Montreal Hypothermic Half Marathon
The hypothermic half-marathon is a 21.1-kilometre winter run that is simultaneously held in many North American cities. Not only is the event designed to promote the sport and healthy lifestyles, it also serves as a fundraiser for various causes.
The Montréal edition of the event is put on by the Running Room organization and the funds raised will go to the Tristan WilliaMS Foundation, in support of people with multiple sclerosis. Anyone wishing to take part in the run but lack a bit of training can sign up as a walker.
The event also provides a great opportunity to discover or rediscover Parc Jean-Drapeau, since the course will take you along various sectors of the park. On Île Sainte-Hélène, the route will bring you near the Aquatic Complex, the Plaine des jeux, into the gunpowder area (the former British military depot that dates back to the early 19th century), and also around the famed Biosphere. The Cosmos bridge will enable runners to cross the Saint Lawrence River and continue their run on Île Notre-Dame, where they'll go along the Olympic Basin, take Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and get a good look at the Floralies Gardens, the site of many magnificent public art works.
|March 4, 2018||8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.|
Getting to the race
Jean-Drapeau Subway Station
The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!
During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.
Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.
Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.
777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.
Bike / BIXI
From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.
From the South Shore: take the South Shore Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.
BIXI : there are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.
People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.
With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.
Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).
Nearby parking areas:
For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.