whole family. Runners will love the Mont-Tremblant Half Marathon (aka the Mont Tremblant Half Marathon), organized by a tight-knit community driven by a passion for the great outdoors.

This year’s event takes place on August 14, a perfect time for your family vacation or as a tune-up race for a fall marathon. The point-to-point route begins at Tremblant resort, meanders on local trails, paved bike paths through the forest, along the edge of the river, beside a deliciously cool lake and along side roads, ending with a sprint down the main street towards the town hall.

Mont Tremblant Half Marathon. Photo: Natalie Lapointe

The locals are rightly proud of the area and are very hospitable to tourists visiting for the race. The whole town comes out to race, cheer or volunteer; this is an opportunity for them to showcase their Quebec culture and showcase the natural paradise they inhabit. And you’re sure to make a wish to return and savor the region’s many offerings, which can hardly be enjoyed in just one visit.

As local Mont-Tremblant runners will tell you, the course isn’t flat, it’s just awesome. Although you will encounter many hills on the course, this is a clean downhill course (meaning you will be descending more than you are ascending). Not quite ready for a hilly half marathon? No problem, there is also a 10K, a 5K and, for the little ones, a 1K kids. You will feel the excitement in the fresh mountain air. There’s live entertainment, a free event exhibition all weekend, and lots of surprises. After you snag your finishing medal, post-race festivities include lunch (and even cold beer, for those over 18), to quickly get you off your tense quads and let those after-hours endorphins go. race take over.

Photo: Jean-Marie Savard

Whether you’re looking for a runner’s high this summer as you push for the podium, or just want to walk 5K with friends, strap on your sneakers and head to the Laurentians. The Mont-Tremblant Half-Marathon is a family event not to be missed.

The details

Mont-Tremblant Half Marathon
Date: August 14, 2022
Distances: 21.1K, 10K, 5K, 1K
Registration fee: $20 to $85 (there is also a parent/child team rate)
Website: www.demimarathontremblant.com

Photo: Mont Tremblant Tourism

Where to stay

The Mont Tremblant region offers a multitude of accommodation offers, including campgrounds, hotels and condos. Just a few examples:

Fairmont Mont-Tremblant: Located in the village, the Fairmont offers a variety of rooms, suites, and condos along with luxurious amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, spa, and restaurants.

Napoleon House:Also in the village, this “luxury/rustic” bed & breakfast has four charming guest rooms and serves a hearty and delicious breakfast, made with local ingredients, to fuel your day’s activities.

Bel Air Tremblant:Looking for something else? Bel-Air Tremblant offers mini-lofts, domes and pods with all the amenities of a hotel, in an offbeat package.

Silver Mountain Campsite: A few kilometers from the village, this campsite has a sandy beach and is close to hiking trails.

canoeing in the mont tremblant region
Photo: Mont Tremblant Tourism

Where to eat

O Café Vieux Tremblant in the village is a great choice for lunch or brunch, with pastries, baked goods, smoothie bowls and locally roasted coffee.

Seb–l’Artisan Culinaire offers local and seasonal bistro-style dishes, including seafood, grilled meats, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, as well as a sophisticated wine list.

Resto-Bar Le Shack is located at the base of the ski slopes and is a great meeting place for friends or family, with indoor and outdoor dining options and giant screens for sports fans.

What to do after your run

Photo: Mont Tremblant Tourism

The area is full of outdoor adventure options including beaches, canoeing/kayaking, hiking/biking trails, casinos, and entertainment to unwind before and after the race. For more information, click here.

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