Local runners put themselves to the test for Mont Bellevue relay

By Gordon Lambie

How many times can you run around a mountain in 10 hours? That’s the question at the heart of the annual Mont-Bellevue Relay, a team-based foot race that is marking its fifth year in 2019. The run is the brainchild of Etienne Bouchard, who is a firefighter with the City of Sherbrooke, and it serves as a fundraiser for the department’s annual toy drive. “I do a lot of foot races,” Bouchard told The Record, explaining that when he started training to be an ultramarathon runner, taking on courses of 50 kilometres or more, he used Mont-Bellevue as his training ground. “I was running there a lot and it was there that I got the idea.” Although the event has grown in popularity each year, the runner said that the basic format of the run has remained the same. See full story in the Thursday, July 25 edition of The Record.

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