12 February 2023

BougeBouge 5km Montreal underground 2023


The unique Montreal Underground 5K is back!

We will be running a 5km from one end of the Montreal Underground to the other, starting at Cours Mont-Royal and ending at Complexe Desjardins. The Montreal Underground is one of the most beautiful jewels of the city. A 1KM will be available with a start at the Palais des Congrès. *Online registration closes 10 days before the event.

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  • Date: 12 février 2023
  • Start Time: 08h45
  • End Time: 10h30
  • Address: Carrefour IA (foire alimentaire)
  • Contact Details: 977 Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3B 4W3



  • 7:00 am Athlete welcome - Carrefour Industrielle Alliance
  • 8:45 a.m. Start for 1KM at palais des Congres
  • 8:45 a.m. Start by wave Red: less than 29 minutes* Yellow: 30-34 minutes* Blue: 35-45 minutes* Green: 46 minutes and more*
  • 9:00 a.m. African percussion animation with Balafola
  • 9 h 30 Remise de prix Top 3 H\F

Our partners

BougeBouge 5km Montreal Underground

The Montreal Underground, or Montreal Underground Pedestrian Network (MUPN), is the underground city network of Montreal. This underground network covers 32 kilometers of tunnels. Since 2004, it has been officially known as the RÉSO. The tunnels and galleries connect many office buildings, residential complexes, shopping centers, universities, luxury homes and hotels from the inside. The tunnels also contain a wide range of restaurants and stores from the very chic to the inexpensive. In fact, Montreal’s underground is estimated to contain nearly 12% of all the businesses in the downtown core. Montreal’s underground network makes it possible to store while avoiding the inclemency of the Quebec winter.

Through this immense indoor labyrinth, participants will walk their 5km through Les Cours Mont-Royal | Crossroads IA (Industrial Alliance) | Place Montreal Trust | Montreal Eaton Centre | McGill Metro Station | Promenades Cathédrale | Place Ville Marie | Central Station | 1000 De La Gauchetière | EXO | Place Bonaventure | World Trade Center | Victoria Metro Station | Jacques-Parizeau Building | Palais des congrès de Montréal | Complexe Guy-Favreau | Complexe Desjardins.

A non-profit organization founded and directed by two-time Olympian in triathlon Kathy Tremblay. The mission of our organization is to prevent the physical dropout of teenagers, young families and retirees by bringing together active living actors in the communities. All of our initiatives are based on the principle of self-determined motivations that put education, the need for autonomy, the development of a sense of competence and the need for social connection at the heart of its actions. Your contribution to the mission: https://www.bougebouge.com/impact-bougebouge/


Bib pick up and new registration

Saturday before the race

  • Time: 10h à 14h
  • Location: Provigo Angus Jean-Marc Fortin 2925 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H1W 3Z8 (free parking)


As a last resort, on the day of the event at the race site. Only exceptional cases can pick up their bibs on race morning.

Registration fees

  • Ticket prices: see the box office at the bottom of the page.
  • Prices will increase by $5 per month during the 90 days prior to the event.
  • A platform fee of $2.95 +3% of the transaction as well as GST and QST will be added to your order.
  • Online registration closes the Thursday before the event.

Payment methods

  • New registration by bank transfer, during the number collection period only.
  • Online ticketing: Visa, Mastercard, Paypal.

Bib number transfer policy

You can make a free bib transfer during the bib pick-up period with proof of payment of the ticket to be exchanged.

Cancellation Policy

  • Race tickets are non-refundable unless cancelled by BougeBouge. In this case, BougeBouge will refund the ticket price and the service fee charged at the time of purchase.

Included in race registration

  • A finisher’s prize will be given to you at the finish line and can vary according to the season such as: a cap, a toque, a bandana, a key chain, a t-shirt etc. The organizers reserve a surprise for all the races.
  • A traditional medal will be given at the finish.
  • The photographers will publish a photo album of the event on our Facebook page! Like our Facebook page in order to receive notifications of uploaded photos!

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Kids sizing chart


The Quebec Track and Field Federation does not recommend wearing headphones during the race. If you wish to run with music, you must be able to hear outside sounds such as a runner asking you to yield or a volunteer giving you instructions. This is for your safety and the safety of other participants and volunteers. Due to the complexity of the course, its stairs and narrow corridors, strollers will not be allowed to enter the event.


There will be changing rooms at the start at the Carrefour Industrielle Alliance with 120 places offered to the first come. You must pick up your accessories at the start before 10:15 am.

