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COMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR
La course au secondaire

École Jean-Gauthier
Commission scolaire du Lac-Saint-Jean





 
La course au secondaire

COMMITTED PROJECT AVENIR



La course au secondaire
École Jean-Gauthier

For the past six years, students at Jean-Gauthier high school have taken part in a unique challenge in mid-May called the Course au secondaire. During this 270-km relay race between Québec City and Montréal, 40 students take it in turns to cover the entire distance in a period of 36 hours. To attain their personal objectives, they need to start training three times a week as early as November. What’s amazing is that some of them have a hard time running for just five minutes at the first training sessions but end up being able to run their allotted 30 km, rain or shine. Quite a feat! To finance the challenge, the students – who are often from underprivileged backgrounds – carry out various fund-raising initiatives: the search for sponsors, bagging groceries at the supermarket, odd jobs during the Jeux du Québec, raffles… The months spent preparing and training on a regular basis teach them the importance of perseverance, commitment and solidarity, all qualities which will benefit them long after the race is over.



La course au secondaire
École Jean-Gauthier



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