Running Around Mégantic Lake

Running Around Mégantic Lake: Challenge Accomplished!

(12/5/2016 )

The second edition of the “Tour du lac Mégantic” run, initiated by the Notre-Dame- de-Fatima school, took place May 6 th , in beautiful sunny weather. In total, 62 young runners wearing orange shirts and accompanied by responsible adults took the start at the school at 7:30 in the morning.

They ran a 55 km relay race and were followed by a bus carrying the runners at rest. The activity was organised by Sylvie Roy and Félix Guèvremont and was part of the Energy Cubes Challenge of the “Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie”.

These young people have surpassed themselves through this extraordinary and unforgettable experience, recognize the organizers.

Coach Félix Guèvremont, along with Sylvie and Caroline Pelletier, prepared the students for this challenge by offering them training twice a week at lunch break throughout the month of April.

We would like to thank the runners who have accompanied the students: Éric Lavallée, Tommy Gagnon-plant, Andréa Jacques and Lyne Poulin. Big thanks also to Tommy's dad who followed the group on his bike to provide first aid if necessary.

We would also like to acknowledge Caroline Pelletier, who participated in the project by supporting the kids during their training and their run, Jacques Beaudoin, who was driving the vehicle in the front, Jessie Dulac, for the photos, and the bus driver for his great patience.

Finally, let us mention the collaboration of the school principal, Éric Croteau, as well as the help from Bestar and Multicopie, two local businesses who offered complimentary shirts to the runners.

Source: Écho de Frontenac

(Photo: Jessie Dulac)

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