By Gordon Lambie
The organizing committee for the finals of the 2024 Quebec Games, which will be held in Sherbrooke, has announced that they will be holding a free night run for members of the local community this coming Feb. 25.
“We wanted a public event to recognize being one year away from the finals,” said Jocelyn Proulx, Executive Director of the 58th finals of the Quebec Games, explaining that since one of the main goals of the games is the promotion of healthy living, an activity that gets people out and moving seemed like the best way to go.
Although winter is not generally seen as the height of running season, Proulx said that everything is being done to try to ensure the event is safe, fun, and accessible to as many people as possible.
The plan is for the event to take place on the bike paths and the promenade of Lac-des-Nations in Sherbrooke. These routes will be illuminated by various coloured lights in order to give them a festive feel. There will be a mix of distances to run or walk, including 10 km, 6 km and 1.5 km, the last of which is considered to be the family-friendly option. Depending on the route chosen, the meeting point will be rue Marcil or the Marché de la Gare at varying times. The start of the races will be between 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. and a shuttle service will be made available to participants.
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