Gregory Charles and Friends will ensure the first race day ends on the right note
MONTREAL, Sept, 22, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The first races of the 2018 Oasis International Marathon de Montréal race week-end got underway today, starting with the 5 km (sponsored by Sports Experts) and 10 km events. More than 7,000 registered participants enthusiastically gave it their all in a festive atmosphere to cross the finish line in Quartier des spectacles.
The P'tit marathon 1 km Tel-jeunes, an event that raises funds for the youth help line, also welcomed some 710 children and teenagers with their parents.
In addition to the activities and entertainment happening at Place des Festivals, headliner Gregory Charles and Friends will give a frenzied 2 hour and 1-minute uninterrupted performance in a nod to the world marathon record set by Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge (2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds) in Berlin this past September 16. This free concert will be open to the general public and presented on the Oasis stage at Place des festivals.
What's happening on Sunday, September 23?
The weekend's keynote event, the 42.2-kilometre marathon, as well as the 21.1-kilometre half-marathon, will take place tomorrow, Sunday, September 23, starting at 7:30 a.m. Supporters, family and friends are encouraged to come out and cheer the runners along the entire new race course and converge at Place des festivals for a concert given by LADY'5 which will close the event.
Getting around the day of the event – Courses and street closures
Participants are encouraged to use public transportation the day of the event. Information about street closures can be found here: https://www.runrocknroll.com/en/events/montreal/the%20races/road%20closures
About the International Oasis Marathon de Montréal
This year, Montreal plays host to the 28th edition of the Oasis International Marathon de Montreal, a major sporting, musical and cultural event powered by the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series. With nearly 25,000 registered participants in five distances, including the most popular half-marathon in Canada, the race is the largest running event in Quebec. For more information or to register for the 2019 edition, visit: www.runrocknroll.com/montreal/
About Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series
The Rock'n'Roll Marathon Series® is the world's largest running series with more than 600,000 runners taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock'n'Roll Marathon Series' simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Further information about the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
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