A First… IN QUEBEC!
New cap : Québec
For over 20 years, Challenge Family has been organizing exceptional events and triathlons around the world. This event marks the first official race in North America in the 2024 Challenge Family calendar, choosing Quebec as the host city for its first triathlon on Quebec soil.
Since the 90s, Dominique Piché has been involved in triathlons as an athlete and event organizer. In the early 2000s, he developed a fascination for endurance distances while cheering on his good friend Bruno at the IRONMAN Lake Placid. In 2004, Dominique revived the Mont-Tremblant Triathlon with two close collaborators, Marie-Annick Tourillon and Annie Veilleux. Then, in the fall of 2010, thanks to his determination and perseverance, he convinced the IRONMAN international organization to add Mont-Tremblant as a destination to its circuit, with the support of Marc Roy and Isabelle Fradette, co-owners of Sporstats.
By bringing together all qualified individuals and involving the entire community, Dominique ensures the realization of these world-class events of very high quality. Innovation in race organization and participant satisfaction have allowed the events to shine worldwide.
With this baggage acquired over time through rigorous and professional work, Dominique now has the privilege and honour of welcoming you to the SAIL CHALLENGE CAP QUÉBEC Triathlon powered by ARGON 18 in the heart of the national capital of Quebec province. More than just a start and a finish, this triathlon with family values will take you to the most prestigious places in Quebec City, the cradle of French America! This must-visit destination is known for its history, culture, gastronomy…
For the first time in its history, the Port of Quebec City is making its facilities available to become your home base for this event! You will have the opportunity to reclaim the Saint-Lawrence River by diving into the Louise Basin for swimming. Then, you will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime bike ride on the Dufferin-Montmorency Highway, taking you very close to the 83-meter high Montmorency Falls. And let’s not forget the running route, winding along the banks of the Saint-Charles River before taking you to the heart of Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage jewel.
For over 20 years, Dominique’s professional mission has been to welcome you as triathletes and spectators. With the intention of thinking outside the box, the team of SAIL CHALLENGE CAP QUÉBEC powered by ARGON 18 and Dominique Piché offer you an urban triathlon in the heart of Quebec City, an inspiring destination where the joy of living is palpable. Our hope is that you will enjoy this extraordinary experience to its fullest, making it a recurring event on your race calendar.
Looking forward to seeing you in Quebec City soon!
Mrs Manon Gaudreault has been involved in several successful sports and tourist events in the Quebec City region, including the 54th Finale des Jeux du Québec, the German Christmas Market, the UCI Para-Cycling World Cup, and the Quebec City Grand Prix Cyclistes.
Her expertise in event organization as well as her background in tourism, 18 years at the Quebec City Tourism Office, ensure high-quality events.
The Challenge Family team is driven by the same thing that drives athletes! The passion to push limits, to enjoy what we do and to be the best we can be.
Celebrating 20 years of Challenge in 2022 and with over 30 long and middle distance triathlons around the globe featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, no Challenge Family race is like any other. Focusing on delivering the race of a lifetime to athletes of all ages and abilities, Challenge Family races provide unforgettable experiences that capture all the excitement and emotions of this inspirational sport for competitors, friends, family and supporters alike.
Challenge Family is going above and beyond! We are achieving this with the highest possible respect for the legacy of the sport of triathlon, the athletes, hosting communities, media, sport governing bodies, environment and industry partners.
We – the team – are creating innovative platforms for sustained growth; and together with our partners sharing our ethical values and business morals.
The Challenge Family logo reflects our core elements of vitality, passion, victory and inclusiveness. Every time you see the famous ‘heart’ of triathlon, you will know it represents the most valued aspects of our sport.