Record participation level for 2011 Défi du Printemps!!!
Registration of over 1,200 runners and support of nearly 85 volunteers!
On Saturday May 7, The YMCAs of Québec held their 2011 Défi du Printemps. There was a record turnout with the registration of over 1,200 runners and support of nearly 85 volunteers! 130 children aged 11 and under participated in the 1km race. This unique event, comprising 4 different courses of 1 km, 2 km, 5 km and 10 km each, was held in Parc Maisonneuve and on the magnificent site of the Botanical Gardens. All proceeds from the Défi du Printemps, approximately $14,000, will go to support the community initiatives of the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Y centre, primarily those geared towards youth.