Montreal Oasis Rock 'n' Roll Marathon: the STM is back in the race

MONTREAL, April 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Oasis Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon and the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) are proud to announce their continued partnership in the 2016 Marathon.

Following the success of last year's initiative, the Montreal Oasis Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon will again offer all participants a 1-day fare valid the day of the race, which will make getting around on September 25 that much easier. Furthermore, by registering before April 30 using the code STM, participants will get the chance to win a pass to the entire STM network valid for the rest of the year, until December 31, 2016.

"The ease of using the STM transportation network to get to the starting lines is very much appreciated by runners from Montreal and abroad. There's no need to worry about parking!", explains Dominique Arsenault, spokesperson for the Marathon. "These passes also give runners the opportunity to discover or rediscover Montreal and all its landmarks after the race during the afternoon".

"The STM is committed to promoting mobility in all its forms. The fact that we can offer more than 35,000 runners free access to the STM network with their registration strengthens the link between active transportation and public transportation, while encouraging a healthier and more environmentally-friendly way to get around. Just by choosing to use public transportation, our customers are already taking a step toward better health. We calculated that the average user walks the equivalent of 2 km in a day. This amounts to 30 minutes of walking," declares Philippe Schnobb, Chair of the STM. 

The partnership between the Montreal Oasis Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon and the STM, which exists since 2014, also aims to show that physical fitness doesn't only apply to athletes: "Through the various race distances offered in the Marathon (Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K, for children 3 to 11 years), each person can go at their own pace, in the race of their choice," said Ms. Arsenault. This is especially true given that training for the race involves only a very simple routine and bit of motivation, and can be accomplished by adopting certain lifestyle choices like integrating public and active transportation into one's routine.

Registration and promotional code

Registration for the various races in the Montreal Oasis Rock 'n' Roll Marathon are officially open and can be completed here: www.runrocknroll.com/montreal/register/.

For the chance to win a pass valid for the entire STM transportation network until the end of 2016, participants must enter the code STM in the appropriate field in the registration form. The code is valid from April 14 to April 30, 2016.

About the Société de transport de Montréal

Société de transport de Montréal (STM) develops and operates an integrated bus and métro system, as well as paratransit service, for the benefit of its customers. The métro system comprises four lines serving 68 stations, while the bus network covers the island of Montréal with 220 lines. STM provided 413.3M passenger rides in 2015. The company handles over 80% of all public transportation in the Montreal area, representing more than 70% of all public transit use in Quebec. STM has almost 9,150 employees and is Quebec's 15th largest company.

About the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon and Half-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

For further information: Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon and Half-Marathon: Caroline Lavoie, Tel.: 514-781-4501, clavoie@octanestrategies.com; Société de transport de Montréal: Isabelle A. Tremblay, Public Affairs, 514-280-4940, Isabelle.Tremblay@stm.info


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