MONTREAL, May 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Music fans will rejoice at this year's Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon & ½ Marathon. On September 24, fans and participants will be treated to an amazing show by Moist after the race. "In true celebration spirit of Montreal's 375th anniversary, we wanted to showcase one of our most iconic rock bands," explains Louis Malafarina, Competitor Canada's Executive Director. "We're excited to have this opportunity to play a huge free show for our fans in Montreal and pleased to have been invited by the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon to cap off the summer with this great event," states the bands' lead singer, David Usher.
"This performance is symbolic since it's going to be the conclusion of the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon's first full weekend event," says Mr. Malafarina. "Seeing from current registration rates, participants are already gearing up for two days of music-filled courses, lots of cheers and a finish line festival at La Fontaine Park where they'll be treated to a free rock concert. Runners, supporters and the general public are encouraged to attend," he adds.
The multi-platinum band has been a key player in the Canadian music scene for nearly thirty years, and has sold 1.3 million albums worldwide. David Usher also recently collaborated with popular Quebec pop star Marie-Mai on two singles: Je Repars and Black Black Heart.
This year, in addition to the main stage, participants can expect over 20 bands and special 375th anniversary stages along the course.
The event's entertainment schedule will be posted online over the coming months at the following address: www.runrocknroll.com/montreal/en/the-weekend/entertainment/.
About the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon & ½ Marathon
In 2017, the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon & ½ Marathon, whose 27th edition coincides with Montreal's 375th anniversary year, will be marked by novelty. 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. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with the international 20 Years Running campaign, the series started 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. Registration for the Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon & Half Marathon can be accessed at the following address, and there are five distances to choose from: www.runrocknroll.com/montreal/en/register/.
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