Fourth Edition of Pointe-Claire Half-Marathon
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is pleased to welcome the fourth edition of Desjardin Pointe-Claire Half-Marathon, this Sunday, June 16.
Last year, some 3000 athletes of all ages and all levels rose to the challenge and ran through the streets of Pointe-Claire to compete against others, surpass their own limits, or have fun in a high-energy group event.
Proceeds will once again benefit the Alzheimer Society of Montréal and go toward funding various support programs for people living with the disease and their caregivers, family, and friends.
Starting at 8 a.m., the first athletes will run in the 21-kilometre race, the longest event of the day. Participants in the 10-kilometre race will then follow. The 5-kilometre race will start two hours later. Younger athletes can choose to run 1 or 2 kilometres, starting at 11:15 a.m.
Spectator, supporters, and athletes can take the opportunity to visit the Pointe-Claire Village, where all of the races will start and finish. They can browse through the shops, take a coffee break on a terrace, relax by the water, or enjoy a picnic in the park before, during, and after the races.
To ensure everyone’s safety, some streets will be closed to traffic between 7:00 and 11:30 a.m.: Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road, between Jasper and de la Pointe-Claire Avenues, as well as Cartier Avenue, south of Lanthier Avenue.
“This fourth edition reflects our community’s dynamism and capability to welcome events open to all that bring everyone together”, said Mayor Belvedere.
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