This Sunday, Noel Paine, a runner and blogger, is setting out to run 100 kilometers on the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail. It’s a birthday celebration of sorts for Paine – last year, for his fortieth birthday, he ran 258 kilometers in 2.5 days, all while fundraising for cancer research. This year, he’s doing it again – he’ll run between Rigaud and Ottawa, raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society. He’ll begin his day at 4 a.m. in Rigaud.
Here’s Paine’s estimated schedule:
Start: 4 a.m. – 4:15 a.m. Rigaud, QC
Trail head in St-Eugene 5:38 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.
Vankleek Hill Pavilion: 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Plantagenet Pavilion 9:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bourget Pavilion 10:40 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hammond Pavilion 11:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Trail End (Ottawa) 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Paine is a government communications professional, a former Air Force Captain, and an running enthusiast – he has participated in ultra marathons, including in the Grand Canyon. His blog is here.
Paine says encouragement along the way is encouraged, as are donations of snacks and energy drinks at the pavilions. His fundraising page is here.