To celebrate its 23th anniversary, the Raid Pulse team is proud to invite you to the Montpellier area for a thrilling adventure race. It’s a wooded and hilly location with numerous beautiful lakes and MTB trails, ideal for an adventure race.
It will be the first edition at this location and let me tell you that it is quite a playground for outdoor and adventure lovers. We have already identified many mountain bike trails, superb lake locations, kilometres of forest and and trails for the trekking and orientation sections. Be assured that we will make you discover this area the Raid Pulse way so prepare yourself for an exciting adventure.
As usual, we want to offer a quality event in pristine nature including the three basic disciplines in adventure racing (trekking/bushwalking, paddling and mountain biking).
Teams must complete the course by reaching the various check points using the maps provided by Raid Pulse. During the regular course the navigation difficulty level will be accessible to all levels of experience (parts of the regular course will be marked). Of course, an experienced team should make fewer errors and complete the course more rapidly.
There will also be some advanced sections for teams that are looking for a bigger challenge with more technical navigation and added distance.
Specific event details
3 1/2 hour rogaine style event. Total race time is planned to be 3 1/2 hours. All teams must cross the finish line before that time to avoid a time penalty. Please note that this year the advanced section will be planned so that the top teams will be on the course for all of the allocated time.
Total distance: ~29km
(advanced section not included)
-Trekking/Bushwalking ~ 5km
-Mountain biking ~20km
-Advanced section (optional)
Solo male, solo female
Team Male (2 members)
Team Female (2 members)
Team Co-ed (2 members with a member of the opposite sex)
Solo = must use a kayak
Team of 2 = must use a canoe
Teams and solos have to bring their own canoe and/or kayak.
Boat rental: Raid Pulse can provide canoes and/or kayak for the event. Rental is available for 60$ per boat including transportation, life jacket and regular canoe paddles.
*Limited quantity, make reservation via the registration form
Kayak paddles are allowed for teams using a canoe.
*Early bird registration
before January 15th = 10% discount
REGISTRATION COST PER RACER
REGISTRATION COST UNDER 20 YEARS OLD
WHAT DO YOU GET
- Topographic coloured maps
- Race support (we will transport your gear & equipment)
- Race jersey and bike plate
- Raid Pulse technical t-shirt + a few samples from our sponsors
- After race meal and ceremony
- bronze, silver and gold medals for each category
- Results and photos on the Web site
- A superb adventure racing experience
PRIZES AND GIFTS
Our numerous partners (Keen Canada, municipality of Montpellier, la Shop, les laiteries de l’Outaouais) will provide great prizes to be distributed among the participants.
We use the ‘Maprun’ app to validate the checkpoints. This app uses your smartphone’s GPS system and no internet data will be needed during the event. We tested the app in the field, it works very well, and it is very simple to use. Follow this link to get all the information on how it works and try it. In case the app does not work (for any reason), there will be a punch at each of the CP’s to validate your passage.