New Gatineau Race! Run or Walk at Courons Gatineau

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by The Local
June 26, 2024
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New Gatineau Race! Run or Walk at Courons Gatineau
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Gatineau Loppet
Runners and walkers, get ready to lace up your shoes and explore the stunning landscapes of Gatineau like never before! The Gatineau Loppet organization is thrilled to announce the first-ever edition of Courons Gatineau, a brand new running event. Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned runner, or someone who loves a good walk, this event is perfect for everyone.

About Courons Gatineau: River to River

The slogan, “River to River,” says it all! Courons Gatineau celebrates the region's breathtaking waterways, taking participants on a scenic journey along the Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers. Starting from the picturesque Rue Jacques-Cartier, runners and walkers will enjoy beautiful views and vibrant community spirit.

Event Details and Distances

  • 2 km: Perfect for families, beginners, or anyone looking for a short but sweet challenge.
  • 5 km: A great distance for those who want a bit more of a workout while soaking in the beautiful scenery.
  • 10 km: For the more experienced runners, offering a more extended route that includes the enchanting Lac-Leamy Promenade.

Plus, there are big plans for the future, with hopes to add a half-marathon and even a full marathon in the coming years!

A Community Effort

This exciting event wouldn’t be possible without the incredible support from the City of Gatineau, Tourisme Outaouais, La Foulée sportive, and the NCC. Philippe Lebel, President of the Gatineau Loppet, shared his enthusiasm, “We’re thrilled to be embarking on this new adventure in the world of road running, and to be working with the community to grow Courons Gatineau into one of Gatineau and Quebec’s flagship events.”

Special Highlights

  • Support for Ottawa Riverkeeper: The event is proud to partner with Ottawa Riverkeeper, a charitable organization dedicated to preserving the precious waterways. Join in supporting this cause by making a donation to protect the Ottawa River watershed.
  • Gold Level Sanctioned Races: The 5 km and 10 km races have been awarded Gold status by Athlétisme Québec, ensuring top-notch safety and quality standards.
  • Post-Race Festivities: After crossing the finish line, the fun continues on Rue Jacques-Cartier with its fantastic restaurants, cafés, terraces, and a microbrewery. It’s the perfect way to celebrate your achievement and explore the local flavors.

Register Now!

Early registration is highly encouraged, as spots are limited:

  • 2 km: 300 participants
  • 5 km: 450 participants
  • 10 km: 450 participants

Be part of this historic first edition and secure your place today. Visit Courons Gatineau Registration to sign up.

Transportation Included

All registered participants will enjoy free transportation with the STO on September 27 and 28. Just show your email confirmation or race number for free travel across the entire STO network.

A Big Thank You to the Founders

Heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the volunteers and partners who have made Courons Gatineau possible, including Ville de Gatineau, Tourisme Outaouais, La Foulée sportive, and many more. Their dedication and support have brought this dream to life.

Join in for a memorable day of running, community, and breathtaking views. Let’s make the first edition of Courons Gatineau an event to remember!

See you at the starting line!

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