Our Lady Peace headlines the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon

MONTREAL, 3 Feb. 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The winter weather isn't cooling anyone down at the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon. Our Lady Peace confirmed it will greet runners, supporters and fans with a free concert at the finish line in Parc Lafontaine on 25 September, 2016.

"The event's rocking atmosphere and concerts appeal not only to runners but also to those who come to support them and to the general public as well. Athletic inclinations are not a requirement! We have seen an increase in the public's participation in the event's finish line festival over the past few years, and having Our Lady Peace with us this year is sure to buttress that trend," Dominique Arsenault, the Marathon's spokesperson, proudly explains.

With over 35,000 participants projected for this year's race, the atmosphere promises to be lively at the finish line.

 "Registration is going impressively well so far. It seems that a lot of runners enjoyed their experience last year and signed right up for 2016," Arsenault adds enthusiastically.

The participants will be running to the beat of live music performances presented along the courses of the event's races. Our Lady Peace's finish line concert will be icing on the cake and a great way for runners to celebrate their performance. With its countless hits over eight albums since the 1990's, the Canadian alternative rock band and winner of four Juno awards and 10 MuchMusic Video Awards will certainly get athletes, amateurs and music fans singing to the same tune.

The Montreal Marathon—a part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series since 2012—will give participants the chance to discover new local acts and plenty of other surprises. The Rock 'n' Roll band listing and weekend schedule can be found in the Event Guide, which will be available as of next September on the Marathon website: http://www.runrocknroll.com/montreal/.

Interested runners can choose from five races at the biggest running event in Quebec, including the most popular half-marathon in Canada. Registration for the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon can be accessed at the following address: http://www.runrocknroll.com/montreal/register/.

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

For further information: Marathon Oasis Rock 'n' Roll de Montréal, Caroline Lavoie, Phone: 514 286-6033 ext. 252, clavoie@octanestrategies.com

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