Ma­gog event closes lo­cal marathon sea­son

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Ma­gog

The­first sea­son of the Manoir des Sables – CourirEnEstrie race cir­cuit ended with the Ma­gog Marathon and the par­tic­i­pa­tion of 2,520 run­ners. Win­ners of the marathon were Alis­ter Gard­ner, for the men, with a time of 2:40:51 and Marie-Re­nee Dial who won the women’s com­pe­ti­tion with a time of 3:40:19.

“I tip my hat to the 150 vol­un­teers who made this event pos­si­ble,” said CourirEnEstrie cir­cuit di­rec­tor, Patrick Mahoney.

In all, al­most 4000 peo­ple reg­is­tered for the five cir­cuit races this year. “Be­sides the num­ber of run­ners, what gives me even more plea­sure it that the cir­cuit raised around $25,000 for dif­fer­ent causes. For a first year that’s not too bad! And if other spon­sors such as the Manoir des Sables de­cide to join us, we can do even more,” he added.

This year the cir­cuit raised money for the Fon­da­tion du Tri­o­let, the Club d’Ath­letisme de Sher­brooke, the Quebec Can­cer Foun­da­tion, Lou Gehrig’s Dis­ease and the Mem­phrem­a­gog Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion.

A new race will be added to next year’s cir­cuit: the Mother’s day half marathon of North Hat­ley which will be held on May 12th, 2013. That race will be fol­lowed by a brunch pre­pared by Do­minic Trem­blay of Café Mas­saw­ippi.

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