Fans of the “A Girl Who Run” event had the chance to run on October 4th, but the event will not take place. The COVID-19 pandemic thwarted the organizing committee’s plans in May, and again in October.
It is under a formula adapted to government conditions that the 2020 edition was to be held.
“We made the decision to cancel the race following new government recommendations,” confirms Laurie Bellerive, co-organizer of the event. We have runners from different regions and it’s not really recommended. The situation is changing so quickly so we thought it was more responsible not to organize this gathering, even if we were outside. ”
Runners had to wear a mask until they got to the start point. When they arrived at the site, they also had to disinfect their hands. On the starting line, the fastest had to be at the front. To allow the event to respect the grouping of 250 people maximum, it was not possible to have guests or accompanying persons on site.
The organizing committee had worked hard with Public Health, the City of Trois-Rivières and the Athletics Federation to ensure that everything was very safe. There had to be ten waves of 220 runners, spread over 12 hours.
Once again this year, the 5 km (wave # 1 / walk or run), 5 km (wave # 2 / walk or run), 10 km (walk or run) and 15 km (run) courses were offered.