To counter the gloom, take part in the Pentathlon des FÊTES, a virtual event!

Thursday, 17 December, 2020



To counter the gloom, take part in the Pentathlon des FÊTES, a virtual event!

From December 19, 2020 to January 4, 2021


Quebec City, December 17, 2020 - The 17th edition of the Pentathlon des neiges, the largest winter outdoor event in Canada, to take place on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec, from 23 to 28 February 2021, maintains its programming

to this day. Whether it will be a face-to-face event or a virtual event still remains to be determined! In the meantime, to counter the gloom, the Pentathlon Group takes advantage of the holiday season to invite people to play sports while

having fun, by presenting the Pentathlon des FÊTES, a virtual event!


What is the Pentathlon des FÊTES, a virtual event?

From December 19, 2020 to January 4, 2021, the Pentathlon team invites people to go outdoors and exercise, drawing inspiration from the disciplines of the Pentathlon des neiges (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, cycling, skating

and running) or by using favourite sports… and even invented ones. Activities can be done in solo, duos, trios, etc., within the family bubble or why not, in a virtual relay team. The only rule is to play sports. It is recommended to combine

more than one sport, to respect the essence of the Pentathlon, but no rule is imposed.


More than $20,000 will be offered in prizes, including the Argon 18 Grand Prize for participation, a bike and accessories valued at $5,000! Registration is free and the event is open to everyone. No timing, no competition, just a lot of fun!


“The Pentathlon des neiges is recognized as a great festive gathering around five sports. The holiday version offers everyone an opportunity and motivation to move while having fun, alone or in a group… while respecting public health

standards, of course. Nothing easier! Participants are invited to register on the website and share their stories on the Pentathlon des FÊTES Facebook group in order to win great prizes. Whether your

experience is dazzling, wacky or moving, you are all invited to share it with us! As the Pentathlon des neiges has done every year for the past 17 years, the new Pentathlon des FÊTES will bring us together and let's face it, we badly need it!“

François Calletta,

CEO of Groupe Pentathlon


The Pentathlon des FÊTES, in a nutshell

Several categories:

  • Pentathlon at the office, by Langlois Avocats
    No office party this year? Build a team with colleagues and have fun!
  • Family Pentathlon, by Canac
    With your family bubble, practice several sports together.
  • Inclusive Pentathlon, by Physio Interactive

    Age, weight, physical or mental limitations are not obstacles to participate, show us that everyone can join the party.

  • Sports Pentathlon, by Eye Am
    Which one will go to the farthest, highest and longest? Amaze us with your performances, your stunts and your creativity!

  • Crazy Pentathlon
    Let your imagination run wild. Dress up! Have fun! Invent new sports!

Several prizes will be awarded, a total value of $20,000:

  • Five “signature” prizes, one per category
  • More than 15 “Coup de coeur” prizes, awarded to the best publications
  • Grand participation prize Argon 18, including a bicycle and several Argon 18 items, valued at $5,000

Dates :

December 19, 2020 to January 4, 2021

Website :

Social : Facebook - @Pentathlondesfêtesenmodevirtuel, @Pentathlondesneiges

Instagram - @pentathlonqc

Keywords  : #pentathlon #pentathlondesneiges #pdn #pentathlondesFETES


About the Pentathlon des neiges
Founded in Lac-Beauport in 2005, the Pentathlon des neiges has been presented on the Plains of Abraham in Québec City since 2008. Sanctioned by Triathlon Québec, the Pentathlon des neiges is unique and is positioned as the largest winter multisport event in the world. To participate in the Pentathlon des neiges, athletes must practise various disciplines, non-stop - cycling, running, cross-country skiing, skating and snowshoeing - either solo, in tandem or in teams. The Pentathlon des neiges is organized by Groupe Pentathlon, a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop innovative, unifying and high impact sporting events, bringing to life-enriching emotions and experiences, including the Pentathlon des neiges and the Quebec Singletrack Experience.


Media contact : Josée Massicotte

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