The Coureurs des bois Challenge in Bourget will be donating nearly $15,000 to the community in 2022.

The challenge supports projects that promote physical activity and healthy living, the preservation of the environment and highlights the richness of the cultural and natural heritage of the region.

Non-profit organizations from Prescott-Russell, that have a project to be held between May 1, 2022, and April 30, 2023, are invited to submit a donation request form. The deadline to submit an application is April 28. Further information and the form to be completed are available at

About the Coureurs des bois Challenge

The Coureurs des bois Challenge organizes an annual obstacle race in the Lavigne Natural Park in Bourget. Two courses are usually offered, with more than 40 obstacles to overcome. Due to pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 editions had been completely revised in order to comply with the safety standards. A virtual version had also been developed for those who do not reside in the region.

During the months of September and October 2021, more than 1500 participants took up the challenge in the Lavigne Natural Park.