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They’re passionate, motivated and, above all, ready to share their love of running with you. Like us, they’ll be with you all season long to help you achieve your goals.

Simon Leblanc

We are pleased to announce Simon Leblanc as our ambassador for the 2024 season! Simon left a lasting impression with his touching victory in the 42.2K course at the Beneva Quebec City Marathon presented by Montellier in 2023, after finishing 2nd for the same distance at the Beneva Montreal Marathon the week before. No doubt that his enthusiasm will leave no one indifferent this season.

Sport has always been a part of Simon’s life. He is a passionate athlete dedicated to high-level sports, but above all, he is deeply committed to getting people moving. His passion is passed on through his involvement with young people and in various sports events. Simon wants to encourage people to push their limits. His greatest desire is to inspire people to adopt a healthy lifestyle and achieve personal goals. A triathlete at heart, his passion for running has led him to maintain a balanced life, to enjoy competition and to always self-improve. On a day-to-day basis, his running training brings him great calm, which transcends into all aspects of his life. Another secret to replenish his energy and maintain a contagious good mood after an exhausting workout… A good cup of coffee! Always in search of new challenges, Simon will be a present and motivating ambassador for the running community all season long.


We warmly welcome Karel Cadoret as a Je Cours Qc 2024 ambassador for a 2nd year!

Karel started running in 2018 with collegiate cross-country, followed by track and field at the Club d’Athlétisme de l’Université Laval. In 2021, she entered the world of trail running with the 18 km Trail du Grand-Duc, where she came 2nd in the women’s race, and the 28 km Ultra-Trail Harricana, where she came 3rd in the women’s race. In 2022, Karel ran her first Ultra-Trail (Gaspesia 50) as well as the 65 km Ultra-Trail Harricana. She is also the initiator of the first 6 AM Club in Limoilou and the first 6 AM Club in Lac Beauport. Karel continues to rack up the miles and the adventures in the running world. She completed the Tour du Mont Blanc 175km-10,000m D+, which was documented in the adventure film IMMERSON MONT BLANC.

Caroline Longchamp

For a 5th year, Caroline will share her passion for running with our great community !

Caroline has been pushing her limits ever since she turned 40, racking up several marathons and 4 world championships: Ironman in 2018 and 2019, UCI cycling in Italy 2022 and duathlon in Spain 2023.

In 2024, Caroline will accumulate further challenges and take part in the 4 events of the Je Cours Qc series.

She’ll inspire you and show you that there are plenty of possibilities. Go Go Go!

Joannie Fortin

It’s a pleasure to welcome back the authentic and endearing Joannie Fortin, mom since January 2022, among our ambassadors for an 8th season!

Creator of La Folle qui court, a blog about running and its physical and mental benefits, and author of the book La Course c’est la vie, Joannie discovered running in 2014, never suspecting that it would become her best therapy.

You can hear her at the start of some of our races. It’s impossible not to be pumped up when you hear her cheering!

We’re looking forward to welcoming her back for another season of racing!

Simon-Pierre Leblanc

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be continuing the year 2024 with our exceptional ambassador Simon-Pierre LeBlanc, for an 8th season!

An ex-smoker, Simon-Pierre only took up running in 2011! Since then, he’s been heavily involved in promoting running and healthy lifestyle habits.

At the 2022 edition of the Beneva Quebec City Marathon, he even managed the feat of running the 42.2 km distance twice, and in 2023, he ran the Lévis Half-Marathon backwards. He never ceases to amaze us with his outrageous ideas.

Simon-Pierre wants to pass on his passion for running to as many people as possible.

Caroline Pomerleau et Anouka Tremblay

It’s with great joy that we welcome Quebec’s most incredible running couple for a second year in a row as Je Cours Qc ambassadors for 2024!

Caroline and Anouka met in 2018; it was love at first sight and they haven’t let go of each other since.

Many start and finish lines later, they began sharing their adventures on TikTok to encourage women to get ahead in sport and dare to set themselves ambitious goals. They share their positive approach based on surpassing oneself, whatever one’s level.

The girls have big goals for their 2024 racing season, in terms of performance and surpassing themselves, but they also believe in the importance of a balanced approach focused on the pleasure of moving.

Dominic Guay

Dominic Guay remains with us for a 3rd consecutive year as ambassador, having won the hearts of our community by being named public ambassador in 2022.

