[IN PICTURES] The Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie takes to the road

[EN IMAGES] Le Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie prend la route

It is D-day for the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, formula reinvented, so that the starting shot will be given on Friday morning.

Generally, the starting line of the Grand Challenge would be crowded with thousands of people who exciting impatience. Except that pandemic and social distancing oblige, the organisers had to get creative.

“We have developed a new concept for the situation of the COVID-19, it really worked,” says the co-founder of the défi Pierre Lavoie.

While nearly 50,000 people have registered – a number which is expected to increase further – for the purpose of browse 1 000 000 kilometers set through the application implementation.

Cycling, running and walking, the followers can contribute to the common goal as they wish.

“The message behind this year, it is always the same message of a healthy lifestyle. But then you realize that, yes, it is good to avoid high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, but also have a good immune system to protect against viruses and germs,” says Mr. Lavoie.

Pierre Lavoie will, for its part, the distance usual in its entirety, accompanied by five companions, from The Bay area to Montreal.

Those who want to join the kernel at one time or the other trip will be able to do. Groups of 5 people, separated 100 feet from one another, will thus be created, ” explains co-founder.

“There is no vehicle in front. I don’t have the Sûreté du Québec, so I do not roll on the road. I ride in the edge of the road, so I make my stops, I do my lights,” let he hear.

Several public personalities will join Pierre Lavoie, of which the national director of public health Horacio Arruda.

One thing is certain, the sun will be at the rendez-vous and the heat, too, so that Québec will undergo a heatwave this weekend.

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