For its 15th anniversary, Tremblant’s 24h has raised more than $ 2.6 million for children’s causes. It was an emotional and record-breaking year.
This year’s participants surpassed the original target of $2.5 million set for this year’s event. Nearly 1,600 skiers and close to 700 runners and walkers, grouped into 273 teams, made the most of mild weather conditions and the festive atmosphere to tackle their 24-hour relay challenges. In numbers, the weekend tally was 12,173 downhill runs and 17,415 kilometres covered by walkers and runners.
The Walk & Run portion saw the number of participants double this year and organizers are confident that this aspect of the challenge will continue to grow in popularity.
Here is a video / photo recap of the weekend:
For 15 years, participants, volunteers, ambassadors and partners have gathered to support thousands of children. This year, the children showed us their “super!” side!
To start off the weekend, our 24h superheroes were given a gift … the gift of skiing!
Friday evening the Boreal Party kicked off the 24h festivities with the participant’s celebration!
The second day of the 24h weekend began on Saturday morning with a participant’s breakfast. The teams got to meet the famous 24h superheroes. Take a few minutes to watch the video … you’ll understand what motivates participants.
Tremblant’s 24h now-legendary Concert at the Foot of the Slopes – 15th Anniversary Special, directed by David Laflèche, launched the vast audience into full-party mode. There were performances by guest artists Marie-Mai, Dumas, Vincent Vallières, Mélissa Lavergne, Kevin Bazinet, Martin Deschamps, Jonas & The Massive Attraction, Patrick Bourgeois, Nadja, Lili-Ann DeFrancesco and Jeffrey Piton. The night’s last act, Simple Plan, took the stage with a memorable show featuring a variety of guest vocalists, including Bobby Baziny, Rémi Chassé and young singer Janick Thibault. A special thanks to all the mountain operations crew who put all the efforts to be ready for the 24h. Also, a HUGE thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the event a success and filled more than 5,000 hours of work! https://www.facebook.com/24hTremblant/posts/1142155762469137 Since 2001, we have raised more than $20 million for children’s causes. Our superheroes – the sponsored kids – motivate us every year to do work even harder on their behalf, even after 15 years, Tremblant’s 24h has never been more accessible to anyone who wants to participate and experience something unique and unforgettable. We have already turned our attention to the 16th edition, which will be held December 9 to 11, 2016. We hope to see everyone there.” -Simon St-Arnaud, executive producer of the Tremblant’s 24H