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In the News

February 12, 2014


The Défi Garneau-Quebecor presented by Merrell is proud to introduce its Honorary President for the first 2014 edition:
Mrs. Sylvie Bernier, h
ealthy lifestyle habits ambassador – Québec en Forme and Olympic diving champion.

“It is with great pleasure that I have agreed to be Honorary President for the 1st edition of the DEFI GARNEAU-QUEBECOR 10K, because I’ve always believed in the benefits of daily exercise and a healthy lifestyle to realize our full potential and, most of all, to live healthy.

By participating in this challenge to support the Little Brothers’ cause, you aim to surpass yourself both personally and physically, but you also become a role model for those who hesitate to take the leap towards a physically active lifestyle.

So sign up! Next August 10, we’re keeping a number for you, and let’s run together for the cause!” declared Mrs. Bernier.

The Défi Garneau-Quebecor is a 10 km run in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures on the beautiful course of the Chemin du Roy. Main goal of the 10 km: run up the notorious Gagnon hill as fast as possible! The best climber will win the honors! Visit the Course section to find out the total elevation.

The profits generated by the event will be donated directly to the "Les Petits Frères" (Little Brothers) organization for the maintenance of the Old Friends’ cottage in Lac St-Joseph and to provide more support for the lonely elderly.

Transportation between the Louis Garneau factory and the start line in included with the registration.

The cost to participate in the event is $50*. Registration fees include:

·                     A technical t-shirt with the event colors

·                     Safety supervision

·                     Sanitary services

·                     Showers available at finish**

·                     First aid services

·                     Chronometer chip

·                     A light snack at finish

·                     Medals at finish

* Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
** You must bring your soap and towel.

Hurry, only 1,000 places available! Register now on defigarneau.com.


Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor 2014


Registration is now open! 3,000 participants are expected for the 6th edition! Sign up now at quebecgranfondo.com.