Oasis Lévis 2017 Half-Marathon – First race of Je Cours Qc calendar a runaway success

Oasis Lévis 2017 Half-Marathon – First race of Je Cours Qc calendar a runaway success

Quebec City, Sunday, May 7, 2017 — Grey skies did nothing to dampen the contagious energy of the runners taking part in the Oasis Lévis Half-Marathon as the first race of the 2017 Je Cours Qc running season got underway today.

As well as selling out for this inaugural event, making this one for the record books with no fewer than 3,500 registered runners, organizers Gestev are proud to confirm a record turnout with a crowd of more 3,140 runners at the start line this afternoon. With a bold and bright new look to this year’s events, spirits ran high as runners laced up their shoes for the four distances at today’s race—the half-marathon (21.1K), Oasis 10K, 5K and Tanguay Kids Race (2K). This year’s event, the 14th edition, drew keen runners from more than 185 towns and cities across Quebec, Ontario and a number of U.S. states, as well as from as far afield as Brazil, Germany and Australia.

The next event on the Je Cours Qc calendar is coming up May 22, with the Duchesnay Resort playing host to the Quebec City Coureur des Bois Trail. Runners wanting to take up the challenge for the 4th edition of this trail running event can still register at www.jecoursqc.com. Other highlights of the 2017 season still to come are the Quebec City Descente Royale (June 4), Quebec City Staircase Challenge (June 18) and SSQ Quebec City Marathon (August 25-27).

Results for Oasis Lévis Half-Marathon races
Half-marathon (21.1 km) / Men
Rank Name From Time (hr./min./sec.)
1st Emmanuel Boisvert Québec 01 : 10 : 58
2nd Keven Bédard Saint-Flavien 01 : 11 : 00
3rd Christopher Busset Lévis 01 : 12 : 05

Half-marathon (21.1 km) / Women
Rank Name From Time (hr./min./sec.)
1st Catherine Dumont Saint-Romuald 01 : 19 : 28
2nd Alex Castonguay Montréal 01 : 21 : 19
3rd Annie Laperle Candiac 01 : 22 : 19

Oasis 10K / Men
Rank Name From Time (hr./min./sec.)
1st William Brouard Pintendre 00 : 35 : 06
2nd David Girardin Québec 00 : 35 : 22
3rd André-Luc Ouellet Trois-Pistoles 00 : 36 : 19

Oasis 10K / Women
Rank Name From Time (hr./min./sec.)
1st Josée Picard Wendake 00 : 37 : 22
2nd Karine Lefebvre Lac-Beauport 00 : 38 : 17
3rd Laurence M. Bouchard Alma 00 : 38 : 23

5K / Men
Rank Name From Time (min./sec.)
1st Mathieu Fréchette Lévis 00 : 16 : 41
2nd Josyan Pierson Saint-Augustin-De-Desmaures 00 : 19 : 16
3rd Arsenault Christian Québec 00 : 19 : 46

5K / Women
Rank Name From Time (min./sec.)
1st Alyssa Le Méner Pont-Rouge 00 : 20 : 14
2nd Fanny Hotton Daigneault Québec 00 : 21 : 05
3rd Geneviève Lessard Québec 00 : 21 : 24

Tanguay Kids Race (2K) / Boys
Rank Name From Time (min./sec.)
1st Émile Turcotte Lévis 00 : 06 : 35.5
2nd Olivier Garneau Lévis 00 : 07 : 17.4
3rd Mathis Turcotte Lévis 00 : 07 : 20.5

Tanguay Kids Race (2K) / Girls
Rank Name From Time (min./sec.)
1st Éliane Jobin Neuville 00 : 08 : 55.6
2nd Alexane Rhéaume-Gagnon Québec 00 : 09 : 27.6
3rd Maryon Sirois-Dompierre Québec 00 : 09 : 35.5

For more information about the 2017 Je Cours Qc race calendar, visit www.jecoursqc.com.

About Gestev
Founded in 1992, Gestev is a dynamic event management company specializing in happenings that make their mark locally as well as on the world stage. Over the years, Gestev has raised event management and production standards by adding a party twist to high-calibre sporting events, including music shows and live entertainment, while making competitions accessible to all. Jamboree, Red Bull Crashed Ice, Vélirium, Ski Tour Canada and Transat Québec Saint-Malo are just a few of the major events organized by Gestev. Gestev also manages the Baie de Beauport recreational site and is certified under the BNQ 9700-253 standard for responsible event management. Gestev acts as the official event producer for all running events organized by Quebec Running Events Corporation. This role is fully delegated by Multi-Sport, which is jointly owned by Gestev and Groupe Boucher Sports.

About Groupe Boucher Sports
With some 900 employees and 24 store franchises under the Sports Experts, Atmosphère, Intersport, Hockey Experts and Entrepôt du Hockey banners, Groupe Boucher Sports is one of Quebec’s leading sports equipment, clothing and footwear retailers.
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