Running 5km needs some legit motivation, and not something silly like personal fitness. How about a hype-tastic electro dance party? That's exactly what ElectroDash at Parc Jean-Drapeau will be, a fun-run with a crazy party at the finish line.
August 29th will be the date of the race, with neon lights and dance music pumping you up from start to finish. You'll actually want to finish this race because the end is where the party begins and hot and sweaty running turns into the much more sexy hot and sweaty dancing.
Put on by the same people who brought you Colour Me Rad, (so there's some party cred for you) ElectroDash will more of a party than a race, so don't let the 5km turn you away. Feel free to walk, run, skip, jog, or whatever, just as long as you're dancing by the end.
So much swag will be given to all runners/party goers (shirts,bibs tattoos, everything glow-able) to entice you even further, but lets be real, a nighttime EDM-jam at Parc Jean-Drapeau with tons of hot and fit people is reason enough to attend.
ElectroDash is far more than just a run, it's 5km of electronic music, accompanied my a mind blasting audio and visual experience that'll might even make you want to stop running and just start dancing.
The video below will get you excited if all that didn't.
It's official — 2021 was the hottest year on record for Montreal, according to Environment Canada. It beat out the previous hottest years, 1998 and 2012, by a mean few hundredths of a degree.
This rise in temperature in Montreal is attributed to new weather patterns, causing scorching temperatures in June, August, September and October. "August and October were record-breaking months," said Environment Canada spokesperson Simon Legault.
"We were lucky that July was below normal because if it hadn't happened that way, [...] we would have shattered the record instead of just breaking it," he added.
A few hundredths of a degree may not sound like such a big problem, but temperatures in Montreal (and around the world) have been steadily rising.
The average annual temperature in Montreal from 1951 to 1980 was 6.5ºC, according to ClimateData.ca. Last year's mean temperature came in at a whopping 8.6ºC. This drastic increase in fortyish years has already begun to show its effects — not just on our electrical bills in the summer, but also the health of the population, the Climate Action Network says.
Whether or not 2022 will be even hotter remains anyone's guess. Projections for an area as small as Southern Quebec can only be made a few weeks in advance.
What we do know is that February and March should be significantly warmer than January.
"A few short intense waves of cold are coming in," Legault said of January, adding that February and March are expected to be "close to or above normal temperatures."
UPDATE: The Government of Quebec has introduced new COVID-19 health measures since this article was published. Please review guidelines and double-check the website and social media pages of the event or activity before you head out. We strongly recommend calling before you go.
Why You Should Go: Indoor gatherings are limited to six people right now, so call your besties up and plan a little shindig at one of your apartments. No better way to start the New Year than with your closest people.
Address: 463, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC
Why you should go: Three similar interactive works, titled Les Diamants, will spend the holiday season on the front lawn of St. James United Church. You spin them around to enjoy a little light and sound show.