Instead of line up at the start of his 8 –e Boston marathon next Monday, a Beauceron 66-year-old is going to run 42.2 kilometres in its municipality to help raise food for Moisson Beauce.
Réjean Paradis had to take part in his 40th marathon in a career on Monday 20 April 2020 in the United States.
With the crisis of the COVID-19 and the report of the 124th edition of the event, the 14th September next, specialist of the foot race looked for a way to help his community.
Mr. Paradis will lace up his running shoes to 9 p.m. at his home in Saint-Zacharie, a municipality of a little more than 1600 citizens, located thirty kilometers from Saint-Georges, near the u.s. border. In order to comply with the rules in force, he does not want to be accompanied on his path.
“I’m going to run alone because I don’t want to gathering. I will probably have someone to follow in the car. I have a journey of about 10 kilometers in the streets of my village. People are hungry and food demands have increased”, explains the athlete.
The goal is to raise non-perishable food items and donations to give back to people in need.
Three shops were targeted as points of deposit.
The “marathon for good causes” has no precise objective. He does not wish to run very quickly.
“I’m going to that without pressure by stopping seek donations calmly. I’ve done marathons around 3 pm – 3: 15 p.m. but this is not the purpose of the activity”, says Mr. Paradise.
The club courailleux and the organization Running the Beauce have already submitted the sum of $ 3000 to Réjean Paradis for his challenge.
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