Participants of all ages will run through Pointe-Claire on June 17
Desjardins Pointe-Claire Half-Marathon
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is pleased to invite everyone interested to take part in the Desjardins Pointe-Claire Half-Marathon this Sunday, June 17.
“Everyone can participate in this event that combines sports and family fun,” explained Mayor Belvedere
Last year, some 2,700 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 11:30 a.m.
Spectator, supporters, and athletes can take the opportunity to visit the Village, where all of the races will start and finish. They can browse through the shops, take a coffee break on a terrasse, 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 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road, between Jasper and Killarney Gardens Avenues, as well as Cartier Avenue south of Marie-Anne Avenue.
“This event brings together accomplished athletes and active people in all families on a fun-filled day to support a worthy cause and show our solidarity,” said Mayor Belvedere in conclusion.
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