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A challenge for everyone
The CRYO Races are a truly one-of-a-kind event in which runners and cross-country skiers get the opportunity to cross Lac Saint-Jean during winter. On February 24, 2024, runners and skiers warming in the sun or experienced runners guided by the beam of their headlamps will find themselves in the middle of a sea of ice and as they face the physical and psychological challenge of this crossing. On mechanically groomed trails, they will be supervised and supported throughout their icy adventure. There are four events to choose from: 37 km* the SUNNY Traverse and the STARRY Traverse running race and the the 13 km* Micro-CRYO running race (see the map).
All participants have the same goal: to support the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation.
* The planned routes will be 36 – 38 km and 12 – 14 km, the exact distance to be confirmed at the beginning of February, when trail grooming begins. Moreover, some detours may be necessary to avoid certain areas due to unpredictable weather conditions.
Since 1996, the On the Tip of the Toe Foundation has organized more than 70 therapeutic adventure expeditions for young people living with cancer. Much more than outdoor adventures, these excursions offer participants an opportunity to meet other young people who share the same realities.
The On the Tip of the Toe Foundation aims to help young people rebuild self-esteem and restore their hope in life by presenting them with challenges and helping them to meet those challenges. By participating in extraordinary expeditions to the extent of their abilities, these young people discover new horizons.
DIFFICULT, YES…. BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE