Foulée des Parcs is an urban race bringing runners of all ages into the parks of Outremont. The event is a gathering place: families, friends, neighbours from Outremont and elsewhere – everyone is welcome!
All race starts of Foulée des Parcs take place on Outremont Street between Elmwood and St-Viateur (except the Family-and-Friends-Challenge). All finishes are at Parc Outremont. It is strongly recommended to arrive at Parc Outremont at least half an hour before the scheduled start of your race. Each runner must be at the start line located on Outremont Street, between Elmwood and St-Viateur Streets, at least 10 minutes before the official start time. Each runner will receive an official t-shirt and promotional offers from some of our sponsors. In addition, a snack and water will be offered after the race. There will be surprise prizes drawn on the day of the event. And finally a medal for ALL children 12 and under!
There will be five races, something for everyone!
The 10 km (departure 8:30 am):
It is the longest race of the event, which will please seasoned runners as it includes two gorgeous climbs on Bernard Street and exploration of the 4 most beautiful parks in the borough. It is actually a double loop of 5km. Free of traffic, you will travel some of the most beautiful streets of the district. The water points will be at kilometre 3 and kilometre 8 and to the finish. Participants must be at least 12 years of age in 2016.
The 5 km (departure 10am):
If the 10 km seems a little long for your fitness or training, the 5 km will be for you. A race accessible to all with a beautiful climb on Bernard and exploration of the 4 most beautiful parks of the borough. There will be one water point at kilometre 3.
The 2 km (departure 9:30am) and the 2 km stroller (departure 9:45am):
This race should bring together young and old as well as runners with strollers. The course is virtually level and the distance is accessible to everyone. You can all run or walk this distance. Participants include the uninitiated, untrained (subject of course to special medical conditions), and those wanting to try the experience of a race organized in the unique atmosphere of such an event.
The 1 km children from 8 to 12 years (departure 10h45) and the 1 km children from 3 to 7 years (departure 11h):
This is the race for your little ones because you must be under 12 years old to participate. A safety team is present throughout the course which allows them to run all the way solo. Although it is possible for you to accompany them directly on the course by registering (race 3 to 7 years only), the journey is designed so that you can follow them and encourage them easily along the road.
The Family-and-Friends-Challenge (departure 11:30):
A beautiful family challenge to bond and have fun together: organize your team for this multi-age relay race! Participants must be at least 7 years of age.