Run­ners de­scend on Mt. Or­ford this Satur­day

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Ma­gog

Canada’s most pop­u­lar trail footrace, the Xtrail Asics of Mont Or­ford, is tak­ing place this Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13th, in the beau­ti­ful Parc Na­tional du Mont Or­ford. In 2011, this event was also voted one of the ten most beau­ti­ful races to take part in, in Canada, by the pres­ti­gious mag­a­zine

Cana­dian Run­ning. More than 1,700 ath­letes from all over the prov­ince and also from other parts of Canada, the United States and Europe, will all be com­pet­ing in this event. With a va­ri­ety of lev­els, the 21K, 10K, 5K and the 1K for chil­dren, it’s no won­der the event has been full for al­most nine weeks!

For this fifth edition, many sur­prises are in store for the par­tic­i­pants such as free pairs of run­ning shoe ga­tors pro­vided by Asics and Bou­tique le Coureur, food and re­fresh­ments of­fered by IGA Gaza­ille

de Ma­gog, live mu­sic with the Bad Boys, medals for all the par­tic­i­pants, free mas­sage ther­apy and phys­io­ther­apy, free games for chil­dren, and an af­ter-race party.

Both the 10K and the 21K races have been mod­i­fied so that the rac­ers can reach the sum­mit but fin­ish their races at the bot­tom of the moun­tain where there are more spec­ta­tors.

Spec­ta­tors can en­joy the races from sev­eral dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions in the park such as at the sum­mit of the moun­tain which will be ac­ces­si­ble by gon­dola for a fee.

More than one hun­dred vol­un­teers make this event pos­si­ble.

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