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 and also around the Espace 67. 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.
|February 16||8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.|
To obtain more details concerning the race or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact the Hypothermic Half Marathon staff.
To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the event at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.
The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located on Île Sainte-Hélène, 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:
To find out about STM shuttle routes and schedules, click here.
The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike: simply take the bike paths of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Concorde Bridge or the Bike link.
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.
Nearby parking areas: P9, P10
You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).
|September 3 to June 23|
|Monday to Sunday||6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.|