Marathon to sell its flags to raise money for Tel-jeunes

MONTRÉAL, April 6, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The organizers of the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon are selling the flags that adorned Boulevard Saint-Joseph East and Parc-La Fontaine Avenue in September 2015 to the public as a way to please collectors and raise money for the Fondation Tel-jeunes.

Runners and collectors who wish to get their hands on one of the 40 commemorative banners from the 25th Marathon can do so by making a donation (minimum of $25) to the Fondation Tel-jeunes, partner of the Marathon since 2002 and the official cause to which all funds collected by the sale of the flags will go.

"These are the only flags that were created in the history of the Marathon. They were created specifically for the Montreal Marathon's 25th anniversary in 2015, which makes them exclusive and historical objects," explains Dominique Arsenault, spokesperson of the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon.

For Céline Muloin, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Fondation Tel-jeunes, the purchase of this collectible is a great way to directly contribute to the mission of the Fondation: "Each and every donation gives us the opportunity to continue to offer quality services to kids and their parents at the time they need it most."

Ms. Muloin invites young runners to take on the challenge of the 1km P'tit Marathon Tel-jeunes on September 25, 2016.

With five races, including the most popular half-marathon in Canada, the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon and Half Marathon is the biggest running event in the province of Quebec. To register for the 2016 edition, visit: www.runrocknroll.com/montreal/register/

How to get a flag

The minimum suggested donation is $25, payable by cheque or credit card. A tax receipt for a charitable donation will be issued. Those interested in purchasing a flag can contact Maude Landreville by email at mlandreville@fondationteljeunes.org or by phone at 514-288-6312.

Flags must be picked up in person in Montreal (location details to be provided after payment). No mail services will be available.

Each flag measures 36 inches by 81 inches (91 cm by 206 cm).

About Fondation Tel-jeunes

The Fondation Tel-jeunes was established in 2010 to provide financial support for the Tel-jeunes and LigneParents services to ensure their continuity. Founded in 1981 and 1991 respectively, LigneParents and Tel-jeunes are free, confidential intervention services provided by counsellors and available 24/7 to all young people and parents in Quebec.

Tel-jeunes : 1-800-263-2266 / Text message : 514 600-1002
LigneParents : 1-800-361-5085 or ligneparents.com

About the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon

This year marks the 26th edition of the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon. Organized by Festival de la Santé, in conjunction with Competitor Canada, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series is the world's largest running series, with over 500,000 runners participating in events worldwide every year. The series started in 1998 with the simple idea of making running fun, and has transformed the running landscape by livening up the route with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Today, the series of marathons and half-marathons has spread to more than 30 destination cities, drawing visitors from around the world. Over the history of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, charity partners have raised more than $300 million through the events for a variety of worthy causes.

 

SOURCE Rock'n'Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon

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For further information: Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon, Caroline Lavoie, 514 286-6033, clavoie@octanestrategies.com


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