Leader and founder of Club de course Montcalm, founded in May 2021, running came into Dominic’s life in 2012. Having never run before, he completed the 42.2 km Quebec City Marathon in 2022 with just 5 months of training. Since then, Dominic has been working to create a community of people concerned about the importance of a healthy lifestyle with his running club!

Dominic is also co-organizer of the Santa Claus Run in Quebec City.

Alexandra Hould

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Alexandra Hould as a Je Cours Qc 2024 ambassador!

Mother of four young children, Alexandra discovered a true passion for running three years ago when her third child was diagnosed with autism: “As she will face many challenges throughout her life, I also needed to set new goals for myself to be a better ally for her.” This sport has become a true escape and a way to reconnect with her own body.

As a content creator on Instagram and TikTok, she is on a mission to promote the accessibility of running. Her motto: “Stop comparing yourself, preventing yourself from doing something you love, and aiming for perfection. I am the one who far prefers to celebrate imperfection over perfection.”

Year after year, she takes on new challenges, including completing the Ottawa Half Marathon last year. This year, she is tackling the Lévis Half Marathon, the Stair Challenge, and her first full marathon towards the end of the summer.

Pierre-Luc Cartier

Fondation Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec – Université Laval (IUCPQ)

It is with great honor that we continue the year 2024 with Pierre-Luc Cartier, our ambassador in collaboration with one of our associated causes, the IUCPQ Foundation. Pierre-Luc was introduced to hospitals at an early age. At just a few months old, doctors diagnosed him with a heart condition that would require lifelong follow-up. Surgery followed surgery for most of his life.

In 2021, he crossed the finish line of his first ultra-marathon. Today, he hopes that his story will shed light on the prodigious work being done by the Institute’s team, and serve as an example for all those struggling with one or more heart diseases.

A true symbol of courage, you’ll have the chance to learn more about Pierre-Luc’s incredible story throughout the season!

Miguel Therriault

Fondation le Grand Chemin

Committed to the mission of Le Grand Chemin centers, Miguel Therriault holds the position of Clinical and Professional Services Director. With over 25 years’ experience in the field of addiction and mental health, he strives to make a difference in the lives of troubled youth facing substance use or cyberaddiction issues, as well as their families.

Passionate about various sports such as mountain biking, road biking, sea kayaking and cross-country skiing, Miguel has also devoted himself to running for the past ten years. His sporting career began with the Raid Pierre Harvey, a 300 km mountain bike race from Chicoutimi to Lac Beauport, in 1998. Since then, physical activity, particularly trail running, has become an important part of his life. These varied sporting activities help her to maintain balance, manage stress better and give her a sense of accomplishment.

As a keen runner, Miguel wants to democratize this activity, which promotes physical and mental well-being. He wants to show that running is accessible and beneficial, whatever your level of fitness.

Gabriel Tremblay

Groupe TAQ

The TAQ Group’s mission is to create stable, quality jobs for the majority of people with disabilities. Gabriel joined TAQ in 2013, having already spent twenty years at the helm of the Conseil Québécois des Entreprises Adaptées (CQEA). Under his leadership, TAQ has experienced remarkable growth, going from 180 to 450 employees, 70% of whom are people with disabilities.

Gabriel is also a sports enthusiast. He embodies resilience both in his professional career and in sports: among other things, he has completed 4 half-Ironmans and 9 Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, where he sponsored specialized schools. His love of sport stems from his desire to surpass himself. All TAQ employees can count on Gabriel to motivate and encourage them in their sporting and professional challenges.

Through all his sporting and professional achievements, Gabriel inspires those around him to believe in their abilities and set ambitious goals for themselves. A true model of perseverance, leadership and social commitment, it is an honour to be able to count on him as an ambassador.

Isabelle Genest

Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches

Isabelle Genest is the first woman President and CEO of Centraide Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches and Bas-Saint-Laurent in 75 years. Her values are mutual aid, empathy, sharing and solidarity, but also creativity, a taste for effort, surpassing oneself, pride and ambition. It was these values that prompted her to take up running just over a year ago. Although she doesn’t consider herself a top-level athlete, running has quickly become a passion. It allows her to escape and recharge her batteries, and every distance she covers gives her an invaluable boost of energy. Isabelle is also a member of the United Way team running club, through which teammates of all levels encourage and motivate each other to excel.

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