Spring is here at last and a sold-out crowd of 5,000 fitness enthusiasts are ready to head to beautiful Parc Jean-Drapeau for the 22nd edition of the 21K de Montréal this Saturday, April 20th. The third race in the prestigious Canada Running Series 2024 season, this event attracts runners of all levels and abilities by offering a balance of sport and community. There will be a 5K, 10K and Kids Race as well as the signature 21K, all on Saturday morning.

As always, the 21K promises great competition, one of the best races of the year in Quebec. On the men’s side, the race will likely feature a duel between Marc-Antoine Senneville and Benjamin Raymond. While on the women’s side, the race will be tight and strategic as the runners are of a very similar level, but Colleen Wilson could stand out.

The biggest winner on the day, however, will be the community, as the participants are on track to raise more than $600,000 for 45 local charities, making 21K de Montréal Quebec’s largest fundraising run.

All finishers will receive a unique medal featuring the symbol of the race courses, the islands of park Jean-Drapeau that will be celebrating its 150th anniversary! St-Viateur Bagels will also be there to offer their world-famous, real bagels in the recovery area, together with 15 of the charities who will be on hand to say “thank you”. Online donations can still be made until May 31st, 2024.

While entries are now closed at capacity, everyone is invited to come out join the vibrant Montréal running community at the various cheer sites around the scenic loop courses on Ile Sainte-Helene and Ile Notre-Dame. The Parc Jean-Drapeau metro station on the Yellow Line will take you to the center of the action.

Seeded athletes

21K – Top Elite Men:

  1. Marc-Antoine Senneville
  2. Benjamin Raymond
  3. Robert Kajuga
  4. François Jarry
  5. Pierre-Yves Normandin

21K – Top Elite Women:

  1. Colleen Wilson
  2. Alex Hynes
  3. Rebecca Pieterson
  4. Catherine Thompson
  5. Julie Lajeunesse

For the complete list of elite athletes, please visit: https://canadarunningseries.com/2024/04/announcing-the-elite-field-for-the-2024-21k-de-montreal/ 

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