The big day’s coming up!
The 2nd edition of the night charity trail organized by the Château Marquis de Terme for the benefit of the Association
« Les Liens du Coeur » [Help for the Life of the Heart Child (AVEC)] will take place this Saturday, February 9. And I’ll be on the starting line at 6.30 pm, brave as ever! And you my dear friends, will you be there too?
Wig plated by a headband with the logo “Château Marquis de Terme” enhanced by a headlamp, tennis shoes adjusted, a large blouse for maximum comfort of movement … I’m ready for the trail charity of the castle Marquis de Terme, this Saturday, February 9, top start at 18:30!
I had already announced my intention to participate in my chronicle of January. One thing promised, one thing due, I’m in the starting blocks, more motivated than ever! I’ve been training relentlessly for over a month to keep the distance. Reasonable, at first I had ambitions to participate in the 8 km Nordic walk, doubting my infallible physical condition. But as the training sessions followed one after the other, my slight residual Christmas weight melting away, and my spirit of challenge of yesteryear having regained its rights, I finally decided to run the 13 km race.
So here I am, full of energy to tread with the lightness of a gazelle and the speed of a cheetah the paths and roads through forests, marshes and vineyards of the Margaux appellation, in sweat and good humor! But apart from the performer in me, what motivates me most is to know why I run. And I’ll tell you, my friends. For the right cause. Because this trail is not just a sporting challenge, but a race that has heart !
All profits from “Run Marquis Run” will indeed be donated, as in 2018, to the association “Les Liens du Coeur” for the construction of a family home near the hospital Haut-Lévèque de Pessac, for children with congenital heart disease.
I am not the only one to have been touched by this noble cause. Many local actors have mobilized for this trail. Among them, our dear friend Jean-Claude Rapau, co-founder of the Association du Vélo Toute Vigne (AVTV), organizer of the famous race “La Médocaine VTT”, who helped us a lot in the creation of the “Run Marquis Run” circuit. Also a big thank you to the Mayor of Margaux-Cantenac, Claude Berniard, and the Mayor of Arsac, Gérard Dubo, as well as to local associations such as “Le Marathon du Médoc” or “l’Avenir Pédestre Arsacais”, which organizes Les Foulées des Vignerons. Finally, they are the men and women in the shadows without whom nothing would be possible. I have appointed the forty or so volunteers who have put their hearts into the work for the 2nd edition… thank you, you are fabulous!
Obviously, as you well know, my very dear friends, as at the Château we are concerned about the well-being of the top sportsmen and women, we have thought of everything. Of course, there will be a refreshment station at the halfway point and at the finish, for both loops, so that no one will fail! Changing rooms, showers and changing rooms will also be available at the Margaux stadium, 300 metres from the property.
Always jovial and convivial as usual, we have also planned a gala dinner-cocktail at the rate of 55€/person (open to all) from 9pm, once all the valiant participants have recovered from their physical effort.
And if you want to come and encourage me, please come with your headlamp on the trail, and don’t hesitate to shout at me with spirit and conviction… « Run Marquis Run ! »
Registration and contact
Trail or Nordic walking: 20€/person (bib, refreshments)
Gala dinner: 55€00/person / Information at the property on 05 57 88 30 01.
Informations on www.runmarquisrun.com.