Quebec City, February 26, 2022 – The Pentathlon des neiges, in collaboration with BCF Business Lawyers, signatory of the Corporate Challenge, have donated $42,150 to the community during the 18th edition of the event. This amount will help finance more than 65% of the School Invitation Tournaments – elementary and high school – on March 1st and 2nd, and has allowed to donate $25,150 to the “À l’école, moi j’bouge” project of the Réseau du sport étudiant de Québec et de Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches (RSEQ-QCA).
“This year, more than ever, we are happy to allow hundreds of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to learn about different sports. It is no secret that young people have been hard hit over the past two years by this pandemic. We are pleased to offer them this unique opportunity to take a breath of fresh air in a fun and competitive context, to have fun and to surpass themselves among friends. On behalf of all these young people, I would like to thank all the teams involved in this challenge and our partner, BCF Avocats d’affaires, for making a real difference for these elementary and high school students,” said Francois Calletta, General Manager of the Groupe Pentathlon.
Several public figures participated in the Corporate Challenge, including comedians Patrick Hivon and Sébastien Delorme, host Bruno Savard, journalist Frédéric Plante and, of course, Pentathlon spokesperson Alex Harvey. Not to mention two teams from Quebec City made up of several elected officials – a first in 18 years! – including the mayor, Bruno Marchand.
Winning teams of the Corporate Challenge
- Team WSP Energy
- Team PCN
- Team BCF (Alex Harvey’s team)
Don’t miss tomorrow
Tomorrow, Sunday, February 27, will be the first edition of the Iceman Ultra Challenge, a 75 km endurance triathlon combining 10 km of running, 40 km of speed skating and 25 km of cross-country skiing. Athletes to watch: Olympian Olivier Jean, gold medallist in short track at the Vancouver Games, Francis Drolet, also an Olympian and gold medallist in short track at the Nagano Games, and Christopher Busset, defending champion of the Solo Long Distance Snow Pentathlon. They will try to become the first champion of this new discipline.
The Pentathlon des neiges will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday with the presentation of the RSEQ School Invitational Tournaments, where 1,150 elementary and high school students will try to win one of the official RSEQ banners.
For this 18th edition, more than 4,500 people will participate in one of the 20 different sports challenges. This year, the Pentathlon des neiges extends over an additional week, called the Semaine de la découverte et de la nordicité, which was added to the calendar during the school break. During these 16 days of activities, the Pentathlon des neiges will offer a wide range of sporting challenges during which families, friends, colleagues, students, children, adults of all ages as well as amateur and elite athletes will try to push their limits, while having fun and enjoying the Quebec winter to the fullest.
To discover the complete program and access the registration forms, visit the Pentathlon des neiges website.
Health measures and new procedures
- Maximum of 5,000 people on site
- All persons 13 years and older must show their vaccination passport and an ID card to access the site
- Participant’s guide available here
- Summary of health measures for the Pentathlon des neiges here
About the Pentathlon des neiges
Founded in Lac-Beauport in 2005, the Pentathlon des neiges is presented on the Plains of Abraham since 2008. Sanctioned by Triathlon Quebec, 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 are called upon to practice different disciplines continuously – cycling, running, cross-country skiing, skating and snowshoeing – either solo, in tandem or as a team. The Pentathlon des neiges is organized by the Pentathlon Group, a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop innovative, high impact sports events that bring people together and provide enriching emotions and experiences, including the Pentathlon des neiges and the Quebec Singletrack Experience.