The Town of Gaspé will be the setting for the first runner’s marathon of its history on August 21. The Marathon Gaspesia is the running event of the Gaspesia Race Series presented by Desjardins.
B2O Sport Aventure is happy to offer Gaspé this event in order to fill the gap that was left with the absence of Gaspé’s half-marathon that was traditionally held in the summer season.
Challenges for everyone
A Silver Label rating from the Fédération Québécoise d’Athlétisme, the Marathon Gaspesia will also offer up 5km, 10km and 21.5 km distances in addition to the ultimate distance of 42.195km. Children under the age of 10 will not be left behind with their own 1 km Défi des Écrevisses Uniprix race!
A new location
The event will highlight the site of Haldimand beach and offer up relatively unknown pathways for running in Gaspé. The different courses will offer beautiful views of the Baie de Gaspé and the mouth of the Rivière St. Jean. The Marathon Gaspesia is made possible through the support of Desjardins, the City of Gaspé, Radio Gaspésie and Breuvages Gaspé.
Jenny Laflamme and Emmanuel Joncas, both from Gaspé, will be the Ambassadors of this brand new event.
Jenny is the kind of person who finds the courage to accomplish great things and to change everything! Four years ago, Jenny Laflamme changed her life and gave herself the greatest of gifts, her health! She lost 200 pounds but took a bite out of life like never before, with running shoes on!
Owner of Rimouski boutique, La Course à pied, Emmanuel is a seasoned runner who can no longer keep count of the number of events in which he has participated. Marathoner, he holds the record from the Marathon Baie-des-Chaleurs.
Register now at www.gaspesia100.com/marathon. Act quickly. For this first edition of the event, only 600 bibs are available.