See what’s in store to keep things colourful along the course
On Sunday, October 13, the main commercial areas along the course will be decked out in their finest colours to give runners, walkers, companions, supporters and spectators an experience to remember, and it’s all thanks to the local business development and merchants’ associations.
Here’s a glimpse at what they’ve done to brighten up everyone’s day. Feel free to use this info to build your own itinerary and be the perfect supporter, there to cheer for your favourite runner or runners every step of the way. Why not visit the website or Facebook pages of these participating local business associations?
“Place Limouloise” at the intersection of 3rd Avenue, 6th Street and Chemin de la Canardière is the place to be in this part of town, where there’ll be DJ BU live on site to give runners and walkers a boost.
Saint-Joseph Street in the lower town will be festooned with flags for the occasion to lift the spirits of all the 42.2K marathon and 21.1K half-marathon runners as they pass by. Talk about a great opportunity to snap a photo or two!
The heart of the Sillery neighbourhood is going to be pumping to the beat of the band in place. Come check out the parties on the patios along the whole avenue.
There’ll be an air of jazz floating on the breeze at the Wallace Fountain by the intersection of Grande-Allée and Cartier Avenue. Ah, now that’s music to your ears, right?
The legendary Grande Allée marks the final stretch of the new course showcasing the best of Quebec City, so there’s no better place to come out and cheer on the runners and walkers. The party zone at the end of Grand Allée in Place George V.
Give a big hand to the thousands of runners and walkers as you enjoy a stroll down Saint-Jean or Saint-Louis Street in this historic gem of a neighbourhood that’s proud to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Trying to find the perfect photo op to immortalize the efforts of your running friends? Look no further than the pretty Rue du Cul-de-Sac with its canopy of multi-coloured umbrellas!
And everyone is welcome down at the Placette St-Sauveur for a special petal shower to celebrate runners as they pass this point on the course. Hot beverages will be provided along the course to help keep you warm and toasty.
Welcome to the part of the course that’s sure to see the most foot traffic, because the marathon and half-marathon pass through here twice. You won’t want to miss any of the action here, because the St-Jean Street Band will have you tapping your feet in time to the beat!