Frequently Asked Questions

To "live" step by step your day of Pentathlon, see the Participant's Guide which will explain in detail the course of the race, from the reception to the presentation of the medals.

This is an amount for the team. You must divide this amount by the number of people who make up your team to know the actual cost per person. The rule is the same for all team or tandem entries.

Yes, but you will need to provide information from at least 3 people to complete a valid form. You can always add the missing members a little later, by contacting us at

Challenge and category changes are always possible as places are still available. However, you must plan to pay the additional fees related to such a change of challenge. The price to pay will be the difference between the price you paid (the price of the challenge only) and the value of the challenge you want to register on the day of the request. If you have registered for a challenge on November 10th and wish to make a change on February 8th, we will take into account the February 8 rate to calculate the amount owed. Conversely, no refund will be made for a change to a less expensive challenge or formula. 

You can find someone to replace your teammate and complete a new tandem. You can join the Pentathlon des neiges Facebook group Pentathlon des neiges - coéquipiers recherchés to do a search among interested people. Otherwise, it is possible to convert the tandem entry for a solo entry if you are able to complete the challenge alone. Contact us as needed.

No. In this case, you will need to find another person to replace the person who has withdrawn or complete the challenge with the remaining members of your team. You can join the Pentathlon des neiges Facebook group Pentathlon des neiges - coéquipiers recherchés to do a search among interested people.

We do not offer a meeting service between athletes. However, we invite you to join the Pentathlon des neiges Facebook group Pentathlon des neiges - coéquipiers recherchés  to search among interested people.

Exposure and visibility! Although the race courses are similar, these two days of races are completely different. The Corporate Challenge not only gives you the chance to give your company excellent visibility on our site, by your team name on the bib and the microphone during the animation, but also to display your colors directly on the site by installing a tent or booth at your company to welcome or encourage Pentathlon members and colleagues. This is a day where team spirit and sense of belonging is key. Also, through the Corporate Challenge, you support the well-being of the society by contributing to the project "À l'école moi j'bouge". The Short Distance Challenge does not provide these benefits.

The one of your choice. As long as you respect the conditions of the category in which you are registered, you have the choice to register in the one you prefer. The Senior and Junior categories are generally the least popular, so those where your chances of medals are the best!

No. The Families and Friends Challenge is for a clientele of children. Check the Family and Friends Challenge page for the maximum age requirements to participate in the challenge.

No. This is the only way to register for the event.

The start of the Pentathlon des neiges has a Le Mans type bike start. Cyclists must first start the race by running. They must then recover their bike previously installed a few hundred meters away. Once their bike is recovered, they have to run to the boarding line, where they can then get on their bike.

All types of bicycles are allowed on the condition that they are fitted with grip tires (crampons or metal cleats). Smooth tires (with or without grooves) are prohibited (Article 3.1 of the Regulations). Here are some examples of accepted and rejected tires. Wearing an approved helmet is mandatory (bike helmet, hockey, etc.) (sections 3.3 and 6.5 of the Regulations).

Both types are allowed. Classic and skate skiing area are available throughout the course.

Nordic blades are skate blades that fit on your cross-country ski boots in seconds. They save a lot of time during the transition of the skate step.

It is possible to rent and test Nordic blades at the Centre Castor. However, rental is not permitted outside the Center. No other business offers Nordic blade rentals, not even speed skating clubs.