- New website launches: mmatriathlon.com
- Big focus on inclusivity and fairness in one of the most scenic events in Europe
- Morzine-Montriond-Avoriaz Triathlon 2023 open for entries with new courses for the Tristars junior triathlon to be held in Avoriaz
- The Tristars swim now takes place in Aquariaz waterpark – exclusively available for the event
- The XS triathlon has a new course: in and around Lac Montriond
The Morzine-Montriond-Avoriaz (MMA) Triathlon has been confirmed for Saturday August 26, 2023 and entries for the event are now open.
There are several categories with an Olympic Triathlon (1500m swim, 33km cycle ride including the Col de Joux Verte and the Avoriaz climb, 7.4km run) run as an individual entry or a relay for a team of 3 participants.
Since 2018, when the first event was held, the competition has gone from strength to strength and continued to grow year on year.
The race will start on the freshwater 1.4 kilometre long lake of Montriond, with its crystal clear water set in a steep valley gorge. Then a grass run will take participants to the T1 change over point where the cycling starts up to the Ardent Telecabine and continues to the finishing area in the high-altitude resort of Avoriaz (1800 metres). The famous Avoriaz hill climb has been used no less than 7 times in the Tour de France and is a significant challenge for any cyclist.
Helen Watts, a member of the organising committee of the Morzine-Montriond-Avoriaz Triathlon, said:
” Our aim is to deliver a safe, fair, friendly and inclusive event that is open to people of all ages and abilities, that’s organised by experienced triathletes. For 2022, we decided to finish the Sprint and Olympic distances in Avoriaz to make it a true mountain triathlon and to ensure a safe bike course on quiet roads and we’ll continue to do this again for the 2023 edition. We are pleased to continue taking part in the FFTri Label Mixité. This is an accreditation to ensure equality between men and women and all participants in our triathlon and to recognize that we encourage beginner and female athletes to take part in our events. The whole area is stunning and the facilities here are world class – whether from the region or deciding to visit, the MMA event should be one of the highlights of the Triathlon calendar”.
Categories are Olympic, Sprint, Super Sprint, Tristars and Fun Run. Entry price is €60 for the Olympic race, €25pp for the team relay, €30 for Sprint Individual, €15pp for the team sprint, €20 for the Super Sprint and €15 for the Tristars.
Registration closes on August 22.
Facts About The Morzine-Montriond-Avoriaz Triathlon
- 2018: First event was held and was not timed and called a test event. 83 x Sprint race, 7 x Sprint Team XS, 32 x Tri-Star’s, Total of 136 competitors
- 2019: First official MM Triathlon, held on a multi lap course from Lake Montriond. Closed Roads. Sprint x 150, Super Sprint x 15, Tri Stars x 17, 14 x teams, Total of 224 competitors
- 2020: No race due to Covid
- 2021: First Olympic Distance event x 108, finished at the Morzine pool, Sprint x 94, XS x 35 & Tri Stars x 38 and 17 teams, Total of 325 competitors
- 2022: New tougher course in Olympic and Sprint races. Current entries Olympic x 121, Sprint x 119, XS X 48, Tri-Star’s x 40, Teams x 11, Total 356 competitors
New Improved Revamped Course Making The Event A True Mountain Triathlon
- The Buzz Performance Segment 11.53km from roundabout-to-roundabout 784metres of accent and 6.8% average
- The record for the segment is held by Chris Froome 31.33. Female record is Emma Pooley 38.19
- Route d’Avoriaz first used in the Tour de France in 1975, Bernard Hinault has the record from the entire climbs starting point outside the church: 33 mins