Like the full Canadian Ski Marathon, this is a two day event skiing the last 3 sections on each day. In ‘odd’ years when we ski East to West, the half-marathon will cover sections 3, 4 and 5 on Saturday and 8, 9 and 10 on Sunday. In ‘even’ years skiing West to East, the half-marathon will include sections 8, 7 and 6 on day one and finish by skiing sections 3, 2, and 1 on day two.
- The half marathon remains true to the tradition of the multi-day event that has made the Canadian Ski Marathon famous.
- If you’ve never participated in a two day event and are somewhat anxious about skiing a full 160 kilometers, then this is a great opportunity for you.
- Is becoming a Courer des Bois a goal you would love to accomplish, but would like to ‘work your way’ up to the full CdB? The Half-Marathon was designed just for that reason.
All half marathon skiers must take the same bus at a precise time at the Papineauville High School or Château Montebello. The bus will bring all half marathoners to the starting checkpoint at the same time, at their arrival they can begin to ski.
IMPORTANT: The half marathon is a challenge similar to the Coureur des Bois category. Half marathoner need to ski a minimum average speed of 7.5 Km/h to succefully complete the first two sections by 3:15 pm each day to be permitted to ski the final section. Skiers who do not make this cutoff cannot continue skiing and must get on a shuttle bus back to the Papineauville High School dorm or Château Montebello.
If you want to ski at your own pace and decide your starting time, you should choose the Tourer Category.
2017 Half Marathon
Saturday 53,8 Km (Sections 3,4 & 5)
Half marathon shuttle bus departure from Papineauville High School: 8:30 AM
Half marathon shuttle bus departure from Château Montebello: 8:45 AM
Start skiing of section 3: 10:10 AM
First 2 sections: 38,2 Km (total time of 5:05 at 7,5 Km/h)
Sunday 43,3 Km (Sections 8,9 & 10)
Half marathon shuttle bus departure from Château Montebello: 10:20 AM
Half marathon shuttle bus departure from Papineauville High School: 10:35 AM
Start skiing of section 8: 11:23 AM
First 2 sections: 29,0 Km (total time of 3:52 at 7,5 Km/h)