The Bryan Liew Race: 3rd Edition
5K, 10K and kids’ 1K foot race on September 11
The third edition of the Bryan Liew Race will be held September 11 and participants will be able to choose from three different distances: 5km, 10km, and a 1 km (12 years old and younger). All profits will go to the Bryan Liew foundation for athletic facilities and equipment.
The start of the 5 km race will be at 9 a.m. at the Bryan Liew Track (Westwood Park, 2800 rue du Bordelais). The 10 km race will follow at 9:15 a.m. and the 1 km race for 12 and under will start at 10:30 a.m. Prizes and medals for top finishers will be handed out afterwards.
Registration can be done online at the following address: https://bryanliewrace.wufoo.com/forms/course-bryan-liew/ or on site from 8 to 8:30 a.m. the day of the race.
"We would like this event to be of a family nature," says Patrick Lepage, co-race director with Claudia Wagner. "With the addition of a 10 km and a race for the kids, we are confident that this will attract the families from the region."
Lucie Charlebois, MNA for Soulanges and Minister for Rehabilitation , Youth Protection and Public Health, has confirmed her presence as a participant for the third consecutive year. The
MNA for Soulanges also made a generous donation of $5000 to the Bryan Liew Foundation during the first edition of the race in October, 2014.
As a participant in the race, Charlebois invites the population to follow her example, to add moments of daily physical activity and to adopt healthy eating habits. She herself has undertaken a personal challenge, taken her health in her hands, changed her lifestyle and lost a great deal of weight.
Robert Grimaudo, Mayor of St-Lazare, will join the race this year again as a runner.
Resident of Saint-Lazare from 2003 until his death in 2013, Bryan Liew deeply influenced local athletes, young and old. As coach for the Hudson/St-Lazare Running and Athletics Club, as well as the athletics club for Westwood Junior High School, he generously gave his time during his years in the area. His infectious enthusiasm for running brought many to the sport and his remarkable passion, as well as his natural leadership led many athletes to surpass their limits.
He will remain an inspiration to all athletes, an example of undisputed leadership.
The Bryan Liew Foundation, recently created by the race organizers, Claudia Wagner and Patrick Lepage, as well as Bryan Liew’s wife, Elizabeth Harder, has as its goal to promote amateur sports among the population of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and to assist in the development sports infrastructures in the region. “The ultimate goal is to collect enough funds to initiate the building of a synthetic running track in the region” reports Patrick Lepage. The cost of this project is high, but having an amount to start with will show the elected of the city and region that the community has the will to move forward with this project.”