  • Cost of 2$ payable online. A TAG and a bag will be given to you when you pick up your bib. On the day of the event, hand in the TAG (filled out) and the bag at the place dedicated to this purpose near the start in the food court. You will have to come back to pick up your equipment at the end of your event by taking the metro via Place des Arts to Peel and passing by Cours Mont-Royal to get back to the start. (Free for registered volunteers).
  • You are responsible for picking up your items upon presentation of your coupon at the drop-off location before 10:15 am

Please note that we are not responsible for loss or theft if you decide to leave your belongings there.

If you park your car in the underground parking lot, we suggest that you leave your warm clothes in your vehicle.

Please note that the start and finish points are not the same. The departure is at Carrefour Industrielle Alliance and the arrival at Complexe Desjardins. Plan to buy a metro ticket in advance or keep a credit card with you during your run in order to pay your metro ticket for the return trip via Place des Arts to Peel.


  • Cours Mont-Royal: Metro level – 4 toilets M and F
  • Place Montréal Trust: First floor on the restaurant level (Garden level) – 10 M & F washrooms
  • Eaton Centre: All floors – Variable at least 3 toilets M and F
  • Dans toutes les sections ; regardez la signalisation publique

Water station:

One (1) water station will be present on the course at 3km at the World Trade Center near the Berlin Wall as well as a snack and a small glass of water at the finish.


  • The timing of the course is done by the company sportstats. By clicking on this link, you will find your results.
  • The results will be classified by age category (U5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, … up to 60 years +)
    The starts will be done by wave

    • Red: less than 29 minutes
    • Yellow: 30-34 minutes
    • Blue: 35-45 minute
    • Green: 46 minutes and more

Course Certification

  • All our running events are under the umbrella of the Quebec Athletic Federation (FAQ).

Parking and public transportation:

This year, we will meet you at the Carrefour Industrielle Alliance as a starting point. The Carrefour is located at 977 Sainte-Catherine Street West, between Simons and the Scotia Bank Cinema. On Sunday, the doors will open at 5:00 am. To get to the start, you will have to take the escalators that will take you directly to the Carrefour Industrielle Alliance food court. Alternatively, you can go through 1440 Metcalfe Street (doors open at 8am) and go through the Food Court level to find us at the Carrefour Industrielle Alliance. Parking is free on the streets of Montreal on weekends.

Please note that the start and end points are not at the same locations.

You will be able to park inside validating the hours of operation, as some indoor parking is not open early in the morning except at Complexe Desjardins (please validate) fees may apply. See other possibilities. HERE.

PARKING: Outdoor parking is free on weekends in downtown Montreal. You have the option of parking either at the start near 1440 Metcalfe Street (start) or parking in the streets surrounding Complexe Desjardins (finish). You will have the option to leave your clothes in your vehicle or use the checkroom at the start for a cost of $2 (cash or e-transfert) 

SUBWAY TICKET PURCHASE: Please note that if you leave your clothes at the start, you will have until 10:30 a.m. to retrieve your belongings otherwise they will be donated to a charity cause. Plan to purchase a metro ticket in advance to return to the start (Métro PEEL).  From Peel Metro you will arrive in the Mont Royale Courtyards and follow the corridor to the Carrefour Industriel Alliance food court below Simons. Ask security to give you your clothes when you show your bib. We are not responsible for theft or breakage of your equipment. By foot, it’s 500m (straight line) from Complexe Desjardins to Carrefour IA. If it’s not too cold and you’re wearing shorts and a t-shirt, you can get there in 3 minutes.

  • https://www.stm.info/sites/default/files/media/Stminfo/images/2021/pm-c2436-blanc_ang_imp.pdf

The closest metro station to the start is :

  • McGill: From the McGill metro station, you will have to go through the metro doors to the Eaton Centre and Place Montréal Trust to get to Carrefour Industrielle Alliance.
  • PEEL (Departure): The departure is on the green line at PEEL metro. At the Peel metro exit, you must pass the Cours Mont-Royal gates and continue straight towards Carrefour Industrielle Alliance.
  • PLACE DES ARTS (Arrival): For those who finish and want to return to the start, you must take the Place-des-Arts metro towards Angrignon. You will have to pass in the Place des Arts corridor from Complexe Desjardins.

Specific: When you take the Place des Arts metro to get to Complexe Desjardins: You have to go outside. We will face Jeanne Mance street, we turn left until the corner of St-Catherine street. The entrance of the Complexe Desjardins is at the corner of Jeanne Mance and St-Catherine, it is by here that we enter the complex!


Eco Responsibility

  • Do not throw trash or masks on the ground during your activity.
  • Please put the waste in the right recycling bin.

We work very hard to ensure that all our events meet our eco-friendly objectives.


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Pictures of the event