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A Longueuil woman runs the bridge for hunger –


Every day since October 27, Anne-Marie Lefebvre has traveled the 9 km round trip on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge from her residence in Vieux-Longueuil. She is embarking on this sporting challenge of 30 days and 270 km to raise funds for the Food Banks of Quebec.

Running the Jacques-Cartier Bridge involves for Anne-Marie Lefebvre six climbs and six descents, in addition to the stairs. “So it’s a good effort over 9 km. But I go at my own pace, ”she says.

Get back to racing

As of her eighth outing, she has noticed that her body is doing well, even if the rolling pin is sometimes necessary to soothe the aches. In five years, she has accumulated five half-marathons and twenty 10 km races.

“However, for the past two years, I have been less active. No races for over a year. So it’s a good pretext for me to get back to it, and at a time of the year when going out doesn’t tempt me at all. I’m very cautious… Fortunately, once I’m gone, everything is fine. ”

Good music and the friends that accompany it most of the time contributes to the fun and motivation.

The accumulation of kilometers did not prevent her, on October 31, from making a small detour to Île Sainte-Hélène.

Since day 1, Ms. Lefebvre comments on her adventure daily on her Facebook page. “The headwind in titi on the way back. Even the seagulls were flying crookedly. But it was not cold. It was just difficult to move forward, ”she wrote with humor on the 1er November.

The more biting cold during an evening outing made him dread the next few days.

For hunger

This sporting challenge is the way that Anne-Marie Lefebvre found this year to raise funds for the Food Banks of Quebec. His company RencontreSportive.com organized a ball every year to raise funds for this cause. However, the event cannot take place this year.

“The needs are more glaring than ever with the pandemic and the drive that is traditionally held in the streets on the first Thursday in December will not take place,” she notes.

She therefore hopes to collect as many donations as possible. “Each amount is significant, since with $ 1 donation, the organization manages to offer three meals to those who are hungry,” she explains.

To donate: https: //www.banquesalimentaires.org/faire-un-don/.

To follow Anne-Marie Lefebvre’s challenge: https://www.facebook.com/RencontreSportive.




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