The TriMemphré Polar in Magog, Quebec will take place on July 13 and 14. As with previous years, the event is hosted by the 180 member strong Club de Triathlon Memphrémagog. Each year over 2000 athletes converge on southern Quebec for one of the largest multisport festivals in the province in Magog, Quebec. The race is hosted on the north end of Lac Memphrémagog, where all race event swims occur. The bike and run portions take place in the nearby Magog regional roads and highways.
The Saturday schedule has a variety of different races including the Quebec Cup, The CAMTRI semi-finals, Para-athlete World Cup sprint, the duathlon sprint, the aqua-bike sprint, and the age group sprint race. Sunday’s schedule begins with the age group half-distance triathlon, followed shortly after by the age-group Olympic distance race. The later morning and early afternoon has youth racing before the pros race the CAMTRI sprint finals in the afternoon.
There are age group ITU World Championship qualifying spots up for grabs with one ITU Long Course Triathlon spot per age group in the half-distance triathlon and one spot per age group for the aquabike race.
The CAMTRI Elite field
The men’s start list for Canada features last week’s Kelowna CAMTRI race podium finishers Jeremy Briand, Russell Pennock, and Charles Paquet who took positions one, two, and three respectively.
The women’s start list for Canada has sixth place overall finisher from the Kelowna CAMTRI last weekend Kyla Roy. Also racing is Ellen Pennock, who placed seventh overall in the same race.
Canadians Leanne Taylor, Lyne-Marie Bilodeau, Kamylle Frenette, Jon Dunkerley, and Jessica Tuomela will all be racing in the Paratriathlete World Cup race in Magog.