The nine marathons of the Lake Temis BP Sportsoasis will start in 2016 and will take place each year at the same time. Certificates will be awarded for the following six honorary distinctions: Diamond Sapphire Gold Silver Bronze Competitor.
These marathons will be very beneficial because of the Oasis sector outdoor recreational excursions with Kim's game will certainly attract a lot of tourists. However, the persons in charge of organizing the events will have to introduce these marathons in their festivities. Consequently, any person engaged in any governmental department that cares about doing something to improve our shabby economy will have to participate in the success or this wonderful economic, humanitarian and tourism project. The potential customer base includes 10 million baby-boomers, scouts and non-scouts, in Canada who will soon be retiring and 40 million registered scout members in the world, as well as 100 million former scouts, who will be looking for outdoor activities such as those practiced in the oasis. Therefore, the success will be assured for a better economy in the sector of the Lake Témis BP Sports Oasis.
This $25 certificate will be your registration to the marathon of your choice and revenues will be shared as follows : $15 accumulated for the end-of-year drawing at the sale of each marathon certificate and $10 to BP-Sportsoasis Inc. The first drawing will be held during the Western Festival in Dégelis in 2016.
The first marathon, Deux-Frontières, takes place during the Cartonfolies festival in Cabano at the end of June. Spanning a distance of 70 km, it includes three activities: canoe/kayak, biking and racing. There are 3 different age categories for this triathlon: junior (18 to 35 years old), senior (36 to 50 years old) and veteran (51 years old and over).
This weekend starts on Friday with a get-together for the marathon participants at Fort Ingall in Cabano, where you can camp on the Fort premises or stay in a building of the British conquest era.
On Saturday, departure for the first day of competition is at 9 a.m. (Quebec time) at the Cabano beach, going towards the Dégelis campground, located in the new Témiscouata National Park which is scheduled to open in 2013.
The canoe or kayak portion, a distance of 35 km on wonderful Lake Témiscouata, is done with two rowers. It must be taken into account that in case of adverse weather conditions, the crossing may be difficult; in such cases, boaters and kayakers will be matched up among themselves and will become partners for the crossing.
Afterwards, the marathon participants will have free time until the next day to relax and get ready for the night. So, for the friendly gathering and bonfire, bring along your musical instruments and get prepared for storytelling time.
The time of each marathon participant will be registered upon their arrival and, the next day, they will be starting according to the time accumulated on the previous day.
On the second day, 25 km on bike and 10 km of running on the Petit-Témis bike trail.
On Sunday, the departure by bike will be at 9 a.m. (Quebec time) at the Dégelis campground going towards the bike trail in downtown Dégelis, then in the direction of the Saint-Jacques NB Botanical Garden. For the last stretch of the circuit, a 10-km run of which the first km is done inside the wonderful Garden. Here, you have to follow the instructions in order to find the marathon runner mosaiculture (above), then have your picture taken by the person in charge and sign the register before continuing on the bike trail towards the finish line located at the Donald Ployerie restaurant, near the Grey Rock Centre on the Madawaska First Nation Maliseet Reserve in Edmundston NB.
Consequent to these marathons, certain records will be established. Could it be yours? Each marathon participant will receive the Oasis Marathon commemorative certificate indicating the start and finish time. Please note that spectators have the privilege of following marathon participants all along the route, during the entire 15 kilometers, throughout the duration of the marathon.
The Vélo-Témis marathon participants will leave at 8 a.m. (Quebec time) from Hôtel Universel in Rivière-du-Loup on the second Sunday in July. This race will be held on the Petit-Témis, which is the longest bike trail in Canada (135 km). The first 70 kilometers run through many mountains of the Appalachian mountain range. The participants must stop at the NB Botanical Garden and follow the directions to find the marathon runner mosaiculture. Then they will have their picture taken by the person in charge in order to receive a commemorative photo and sign the register before continuing on the bike trail towards the finish line, which is located at the Donald Ployerie restaurant, near the Grey Rock Centre Casino on the Madawaska First Nation Maliseet Reserve in Edmundston NB. At that point, participants wishing to take a shower may do so at the Sports Complex.
Around Lake Témis Marathon
This 120-kilometer marathon follows a mountainous course around Lake Témis and will start on Sunday at 9 a.m. (Quebec time) at the Notre-Dame-du-Lac beach during the “Optimist Hot Dog Party” weekend. For this marathon, mountain bikes are required since 50% of the journey takes place on a mountainous terrain on the north side of the lake in the new Lake Témis Provincial Park.
Crossing Lake Témis Marathon
This swimming marathon consists of a 1-km round trip across the lake and takes place on the first weekend in July during the Dégelis Western Festival. Departure will be on Sunday at 10 a.m. (Quebec time) on the north side of the Dégelis beach towards the Dégelis Marina on the south side. Once at the Marina, the participants will have to take an intellectual ability test, namely a 20-piece puzzle, while relaxing before returning to the race.
This marathon will be done on a hybrid or mountain bike and the course used will be the extension of the Petit-Témis bike trail. The race will start on the first Sunday in August at 9 a.m. (NB time) at the Donald Ployerie restaurant, near the Grey Rock Centre Casino on the Madawaska First Nation Maliseet Reserve in Edmundston NB going towards the Grand Falls Malabeam information Centre. This marathon has two categories: Diamond, a 140-kilometer round-trip and Sapphire, a 70-kilometer half-marathon.
This marathon will take place on the third Sunday of August and departure will be at 10 a.m. (NB time) at the Donald Ployerie restaurant, near the Grey Rock Centre Casino on the Madawaska First Nation Maliseet Reserve in Edmundston NB. First, there will be transportation of the boats on a distance of 500 meters up to where the Madawaska River empties into the Saint John River, then on the river which separates New Brunswick from the State of Maine, up to Grand Falls. This marathon is performed either with a canoe or a kayak with one or two rowers to reach the Grand Falls hydro power dam. The participants will have to buy their certificates in order to enter this marathon.
The Ski-Témis marathon on the Petit Témis bike trail will cover a distance of 135 km and will take place on the second weekend of January. Departure will be at 2 p.m. (Quebec time) on Saturday at the start of the Rivière-du-Loup trail in the direction of Cabano. At the half-way point, the participants can have a resting period until the next day in various Cabano hotels and motels. The time of each marathon participant will be registered upon their arrival and, the next day, they will be starting according to the time accumulated on the previous day. On Sunday, departure will be at 10 a.m. (Quebec time) and the finish line will be located at the Donald Ployerie restaurant, near the Grey Rock Centre Casino on the Madawaska First Nation Maliseet Reserve in Edmundston NB.
The Raquette-Témis marathon will take place in the Témiscouata National Park on the second weekend of February for a distance of 10 km from point A to point B, with the use of a compass or GPS. Further information will be provided later on.
All the participants in any of the BP Sportsoasis excursions or marathons must accept, at their own risk, all the consequences that may occur from such participation. BP-Sportsoasis will not be held responsible for any person who may get lost in the forest. Therefore, caution and safety measures are compulsory.